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September 6th, 2012
One person pled guilty to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012.
Augustine Torres, with attorney John S. Young, pled guilty to engaging in organized criminal activity, a state jail felony. The offense occurred on July 30, 2011. The indictment states that Torres broke into or entered a vehicle without the consent of the owner, with the intent to commit theft.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 60 calls for service, issued three citations and made one arrest on Sept. 4, 2012.
The SPD received 27, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1300 block of James.
â€˘ Information only â€”Â 100 block of S. Hopkins.
â€˘ Assault â€”Â 600 block of E. Oklahoma.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1000 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Sexual assault â€”Â Sweetwater area.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Trevor Jones, 22 â€” Driving while intoxicated.
Today's weather is still hot, with the high topping at the century mark and mostly sunny skies. Winds from the south-southwest at 5 to 10 mph will become east-southeast in the afternoon.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 75, with winds from the south at around 10 mph.
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Keep busy school nights easy and fun with quick recipes that have a Mexican flair. These everyday dishes have been given a delicious Mex-Over by Ortega and Sandra Lee. Your family will love how good they taste, and youâ€™ll love how simple they are to prepare.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes / Cook Time: 10 minutes
Makes 10 servings
1/2 pound (8 ounces) ground beef
3/4 cup water
1 package (1.25 ounces) Ortega Taco Seasoning Mix
1 can (16 ounces) Ortega Refried Beans
Another â€śAll Class Reunionâ€ť for Homecoming 2012 is planned for Saturday, Sept. 8, from 2 p.m. to midnight at the Sweetwater High School Cafeteria, according to Linda Kiser Browning Miller, event director.
Jeff Stein of KXOX Radio will be the emcee, and Big Boys BBQ will cater the supper at 5:30 p.m. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. and a short program will be held at 5 p.m. After the barbecue supper, J.B. Cloud of KBCY Radio of Abilene will serve as D.J. for the music and dance beginning at about 7:30 p.m. The D.J. will present music from the 50â€™s to the present.
Members of the National WASP WWII Museum building committee met recently to discuss the museumâ€™s proposed 8,000 square feet expansion project. Peter Fox, Vice President of Expansion, arranged for KBA Design Architect Bob Kilduff and Project Manager/Board Member Dave Zobrist of ZProjects to review the design details with the building committee. The building committee is comprised of Board President Carol Cain, Board Secretary Sandra Spears, Board V.P. Tom Henderson, Board Treasurer Steven May, Board Past President Bill Johnson, Board Member Alan Carmicheal and Executive Director Sharron Davis.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has two dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a female Shih Tzu and a female kitten. According to Sweetwaterâ€™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.
A Golden Chick is currently being constructed along Interstate 20 in the plaza near Verizon Wireless. Construction was planned to last about 60 days from beginning to completion.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 190 calls for service, issued 11 citations and made 18 arrests from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3, 2012.
The SPD received 150, 911 calls.
â€˘ 1900 block of Lamar.
â€˘ 900 block of Walnut.
â€˘ 1900 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 1700 block of E. 14th.
â€˘ Criminal trespass â€”Â 200 block of Clark.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 200 block of Avenue K.
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€”Â 500 block of Newman.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 1100 block of Elm.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 1100 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ Stalking â€”Â 1000 block of James.
Wednesday's forecast is looking hot once again with a high near 101 and mostly sunny skies. South-southeast winds will be at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight, we'll see a 20% chance of rain and thunderstorms and partly cloudy skies and a low around 74. Winds from the southeast will come in around 10 mph.
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