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February 3rd, 2012

NCUW sponsoring gun raffle

February 3, 2012

The Nolan County United Way is gearing up for this year's Sweetwater Jaycees Rattlesnake Round-Up by holding a gun raffle sponsored by WETS (Wind Energy Turbine Services) and Crane Service, Inc.
The prize is a Remington Real Tree Camo Versa Max 12 gauge shotgun valued at $1,599. But for a donation of $5 each or five tickets for $20, the gun could be yours from the luck of the draw.
Ticket sales will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 and will run through Saturday, March 10, 2012. The drawing will be held that day at 5 p.m. at the Gun, Knife and Coin Show inside the Coliseum Annex.

Adames retires after 38 years

February 3, 2012

Ray Adames, Public Works Director for the City of Sweetwater, recently retired after 38 years of service to the city. A reception was held in his honor on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, in the city commission room at City Hall. He is shown receiving a plaque from Sweetwater City Manager Eddie Brown.

SPPA serving Sweetwater

February 3, 2012

Shown are members of the Sweetwater Police Patrol Association Todd Jones, Jeremy Bohall, Mark Webb, Matt Counts, Rob Hohman, Lance Richburg, Danny Heine, Melinda Moncada, Sam Cunningham, Ray Cornutt, Armando Renteria and Clint Allen. The Sweetwater Police Patrol Association would like to thank the community for their continued support. “It has helped us make Sweetwater a better place. We are proud to serve you and are looking forward to serving you in the future.”

SPPA elects new board members

February 3, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Patrol Association recently elected new board members. They are President, Sam Cunningham; Vice-President, Lance Richburg; Secretary, Danny Heine; and Treasurer, Melinda Moncada.

The Marriage Coach at Emmanuel Fellowship kicks off this Sunday

February 3, 2012

February is an excellent time to focus on refreshing families. The celebration of Valentine’s Day creates a natural awareness of love and draws couples to evaluate how they can strengthen their relationship. To that end, Feb. 7-14 has been declared National Marriage Week. The goal of National Marriage Week is to elevate attention on the need to strengthen marriages, initiate new efforts to reduce the divorce rate and connect couples with the tools available to build stronger marriages.

Mustangs set football schedule for 2012 season

February 3, 2012

After the big news of Thursday's University Interscholastic League realignment which has placed Sweetwater in District 4-3A for the next two years, Sweetwater head football coach Craig Slaughter has announced a tentative 2012 football schedule which will include some familiar and not-so-familar rivals in non-district play.

Veterans Discovery Day held at TSTC

February 3, 2012

The Veterans Discovery Day was held at the Sweetwater TSTC (Texas State Technical College) campus on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012.
All military personnel — active duty, National Guard, reserve forces, separated, discharged or retired —- and their families were invited to the event. According to event coordinator Scott Davis, the Discovery Day held a two-fold purpose.

Blotters for February 1, 2012

February 3, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 51 calls for service, issued two citation and made no arrests on Feb. 1, 2012.

The SPD received 11, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon — 600 block of Lamar.
• Criminal mischief — 500 block of Newman.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had no calls for service, served no civil papers and made no arrests on Feb. 1, 2012.
Calls for service:
• Accident involving vehicle — 1500 block of 273 Maryneal, TX.
• Medical emergency — I-20 west bound.
• Grass fire — CR 256.

G.C. Hoover, Jr.

February 3, 2012

Funeral services for G.C. Hoover, Jr., 85, of Fisher County, Texas, are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
Hoover died Friday, Jan. 3, 2012, at his home.

Realignment may not offer much help

February 3, 2012

The University Interscho-lastic League realignment finally arrived on Thursday and as usual, there were some surprises — both good and bad — for our county’s four high schools.
Given Sweetwater’s lack of athletic success recently, the general hope was that the UIL would put the Mustangs and Lady Mustangs in a more favor-able district than the current one (5-3A) with Wylie, Brownwood, Big Spring and Snyder, all with much higher enrollments and with the exception of Big Spring, a big winning tradition.

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