February 2nd, 2013
First Financial Bankshares, Inc. announced that they have launched Picture Pay, a unique mobile bill pay solution, becoming the first bank in the United States to offer this solution to its customers. The process is as simple as taking a picture of a vendor bill and submitting it for payment.
Most any grandmother would tell you that spending time with her grandchildren is a blessing. And for Gayle Biggerstaff, the county treasurer, her decision to retire is largely based on that reasoning.
On her final day of work on Feb. 28, 2013, Biggerstaff will have served the county for twenty-six years and two months. She started working as the county treasurer on Jan. 1, 1987.
What she does
February is an excellent time to focus on refreshing families.Â The celebration of Valentineâ€™s Day creates a natural awareness of love and draws couples to evaluate how they can strengthen their relationship. To that end, February 7-14 has been declared National Marriage Week. The goal of National Marriage week is to elevate attention on the need to strengthen marriages, initiate new efforts to reduce the divorce rate, and connect couples with the tools available to build stronger marriages.
BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
We have often heard and read about the â€śLiving Godâ€ť.Â Joshua in chapter 3 verse 9 states: â€śHe is among us.â€ťÂ David in I Samuel 17 states that â€śHe is not to be defiedâ€ť, and in Psalm 42:2 we find that Davidâ€™s soul thirsted for the living God.Â Other references to the â€śLiving Godâ€ť include Psalm 84:2; Isaiah 37:17; Jeremiah 23:36; Acts 14:15;
The monthly meeting of the Republican Women of West Texas will be at the Pioneer Museum, located at 610 E. Third Street at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Guest speaker will be Jane Cansino of Lubbock. Refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. All interested parties are invited to attend.
One man was arrested during the early evening hours of last Friday as a result of a search warrant being served by officers of the Sweetwater Police Department. The raid took place at a residence on West Eighth Street in Sweetwater, according to Sweetwater Chief of Police Brian Frieda.
Another man was detained and released during the raid. Narcotics and cash were recovered from the scene.
According to Chief Frieda, right at 50 grams of narcotics were found, which will classify the case as a first degree felony.
Hoyt House Assisted Living celebrated a new beginning for the staff and community by hosting an open house designed as a special opportunity to bring residents, families, employees, volunteers and the surrounding communities together to enjoy the celebration. The event took place on Thursday, beginning with a ribbon cutting.
Attendees of Hoyt Houseâ€™s new beginningsâ€™ celebration were able to tour the assisted living residence and meet the staff members. Refreshments, hors dâ€™oeuvres and entertainment was provided.
Scott and Carla Lambert of Sweetwater had lunch with Cody Canada at Schlotzskyâ€™s in Sweetwater on Thursday, as he was headed to Lubbock to Blue Light. The Lamberts say he is a "nice guy."
Canada was born in Pampa, Texas in 1976.
The statewide average for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel in Texas is now $3.24, which is eight cents more than one week ago, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.Â Drivers in the Lone Star State are paying an average of 18 cents less than the national average which is now $3.42.Â People in Dallas are paying the most on average at $3.30, and people in El Paso are paying the least at $2.99.Â Sweetwater drivers are currently paying $3.29 per gallon.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 38 calls for service, issued two citations and made no arrests on Jan. 30, 2013.
The SPD received 18, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 500 block of E. Avenue A.
â€˘ Credit card abuse â€”Â Sweetwater area.
â€˘ Burglary of a building â€”Â 300 block of Pine.
â€˘ Sexual assault â€”Â Sweetwater area.
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€”Â 200 block of Bell.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on Jan. 30, 2013.
Arrested by NCSO: