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March 8th, 2012

Blotters for March 6, 2012

March 8, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 31 calls for service, issued six citations and made two arrests on March 6, 2012.

The SPD received 21, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Disorderly conduct — 1200 block of Ragland.

Arrested by SPD:
• Eric Brown, 24 — Warrants.
• Michael Ellison, 51 — Deadly conduct/resisting arrest.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on March 6, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Michael Dewayne Green, 50, of Sweetwater — Judgment.

March 7th

Changes made to Round-Up to alleviate traffic, make a safer event

March 7, 2012

This weekend the Sweetwater Jaycees World’s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up will be back in full force. The biggest event that West Texas and the world knows doesn’t come together without preparation. Meetings about the Rattlesnake Round-Up took place nearing the event to discuss parking, tours and other aspects that need to be addressed.

DECA students attend state competition conference

March 7, 2012

Sweetwater High School's DECA, a competitive business and marketing organization, chapter recently attended the state competition conference in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Two teams, consisting of four students, have advanced to the international competition in Salt Lake City, Utah. ICDC, (International Career Development Conference), invites qualifying students from all 50 states, several American territories, and a number of Canadian territories to attend the conference to compete, attend leadership conferences and earn scholarships.

Jazz Ambassadors to perform free concert in Sweetwater

March 7, 2012

The internationally acclaimed U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, D.C., will continue its long history of presenting free public performances when it appears at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium on Monday night, April 2, 2012 at 7 p.m. The Jazz Ambassadors’ concert in Sweetwater is sponsored by the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce.

SPFA raising money for wild land gear

March 7, 2012

The Sweetwater Professional Firefighters Association (SPFA) is selling t-shirts to raise money for the purchase of wild land gear for Sweetwater firefighters in the event of more wildfires. Last year, the White Hat Fire in southern Nolan County burned more than 80,000 acres. The equipment the SPFA is looking into purchasing will help immensely if there is a repeat of last summer.

Blotters for March 5, 2012

March 7, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 37 calls for service, issued seven citations and made no arrests on March 5, 2012.

The SPD received 21, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 400 block of Alexander.
• Assault — 1200 block of Ragland.
• Theft — 200 block of Lamar.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served two civil papers and made no arrests on March 5, 2012.

Calls for service:
• Attempt to locate — I-20.
• Inmate transport/dental — E. 15th Street.
• Illegal dumping — FM 1170.

March 6th

Food vendors must have permits at Round-Up

March 6, 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.

Rounding up those rattlesnakes

March 6, 2012

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.

WTCAC to host Chamber Coffee

March 6, 2012

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.

Open House at Open Window

March 6, 2012

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 décor 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.

 

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