September 6th, 2012
Today's weather is still hot, with the high topping at the century mark and mostly sunny skies. Winds from the south-southwest at 5 to 10 mph will become east-southeast in the afternoon.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 75, with winds from the south at around 10 mph.
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Keep busy school nights easy and fun with quick recipes that have a Mexican flair. These everyday dishes have been given a delicious Mex-Over by Ortega and Sandra Lee. Your family will love how good they taste, and youâll love how simple they are to prepare.
For more delicious Ortega Mex-Over recipes, visit www.ortega.com or www.Facebook.com/OrtegaTacos.
Prep Time: 15 minutes / Cook Time: 10 minutes
Makes 10 servings
1/2 pound (8 ounces) ground beef
3/4 cup water
1 package (1.25 ounces) Ortega Taco Seasoning Mix
1 can (16 ounces) Ortega Refried Beans
Another âAll Class Reunionâ for Homecoming 2012 is planned for Saturday, Sept. 8, from 2 p.m. to midnight at the Sweetwater High School Cafeteria, according to Linda Kiser Browning Miller, event director.
Jeff Stein of KXOX Radio will be the emcee, and Big Boys BBQ will cater the supper at 5:30 p.m. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. and a short program will be held at 5 p.m. After the barbecue supper, J.B. Cloud of KBCY Radio of Abilene will serve as D.J. for the music and dance beginning at about 7:30 p.m. The D.J. will present music from the 50âs to the present.
Members of the National WASP WWII Museum building committee met recently to discuss the museumâs proposed 8,000 square feet expansion project. Peter Fox, Vice President of Expansion, arranged for KBA Design Architect Bob Kilduff and Project Manager/Board Member Dave Zobrist of ZProjects to review the design details with the building committee. The building committee is comprised of Board President Carol Cain, Board Secretary Sandra Spears, Board V.P. Tom Henderson, Board Treasurer Steven May, Board Past President Bill Johnson, Board Member Alan Carmicheal and Executive Director Sharron Davis.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has two dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a female Shih Tzu and a female kitten. According to Sweetwaterâs animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.
A Golden Chick is currently being constructed along Interstate 20 in the plaza near Verizon Wireless. Construction was planned to last about 60 days from beginning to completion.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 190 calls for service, issued 11 citations and made 18 arrests from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3, 2012.
The SPD received 150, 911 calls.
â¢ 1900 block of Lamar.
â¢ 900 block of Walnut.
â¢ 1900 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â¢ Theft âÂ 1700 block of E. 14th.
â¢ Criminal trespass âÂ 200 block of Clark.
â¢ Criminal mischief âÂ 200 block of Avenue K.
â¢ Burglary of a habitation âÂ 500 block of Newman.
â¢ Theft âÂ 1100 block of Elm.
â¢ Theft âÂ 1100 block of E. Broadway.
â¢ Stalking âÂ 1000 block of James.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 6
Sweetwater freshmen at Andrews, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV at And-rews, 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV hosts Irion County, 6 p.m.
Highland JV at Sterling City, 6 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams at Wylie, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 7
Sweetwater varsity hosts Andrews (homecoming), 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity at Irion County, 7:30 p.m.
Highland varsity hosts Sterling City, 7:30 p.
Blackwell hosts Jayton, 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater JV plays at Lamesa tournament.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 8
It may be too early to think about making it to the postseason in late October, but something different is happening with the 2012 Sweetwater volleyball team â itâs beating its opponents regularly and convincingly, no longer seemingly content to extend its matches by a game or two.
The latest example came Tuesday when the team finally came home from a three-week-long road swing to entertain Colorado City.
Wednesday's forecast is looking hot once again with a high near 101 and mostly sunny skies. South-southeast winds will be at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight, we'll see a 20% chance of rain and thunderstorms and partly cloudy skies and a low around 74. Winds from the southeast will come in around 10 mph.
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