January 18th, 2013
Today, we'll see sunny skies and warmer temperatures with a high near 61. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 38, and winds from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect a copy-cat forecast for the weekend, with highs in the 60s and lows in the 30s. Learn all you need to know at weather.gov.
The local economic development group will continue to take part in the Cline Shale Sessions, as SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) Executive Director Ken Becker outlined the next three months of the sessions during Monday's meeting of the SEED board of directors.
The January meeting, to be held in Snyder, will also consist of a dedication ceremony of a rail park. In February, the meeting will include assistance from former Sweetwater Mayor Rick Rhodes along with other state agencies.
Kaegan Jeffrey is shown during the steer show at the Nolan County Livestock Show that kicked off Wednesday.
The show continues tonight and runs through this weekend.
On Monday morning at the Nolan County Commissioners' meeting, action was taken to approve an order authorizing the issuance of the second bond for the county projects.
This general obligation (GO) bond is for the 2013 year and was approved at $5,730,000. On the agenda, the amount was not to exceed $5,870,000.
Vince Viaille from Specialized Public Finance, Inc. and Tom Pollan from Austin were in attendance at the meeting to present the information to the commissioners.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 60 calls for service, issued nine citations and made five arrests on Jan. 15, 2013.
The SPD received 32, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 1600 block of San Carlos.
â€˘ Credit/debit card abuse â€”Â 1600 block of Bristol.
â€˘ Family violence assault â€”Â 700 block of Pease.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Male juvenile, 12 â€”Â Assault.
â€˘Â Jacob Aguilar, 17 â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘Â Patrick Gonzales, 17 â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘Â Whitney Byram, 25 â€”Â Driving while license invalid/warrant.
â€˘Â Levi Cockrill, 21 â€”Â Theft.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Isaiah McGee (4) is guarded by Snyderâ€™s Malik Davis during the teamsâ€™ district game in Snyder on Tuesday.
Sweetwater goes to Wylie on Friday.
The Blackwell girls bask-etball team got its first win in District 14-A, Division II play Tuesday by defeating Veribest 35-25. Stephanie Metcalf had 11 points while Brooklyn Harris had eight, Bethany Breaux and Hailey Bennett seven and Eliza-beth Rozzlle two for the Lady Hornets, who are 1-7 in district and 2-15 overall.
Blackwell led by just two points, 21-19, until outscor-ing Veribest 14-6 in the fourth quarter as it avenged a district-opening loss when the teams played Dec. 11.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Shane Mob-ley and Liz Miller have been chosen to serve as assistant coaches for Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) all-star games that will be held in Abilene on June 8.
Mobley, Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s head football coach and athletic director, will be an assistant for the North team in the football game at Shotwell Stadium.
Today we will have sunny skies with a high near 52, along with northern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight, expect clear skies with a low around 30 and north-northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, they will become south-southeast winds.
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Pumpkin Black Bean Tortilla Soup:
A hearty soup plus nutritious! Pumpkin adds extra flavor, fiber and Vitamin A. Black beans are very high in fiber, folate, protein and iron and donâ€™t forget the tomatoes, which are loaded with Vitamin A and C. Enjoy making this soup by adding more or less of the ingredients. I do encourage you not to leave out the cumin. The cumin gives a subtle smoky flavor.Â
12 (6 inch) corn tortillasÂ
1/4 cup olive oil
1 medium white or yellow onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoons ground cumin