Archive - Aug 10, 2011

Nominations now being accepted for 2011 Outstanding Citizens, Business of the Year

August 10, 2011

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for those to be honored as Outstanding Young Citizen, Outstanding Female Citizen and Outstanding Male Citizen for 2011. Nominations are also being accepted for Sweetwater's Business of the Year award.

Local fire departments respond to Taylor County blaze

August 10, 2011

Several local fire departments assisted in a Taylor County fire on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011 south of Trent.
Nolan County fire departments fighting the blaze included Sweetwater Fire Department, Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department, Nolan Volunteer Fire Department and Blackwell Volunteer Fire Department, along with several Taylor County fire departments and the Texas Forest Service providing a spotter plane and a task force. The Sweetwater Elks Lodge provided refreshments for the firefighters.
According to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden, about 350 acres of land were burned in the blaze.

SEED discusses industrial park

August 10, 2011

The SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) Board of Directors met for its regular monthly meeting on Monday morning, Aug. 8, 2011 at the Chamber of Commerce.
Two significant action items on the agenda were considered by the board, one including the renewal of the $475,000 line of credit loan for EMA. Board members browsed an informative packet while a brief presentation was made by SEED member John Jay.

Blotters for August 8, 2011

August 10, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 37 calls for service, issued three citations and made no arrests on Aug. 8, 2011.

The SPD received 25, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Information only — 900 block of W. 8th.
• Criminal mischief — 1600 block of Hailey.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served eight civil papers and made one arrest on Aug. 8, 2011.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Erica Magallon Carrasco, 34, of Odessa — Warrant/bond forfeiture x3.

Calls for service:
• Information only — E. Highway 80.
• Theft — FM 419.

James Larry Free

August 10, 2011

Colorado City – Mr. James Larry Free, age 67, of Colorado City, passed away, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011, at Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland, Texas. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011 at Oak Street Baptist Church in Colorado City, Texas. Rev. Jackie Brim will be officiating services. All arrangements are under the care and direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.

Hornets try to regain sting

August 10, 2011

Highland has a new head football coach, Jeff Shelton, this year, and he inherits some good talent from former coach Karry Owens, who left Highland after 18 seasons and a 147-56-3 record to become the head coach at Water Valley.
Highland managed just a 2-7 record for Owens in his final year, but was practically starting over with a slew of youngsters after graduating most of the top talent from the 2009 squad that reached the state finals.

Highland will hold its annual ‘Big Blue Preview’ on Aug. 23

August 10, 2011

Highland holds its annual “Big Blue Preview” Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 6 p.m. at the football field. All football players and spirit groups will be introduced.

Lady Mustangs win opener

August 10, 2011

A year ago, the Sweetwater volleyball team opened its season with a straight-set loss against Seminole at home. But on Tuesday, Sweetwater hosted Seminole again and the result took a 180-degree turn.
Leading almost all the way, the Lady Mustangs swept the match by scores of 25-20, 25-18, 25-12.
Except for some struggles at the end of the first game and early in the second, Sweetwater was in control against Seminole while getting strong individual performances from several players.

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