Archive - Feb 15, 2013

Tall order today for SW

February 15, 2013

It’s taken eight years to get back to this point.
Now Sweetwater finds itself in a similar situa-tion to what it faced the last time a girls team ad-vanced to the Class 3A area basketball playoffs — a highly-ranked squad that will be heavily favored to end their season.
Back in 2005, the Lady Mustangs faced No. 1-ranked Canyon and lost 67-26. Today, they meet No. 8 Lubbock Cooper in the area round hoping for a much better result.
But they know they will have to play their best to pull off the upset.

Honk Rally today

February 15, 2013

A Honk Rally for the Sweetwater Lady Mustangs is planned for 3:15 p.m. on Friday Feb. 15.
They will leave Sweetwater High School, travel down Ragland Street to Musgrove Street, on to Avenue C and then to Lamar Street to West Broadway and then to Interstate 20.
The basketball team will travel to Post to play Lubbock Cooper.

Grand Jury indicts 19

February 15, 2013

A Nolan County Grand Jury indicted 19 people this past week. Twelve of those indictments were sealed. The following cases were true-billed:
Marcus Ray Franklin was indicted for family violence assault/impede breathing/circulation, a third degree felony, enhanced to a second degree felony with one prior felony conviction. His bond was set at $25,000.
Jesse Clyde Tollison, Jr. was indicted for burglary of a habitation with the intent to commit an assault, a second degree felony. His bond was set at $15,000.

Audit report presented at city meeting

February 15, 2013

During the Tuesday meeting of the Sweetwater City Commission, the audit report for the 2011-2012 fiscal year was presented and approved.
Cathy Wilks offered the review of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, in which she stated that the three opinion letters all came back with a clean opinion. In addition, last year was the 29th year that the city earned the GFOA (Government Finance Officers Association) award.

Blotters for February 13, 2013

February 15, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 51 calls for service, issued three citations and made five arrests on Feb. 13, 2013.

The SPD received 34, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Disorderly conduct — 1500 block of Grand.
• Criminal mischief — 800 block of E. 13th.
• Class C assault — 300 block of Lamar.

Arrested by SPD:
• Edna Pardue, 68 — Obstruction of highway or passageway.
• Ruben Ruiz, Jr., 50 — Public intoxication.
• Female juvenile, 15 — Directive to apprehend.
• Stacy Marsh, 37 — Criminal trespass.

Friday's local forecast

February 15, 2013

Expect a partly sunny sky today but cooler temperatures with a high near 48. Winds will be from the north at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 30 and northeastern winds at 5 to 10 mph. In the evening, the winds will shift to south-southeast.
We should see sunny skies with highs in the 60s this weekend and lows in the 40s offering partly cloudy skies in the evenings. However, winds will increase throughout the weekend, with gusts up to 30 mph on Sunday.
Learn all you need to know at weather.gov now.

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