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April 4th, 2012

Eight dogs available for adoption

April 4, 2012

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has eight dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a male Shepherd mix, two male mixed breed dog, male terrier mix and four Shepherd mix puppies — two male and two female.
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.

Blotters for April 2, 2012

April 4, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued two citations and made one arrest on April 2, 2012.

The SPD received 18, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1100 block of Lamar.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 600 block of Jack Lambert.
• Counterfeit money — 400 block of NE Georgia.
• Assault — Sweetwater.
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.
• Criminal mischief — 500 and 600 block of E. Oklahoma.
• Criminal mischief — 600 block of Jack Lambert.
• Criminal mischief — 800 block of E. 16th.

Arrested by SPD:
• Justin Ramirez, 24 — Public intoxication.

April 3rd

Weather mostly clear for Sweetwater

April 3, 2012

Tonight in Nolan County, weather will be mostly clear, with a low around 49 with west southwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming north northwest. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
On Wednesday, expect mostly sunny weather, with a high near 79 and orth northwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming southwest. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Warmest March ever for cities in more than 25 states

April 3, 2012

Live Reports:

2:20 p.m. CST: "Traffic advisory issued -- highway near Dallas, Texas shut down due to tornado, 'numerous' vehicles damaged," @ProducerMatthew

2:13 p.m. CST: @jimwxgator: DFW airport is sending terminal passengers into storm shelters due to tornadoes tracking towards the airport

2:11 p.m. CST: "A house completely demolished, gas leak in the area" Arlington Police scanner #tornado

2:08 p.m. CST: "Lots of debris and damage to multiple houses in this area," Arlington scanner #Dallas #Tornado

Library to host chamber coffee

April 3, 2012

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 4, at the County-City Library located at 206 Elm Street. The library is owned by Nolan County and the City of Sweetwater and is under the management of Becky Brock.

TSTC to host college preview

April 3, 2012

The Sweetwater Campus of Texas State Technical College West Texas will host a College Preview and Open House on Saturday, April 14. The event, held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is open to the public. TSTC West Texas advisors will lead prospective students on a campus tour where they will meet the college's top-notch faculty and have the opportunity to check out first-hand the brand-new automotive alternative fuel trainers current students are using, as well as the wind turbine drive train the Wind Technology students train on.

SEED Presents at Regional Economic Development Meeting

April 3, 2012

The Texas Midwest Economic Development Alliance met in Anson on March 7, for their spring meeting. One of the purposes of the Alliance is to bring educational topics and information to Alliance members. Approximately 35 cities were in attendance.
A featured topic of the day was presented by Kirstin Smith and Ken Becker, with Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED) who explained the Speakers Bureau and Senior Interview Day conducted in Nolan County to prepare the future workforce.

Blotters for March 30-April 1, 2012

April 3, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 130 calls for service, issued seven citations and made seven arrests from March 30 - April 1, 2012.

The SPD received 67, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 2000 block of Hailey.
• 1900 block of Lamar.
• 1600 block of Bell.
• 100 block of W. Avenue B.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a residence — 400 block of Canfil.
• Duty upon striking an unattended vehicle — 2000 block of Hailey.
• Theft of vehicle — 1300 block of Pease.
• Theft — 1100 block of E. Broadway.
• Theft — 1700 block of Hailey.
• Indecency with a child — Sweetwater.

April 2nd

Lower Rolling Plains Agricultural Conference set for April 4 in Snyder

April 2, 2012

SNYDER – The Texas AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the annual multi-county “Lower Rolling Plains Agricultural Conference” from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, at the Scurry Coliseum, 900 E. Coliseum Drive in Snyder. 
“The conference will cover all the important topics facing our area’s agricultural producers in the season ahead,” said Zachary Wilcox, AgriLife Extension agent in Nolan County. 
“The topics will range all the way from cotton economics to dealing with feral hogs and everything in between,” he said.

Girl Scouts contribute to the community

April 2, 2012

A group of local Girl Scouts recently helped to beautify their community by painting the First Financial Bank Research Center, as it will be called. The Center is located on the corner of Locust and East Third Streets in Downtown Sweetwater, on the First Financial Bank property. The Girl Scouts included girls from Troop 7051 Nikki Gutierrez and Victoria Gutierrez, from Troop 7050 Faith Boyd, from Troop 7051 Shania Boyd, Emma Foust, Gabriella Olguin and De Ann Frazier and from Troop 7000 Taylor Shamblin and Christa Arnold and Sweetwater's service unit manager Judy Leighow and Liz Sands.

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