Archive - Feb 7, 2012

Third Annual Ridin’ For Cash Bull Bash approaches

February 7, 2012

With two years of success behind them, the third annual "Ridin' for Cash" Bull Bash is sure to be another profitable event.
The fundraiser will take place on Saturday, February 18, 2012, at the Nolan County Coliseum. While the riding performances will start at 7 p.m., doors will open at 5 p.m. for guests to browse the 30-plus vendor booths that will be on hand.

Ruiz honored for years of service

February 7, 2012

A local employee of the Texas Department of Transportation was recently honored for 10 years of service to the agency. Sergio Ruiz (right), a transportation technician in the Sweetwater maintenance office, received a framed certificate and a lapel pin depicting his years of service to the department. Lauren Garduno, P.E. (left), Abilene District Engineer, made the presentation during a meeting in Abilene.

NCF gearing up for golf classic

February 7, 2012

Members of the Nolan County Foundation are announcing their annual NCF Golf Classic scheduled for April 21, 2012 at the Sweetwater Country Club.
According to Jerry Riggs, President of the NCF, this event started in 2006 as a source of additional funding for spring graduates from Blackwell, Highland, Roscoe and Sweetwater high schools who desire to continue their education at any Texas college or university. Since its inception, the NCF has awarded $1,000 each to 133 graduating seniors.

Averitt associates donate $400,000 gift to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

February 7, 2012

Averitt Express associates have once again provided a substantial monetary gift to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Averitt Cares for Kids recently presented St. Jude with a donation of $400,000 during an event held at the Memphis hospital.
The funds were collected entirely from Averitt associate contributions during 2011, most of which were $1 weekly payroll deductions. Since 2006, associates have given more than $2.2 million to St. Jude through Averitt Cares for Kids, the charitable giving arm of Averitt Express.

Blotters for February 3-5, 2012

February 7, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 134 calls for service, issued five citations and made five arrests from Feb. 3-5, 2012.

The SPD received 49, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 800 block of Lamar.
• 500 block of E. Broadway.
• 1000 block of E. Broadway.

Calls for service:
• Disorderly conduct — 300 block of Lamar.
• Theft — 1800 block of Lamar.
• Terrorist threats — 100 block of E. First.
• Criminal trespass — 900 block of Lemon.
• Family violence assault — 100 block of Gillispie.
• Burglary of a motor vehicle — 1700 block of Hailey.

Freshman boys basketball team

February 7, 2012

The Sweewater High School freshman boys basketball team plays its final home game today. The team, which hosts Brownwood at 6 p.m., has a 12-6 season record and is 3-3 in district with two games left. Pictured are, standing from left, Isaiah McGee, Clay Kitchens, Rhett Torres, Duanta Williams, Jonathan Neri; seated, J.P. Poe, Bray Amos, Colton Scott, Martes Harris and Nick Haley. Not pictured is coach Skylar Houston.

SHS hoop teams to host final d’header

February 7, 2012

Sweetwater High School’s basketball teams will wel-come Brownwood to Mus-tang Gym today for the final varsity doubleheader of the 2011-12 season with little more than pride at stake.
Today’s game will also end the season for the SHS girls, who are 1-6 in district and 15-17 overall. The Lady Mustangs, who are sched-uled to tip off at 6 p.m., are facing a Brownwood team that has a 5-2 district mark and clinched the No. 2 play-off spot this past Friday by defeating Big Spring 40-26.

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