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January 9th, 2013

Wednesday's wet weather

January 9, 2013

The rain continues on Wednesday, with a 90% chance of showers and a possible thunderstorm and a high near 46. Winds will be from the north at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight, showers are likely as we have a 70% chance of precipitation. We'll have cloudy skies and a low around 38 with northern winds at 10 to 15 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the west and gusts could be as high as 20 mph.
Will the rain remain in the area? Visit weather.gov to find out the answer.

January 8th

Local robotics team to compete in Lego regional championship tournament

January 8, 2013

The Robotics Team for Sweetwater Intermediate School, Senior Soldiers, will be traveling to Dallas on Saturday, Jan. 12, for the First Lego League Regional Robotics Championship Tournament. The team qualified on Dec. 8, in Ft. Worth.
Pictured from left to right are Jasen Nelson, Reese Hayes, Cooper Hrbacek, Carson Andrews, Tristan Baker and Rylan Hayes. The team will compete in four areas including robot design, robot challenge, core values and project. 
This team advanced while receiving two advance placements in robot design and core values.

Two dogs available for adoption through local animal shelter

January 8, 2013

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has two dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a male chihuahua mix and a male mixed breed dog. 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.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.

Trinity Baptist to begin DivorceCare sessions Thursday

January 8, 2013

Trinity Baptist Church is resuming one of their ministries, as the DivorceCare sessions will begin this Thursday evening, January 10. The class will be held at the church, located on the corner of Hailey and Santa Fe, in the "Encouragers" Sunday School classroom.
DivorceCare is a weekly support group and seminar where divorced or separated individuals can meet with and learn from people who are experiencing similar situations in life. The class will be held each week from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for thirteen weeks, with a week off during Spring Break.

One jailed after guilty pleas entered

January 8, 2013

Two people entered guilty pleas to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday, Jan. 7.

Texas Tech president speaks at SHS

January 8, 2013

Sweetwater High School students were given the opportunity on Monday morning, January 7 to learn about the importance of higher education and more about Texas Tech University during an assembly featuring the interim president of the campus, Dr. Lawrence Schovanec.
Dr. Schovanec highlighted two points in his speech: for students to consider the advantages of a college education as well as the possibility of attending the Lubbock school.

Blotters for January 4-6, 2013

January 8, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 121 calls for service, issued 15 citations and made five arrests from Jan. 4-6, 2013.

The SPD received 24, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• Coral Cove.
• 2200 block of W. Broadway.

Calls for service:
• Fraud — 1400 block of Grand.
• Criminal mischief — 900 block of Brookside.
• Theft — 1500 block of Neff.
• Duty upon striking an unattended vehicle — 800 block of E. 14th.
• Family violence assault — 1700 block of Hailey.
• Criminal mischief — Sweetwater.
• Duty upon striking an unattended vehicle — 1100 block of Beall.

Tuesday's wet weather

January 8, 2013

Expect a 50% chance of showers today with cloudy skies and a high near 47. Winds will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph, shifting to the north-northeast in the afternoon.
Tonight, we're looking at a 90% chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm, some of which could produce heavy rainfall. The low will be around 41 with north winds at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could be as high as 20 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more about the potential precipitation chances.

January 7th

Two local firefighters graduate from academy

January 7, 2013

Jeff Watts, a paramedic at the Sweetwater Fire Department, recently graduated from Trainingdivision.com in Crowley, TX. Watts comes from a long line of firefighters. His grandfather, Sidney Watts, was the founder of the Shelby Volunteer Fire Department in Medina, NY. His father, Gary Watts, is still a part of that volunteer fire department, along with some uncles and cousins.

Emergency unemployment insurance benefits deadline extended

January 7, 2013

The deadline for jobless Texans to qualify for emergency unemployment insurance benefits has been extended to Jan. 1, 2014. Federal legislation signed by President Barack Obama on Jan. 2, 2013 will extend benefits to approximately 120,000 Texans who would have otherwise exhausted their unemployment benefits on Dec. 31, 2012. Claimants should continue to request unemployment benefit payments on their scheduled day.

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