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January 3rd, 2013

New Year celebrated at Nolan Nursing

January 3, 2013

Residents of Nolan Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sweetwater celebrated with refreshments, ginger ale and games focused on well wishes for 2013.
Pictured is Ella Sedberry in the spirit of the new year.

Blotters for December 31, 2012 - January 1, 2013

January 3, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 107 calls for service, issued 12 citations and made four arrests from Dec. 31, 2012 to Jan. 1, 2013.

The SPD received 41, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Information — 500 block of Locust.
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.
• Harassment — 1200 block of Corral.
• Unauthorized use of a vehicle — 1100 block of Locust.

Arrested by SPD:
• James Rainey, 23 — Warrants.
• Joshua McQueen, 18 — Warrants/disorderly conduct/resisting.
• Billy Espinoza, 36 — Public intoxication.

Hot ‘Stangs to start new year at home

January 3, 2013

Sweetwater’s boys, winners of five straight, will try to stay hot when they start 2013 basketball action by facing Coahoma at 6 p.m. today at Mustang Gym.
The Mustangs (9-7) beat Colorado City 45-42 in their last home game Dec. 18 to start the streak and won all four games at Anson’s hol-iday tournament that ended on Saturday.
Kaleb Hoover scored 16 points, Rhett Torres 13 and Dylan Bennett 11 in Satur-day’s 61-53 victory over Merkel in the title game as Sweetwater got some revenge for a loss to Merkel in early December.

Thursday's winter weather

January 3, 2013

The winter weather is definitely here today, with a high near 38 and mostly cloudy skies. Winds will be from the north-northeast around 10 mph.
Tonight will bring some changes, as we'll have a 50% chance of snow after 9 p.m. Accumulations could possibly stand at less than half an inch.
Expect cloudy skies this evening and a low around 27 with northeast winds around 5 mph. After midnight, the winds will shift to the southeast.
Remember the pets, pipes and plants during the freeze and always take caution when traveling through wintry weather! Learn all about the forecast now at weather.gov.

January 2nd

Home Cooking That's Flavorful and Healthier

January 2, 2013

All across the country, food lovers are cooking up something wholesome and flavorful. They are making a commit­ment to eating better on their own terms by making more meals at home. They are finding that home cooking with real ingredients is inherently healthier — and it’s surprisingly easy. With a few simple changes, you can make a big difference in the healthfulness of everyday meals.

Texas Public Radio provides service to Sweetwater area

January 2, 2013

Texas Public Radio (TPR) announced it is now able to provide public radio service to the Big Country. The new, non-profit FM station reaches Snyder, Sweetwater, Colorado City, Big Spring and surrounding areas which are presently out of range of other public radio providers. This is the first major expansion for Texas Public Radio’s services since the debut of KTXI 90.1 FM in the Texas Hill Country in 1998.

Elected officials sworn into office

January 2, 2013

Seven elected officials were sworn into office on Wednesday morning, January 2, at the Nolan County Courthouse.
They were (from left to right) Nolan County Precinct 1 Commissioner Terry Willman, Nolan County Precinct 3 Commissioner Tommy White, Nolan County Attorney Lisa Peterson, District Attorney Ann Reed, Nolan County Tax Collector Kathy Bowen, Nolan County Sheriff David Warren and Nolan County Constable Will Lenoir.
The oath of office was administered by 32nd Judicial District Judge Glen Harrison (far left).

SNCHD stresses importance of parental involvement

January 2, 2013

As children become teenagers, parents may feel they no longer have much influence on their teen’s decision making, especially when it comes to details like dating, abstinence, sex and birth control.
The good news is parents count. Recent research shows that when parents communicate their attitudes and values about teen sexuality to their children, their teenagers are less likely to have sexual relations at an early age.

FFB keeps New Year tradition

January 2, 2013

First Financial Bank has kept up a yearly tradition of handing out cans of black-eyed peas to customers in the drive through and inside the bank on New Year’s Eve.
Shown is Debbie Anthony giving a can of black-eyed peas to customer Saundra Rosas.

Mary Imogene Mathews Jones

January 2, 2013

Denison — Mary Imogene Mathews Jones, age 87, passed from this life Monday, Dec. 31, 2012.
Mrs. Jones was born March 3, 1925, in Nolan County, Sweetwater, Texas the daughter of Roy Ellis and Mary Alpha (Gray) Mathews.

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