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March 6th, 2012
The Sweetwater Jaycees Rattlesnake Round-Up is approaching fast, and this event brings many temporary food vendors. A temporary food vendor is a food establishment that operates for a period of no more than 14 consecutive days in conjunction with a single event or celebration. All temporary food vendors should have a copy of their last inspection form visible to customers. The public can help control unpermitted individuals and organizations from selling food by asking if they are permitted.
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake hunters have been busy preparing to turn in their pounds of the snake for the 54th annual Sweetwater Jaycees World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up to take place this weekend.
Shown above are Nick Sorrells and Darrell Sorrells hunting the snakes at Young Ranch in Roscoe. Also assisting in the hunt were Gabriel Galvan and Pascual Ortiz.
The West Texas Children's Advocacy Center will host this month's Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce coffee event at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at their office, located at 317 Oak Street.
The Open Window, located at 316 Oak Street, hosted an Open House last week with many in attendance. The boutique specializes in the latest fashion trends, home dĂ©cor and shabby chic vintage finds.
Owner Stacey Borders said, "I have always had a passion for fashion and accessories. When Cox Jewelers decided to close, I decided to begin this new venture."
The store is open Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They can be reached at 325-933-4198.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 127 calls for service, issued eight citations and made five arrests from March 2-4, 2012.
The SPD received 61, 911 calls.
â€˘ 400 block of E. Avenue D.
â€˘ 100 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 700 block of Bowie.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1100 block of W. Arkansas.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 300 block of Texas.
â€˘ Lost property â€”Â 1500 block of McCaulley.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Gary Meador, 34 â€” Public intoxication.
â€˘ Jessie NuĂ±ez, 23 â€” Driving while license invalid.
Granger Smith has been honing his craft of singing and songwriting since his early teens and has continued to grow in his musicianship, exploding onto the Texas red dirt music scene.
â€śSleeping On The Interstateâ€ť is the single from Smithâ€™sÂ most recent album, Poets & Prisoners and landed in the Top Ten on the Texas Music Chart. This comes on the heels of an impressive list of previous hits for Smith. In 2008, he debuted â€śColorblind,â€ť which immediately landed right into the top Top 10. When his 2009 album, Don't Listen to the Radio released, so did five more chart topping hits.
Southeast Elementary School celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday in many ways with many special visitors reading Dr. Seuss books to students on Friday, March 2, 2012. Shown, students in Mrs. Peggy Martinâ€™s first grade class ate green eggs and ham. The Cat in the Hat also stopped in at Southeast Elementary on Friday to visit with students.
Big Country Biggest Loser Winner is coming to the Big Country for those who want to boost their New Year's Resolutions and are getting ready for summer and swimsuit season locally, as well as compete for a cash prize.
The contest, sponsored by the Big Country Medical Reserve Corps, The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital, Rolling Plains Rural Health Clinic, Texas State Technical College and the Sweetwater Reporter will be from March 19 to May 14 with registration dates from March 5-15.
Warm weather is right around the corner, which is all the more reason to get outside and be active. A great way to get some exercise and have fun is going for a bike ride. Did you know, every year, 350,000 children under age 15 go to hospital emergency rooms with bike-related injuries. Of that number, 130,000 children suffer head injuries and an estimated 200 die. By wearing a helmet, a child can reduce their risk of injury by as much as 85 percent. The single most effective safety device available to reduce head injury and death from bicycle crashes is a helmet.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) wants to make the public aware of another recent phone scam that can have harsh financial consequences.
Detective Melinda Moncada with the SPD noted this new line of scamming has been ongoing for around a month. Scammers are calling and convincing residents that they can get a new car along with $1 million by purchasing a Wal-Mart money card and loading it with a considerable amount of money. Once the card is loaded, the callers then activate it and gain access to the funds by transferring them to another card.