Archive - Aug 12, 2011

Driver airlifted from I-20 wreck

August 12, 2011

The driver of a Honda Odyssey was airlifted via Native Air to Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene on Thursday afternoon around 5 p.m. The driver was said to have lost control of his vehicle, driving between the guardrails and off of an Interstate 20 bridge near Cemetery Road, just east of Roscoe. The vehicle impacted the concrete below the bridge and climbed up to the median before stopping. The driver was listed in stable condition.

NCF donates to fire departments, museum

August 12, 2011

Members of the Nolan County Foundation Board announced the awarding of six $2,000 grants to each of the Nolan County fire departments and a $10,000 challenge grant to the Pioneer City-County Museum. According to Jerry Riggs, President of the NCF, the awards are a part of a continuing program for the NCF to recognize worthwhile projects that will benefit all of Nolan County.

Blotters for August 10, 2011

August 12, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 38 calls for service, issued no citations and made no arrests on Aug. 10, 2011.

The SPD received 35, 911 calls.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had four calls for service, served eight civil papers and made no arrests on Aug. 10, 2011.

Calls for service:
• Transport — Acadia in Abilene.
• Stranded motorist — I-20 west bound.
• Welfare concern — 1400 block of FM 1230.
• Inmate transport — Formby Unit.

Total in Custody: 42 (1 Taylor County)

James Henderson Witt

August 12, 2011

Dr. James (Jim) Henderson Witt, 89, of Sherman, passed away peacefully on July 28, 2011, due to complications from a 10 year battle with Alzheimer's disease. Born in Mount Pleasant, Texas on Dec. 1, 1921, Jim was the son of Thelma Henderson Witt and Dr. James Estes Witt. He graduated from Mount Pleasant High School in 1939, attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas and graduated from Baylor Dental School in Dallas in 1944.

Weekend sports

August 12, 2011

FRIDAY, AUG. 12
Football
Sweetwater at Lubbock Cooper (scrimmage) starting at 6 p.m.
Highland hosts Panther Creek (scrimmage) starting at 6 p.m.
Blackwell hosts Jayton (scrimmage) starting at 6 p.m.
Volleyball
Sweetwater varsity at Abilene tournament.
Sweetwater JV and freshmen at Albany tournament.
SATURDAY, AUG. 13
Football
Roscoe at Haskell (scrimmage) starting at 10 a.m.
Volleyball
Sweetwater varsity at Abilene tournament.

SW visits Cooper for 1st scrimmage

August 12, 2011

After two weeks of practices, Sweetwater’s football team finally gets to see how it will fare against outside competition when the Mustangs go to Lubbock Cooper today for their first scrimmage of the season.
Freshman and JV skirmishes will begin at 6 p.m., setting the stage for the varsity scrimmage at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater head coach Craig Slaughter said the format calls for the No. 1 units on offense and defense to get in 30 plays each tonight while the No. 2 units will run 20 plays apiece.

Arkansas and Texas revisit an old rivalry in the 2014 Texas Bowl. Big 12 Insider Wendell Barnhouse...
Sweetwater boys host Coleman — freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m. Sweetwater...
The Roscoe girls basket-ball team lost at Haskell, 57-34, to start District 7-2A play on Tuesday....

 

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