Archive - Feb 25, 2011

Fire burns 1300 acres

February 25, 2011

A Thursday afternoon fire consumed 1300 acres just West of Blackwell according to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden. Madden stated that the fire began on County Road 265 on Diamond Plate Ranch. The fire is thought to have been started by a lit cigarette being thrown on the road. Several homes were threatened by the fire, but were all saved. It took several entities from 2-10 p.m. to contain the blaze.

Residents asked to be cautious during fire season

February 25, 2011

Drought conditions, high winds and low humidity are prompting Texas Forest Service officials to predict a high risk for wildfire on Sunday, Feb. 27, in the Big Country.
The combination of ongoing drought, gusty winds and low humidity creates the potential for large and threatening wildfires. Texans should use caution and refrain from outdoor burning or other activities that could start a wildfire. No outdoor burning is authorized under the current burn bans issued by county officials.

Rotary clubs take on $200 million challenge from the Gates Foundation

February 25, 2011

Rotary clubs here and around the world are determined to do whatever it takes to achieve a world free of the crippling disease polio. A key component of that effort is fundraising. Rotary members are working to raise $200 million in response to a challenge grant of $355 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Local sports this weekend

February 25, 2011

TODAY
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity plays at San Angelo Lake View tournament through Saturday.
Sweetwater JV plays at Big Spring tournament through Saturday.
Basketball
2 p.m. — Highland vs. Newcastle (Region II-A, Div. II girls semifinal), ACU’s Moody Coliseum. Winner plays for chance to go to state at 2 p.m. Saturday at ACU.
Golf
Sweetwater varsity and JV girls host tournament at Sweetwater Country Club through Saturday.
Softball
Sweetwater JV (Fraley Park) and varsity (Jerry Collins Complex) host tournaments through Saturday.
Tennis
Sweetwater varsity plays at Brownwood, 4 p.m.

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