Archive - Feb 20, 2013

Muffins, Muffins, Muffins!

February 20, 2013

Here are three basic muffin recipes that we teach here at TSTC Culinary. They are very easy, and you can make them any flavor you like simply by adding any of the following:
Pumpkin puree with pumpkin pie spices
Nuts
Coconut
Peaches
Blueberries
Apples
Chocolate Chips
Orange Zest
Lemon Zest
Streusel Topping
Poppy seeds
Flax Seeds
Sesame Seeds
Almond Extract

They are nicer if you sprinkle the top with a course sugar before you bake them----gives them a crunch and a sparkle.
Enjoy!
Hint: Cake flour makes these really light and fluffy!

Basic Muffin Recipe

Four dogs currently available for adoption

February 20, 2013

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has four dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a male labrador mix puppy, a male terrier mix, a female chihuahua mix and a male chihuahua-pug mix.
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.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.

Pageant deadline extended

February 20, 2013

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, the theme for the night was Wings Across America in honor of the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots).
The annual pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 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.

Highland girls advance to regional semifinals

February 20, 2013

The Highland girls basketball team posed with its trophy on Tuesday after beating Water Valley, 40-32, in a Class 1A, Division II regional quarterfinal playoff game in Ballinger.
The win sends the Lady Hornets into the regional semifinals where they will play Baird at 7 p.m. Friday in Abilene.
The Highland boys lost their bi-district game to Robert Lee, 37-22, in Ballinger in the second half of Tuesday’s doubleheader.
See stories on both games in the Sports section on the website or in Page 7 of today's print edition.

SISD student travel meal allowance to increase

February 20, 2013

The Sweetwater Independent School District (SISD) Board of Trustees approved an increase to the student travel meal allowance during their meeting held on Monday night at the Administration Building.
With the current prices standing at $5 for a day trip and $6 per meal on an overnight trip, the district's meal allowance can barely keep up with the rising costs to pay for a standard meal. Thus, a dollar increase to both prices was proposed.

Preliminary plans presented for new police station

February 20, 2013

While in its early stages, preliminary concept plans for a new Police Station were presented during the February meeting of the Sweetwater City Commission by Police Chief Brian Frieda.
As a result of available capital improvement funds, it was announced at the December 2012 meeting that a contract was signed by the city with Wiginton Hooker Jeffry Architects, P.C. for work to be done on a police station. Since that time, the architects have constructed a concept plan for the city.

Mary Etta O’Donald

February 20, 2013

Mary Etta O’Donald, 94, passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at Hendrick Medical Center. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Roby Church of Christ with Darrell “Speedy” Hart officiating. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sweetwater, directed by Abilene Funeral Home.  Viewing will be Thursday from noon until service time at the church in Roby.
Mrs. O’Donald was born Sept. 7, 1918, in Fisher County, Texas to the late Watson Mann and Martha Cary McCain. She was a member of the Roby Church of Christ.

Blotters for February 18, 2013

February 20, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 35 calls for service, issued one citation and made one arrest on Feb. 18, 2013.

The SPD received 46, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 900 block of Neff.
• 900 block of Lamar.
• 100 block of Musgrove.

Calls for service:
• Criminal trespass — 1200 block of Ragland.
• Assault — 100 block of Industrial.
• Theft — 100 block of E Fourth.
• Unattended death — 800 block of E Thirteenth.

Arrested by SPD:
• Female juvenile, 16 — Violate terms of release.

Highland girls stop Water Valley, 40-32

February 20, 2013

BALLINGER — They may not be state-ranked, but the Highland girls basketball team knows how to take down a top-25 opponent.
When the Lady Hornets got in foul trouble in the second half while trying to protect a lead, they relied on two Ds — defense and a very effective delay game — and clutch free throw shooting to secure a 40-32 victory over No. 16-ranked Water Valley on Tuesday at Ballinger High School.
Highland (29-4) will face Baird in the regional semifinals at Abilene Christian University at 7 p.m. Friday — a team the Lady Hornets defeated 43-28 back in late November.

Hornets fall to Steers

February 20, 2013

BALLINGER — The Highland boys relied largely on their defense to get them into the Class A playoffs this season. It wasn’t enough, however, to overcome an anemic offensive effort in Friday’s bi-district game vs. Robert Lee as the Steers built a first-half lead and held on for a 37-22 victory at Ballinger High School.
District 13-A, D-II runnerup Highland (15-15) held only one lead, 4-3, in the first minute of the second quarter. Yes, 4-3.

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