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January 26th, 2013

Billie Sue Alberty

January 26, 2013

Billie Sue Alberty, 79, of Sweetwater, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with McCoy Funeral Home.

Cynthia Marie Cotton

January 26, 2013

Cynthia Marie Cotton, 64, passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at her residence in Sweetwater after an eight month battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born Feb. 29, 1948 in Topeka, KS.
Cindie is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Dave Cotton; and her two sons, Adam Cotton and wife Kaci of Parker, Colo. and Ben Cotton and wife Lindsey of Abilene; two sisters, Marcie Beth Lightsey and husband Tony of Broken Arrow, Okla. and Kim Bruening and husband Ron of Topeka, Kan.; and two granddaughters, Lillian and Keely Cotton; and two grandsons, Jackson and Lincoln Cotton.

Blotters for Jan. 24, 2013

January 26, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 52 calls for service, issued three citations and made three arrests on Jan. 24, 2013.

The SPD received 32, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1700 block of Hailey.
• 400 block of E. Alabama.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 1700 block of Bell.
• Criminal trespass — 100 block of S. Hopkins.
• Assault — 100 block of S. Hopkins.
• Theft — 300 block of Lamar.
• Theft — 1200 block of E. Broadway.

Arrested by SPD:
• Dalton Dauel, 22 — Theft.
• Anthony Diaz, 26 — Family violence assault, impeding breath/injury to a child.

January 25th

RELIGION: Faith Lutheran to host retreat

January 25, 2013

BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
Daniel wrote in Daniel 9:3 –“I set my face toward the Lord, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes.” 

Texas Theatre to host live music

January 25, 2013

A live music performance will be held this weekend at the Texas Theatre featuring a variety of rock, blues and contemporary electric guitar performed by Brian McRae and his band, including Aaron Hatmaker on bass and an appearance by female vocalist Lesley Sawyer.
In addition to rock and blues style music, McRae will also be performing songs from his recent album, Painted World, which was produced by local resident Rex Scaggs and recorded in Lubbock.

Two transports in Thursday wrecks

January 25, 2013

One person was sent to Shannon Hospital in San Angelo Thursday morning after his truck rolled over a number of times near Highway 70 and Stet Highway 153. Shown is Shannon Air Med One taking off from the scene on Thursday morning.
In addition, one person was taken to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital on Thursday afternoon from a one-vehicle wreck involving a motorcycle on the corner of Wall and Alabama.

Four pets available for adoption

January 25, 2013

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has four pets available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a male chihuahua mix, a male basset hound mix, a female golden retriever and a female gray and white cat.
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.

FCC regulations leave church TV program in limbo

January 25, 2013

A local television program is in danger of signing off due to some federal regulations.
For over 40 years, Broadway Baptist Church in Sweetwater has been airing a thirty-minute program every Sunday morning at 9 a.m. on KTXS. But after January 6, the program has not aired, following a letter from the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) in which the show's exemption status--which deals with closed captioning--had changed.

Blotters for January 23, 2013

January 25, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 57 calls for service, issued four citations and made three arrests on Jan. 23, 2013.

The SPD received 26, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1400 block of Hoyt.
• 1100 block of E. Broadway.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 1100 block of E. Broadway.

Arrested by SPD:
• Male juvenile, 15 — Disruption of classroom.
• Courtney Frausto, 23 — Theft.
• Dustin Wells, 27 — Warrants.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had six calls for service, served one civil paper and made two arrests on Jan. 23, 2013.

Arrested by NCSO:

Sweetwater varsity boys basketball team

January 25, 2013

The Sweetwater High School varsity basketball team resumes District 4-3A play when it begins a two-game road swing by playing at Midland Greenwood at 7:30 p.m. today.
Pictured are, standing from left, Sean Morrow, Dylan Bennett, Trey Taylor, Michael Hunt, Kaleb Hoover, Rhett Torres, Deandre Gatson, Cole Maxwell, Quentin Wetsel, Isaiah McGee; seated, manager Theo Birdsong, manager Amy Witt, assistant coach Jarrod Gee, head coach Al Hunt, assistant coach Skylar Houston, manager Ashley Kincheloe and manager Rachel Hunt.

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