Archive - Mar 7, 2012

Changes made to Round-Up to alleviate traffic, make a safer event

March 7, 2012

This weekend the Sweetwater Jaycees World’s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up will be back in full force. The biggest event that West Texas and the world knows doesn’t come together without preparation. Meetings about the Rattlesnake Round-Up took place nearing the event to discuss parking, tours and other aspects that need to be addressed.

DECA students attend state competition conference

March 7, 2012

Sweetwater High School's DECA, a competitive business and marketing organization, chapter recently attended the state competition conference in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Two teams, consisting of four students, have advanced to the international competition in Salt Lake City, Utah. ICDC, (International Career Development Conference), invites qualifying students from all 50 states, several American territories, and a number of Canadian territories to attend the conference to compete, attend leadership conferences and earn scholarships.

Jazz Ambassadors to perform free concert in Sweetwater

March 7, 2012

The internationally acclaimed U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, D.C., will continue its long history of presenting free public performances when it appears at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium on Monday night, April 2, 2012 at 7 p.m. The Jazz Ambassadors’ concert in Sweetwater is sponsored by the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce.

SPFA raising money for wild land gear

March 7, 2012

The Sweetwater Professional Firefighters Association (SPFA) is selling t-shirts to raise money for the purchase of wild land gear for Sweetwater firefighters in the event of more wildfires. Last year, the White Hat Fire in southern Nolan County burned more than 80,000 acres. The equipment the SPFA is looking into purchasing will help immensely if there is a repeat of last summer.

Blotters for March 5, 2012

March 7, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 37 calls for service, issued seven citations and made no arrests on March 5, 2012.

The SPD received 21, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 400 block of Alexander.
• Assault — 1200 block of Ragland.
• Theft — 200 block of Lamar.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served two civil papers and made no arrests on March 5, 2012.

Calls for service:
• Attempt to locate — I-20.
• Inmate transport/dental — E. 15th Street.
• Illegal dumping — FM 1170.

Local sports calendar

March 7, 2012

THURSDAY, MARCH 8
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity at Abilene tournament.
Golf
Sweetwater JV boys will play at Breckenridge tournament.
Track
Sweetwater middle school teams at Clyde meet.
Roscoe junior high teams host meet.
FRIDAY, MARCH 9
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity at Abilene tournament.
Powerlifting
Sweetwater boys qualifiers will compete at Region I, Division 2 meet in Sundown.
Softball
Sweetwater JV hosts Vernon, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity hosts Vernon, 6:30 p.m.
Track
Sweetwater JV and varsity boys at Big Spring Invitational meet.

Mustangs win big at G’wood

March 7, 2012

The Sweetwater baseball team has wins from five different pitchers already.
Senior Gabriel Medellin became the latest when he allowed just six hits in a seven-inning complete game, in his first start of the year, on Monday. His teammates, meanwhile, had 13 hits, while scoring eight runs in the first three innings at Midland Greenwood in defeating the Rangers, 11-4.

S’water track teams start year at Snyder

March 7, 2012

Sweetwater’s track teams began their 2012 season last Friday at a meet in Snyder.
Nick Nemir got the boys’ only win in the 300 hurdles (40.61), and he also placed second in the 100 dash with a time of 11.29. His brother, Sam Nemir, placed third in the 200 dash (23.88), mis-sing second by .02 seconds. Chase Saunders was third in the shot put (37-3) and sixth in the discus (91-4). Placing fourth were Kyle Lambert in the shot (36-8) and the 400 relay (45.25). Sweetwater had 44 points as a team to place fifth.
Sweetwater’s girls also ran at Snyder and scored 40 points to place fifth.

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