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December 27th

TNB donates to Goodfellows

December 27, 2012

It's not too late to make a donation to Sweetwater Goodfellows. Recently Trey Aiken, Mike Fernandez and Chris Casto presented a check on behalf of Texas National Bank to Billie Johnston, President of Goodfellows.
This year donations were considerably low in collection boxes around town and in local schools that firefighters picked up and collected. It has also been seen with the monetary donations that have been collected and mailed in.

Burn ban remains in effect

December 27, 2012

Various action items regarding the Nolan County Sheriff's Office were presented and approved at the county commissioners' meeting held on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Among the items approved was a program which will allow Nolan County Sheriff David Warren to provide firearms proficiency certificates to qualified honorably-retired peace officers who last worked with Nolan County.

Studies considered, continue for Cline Shale development

December 27, 2012

Wrapping up the local Cline Shale Session on Friday, December 14, 2012, was discussion on the possibility of taking part in a study conducted by the University of Texas San Antonio on the oil exploration and development.
A price change was seen if only a few counties took part in the study, but overall its purpose is to learn what is coming with the boom, how to address issues presently and how to deal with the development at it takes place.
However, it was noted that while the decision on the study takes place, entities should keep working on issues and not wait on results.

Blotters for December 24-25, 2012

December 27, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 61 calls for service, issued no citations and made three arrests from Dec. 24-25, 2012.

The SPD received 30, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Family violence assault — 1000 block of Elm.
• Counterfeiting — 1700 block of Lamar.

Arrested by SPD:
• George Gutierrez, 34 — Family violence assault.
• Jacoby Rivera, 19 — Warrants.
• Jesus Gonzales, 33 — Theft.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 38 calls for service, served five civil papers and made four arrests from Dec. 21-25, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:

Local weather for Thursday

December 27, 2012

Expect a bit of a warm-up today with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 50. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a low around 26 and south-southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, they will shift to the west.
With the freezing low temps tonight, don't forget to protect those plants, pets and pipes! Visit weather.gov to learn more about the forecast.

TSTC Chef Denise Paul Shavandy offers tasty dishes

December 27, 2012

Rib Roast with Blue Cheese Horseradish Sauce

A holiday roast makes a lovely presentation and is just about the best crowd-pleaser you can find.  You want to order a little more than 1 pound per person of "bone-in standing rib roast." If you can, ask the butcher to cut the bone off of it and tie it back on for flavorful cooking but easy slicing. Ask for extra fat for the cap too, if it is available.
Yield: about 10 servings

Ingredients:
1 (about 14 to 16 pound) beef rib, roast ready
About 3-4 Tbsp of your favorite seasoning blend such as Greek Seasoning, or Creole Seasoning

December 26th

Workforce to play a large role in Cline Shale

December 26, 2012

Workforce issues were brought up during the recent Cline Shale Session held on Friday, December 14, 2012 at the Sweetwater campus of Texas State Technical College (TSTC).
The event was hosted by the Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED), in which SEED's executive director Ken Becker was the session host. Bill Lavers from the Development Corporation of Snyder (DCOS) was the session emcee.

Mistletoe Brass Band performs for East Ridge Elementary students

December 26, 2012

The Mistletoe Brass Band recently played Christmas carols for students and teachers at East Ridge Elementary School.
Players are Billy Weems, trumpet; Dianna Adams, trumpet and arranger; Larry Ludlum, euphonium; Richard Smola, tenor saxophone; Dr. Jeremy Smola, trombone; Elias Chavez, tuba; Bill Tinsley, percussion; and Joe Rivera, manager.

Hunger needs met by Backpack Buddies through United Way assistance

December 26, 2012

This year's campaign for the Nolan County United Way (NCUW) is "Give Where You Live," so that the local organization can continue their commitment to local service. The 2012 goal has been set at $85,000, in which all funds raised will stay in the county to help nine local agencies.
Making up the agencies are the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, SNAP (Senior Nutrition Activities Program), Cancer Services Network, Gateway Family Services, Sweetwater BackPack Buddies, the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center (WTCAC), the Big Country Medical Reserve Corps, and the Women's Resource Center.

Wednesday's winter weather forecast

December 26, 2012

Baby, it's cold outside!!
With early morning temps in the teens, expect your Wednesday forecast to be partly sunny with a high near the freezing mark at 32. Wind chills will be as low as 9 degrees, with northern winds from 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a low around 25. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 15 mph.
Remember to check on those pets, plants and pipes during freezing weather! Visit weather.gov to learn more about the local outlook.

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