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Law enforcement officers are looking for three men in the western part of the Big Country.
The search began early Monday morning when a Department of Public Safety officer tried to stop a driver for a traffic violation.
The driver of the sport utility vehicle refused to stop and led the officers on a chase that covered parts of Howard, Mitchell and Nolan Counties.
The three men in the car allegedly shot at the pursuing state trooper and that brought in more officers.
The men reportedly abandoned the SUV and got in another vehicle.
During a regular committee meeting on Sunday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, several members of St. Albert Mission in Roscoe came into the meeting with signs and questions about their church's closure.
Several Scriptures in Spanish were written on the signs. Others read, "Reopen Saint Albert's" and "Our kids care, too." Several children also came in and also held signs. One child held a sign that read, "You shall not steal our happiness = St. Albert's Church."
Monday will mark the twenty-seventh observation of a holiday honoring a man who took steps to make a positive imprint in society while doing so in a calm and non-violent manner.
Martin Luther King, Jr.--also known more succinctly as MLK--was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia to a pastor and school teacher and was the middle child of three. Considered a gifted student, King attended a segregated public school, only to follow in the footsteps of his father and headed to Morehouse College as a fifteen-year-old.
As we are well into January, many people who have set new goals and resolutions for the New Year have already broken one or many of them. If you have put off making health and exercise changes to your lifestyle for 2013, it is never too late to recommit.
âEach year, three of the top five resolutions made by American adults consist of health- and exercise-related goals,â said Wes Stafford, director of the cardiac rehabilitation program at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH). âPeople understand the need, but often fall short of motivation.â
Expect cooler temperatures on your Martin Luther King Day forecast, with mostly sunny skies and a high near 49. Winds will be from the north at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 39 and northern winds around 5 mph. After midnight, they will become southern winds.
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The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 47 calls for service, issued one citation and made two arrests on Jan. 17, 2013.
The SPD received 26, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â˘ Possession of drug paraphernalia âÂ 2000 block of Chester.
â˘ Theft âÂ Coral Cove.
â˘ Theft âÂ 600 block of Josephine.
Arrested by SPD:
â˘ Adolfo Gutierrez, 47 âÂ Warrants.
â˘ Raquel Sharrock, 19 âÂ Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had six calls for service, served no civil papers and made no arrests on Jan. 17, 2013.
Calls for service:
â˘Â Traffic hazard â I-20 MM 265 west bound.
Texas Farmers Union announces the 111th Convention January 25-26, 2013 at the MCM Eleganteâ Hotel, 4250 Ridgemont, Abilene, Texas. The 2013 Convention will be dedicated in loving memory of Mel Cherry. Opening session of the convention will begin at 6 p.m. Friday the 25th preceded by committee meetings at 5:15 p.m. Friday eveningâs session will include induction of a new Pioneer in Agriculture. The following reception will have plenty of food and feature entertainment by the 2012 âRural American Idolsâ Clay Mobley, Kadie Robertson and Rusty Hines.
Sweetwater High School had another great six week period with sixty-six students making the A-Honor Roll and Texas National Bank continued with its commitment to recognize and award one lucky scholar from each grade with $50. The winners of the Texas National Bank Good Grades Pay Award for the third six seeks were Mark Lawrence (9th grade), Andria Golden (10th grade), Quentin Wetsel (11th grade), and Madeline Montgomery (12th grade).
Several entities are coming together to ensure that local history will be readily available in the years to come.
In a partnership with the Sweetwater Reporter and the Pioneer Museum, the County-City Library is working to digitize every edition of the local newspaper in order to be placed online. Becky Brock, the director of the library, was contacted by Ana Krahmer, the coordinator of the Digital Newspaper Program at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries, for this opportunity.
The Board of Directors of First Financial Bank, N.A., has announced that Thea Serrano has joined First Financial as Assistant Vice President and Consumer Lender.
âThea will be an outstanding addition to our lending team. Her hometown roots and local contacts will allow her to serve our market extremely well,â said Kirby Andrews, President and CEO of the Sweetwater region.