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February 14th, 2012
SWEETWATER, Texas â€” While heart-shaped candy and decorations can be seen everywhere for upcoming Valentineâ€™s Day, February is also designated as American Heart Month, an effort to raise awareness of cardiovascular diseases. Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) is joining the nationwide awareness program with a 24-hour treadmill walkathon that will begin at 5 p.m. on Feb. 17, at the RPMH Cardiac Rehabilitation Center.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has three dogs available for adoption.
One of the adoptable pets is a female basset hound mix. Also available are a female Irish Setter and her male puppy.
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.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will again be furnishing a shuttle bus that will travel to the Nolan County Coliseum from the hotels and motels, Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11 during the Rattlesnake Round-Up.
City and Rural Rides (CARR) will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday and continue every hour until the last pick up is made at the Coliseum at 5 p.m. On Sunday, the shuttle will start at 9 a.m. and run every hour until the last pick up at the Coliseum at 4 p.m. There is no charge for riding the shuttle.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 133 calls for service, issued seven citations and made three arrests from Feb. 10-12, 2012.
The SPD received 89, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€”Â 1000 block of W. Sixth.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Kathryn Gray, 58 â€” Driving while intoxicated.
â€˘ Myshella Henderson, 20 â€” Warrant.
â€˘ Eric Martinez, 25 â€” Warrant.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 48 calls for service, served seven civil papers and made two arrests from Feb. 10-12, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
Sweetwater Emergency Services responded to a wreck on Thursday evening, Feb. 9, 2012, north of Roscoe.Â A student fell asleep and rolled into the culvert.
"She was banged up but not seriously injured," said Sweetwater Emergency Services Director Grant Madden. "We did not transport her to the hospital," he added.
The Nolan County West Texas Groundwater Conservation District is offering "water smart tips" for water efficiency in and around the home.
The Texas State Water Plan, from the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB), projects that by 2050, the state's population will increase by 90%, bringing total municipal water demand to increase by 67%.
And even though water savings projected by conservation will stand at 13.5% by that time, only 75% of the projected water demand will meet the water supply from existing sources.
Last Saturday Sweetwater High School Band member Crysten Ivy gave the performance of a lifetime, performing with the Texas All-State Band in San Antonio. The concert was witnessed by an enthusiastic audience of several thousand music educators, family members and supporters. It was the culmination of the annual Texas Music Educators Convention, which involves more than 10,000 elementary music teachers and band, choir and orchestra directors.
Two college students are lucky to be alive after icy roads caused a major accident near Sweetwater on Interstate 20, according to KTXS.
The students were heading to Lubbock when the driver hit a patch of ice causing her to lose control.
Her mustang hit the concrete median, ricocheted off and slid under an 18-wheeler.
Sweetwater emergency service personnel responded to the wreck. The passenger had to be pulled out of the vehicle through the window.
The Roscoe Fire Department has just remodeled the front of the station and a new display for their 1938 Town and Country Pumper.
"The project could not have been done without the help of the City of Roscoe, Tax Board and Cody Thompson," said Roscoe Fire Department Chief Gary Armstrong. "This is just one of the community projects that is going on in Roscoe."
The annual Sweetwater Jaycees Miss Snake Charmer Scholarship Pageant is a time where young ladies from throughout the Big Country come together to compete for scholarship money. At last year's pageant, past queens were recognized for the 52nd year of the Miss Snake Charmer Pageant.
The annual pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. The pageant is open to all girls between the ages of 16-19 who live within a 75 mile radius of Sweetwater.