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April 2nd, 2013

TxDOT refreshes pavement markings on area roadways

April 2, 2013

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recently began a project to refresh pavement markings on roadways in seven counties.

Blotters for March 29-31, 2013

April 2, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 155 calls for service, issued two citations and made seven arrests from Mar. 29-31, 2013.

The SPD received 78, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1600 block of Lamar.

Calls for service:
• Criminal trespass/stalking — 800 block of San Carlos.
• Theft — 100 block of Florida.
• Theft — 900 block of Brookside.
• Information — 1700 block of Hailey.
• Criminal mischief — 100 block of E. New Mexico.
• Burglary of a habitation — 700 block of W. 5th.

Arrested by SPD:
• Jessica Davis, 21 — Warrants.
• Beatrice Vera, 41 — Warrants.

Allen, Baucom among 5 honored

April 2, 2013

Highland’s 6-1 junior post Sierra Allen has been named to the Abilene Reporter-News All-Big Country girls basketball team for Class 1A, Division II that was announced today.
Also, Highland girls coach Shea Baucom is the Repor-ter-News’ All-Big Country coach of the year.

Local weather for Tuesday

April 2, 2013

Showers and thunderstorms are likely today as we have a 70% chance of precipitation; some of the storms could be severe. Otherwise, expect cloudy conditions with a high near 59 with eastern winds at 10 to 15 mph. Winds will shift to the north in the morning, and gusts could get as high as 20 mph.
Tonight our shower and thunderstorm chances continue at about 70%, and clouds remain in the area with a low around 41. Winds will be from the north at 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

April 1st

Cline Shale Alliance to meet April 12

April 1, 2013

The next scheduled regional meeting of the Cline Shale Alliance is scheduled for Friday, April 12, 2013 at the campus of TSTC West Texas in Sweetwater. It will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in “The Center’ seminar room. 
Registration and reservations can be made online at www.clineshalealliance.com. At the home page click on the “events” button to register and reserve a seat. 
Speaker topics for this meeting include oil and gas, pipe lines and base load gas power plants. Communities will also be giving updates on local and regional oil and gas activities. 

Minion over Sweetwater

April 1, 2013

Many in Sweetwater saw a peculiar sight on Easter Sunday when a large Minion blimp was flying around neighborhoods in town.
Universal Pictures is promoting "Despicable Me 2" scheduled for release on July 3, with an elaborate aerial advertising campaign in partnership with Van Wagner Communications’ Airship Group.

DPS Joint Task Force successful in capturing 45 fugitives, seizing contraband

April 1, 2013

LUBBOCK – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced that a DPS joint task force made up of various divisions within the department conducted an operation in the Lubbock region last week that resulted in the capture of 45 wanted fugitives and the seizure of illegal narcotics.

Jaycees host Easter egg hunt

April 1, 2013

The Sweetwater Jaycees hosted their annual Easter egg hunt at Fraley Park for children of the community.
Hundreds of plastic treat-filled eggs and many other Easter prizes were sought after at the hunt. Shown is Donavin Adames taking part in the annual hunt.

Joyce Marie Burnett Parrish

April 1, 2013

Joyce Marie Burnett Parrish, 67, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, beloved mother, daughter, sister and aunt, passed away at home into the loving arms of our Lord on March 17, 2013. Joyce was born on March 26, 1945, in Sweetwater to Mancell C. and Ruby M. (Weaver) Burnett.

Weekly sports calendar

April 1, 2013

THURSDAY, APRIL 4
Track
Sweetwater JV and varsity girls will compete at Colorado City meet.
Highland junior high teams host meet.
Blackwell and Roscoe junior high teams are at Highland meet.
FRIDAY, APRIL 5
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity at Snyder, 7 p.m.
Golf
Sweetwater varsity and JV boys play second 18-hole leg of 54-hole district tournament in Abilene.
Softball
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams will play at Snyder at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
Tennis
Sweetwater varsity teams at district tournament in Big Spring.
Track
Highland varsity teams host meet.

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