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January 2nd, 2013
First Financial Bank has kept up a yearly tradition of handing out cans of black-eyed peas to customers in the drive through and inside the bank on New Yearâ€™s Eve.
Shown is Debbie Anthony giving a can of black-eyed peas to customer Saundra Rosas.
It's cold again today, with a high near 44 and mostly sunny skies. We'll start out with calm winds, which will become north-northwestern winds around 5 mph in the morning.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 26 and northern winds at 5 mph.
Be mindful of your pets, plants and pipes during these freezing low temperatures! Learn all about the local forecast by visiting weather.gov.
December 31st, 2012
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 at Schlotzsky's Deli, located at 204 S.E. Georgia Ave.
Schlotzsky's Deli is owned and operated by Steve and Laurie Holcomb, with Cathy Peace as manager and Ronnie Young as assistant manager, along with 20 employees.
Schlotzsky's Deli offers a variety of products, including Cinnabon cinnamon rolls, breakfast sandwiches and burritos, sandwiches on fresh baked bread, pizzas, salads and soups.
New Year's Eve is a night to have fun and celebrate the coming year. However, safety is a must when participating in the festivities. Whether you're staying in and celebrating with friends and family, or you're traveling to a party or city bash, following a few safety tips will ensure that you're safe and sound when the clock strikes midnight, ringing in the New Year!
A local church youth group is offering middle school and high school students a new opportunity to ring in the New Year in a safe and fun setting.
The Salvage Yard is the sixth through twelfth grade student ministry at Emmanuel Fellowship Church in Sweetwater. The group will be sponsoring the "AllThingsNew - New Year's Eve Bash" on Monday, December 31 at the church, located at 1418 Hailey.
Doors to the event will open at 8 p.m. and there will be a $10 entry fee with food and drinks available. Each person will also be entered for chances to win door prizes, including $100 in cash.
Several times a year, members of the Sweetwater Police Department and the Nolan County Sheriff's Office participate in active shooter training while Sweetwater students are on vacation. Each year, the training takes place at a different school and officers train in tactical exercises on active shooter response.
Your New Year's Eve forecast will be mild, with mostly sunny skies today with a high near 59. Winds will be from the southwest at 10 to 15 mph and will increase to 15 to 20 mph in the morning. Gusts could top out at 25 mph, and we also have a 20% chance of rain before noon.
Tonight will be cooler with a low around 30 and partly cloudy skies. Winds will be from the southwest at 10 to 15 mph, and after midnight they will become northern winds.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 35 calls for service, issued 13 citations and made no arrests on Dec. 27, 2012.
The SPD received 15, 911 calls.
â€˘ 1900 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Unattended death â€”Â 1600 block of Grand.
â€˘Â Assault â€”Â 1500 block of Silas.
â€˘Â Information report â€”Â 600 block of E. Oklahoma.
â€˘Â Information report â€”Â 1700 block of Marvin.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had two calls for service, served no civil papers and made no arrests on Dec. 27, 2012.
Calls for service:
â€˘Â Assist other agency â€”Â CR 185.
The start of a new year can bring a lot of change in a person's life, but for one local, a new chapter will begin as January 1 rolls around. After sixteen years, six months and 25 days, Patricia Broadwell--better known as "Treet"--will leave her varied post at the Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) to enter a new stage in life: retirement.
Her Present Roles
Chavela MuĂ±oz (Shorty) was named the Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital 2012 Employee of the Year. The announcement of the winner was made at the annual Christmas celebration at the hospital on Dec. 19. Donis McCluskey, Director of Environmental Services, made the presentation along with Steve Holcomb, RPMH Board President. She received a plaque and $100. Donis described Chavela as a dependable, hard worker and a key member of the housekeeping team. Shorty had been with RPMH since 2008 as a Housekeeping Tech. She and her husband, Ralph, live in Sweetwater.