Archive - Apr 2013

April 24th

Fire consumes Roscoe home

April 24, 2013

The Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department and Sweetwater Fire Department responded to an early morning house fire north of Roscoe on FM 608 on Wednesday morning.
The owner of the house was plowing in a field nearby when he noticed smoke coming from it. It was vacant at the time.
Before fire trucks arrived, the entire house was engulfed in flames and was a total loss.

TSTC offering disaster relief for West, Texas

April 24, 2013

Texas State Technical College West Texas is now collecting donations for those affected by the disaster in West, Texas. The donations will be delivered to the area on Friday, April 26. The public is encouraged to drop-off any donations at your local TSTC campus. Items needed include water, Gatorade, non-perishable food items, toiletries, baby wipes, baby items, blankets, towels, wash rags and clothing and shoes for men, women and children, etc.

Request for rail line crossing heard at county meeting

April 24, 2013

During the Nolan County Commissioners' meeting on Monday, discussion was held which stemmed from a request by a business in the oil/gas transportation industry to re-establish a rail line--which crosses County Road (CR) 108--and put it back into service.
Ken Tootle with MAALT made the presentation to the commissioners, in which he gave an overview of the company. The Fort-Worth based company has been in the business for around a decade, boasting 400 employees and several branches in Texas and Oklahoma, among others.

Blotters for April 22, 2013

April 24, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 42 calls for service, issued 1 citation and made 1 arrest on April 22, 2013.

The SPD received 15, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 800 block of E. 16th.

Calls for service:
• Family violence assault/endangering a child — Sweetwater.
• Criminal mischief — 600 block of Pecan.
• Theft — 800 block of Bowie.
• Family violence assault — Sweetwater.
• Burglary of a habitation — 500 block of Orange.

Arrested by SPD:
• Santos Vera, 24 — City warrants.

SW-Pecos playoff is being moved

April 24, 2013

At press time, the Class 3A softball playoff between Sweetwater and Pecos on Saturday was in the process of being moved to another location in Lubbock. If the change is made today, it will be announced on the Sweet-water Reporter web site.

Weekly sports calendar

April 24, 2013

FRIDAY, APRIL 26
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity will host Snyder, 7 p.m.
Track
Sweetwater qualifiers at Region I-3A meet, Lubbock (Texas Tech University).
Blackwell, Highland and Roscoe qualifiers at Region II-1A, Division II meet, Angelo State University.
SATURDAY, APRIL 27
Baseball
Sweetwater JV will play at Snyder, noon.
Softball
Sweetwater vs. Pecos (Class 3A bi-district playoff), 7 p.m., TBA, Lubbock.
Tennis
Sweetwater middle school teams play at district meet in Big Spring.
Track
Sweetwater qualifiers at Region I-3A meet, Lubbock (Texas Tech University).

Sweetwater regional track qualifiers

April 24, 2013

These Sweetwater High School athletes will compete at the Region I-3A track meet Friday and Saturday at Texas Tech University’s Fuller Track in Lubbock.
Kneeling from left are Kayla Chowning, Suede Shirley, Kendra Crosson, Kelsi Crosson, Abby Garcia, Marissa Sanchez; and standing, Kaleb Hoover, Nick Nemir and Deandre Gatson.

Highland regional girls qualifiers

April 24, 2013

These eight Highland girls will all be competing this Friday and Saturday at the Region II-A, Division II track meet at Angelo State University.
Pictured from left are Sabrina Romero (800-meter relay), Kelsi Johns (800-meter relay, 800-meter run), Hannah Allen (1600-meter relay, 300-meter hurdles), Sierra Allen (800-meter relay, 1600-meter relay), Beth Richburg (1600-meter relay, 100-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles, discus), Lora Stewart (1600-meter relay, 400-meter run), Madison Moseley (800-meter relay, 1600-meter run), and Kailee Hall (relay alternate).

Wednesday's local weather

April 24, 2013

Expect mostly sunny skies today with a high near 62. Winds will be from the north-northeast at 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 42 and eastern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov for more information.

April 23rd

Health Department celebrates NIIW

April 23, 2013

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities. This year’s NIIW is April 20-27. Infants are particularly vulnerable to infectious diseases; that is why it is critical to protect them through immunizations. Each day, nearly 12,000 babies are born in the United States who will need to be immunized against 14-vaccine-preventable diseases before age two.

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