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February 8th, 2013

Local forecast for this weekend

February 8, 2013

Your Friday forecast will be sunny with a high near 61. Winds will be from the east at 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 46 and eastern winds remaining at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could be as high as 20 mph.
Saturday will bring in a chance of rain and high winds throughout the entire weekend. Highs will be in the mid to upper 60s with lows ranging from the high 30s to mid 40s.
Head on over to weather.com to learn more.

February 7th

Jaycees increase Snake Charmer Pageant scholarship amounts

February 7, 2013

The annual Sweetwater Jaycees Miss Snake Charmer Scholarship Pageant is a time where young ladies from throughout the Big Country come together to compete for scholarship money. At last year's pageant, the theme for the night was Wings Across America in honor of the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots).
The annual pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. The pageant is open to all girls between the ages of 16-19 who live within a 75 mile radius of Sweetwater.

Two dogs available for adoption

February 7, 2013

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has two dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a male rottweiler mix puppy and a male Great Pyrenees mix.
Also recently featured were a male chihuahua mix, a female golden retriever and a female gray and white cat. Call the animal shelter to see if they are still available.
According to Sweetwater’s animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.

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.

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