Archive - Jan 27, 2012

Portions of Texas interstate highways to see speed limit increase

January 27, 2012

AUSTIN—Miles and miles of Texas highway will soon see speed limit increases following Thursday’s Texas Transportation Commission action approving 75 mph designations for close to 1,500 miles of interstate.
The speed limit changes span 60 Texas counties making it the largest conversion since a new law was passed last year. The 82nd Texas Legislature passed and the Governor signed House Bill 1353 which allows the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to establish 75 mph speed limits on Texas highways providing speed studies show it can be done safely.

Local canines become certified therapy dogs

January 27, 2012

On Sunday afternoon, Jan. 22, 2012 local handlers and their dogs passed the TDI test to become Certified Therapy Dogs. Lisa Peterson was the instructor for the course.
Therapy Dogs International (TDI®) is a volunteer organization dedicated to regulating, testing and registration of therapy dogs and their volunteer handlers for the purpose of visiting nursing homes, hospitals, other institutions and wherever else therapy dogs are needed.
TDI registers all breeds of dogs. Some dogs have pedigrees, while others have been adopted from local shelters or are rescue dogs.

RPMH undergoing renovations

January 27, 2012

While working to improve the lives of so many in Nolan County, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) is receiving some vital help as well. The hospital has recently launched a renovation project that will increase the hospital’s energy efficiency and improve the medical/surgical wing.
“A lot has changed in the way buildings consume energy since our facility was first built more than 36 years ago,” said Donna Boatright, administrator of RPMH. “The impact of our renovations not only lowers our energy use, but also enhances our patients’ experience at our facility.”

Children’s art show to be held at local library

January 27, 2012

The West Texas Art Guild is sponsoring a Children’s art show at the County-City Library on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. The show will be divided into five age groups including ages 3-5, ages 6-8, ages 9-11, ages 12-14 and ages 15-18.
Name and age of the child must be attached to the back of the artwork. Ribbons will be awarded to first, second and third places, as well as honorable mention winners. One Best-Of-Show ribbon for the over-all best artwork will be awarded. All work must be matted and ready to hang.

Blotters for January 25, 2012

January 27, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 40 calls for service, issued no citations and made three arrests on Jan. 25, 2012.

The SPD received 18, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 2000 block of Lamar.
• Criminal mischief — 500 block of Wall.
• Criminal mischief — 200 block of E. Third.

Arrested by SPD:
• Male juvenile, 13 — Assault.
• Male juvenile, 16 — Disruption of classroom.
• Male juvenile, 14 — Order of immediate custody.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 15 calls for service, served three civil papers and made no arrests on Jan. 25, 2012.

Dillard Royce McCain

January 27, 2012

A graveside service for Dillard Royce McCain, 56, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at Slater’s Chapel Cemetery in Nolan with Rev. Billy Oliver officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at McCoy Funeral Home.
McCain died Thursday. Jan. 26, 2012, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.

Weekend sports

January 27, 2012

FRIDAY, JAN. 27
Basketball
Sweetwater freshman, JV and varsity girls and boys have an open date.
Roscoe teams vs. Has-kell — JV girls at 4 p.m., JV boys at 5:15 pm., varsity girls at 6:30 p.m., varsity boys at 8 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity girls and boys at Lor-aine starting at 4 p.m.
Blackwell varsity girls and boys at Paint Rock starting at 6:30 p.m.
SATURDAY,
JAN. 28
Basketball
Roscoe 7th grade teams host tournament.
Blackwell junior high teams host tournament.
Highland junior high teams at Trent tournament.
Powerlifting
Sweetwater boys at Abilene High meet.

Junior varsity girls basketball team

January 27, 2012

Sweetwater High School’s junior varsity girls basketball team has compiled a 16-5 record and is 4-1 in district play. The team’s next game will be on Tuesday at Big Spring. Pictured, from left, are Mikki Reschman, Karlee Murff, Shaneese Brown, Larissa Locklar, coach Al Miller, Sydney Vanderbilt, Taylor McPherson, Kayla Chowning and Maddie Jones.

Nolan County district basketball standings

January 27, 2012

DISTRICT 5-3A GIRLS
Wylie 5-0
Brownwood 3-2
Big Spring 2-2
Sweetwater 1-4
Snyder 1-4
DISTRICT 5-3A BOYS
Wylie 3-0
Brownwood 2-1
Big Spring 2-1
Sweetwater 1-3
Snyder 0-3
DISTRICT 9-A,
DIVISION I GIRLS
Munday 6-0
Hamlin 5-1
Haskell 3-3
Roscoe 2-4
Stamford 2-4
Rotan 0-6
DISTRICT 9-A,
DIVISION I
BOYS
Stamford 5-0
Munday 4-1
Haskell 3-2
Hamlin 2-3
Roscoe 1-4
Rotan 0-5
DISTRICT II-A,
DIVISION II
GIRLS
Roby 9-0
Highland 7-2
Loraine 6-2
Westbrook 4-5
Trent 2-6
Ira 2-7
Hermleigh 0-8
DISTRICT II-A,
DIVISION II
BOYS
Ira 6-1
Trent 5-1
Roby 5-2

Church News: February is Family Month at Emmanuel Fellowship Church

January 27, 2012

Avondale Baptist Church
Avondale Baptist Church family! We would like to invite everyone to come and worship with us. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street.

THURSDAY, APRIL 17 Track Sweetwater qualifiers will compete at 3-3A/4-3A area meet in Pecos (top...
Nine Sweetwater track athletes will be the first from Nolan County to try for regional berths today...
A 15-1 win over Monahans Tuesday broke Sweetwater out of its recent tailspin and got the team back...

 

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