Archive - 2012
This yearâ€™s Future Sweetwater class learned about our local economy on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, beginning at the Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development office to speak with Ken Becker, SEED Executive Director. Shown are Future Sweetwater students Taylor McPherson, Caroline Lawrence, Quentin Wetsel, Austin Marlett, Stephen May, Mason Andrews, Kaleb Hoover, Greg Aiken, Megan Carney, Kayla Chowning, Rachel Gray and Allison Winslett.
The Nolan County Livestock Show was held Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 through Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012.
The goat, rabbit and broiler shows took place on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 and the swine show took place on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012. The results from these shows are as follows:
Goats Class 1
1st â€”Â Hayden Wehba
2nd â€” Hayden Wehba
3rd â€”Â Kassie Gunn
4th â€”Â BreAnne Richardson
5th â€”Â BreAnne Richardson
6th â€” Kellse Cornett
7th â€”Â Kamren Fisher
8th â€” Lexi Harrell
9th â€” Shelby Sutton
10th â€” Shelby Sutton
11th â€”Â Kamren Fisher
Goats Class 2
1st â€”Â Stina Tomlin â€”Â Grand Champion
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has five dogs available for adoption.
One of the adoptable pets is a tan female Labrador mix. Also available are two puppies, one male Husky mix and one male pit bull mix (shown). Also available from last week are two female mixed breed dogs, one white and one brown. According to Sweetwater's animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
Though it had been an eternity â€” almost two years â€” since winning a district game, it didnâ€™t take Sweet-water long to seize control of Tuesdayâ€™s 5-3A contest at Mustang Gym with Snyder.
After falling behind 3-2 less than two minutes into the contest, the Mustangs promptly went on a 7-0 run to take a 9-3 lead midway through the first quarter. Sweetwater never gave up the lead after that.
And with sophomore post Kaleb Hoover scoring 19 of his 25 points in the second half, the Mustangs (1-3, 10-17) gradually pulled away to claim a 54-41 win.
The Sweetwater girls bas-ketball team struggled early against Snyder in the teamsâ€™ District 5-3A game Tuesday at Mustangs, then lost two key starters to fouls in the fourth quarter after building a 12-point lead.
But the Lady Mustangs persevered to get their first win in district play, 49-43, over the Lady Tigers.
Sweetwater (1-4, 15-15) found itself trailing 11-2 and 13-4 in the first quarter un-til finally getting untracked.
Kendra Crossonâ€™s basket gave the Lady Mustangs their first lead, 18-17, with 3:19 left before halftime.
The Sweetwater junior varsity and freshman boys basketball teams both came away with wins over Snyder here Tuesday in sub-varsity district contests.
The JV boys won 46-42 as they got 15 points from Trey Taylor and overcame a two-point deficit by outscoring Snyder 14-8 in the fourth quarter to improve to 2-2 in district and 15-8 overall. Brandon Howell and Quentin Wetsel had eight points, Mike McCoy six, Marquees Jenkins five and Deandre Gatson four for the Mustangs.
Sweetwater led 12-11 after one quarter, but trailed 25-23 at halftime and 34-32 after three quarters.
Sweetwaterâ€™s sub-varsity girls basketball teams came away with a split when they hosted Snyder on Tuesday.
The JV girls, who are 16-5 overall, lost for the first time in district play as they fell to Snyder, 52-49.
But the freshman girls fared much better, winning 44-24 to improve to 15-4 this season.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 37 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on Jan. 23, 2012.
The SPD received eight, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Unauthorized use of a vehicle â€”Â 1600 block of Grand.
â€¢ Fraud â€”Â 200 block of E. Fourth.
â€¢ Information only â€”Â 200 block of E. Fourth.
â€¢ Information only â€”Â 700 block of SW Georgia.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 900 block of Lamar.
â€¢ Family violence assault â€”Â 200 block of Jenny George.
â€¢ Runaway â€”Â 1200 block of Towncreek.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1700 block of Hailey.
Arrested by SPD:
Funeral services for Verna Mae Atkins, 90, of Ft. Worth and formerly of Loraine, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan, 28, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories in Sweetwater with Rev. Homer Reddic officiating. Interment will follow at Loraine Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Atkins died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, in Ft. Worth.
Many people can see a problem; few people will take action to resolve it.
Sweetwater resident Russ Petty noticed piles of trash accumulating around town â€” specifically around the Interstate 20 and Lamar Street area â€” and decided to take action.
Petty not only thought about the community, but how the trash might leave a poor impression to passers-by about Sweetwater.
"It's embarrassing," said Petty in a phone interview.