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February 7th, 2013

Benefit accounts set up for Renteria Family

February 7, 2013

A benefit account has been set up at Sweetwater Regional Federal Credit Union, located at 1900 Preston Road in Sweetwater, for Armando and Andrea Renteria and their family. The Renterias lost all of their belongings and their home to a fire on Tuesday on the 100 block of Ash Street in Roscoe.
Those wishing to donate cash can donate to SRFCU and also at Roscoe State Bank, both at the Sweetwater and Roscoe locations.

Authorities investigate fire

February 7, 2013

State Fire Marshal Deputy Billy Lang, along with his canine, Lizzie, searched for clues as to what may have started a house fire on Tuesday evening in Roscoe at the home of a Sweetwater police officer.
The fire consumed the home, but the entire family manage to make it out of the house safely. The fire began on the back deck, catching the eaves of the home as it grew larger, eventually engulfing the entire attic and several rooms in the home.
According to Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Gary Armstrong, they received a call about the fire around 10:40 p.m. on Tuesday.

Pleas entered in district court

February 7, 2013

Guilty pleas were entered to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings this week.

Blotters for February 5, 2013

February 7, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 67 calls for service, issued 11 citations and made two arrests on Feb. 5, 2013.

The SPD received 20, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Family violence assault — 800 block of E. Arizona.

Arrested by SPD:
• Jesse Tollison, 35 — Criminal trespass.
• Geoffrey Lewis, 24 — Family violence assault.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served one civil paper and made three arrests on Feb. 5, 2013.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Zachary Wayne Meehean, 22, of Clyde — Taylor County warrant/bond forfeiture.

Local weather for Thursday

February 7, 2013

Expect mostly sunny skies with a high near 63 today. Winds will be from the west at 15 to 20 mph, shifting to the north in the afternoon. Gusts could top out at 25 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 39. We should see northern winds at 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn all you need to know.

February 6th

Quick and easy peanut butter cup pie

February 6, 2013

Heads up, chocolate lovers! This pie is the adult version of the candy that we all know and love so well.
For the crust:
24 peanut butter filled chocolate sandwich cookies
3 tablespoons melted butter
Directions:
Pulse together in the food processor until it is all crumbly and they all stick together to form a fine crust. Mold into a 10" pie and refrigerate until completely firm.
For the filling, blend together:
1 18 oz. jar of creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 8 oz. package of cream cheese
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Local church forms fitness program

February 6, 2013

If you're about to give up on healthier living as your New Year's resolution, one new program might have you reconsidering your decision.
Trinity Baptist Church in Sweetwater is establishing a new ministry called Trinity Fitness, or TRI-FIT. The program is designed to be an inspiration for healthier living in order to be better prepared to serve God.

Celebration planned for RSB's Ron Stovall

February 6, 2013

For the last thirty-three years, Ron Stovall was employed at the Roscoe State Bank. This Thursday, a celebration will be held in his honor at the Roscoe Community Center from 5 to 7 p.m.
On April 1, 1979, Stovall was hired as a vice president of Roscoe State Bank by Clyde Jay, the father of the current bank president, John Jay. Stovall called the senior Jay an "inspiration" and a "wonderful banker."

Show your colors!

February 6, 2013

Sweetwater High School students show their team colors at a recent Lady Mustangs basketball game.
Pictured are Alex Garcia, Tadeo Canon-Masjoan, Kaegan Jeffrey and Nick Nemir.
(Photo by Clint Parks)

SISD supports Nolan County United Way

February 6, 2013

Through the generosity of the Sweetwater Independent School District team, $7,000 was recently donated to the local Nolan County United Way.
This donation will support nine local agencies including Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Senior Nutrition Activities Program (SNAP), Gateway Family Services, West Texas Children's Advocacy Center, Women's Resource Center, Cancer Services Network, Sweetwater Backpack Buddies and Big Country Medical Reserve Corp.

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