November 19th, 2012
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 73. Winds will be from the southwest at 5 to 15 mph.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 49. Winds from the south-southwest at 5 to 10 mph will shift to the west after midnight.
Learn more at weather.gov.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 58 calls for service, issued 14 citations and made two arrests on Nov. 15, 2012.
The SPD received 14, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Information only â€”Â 200 block of Jenny George.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Paul Martinez, 50 â€”Â Public intoxication.
â€¢ Donald Ureta, 21 â€”Â No driver's license.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had two calls for service, served 11 civil papers and made no arrests on Nov. 15, 2012.
Calls for service:
â€¢Â Reckless driver â€”Â Highway 84.
â€¢ Inmate transport/MHMR â€”Â Big Spring.
The 39th annual Christmas Craft Show, hosted by the Sweetwater Elks Lodge #1257, will be open to the public on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Applications are being accepted for booth rentals for the event. Rental price for a 10x10 space is $75, with one table and two chairs being provided. Electricity is available, but as the event is being held in an old building, participants will need to bring a heavy duty extension cord and duct tape. Concessions will be available and absolutely no pets are allowed at the event.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will once again host the annual Christmas parade this year.
The parade will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Line up will begin at 4 p.m. in the Higginbotham parking lot. The parade will travel west to Pecan Street.
The theme for this year's parade will be "Peace on Earth." Those wishing to participate are asked to call 235-5488 or go by the Chamber offices at 810 E. Broadway to fill out an entry form. The deadline to enter is by noon on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. Remember, Santa cannot be on the float as it is the entry of the Chamber.
Several local Girl Scouts recently came by the newspaper office to meet the new publisher and present him with welcome gifts and a card. Shown are Shania Boyd from Troop #7307, Faith Boyd from Troop #7050, Daneal Boyd, Liz Sands, Glenn Stifflemire, Nolan County Service Unit Manager Judy Leighhow, Gabby Gomez and Lesley Knight from Troop #7302 and Diana AcuÃ±a.
At the Nolan County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, November 13, one of the items on the agenda was to receive information on the issuance of bonds toward the proposals that appeared on the November 6, 2012 ballot, while also authorizing a specific plan of action.
The Roscoe Collegiate Plowbots represented the Big Country Hub in the Regional B.E.S.T. Robotics Competition in Dallas, Nov. 9 and Nov. 10. Three teams from the Big Country Hub, hosted by TSTC in Sweetwater, traveled to Dallas to compete at the next level. Sweetwater High School competed in the Robot Competition, with A.T.E.M.S. and Roscoe competing in the All-Around B.E.S.T. competition. The B.E.S.T. competition includes events in marketing, web design, exhibit, spirit and engineering notebook, in addition to the robot event.
A native Texan, Clemon Lee Montgomery passed away of natural causes on Nov. 15, 2012 in Fredericksburg, Texas, his home of over 20 years. His funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at the Fredericksburg Funeral Home at 2278 South Highway 87 in Fredericksburg.
AVONDALE BAPTIST CHURCH
Greetings to everyone from the Avondale Baptist Church family! We would like to invite you to come and visit us if you are looking for a loving church family. We welcome you to come and worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ with us. We have Sunday school classes for all ages and we have great teachers for all of the classes. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street.
On Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, Brookshire Grocery Co. stores began the annual Spirit of Christmas Food Drive in supermarkets located throughout Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, including Sweetwater.
Approximately 150 stores will collect donations of non-perishable food items and team up with a wide range of service organizations, food pantries, and volunteers to distribute food to families who need assistance before Christmas.