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December 12th

Hubbard wins shopping spree

December 12, 2011

C.J. Hubbard was the winner of the $500 shopping spree, given by the Sweetwater Woman’s Forum. Each holiday season, the Woman’s Forum conducts a drawing for a shopping spree, with all proceeds going towards Sweetwater’s beautification and also this year going towards the County-City Library. Shown are Woman’s Forum representative Lita McEachern with Hubbard at the drawing site, the Sweetwater Elks Lodge annual Christmas Craft Show, held at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex.

Statewide average gasoline price increases one cent

December 12, 2011

The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Texas is one cent more than the average last week, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.  The current statewide average is $3.12.
The national average is $3.29, showing no change from last week.  The statewide average price is 17 cents less than the national average.  The most expensive gasoline average in the state is in Amarillo at $3.16, two cents less than last week.  El Paso is reporting the least expensive average in the state at $3.01 for a gallon of regular unleaded.

December 9th

Blotters for Dec. 8, 2011

December 10, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 44 calls for service, issued six citations and made one arrest on Dec. 8, 2011.
The SPD received 18, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
• Theft — 1800 block of Rose.
• Theft — 700 block of SW Georgia.
• Suicide — 700 block of SW Georgia.

Pets in need of homes

December 10, 2011

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has six pets available for adoption.
One of the adoptable pets is a white and brown male mixed breed dog. Another is a brown male chihuahua mix. Also available are two boxers, one male and one female, a female Alaskan Husky and a female German Shepherd.
According to Sweetwater's new 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.

Area nursing homes compared by star rating

December 10, 2011

CMS created the Five-Star Quality Rating System to help consumers, their families and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily and to help identify areas about which clients may want to ask questions. 

Special trip for Nolan Nursing residents

December 10, 2011

Residents of Nolan Nursing and Rehabilitation in Sweetwater went on a special trip on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, to the home of Billy and Janice Boil. Residents enjoyed a tour of the Boil home, decorated floor to ceiling with Christmas cheer while enjoying hot chocolate and treats.

Christmas parade rescheduled

December 10, 2011

The annual Christmas parade, themed this year as "Under the Christmas Tree," has been rescheduled and will be starting at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12. The parade will begin at Higginbotham’s and will continue to Pecan Street. Judging will be at 4 p.m. in the Higginbotham parking lot. Candy may be thrown carefully to the crowd. Entries are not required to be lighted, just decorated. Walking entries are welcome, as are strollers, dogs on a leash, skaters, those riding scooters, bicycles or go-carts.  Small children must have an adult walking with them.

TSTC honor graduates recognized at recent commencement exercises

December 10, 2011

Texas State Technical College-West Texas held commencement exercise on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011. Honor graduates were recognized at the ceremony.
Sweetwater Honor graduates included Theresa Cowart, Culinary Arts; Reid McIntyre, Wind Energy Technology; Dean Beard, Wind Energy Technology; Rusty Brown, Wind Energy Technology; Jonathan Gammell, Applied Engineering Technology; Ramiro Lopez, Applied Engineering Technology; Jesus Zubia, Applied Engineering Technology; Ashley Stroman, Software Business Accounting; and Russell Toner, Wind Energy Technology.

Local churches plan special Christmas services

December 9, 2011

Avondale Baptist Church

TSTC donates to Goodfellows

December 9, 2011

The Texas State Technical College Staff Senate organized a non-perishable food and toy drive to benefit the school's food pantry and the Sweetwater Goodfellows. Staff Senate members invited any and all to donate to the cause before donating the items to their respective entities on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011.

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