August 15th, 2012
Spicy, mild, beans or meat only, tomato-based or white â€” there are as many ways to make chili as there are people
who make it. If you want to fine-tune your chili cooking chops, take a few hints from Larry Walton, the 2011 Terlingua International Chili Champion.
Here are his top five tips for making great chili:
*Chili Powder â€” Using the right chili powder makes all the differÂence in
the world. Mexene Chili Powder and Seasoning Mix is a good choice because itâ€™s well rounded and balanced.
*Meat â€” Choose premium quality ground beef with an 80/20 percent
Sweetwater High School football fans will get a unique opportunity to meet new head coach Shane Mobley and members of his staff Thursday while enjoying some food and fellowship.
The event is called "Meet the Mustang Coaches" and will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the local Dairy Queen on 1608 Lamar.
According to store owner Jerry Hulcy, a number of other local celebrities will be on hand to serve up ice cream cones to the public for $1 each, and other food items will be available as well. Also, an autographed football jersey will be given away at the end of the event.
Tax-free weekend is just around the corner and will kick off this Friday, August 17, 2012--the one weekend event that's a reminder to parents, students and teachers that the school year is on the horizon.
For 14 years, Texas has participated in the Tax Free Weekend, allowing families to save money in their back-to-school pursuit. The weekend continues through Sunday, August 19--a week before the school year begins for the majority of public schools in the Lone Star State.
The Nolan County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Monday morning, August 13, 2012 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
A discussion was held regarding a request from Nolan County Sheriff David Warren to make an exception to the travel guidelines to reimburse out-of-state travel expenses incurred on June 17-30, 2012 for a deputy sheriff for training.
J.W. Secrest, a commercial fisherman in Alaska, stopped in at the Sweetwater Dairy Queen to share his catch - a 50 pound King salmon (half grown) - with the morning coffee drinkers on Tuesday, Aug. 14.
J.W., who winters in Fisher County, caught the salmon in Kenai, Alaska. He catches 60 to 13,000 pounds of salmon a year, which includes all five species.
Last year, J.W. also managed to catch an 800 pound shark with a 900 ft long by 15 foot deep net.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 28 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on Aug. 13, 2012.
The SPD received 13, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Theft â€” 700 block of NE Georgia.
â€¢ Burglary of vehicle â€” 100 block of W 5th.
â€¢ Assault family violence â€” 300 block of Colorado.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Chessity Turner, 21 â€” Theft.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served six civil papers and made one arrest on Aug. 13, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€¢ Jose Santiago Quintana, 70, of Sweetwater â€” Judgment.
After advancing to the six-man state championship game three years ago, Highland has fallen on hard times of late, going just 5-14 the past two seasons.
But there were signs late last year that the Hornets were on the verge of turning things around. In fact, a muffed two-point kick at the end of a 43-42 loss to Aspermont in the next-to-last week was all that kept Highland from making it back to the postseason.
Expect partly sunny skies today in Sweetwater with a high near 98. Winds will come from the south at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight, it will be mostly clear with a low around 76. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph with gusts as high at 25 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more about the weather in and around Sweetwater.
Two people entered guilty pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012.
Samantha Mae Blake pled true to intoxication assault, which occurred on Nov. 17, 2009.
For her plea, Blake received two and a half years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice system. She will have to pay a $1,000 fine, $484 in court costs and $1,000 in attorney's fees. 85 days have been credited to her sentence.
The Wagon Wheels Square Dancers entertained the residents of Nolan Nursing and Rehab recently. The dancers are celebrating their 38th year of dancing this month of August. Kneeling is Tracy Dowell of McCaulley, the group's caller, pictured along with Carol Peloquin from Abilene. Pictured standing is Vera Ashley from Sweetwater and Honey and Don Wilson of Abilene.