Archive - News Article

March 1st, 2012

Recipe of the Week: Pear Perfection

March 1, 2012

Yogurt with Pear and Coconut
Makes 4 servings
Juice of 1 lemon
1/3 cup unsweetened shredded
coconut
2 tablespoons graham cracker
crumbs
1/2 cup Grape-Nuts or granola
cereal
1 tablespoon granulated stevia
extract, or to taste
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 ripe pears, such as Anjou or
Bosc, slightly firm to the touch
3 cups 2% plain Greek yogurt
In medium bowl, combine lemon juice, coconut, graham cracker crumbs, cereal, sweetener and cinnamon.
Peel, core and finely chop pears.
Spoon yogurt into 4 bowls and top

Walkathon raises money for AHA

March 1, 2012

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) in Sweetwater recently held their first annual 24-Hour Treadmill Walkathon on Friday, Feb. 17-Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 at the hospital's Cardiac Rehabilitation Center.
With February set aside as American Heart Month, the local hospital joined the nationwide effort to bring awareness to cardiovascular diseases. The American Heart Association (AHA) promotes physical activity and a healthy diet to lower the risk of developing heart disease while increasing overall health.

Parents’ involvement matters in school

March 1, 2012

No matter how smart or gifted a child is, the involvement of the child’s parents or guardians in his or her school is vital to the success of that child. Most schools and educational organizations encourage parental involvement. There are even state policies in regards to parental involvement in the schools. That’s because parental involvement has proven to increase student success and make schools better.

Five dogs available for adoption

March 1, 2012

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has five dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a family of Shepherd mix puppies — two male and two female brothers and sisters —and their mother.
According to Sweetwater’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.

Blotters for February 28, 2012

March 1, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 36 calls for service, issued one citation and made two arrests on Feb. 28, 2012.

The SPD received 25, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a habitation — 1000 block of Beall.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 1300 block of Wardale.
Arrested by SPD:
• Jerry Meneses, 26 — Public intoxication.
• Ryan Ruiz, 20 — Warrants.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served four civil papers and made one arrest on Feb. 28, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:

February 29th

Local tattoo artist wins again

February 29, 2012

Sheri Baugh, owner of Sheri’s Texas Tattoo in Sweetwater, is pictured with her two new trophies. She and husband and fellow tattoo artist, Hunter, attended the West Texas Tattoo Convention held on Feb. 24-26, in San Angelo.
Coming in first place once again is Baugh’s tattoo of Willie Nelson. The tattoo won first place in the portrait category.
Baugh also won second place in the small black and grey category. The tattoo is of her husband Hunter’s brother, Greg Crawford — a pastor of Covenant Ranch Fellowship.

County approves mass notification system contract

February 29, 2012

At the Nolan County Commissioners meeting on Monday morning, Feb. 27, 2012, approval was given for an agreement with Pro Star Energy to provide electric service for county facilities.
Two presentations were heard in the morning--from the awarded company and from Priority Power Management. Both companies have had representatives attend previous meetings since this past December to share about their companies and offer updates regarding the market, which in turn affect costs.

Five enter guilty pleas

February 29, 2012

Five entered guilty pleas to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012.
Luis Albert Ruiz pled guilty to possession of marijuana, a state jail felony and received two years confinement in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for three years. He will also have to pay a $2,500 fine, $384 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees, as well as serve 120 hours of community service.

Blotters for February 27, 2012

February 29, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 47 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on Feb. 27, 2012.

The SPD received 26, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 1700 block of Lamar.
• Criminal mischief — 1200 block of Ragland.
• Fraud — Sweetwater area.

Arrested by SPD:
• Brock Walker, 26 — Warrant.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on Feb. 27, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Chris Lawrence Flores, 37, of Roscoe — Judgment.

February 28th

Rico found not guilty of trying to murder son

February 28, 2012

Carlos Rico was the man at the center of a case that shocked the Big Country. In June of 2011, Rico strangled his young son, then dumped him along the side of Interstate 20 in Sweetwater. On Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, 32nd Judicial District Judge Glen Harrison found Rico not guilty of attempted capital murder by reason of insanity.
"It was my position all along that he was not competent to stand trial, but even much more important is he was not sane at the time of offense," said Michael Brown, Rico's attorney.

THURSDAY, OCT. 30 Football Sweetwater freshmen will host Pecos, 5 p.m. Sweetwater JV will host...
Sweetwater is finally back in the playoffs, thanks to last Friday’s 63-34 win over Monahans. The...
The JV volleyball team beat Big Spring 25-15, 25-8 here on Tuesday to finish 10-0 in District 2-4A...

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes