January 16th, 2013
We're looking at a slight warm-up today, with mostly sunny skies and a high near 49. Winds will be from the west-southwest at 10 to 15 mph, shifting to the northwest in the afternoon. Gusts could be as high as 20 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 30 and northwestern winds around 10 mph.
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On Jan. 2, local resident Travis Glasgow was taken to the emergency room with a severe bloody nose, lasting about two hours. Glasgow has had bloody noses his whole life, but none that lasted that long.
The City of Sweetwater business offices will be closed on Monday for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
There will be no residential trash pick-up on Monday, however, all services will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 22. The commercial route will run as scheduled all week. Residents are asked to please be patient, as the trucks and staff will be running one day behind, but will catch up during the week. Residents may realize a small delay.
The citizen's drop-off center and Type IV landfill will be closed on Monday and reopen at regularly scheduled hours on Tuesday, Jan. 22.
ONCOR recently made a contribution to the Nolan County United Way Campaign.
Pictured are Jim Clements with ONCOR and Kirby Andrews, Nolan County United Way Board Secretary. ONCOR is a top 10 contributor for NCUW every year.
"We thank them for their continued support and dedication to NCUW and the nine local agencies we support," said NCUW Executive Director Wendy Smartt.
The burn ban for Nolan County was lifted on Monday morning during the county commissioners' meeting. The lift will remain in effect for the next two weeks or until the next meeting date.
With the recent precipitation that came to the area, it was reported that Roscoe and Blackwell each received about an inch of rainfall by their respective commissioners Terry Willman in Precinct 1 and Tommy White in Precinct 3.
Windpower Engineering and Development, a key component to the first-ever wind technician conference that took place at Texas State Technical College Sweetwater in November, recently donated $4,500 to TSTCâ€™s Wind Technology scholarship fund.
Keith Plantier, Director of Energy Systems for TSTC West Texas said, â€śThis donation to the scholarship fund will allow several students to achieve their dream of working in this booming field.â€ť
One person was jailed after entering two pleas to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday.
Manuel Adames III was sentenced to six years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice after he pled true to revoking his probation.
He was originally put on probation for possession of a controlled substance, namely cocaine on Sept. 5, 2003. It was classified as a third degree felony. He was sentenced on Oct. 9, 2007.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 147 calls for service, issued 10 citations and made seven arrests from Jan. 11-13, 2013.
The SPD received 49, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 600 block of Jack Lambert.
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 800 block of E. Arizona.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1800 block of Hubbard.
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 1800 block of Hubbard.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 800 block of Circle Drive.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ John Wilkinson, 30 â€” Burglary of a building.
â€˘ Juan Jaramillo, 41 â€” Theft.
â€˘ Otis Williams, 46 â€” Family violence assault.
Clara L. Duncan, age 91, of Sweetwater, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Mike Crowley officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Clara was born on Jan. 24, 1921, in Vernon, Texas to Ernest and Elizabeth (Bunker) Keenan. She was a member of the Church of Christ and also worked as a technician for Texas Instruments.
Funeral services for Ola Mae Bunnell, 92, of Roscoe, will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Adam Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Bunnell died Friday, Jan. 11, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.