Archive - Feb 2013

February 28th

Boys golfers 9th at Lubbock

February 28, 2013

The Sweetwater boys golf team shot 338 and 333 for a 671 total to place ninth out of 16 schools competing in a Region 1-3A preview tourn-ament in Lubbock held this past weekend.
Andrews won the event while Big Spring, Abilene Wylie, Lampasas, Sny-der, Levelland, Seminole, Borger, Sweetwater and Graham completed the top 10 teams.
Individually for Sweet-water, Alex Castillo shot 85-76-161; Mason Andrews shot 82-80-162; Michael Hunt shot 90-82-172; Mich-ael Hazard shot 81-95-176; and Mark Lawrence shot 107-110-217. The girls have their 1-3A preview starting Friday in Lubbock.

L-League tryouts set today

February 28, 2013

Sweetwater Little League tryouts will start today for those in Farm League (ages 7-8), Minor League (9-10) and Major League (11-12).
The tryouts will be held at the respective fields from 6-8 p.m. Each league will try out on their own field.
The Major League field is located along County Road 419, also known as the cotton oil mill road, while both the Minor League field and the Farm League field are located just east of the Nolan County Coliseum stock barns.
The alternate date for try-outs is Saturday, March 2. Tryouts that day will be at the Minor and Farm fields only.

Local weather for Thursday

February 28, 2013

Expect mostly sunny skies today, with a high near 55. Winds will be from the west-northwest at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 34 and west-northwestern winds around 5 mph. In the evening, the winds will shift to the southeast.
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February 27th

Healthy Recipes for Lent

February 27, 2013

Cooking nutritious — and delicious — meatless meals for Lent has never been easier. These recipes start with Alaska Seafood, which is additive-free, lean, and full of healthful vitamins, minerals, nutrients and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
To find more easy, delicious, and healthy Lenten recipes, visit www.wildalaskaflavor.com.

Warm Halibut Potato Salad
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
1 pound small white or red new potatoes
4 Alaska halibut fillets (4 to 6 ounces each), fresh, thawed or frozen
1 tablespoon olive oil
Pepper, to taste

Grand Central Station lab at SMS recognized with Spirit of GCS Award

February 27, 2013

Julie Cypert's Grand Central Station Lab at Sweetwater Middle School was awarded the Spirit of GCS Award for the 2012-2013 school year from the Center for Learning and Development in Waco, TX.

SHS grad speaks at Rotary Club

February 27, 2013

Sweetwater High School graduate Robert Reyes made a visit back to the area to offer a presentation recently at the local Rotary Club meeting.
Reyes, a 1994 graduate of SHS, is also a graduate of Texas Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently employed as an engineer with Halliburton in the Permian Basin, having many of his written works regarding his field published.

Local pastor named as Hendrick Medical Center Board Chair

February 27, 2013

Ward D. Hayes was recently elected as Chair for Hendrick Medical Center’s Board of Trustees. Hayes is the senior pastor for Trinity Baptist Church in Sweetwater.
As Chair, Hayes will preside over Board meetings, guide and direct the governance process, serve as the Board’s central point of official communication with the hospital’s CEO and represent the Board at hospital and community functions.

Blotters for February 25, 2013

February 27, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 48 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on Feb. 25, 2013.

The SPD received 22, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 800 block of E. Arizona.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a vehicle — 100 block of W. Arizona.

Arrested by SPD:
• Male juvenile, 14 — Officer in command.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 11 calls for service, served one civil paper and made one arrest on Feb. 25, 2013.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Patrick Joe Miller, 26, of Longview — Warrant/criminal mischief.

Calls for service:

Lady Hornets play in Austin Friday

February 27, 2013

The Highland girls basketball team plays top-ranked Saltillo in the Class 1A, Division II state semifinals Friday.
The game is set to tip off at 1:30 p.m. at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin. This is the first trip to the state tournament for Highland.
Pictured during the regional final against Garden City is Sydny Helbert.

Wednesday's local forecast

February 27, 2013

Today will be sunny, with a high near 50 and north-northwest winds at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts will be as high as 25 mph.
Tonight, expect mostly clear skies with a low around 31. Winds will be from the west at 5 o 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Learn all you need to know now at weather.gov.

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