Archive - 2012

April 6th

Ludlum VP testifies before Congress on need for high-skilled immigration reform

April 6, 2012

As one can imagine, there are not a lot of electronics engineers with experience in the radiation detection industry that happen to live in the small town of Sweetwater, waiting to be employed. So when a Mexican engineer who had an undergraduate engineering degree and a graduate business degree from the University of Texas accepted an offer of employment from Ludlum Measurements Inc., Ludlum Vice President Mick Truitt was thrilled.

Fireworks, street dance planned in Roscoe

April 6, 2012

The City of Roscoe will be having two events downtown on Saturday, April 21.
The 1st Annual Screw Terlinquin Chili Cook-off will take place at The Lumberyard. All proceeds will go toward the Open Door Child Development at the First United Methodist Church in Roscoe, a non-profit organization.
Later in the day, a free concert and street dance will take place in Downtown Roscoe. Entertainment will be provided by Eleven Hundred Springs, and a fireworks show will follow.

Senior photos needed for blowout 2012 video

April 6, 2012

Sweetwater High School's Blowout 2012 is just around the corner, and event coordinators want to ensure that parents of graduating seniors are staying informed.
Photos are needed for the senior video that is shown at Blowout. The pictures are typically from grade school but can be from any time from a graduating senior's life. No more than 20 photos per person may be submitted.
All pictures must be turned in to the SHS Library by Friday, April 13, 2012. The photos will be returned to the students at the Blowout event scheduled for Friday, May 25, 2012.

Wreck early Friday morning

April 6, 2012

A wreck involving a pickup pulling a 16 foot trailer and a semi truck at the intersection of Highway 84 and Interstate 20 occurred just before dawn Friday morning, April 6, 2012. There were five people in the truck and one in the semi truck.  The Chevy truck took the exit too fast and went in to the path of the passing semi truck, according to Sweetwater Emergency Service Manager Grant Madden. "Despite the major damage to the truck, there were no serious injuries. A passing Mustang hit a piece of debris in the dark and suffered major damage as well," said Madden.

New SHS football coach will be named next week

April 6, 2012

The process of interviewing candidates to replace Craig Slaughter is nearly over, and a press conference is planned next week to name Sweetwater High School's new head football coach and athletic director.
Interviews for the dual position have been conducted since Slaughter announced his resignation last week to accept a similar position at Llano, and Thursday was the last day to accept applications, said superintendent Terry Pittman. As of yesterday afternoon, over 100 applications had been received, Pittman said.

Cumbie honored by KTXS

April 6, 2012

Sweetwater Intermediate School fifth grade teacher LouAnn Cumbie was honored with this past week's Teacher Tribute award, given by KTXS television station.
Cumbie was nominated by one of her fifth grade math students, Bailey Lanto.

Blotters for April 4, 2012

April 6, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 48 calls for service, issued one citations and made one arrest on April 4, 2012.

The SPD received 15, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Class C Assault — 300 block of Lamar.

Arrested by SPD:
• Thomas Castillo, 34 — Possession of a controlled substance/driving while license invalid.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on April 4, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Jeremy Meeks, 50, of Sweetwater — Warrant/motion to revoke probation.

Arrested by DPS:

Local sports calendar

April 6, 2012

FRIDAY, APRIL 6
Baseball
Sweetwater JV hosts Wylie in doubleheader starting at 10 a.m.
Sweetwater varsity at Wylie, 4:30 p.m.
Softball
Sweetwater varsity at Wylie, 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater JV at Wylie, 6 p.m.
Tennis
Sweetwater varsity completes district tournament in Brownwood.
Track
Roscoe JV and varsity teams complete district meet in Albany.

SHS teams resume district action today

April 6, 2012

Sweetwater’s Kelsi Crosson is shown getting a hit in a recent district game with Big Spring. Crosson and her Lady Mustang softball teammates have a key game at Wylie at 4:30 p.m. today as they push for the program’s first playoff berth in several years. Sweetwater comes in with a 3-2 record and is in second place, while Wylie is 1-3.

Finn, Hoover receive all-BC hoop honors

April 6, 2012

Sweetwater’s Alicia Finn and Kaleb Hoover have received all-Big Country basketball recognition by the Abilene Reporter-News for Classes 3A through 5A.
Hoover, a 6-1 sophomore forward who led the Mustangs in scoring and rebounding this season, was named to the Class 3A-5A boys second team and was also chosen as the Newcomer of the Year. He burst on the scene in his first year on the Mustang varsity, averaging 16.6 points, 7.4 rebounds and two steals per game. Hoover was also named last month as the District 5-3A newcomer of the year.

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