Archive - 2012
During the short days and cold nights of winter, many of us crave comfort foods. Unfortunately, the rich dishes we usually think of tend to be low in nutrition and packed with fat and calories. Well, take heart. Itâ€™s possible to enjoy satisfying dishes that are tasty, hearty and nutritious.
The annual Sweetwater Jaycees Miss Snake Charmer Scholarship Pageant is a time where young ladies from throughout the Big Country come together to compete for scholarship money. At last year's pageant, past queens were recognized for the 52nd year of the Miss Snake Charmer Pageant.
The annual pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. The pageant is open to all girls between the ages of 16-19 who live within a 75 mile radius of Sweetwater.
The SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees were recognized at their regular meeting on Monday evening, Jan. 23, 2012.
As this month has been named School Board Recognition Month in Sweetwater, Nolan County Judge Tim Fambrough was in attendance to read the proclamation to the board members. The document praised their commitment to children and their education; the ongoing work with parents, staff and community members; establishing a firm foundation in local education; and supporting local and public education for the district.
Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Dennis Cumbie, announced that sign-up for the 2012 Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) and the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program began on Jan. 23, 2012 and continues through June 1, 2012.
"I encourage producers to make an appointment with our office to sign-up for program benefits," said Cumbie.
Waco, Texas â€”Â Texas Farmers Union delegates and members will convene for the 110th State Convention at the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. The convention will run Jan. 27 and 28, 2012, and will start at 1 p.m. on Friday, the 27th.
Texas Farmers Union President Wes Sims stated, "We will have a number of interesting speakers and programs. One of the speakers will be National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson, who will be speaking at the banquet on Saturday night."
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 50 calls for service, issued no citations and made four arrests on Jan. 24, 2012.
The SPD received 20, 911 calls.
â€¢ 1600 block of Grand.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1600 block of Grand.
â€¢ Credit/debit card abuse â€”Â 200 block of E. Fourth.
â€¢ Sexual assault â€”Â 200 block of E. Fourth.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 1400 block of Hailey.
â€¢ Assault â€”Â 1300 block of McCaulley.
â€¢ Family violence assault â€”Â 200 block of Orange.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Juvenile, 13 â€”Â Assault.
â€¢ Juvenile, 15 â€”Â Runaway.
â€¢ Juvenile, 13 â€”Â Assault.
Our mama, Carol Ann Colville, 63, died Tuesday in a Abilene hospital. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, in Cedar Hill Cemetery, under the direction of Girdner Funeral Home of Abilene. Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. Leray Scifres will officiate.
Mom was born May 16, 1948, in Eastland to Joseph James Riehl and Mary Madge Hatcher Riehl. She grew up in Abilene and attended Abilene High School and worked at the Tye and Merkel truck stops. Recently she lived in Sweetwater and worked at Goodwill.
ABILENE â€” John Paul Cain of Sweetwater, who first made a name for himself as a college golfer at Texas Tech University and later as an amateur golfer and two-time winner on the Senior PGA Tour, will be among nine new inductees into the Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame this year, it was announced Wednesday.
The 11th annual Big Country Hall of Fame induction banquet will be at 6:30 p.m. May 7 at the Abilene Civic Center. Tickets to the event will go on sale in February.
The Highland girls basketball team held on to second place in District 11-A, Division II with a 71-43 victory over Ira on Tuesday.
Highland improved to 19-7 overall and is 7-2 in district play with three games left. The Lady Hornets, trying for an 11th straight trip to the state playoffs, maintained a half-game lead over third-place Loraine and trail only first-place Roby (9-0) in district. Highland plays at Loraine (6-2) on Friday.
Sierra Allen scored 25 points to pace the win over Ira and Beth Richburg had 17 points.
The Nolan County Commissioners announced their selection of an architect for the new county jail and courthouse improvements during their meeting on Monday morning, Jan. 23, 2012.
Chosen for the project was the Wiginton Hooker Jeffry Architect firm, a Dallas-based company. Before the announcement was made, Precinct 4 Commissioner Tony Lara thanked those who made presentations to the commissioners â€” some who were in attendance â€” for their time and professionalism during the process.