Archive - Jun 22, 2011

Fire damage up to 42,000 acres

June 22, 2011

According to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden, the White Hat fire in Nolan County is slowing down and getting more and more under control as local and state firefighters battle the blaze. A slight rain on Tuesday evening helped firefighters in places that could not be reached. Madden stated that the Texas Forest service estimates that the fire has burned about 65,000 acres. According to the Texas Forest Service, the fire is 30 percent contained. There have been voluntary evacuations around the Maryneal community.

Sawyers to hunt on Animal Planet

June 22, 2011

The local fascination with rattlesnakes will be getting some national attention this Wednesday evening.
Sweetwater Jaycee Riley Sawyers, along with friends Allen Wells and Brandon Watson, will be appearing on the pilot episode of "Rattlesnake Republic" on Animal Planet. The show will be broadcast at 9 p.m. on Wednesday night, June 22.

SMS robotics team attends STEM Institute

June 22, 2011

Student-built robots rolled down the fashion runway, after being programmed, assembled and dressed by two teams of girls from Sweetwater, Texas, who attended Preston STEM Institute, a unique summer program for middle school students at Preston Middle School in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Blotters for June 20, 2011

June 22, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 48 calls for service, issued three citations and made one arrest on June 20, 2011.

The SPD received 46, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1700 block of Hailey.
• 500 block of E. 15th.

Calls for service:
• Family violence assault— 200 block of E. Arizona.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 1500 block of Grand.
• Duty upon striking an unattended vehicle — 1700 block of Hailey.
• Endangering a child — 500 block of E. 15th.

Arrested by SPD:
• Robert Sharp, 39 — Theft/possession of marijuana.

11-under Reds win pair of tournaments

June 22, 2011

A local 11-and-under select baseball team, the Sweetwater Reds, is shown with its hardware after taking first place at tournaments earlier this month. The team is shown with the trophy that it won in Abilene. Also, the players also won a USSSA state tournament held in Midland, where the boys received rings as well as a plaque shaped like Texas. The Abilene tournament had a total of six teams participating, while the state tournament in Midland had 10 teams.

PECOS — Five boys and two girls will advance to the Region I-3A track meet after top-four finishes...
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