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September 5th, 2012
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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Sweetwater Animal Control currently has four dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a Labrador mix and a Pomeranian mix. 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 hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m., Wednesday, September 5 at Hoyt House, located at 1700 Hoyt Avenue.
Hoyt House is owned by Assisted Living Concepts, with Whitney Ashford as the on-site manager.
Hoyt House is an assisted living facility that offers the comforts of home with the added safety and security loved ones need. They provide nutritious meals three times a day, housekeeping and laundry, and now have a full-time RN. They serve Nolan County and have 16 employees.
A Labor Day event, â€śBurgers Buy the Pool,â€ť was held on Monday, Sept. 3. The event was held as a fundraiser, hosted by JavaJax in Sweetwater, for the Nolan County Girl Scouts to help with their efforts in restoring the swimming pool at Camp Boothe Oaks.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, for a new barbecue restaurant in Roscoe, the Blackland Smokehouse.Â
The restaurant is located on the north side of Broadway in downtown Roscoe between The Wildflower Boutique and Memorial Park.
Even though Labor Day is the unofficial kick-off to fall, today's temperatures make it seem like we're in the middle of summer! Expect a high near 100 today with sunny skies, with winds from the south at 10 to 15 mph and gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 76. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
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In September 2012, Katherine Dickson and her family opened the gates of the 69 Ranch near Maryneal to fourth grade students from Roscoe, Highland and Blackwell to engage them in the Kids on the Land (KOL) program. Peggy Maddox, former Sweetwater Independent School District SEEK teacher and now Director of Kids of the Land program for Holistic Management International developed the program which provides a day of hands-on activities to help students reconnect to the land where they live.
A singer/songwriter with local ties--who made it big on the national circuit--is making an international resurgence.
Royce Porter was born on April 1, 1939 in Roscoe but was raised in Sweetwater. He graduated Newman High School in 1957 and immediately pursued his dream, moving to Houston to record some albums with his friend and fellow Sweetwater resident, the late Ray Doggett.
However, in 1958 he was drafted into the Navy and served for the next two years. Following his military service, Porter returned to Sweetwater and then attended college at Hardin-Simmons University from 1964-1968.
The annual Jamaica (pronounced Hah-my-kah) festival at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Sweetwater raised funds for the parish on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012. The event featured an array of food, refreshments, games for all ages and music. Shown is Braelyn Gaytan fishing for a prize at one of the booths at the Jamaica. Running the booth were Carolyn Flores and Sierra Flores.