Archive - Aug 2013

August 29th

Lady Mustangs get split

August 29, 2013

After defeating Graham in five games, Sweetwater lost a 3-0 decision Tuesday against Breckenridge in a dual volleyball match that was played at Graham.
Kayla Chowning had sev-en kills, Maddie Berry five and Shaneese Brown, Kensi Chowning and Ziggy Collins four apiece against Graham as Sweetwater won 25-22, 18-25, 25-21, 15-25, 15-9.
But the Lady Mustangs couldn’t stop Breckenridge, which won 25-22, 25-18, 25-17, forcing Sweetwater (7-11) to settle for a split.

Thursday's local forecast

August 29, 2013

Today will be sunny, with a high near 92. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 10 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 72 and southern winds around 10 mph.
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August 28th

SYFL Cheerleaders Spirit Night fundraiser tonight

August 28, 2013

The Sweetwater Youth Football League (SYFL) Cheerleaders will be holding a Spirit Night fundraiser at the Sweetwater Taco Bell on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. When you order, please mention Spirit Night and a percentage of your bill will be given to the SYFL cheerleaders.

No pre-sale tickets for Mustang football game

August 28, 2013

There will be no pre-sale tickets for the Friday game against Eastland. Tickets may be purchased at the gate. The prices will be $5 for adults and $3 for students at the gate. The ball game will be played in Eastland with kick-off at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 235-8601 ext. 116

Sweetwater Little League Board Meeting tonight

August 28, 2013

There is a Sweetwater Little League Board Meeting that will be held tonight, August 28, at the Sweetwater Middle School in the Choir Room at 8:30 p.m. This is to elect new officers for the upcoming 2014 season. If you are wanting to take an active roll, you are invited to attend tonight to discuss league matters.

Grand Jury indicts 11

August 28, 2013

A Nolan County Grand Jury recently indicted 11 people. Eight of those indictments were sealed. The following cases were true-billed:
Steven Bernard Renfro was indicted for possession of a controlled substance, namely tetrahydrocannabinol, a state jail felony. According to court documents, Renfro possessed less than one gram of the controlled substance on Jan. 10, 2013. His bond was set at $5,000.
Christopher Ray Medina was indicted for burglary of a habitation, a second degree felony. His bond was set at $25,000.

Buzzi Unicem to host ‘Buzzi Bash’ fundraiser for volunteer fire departments

August 28, 2013

Buzzi Unicem USA, Maryneal Cement Plant will be holding a community event that they have named the first annual “Help the Heroes: Buzzi Bash.”
This event will benefit the five volunteer fire departments in Nolan County (Maryneal, Nolan, Blackwell, Roscoe and Lake Sweetwater) with all of the proceeds divided equally among the departments.

Sweetwater's VFW Post 2479 supports Mustang athletics

August 28, 2013

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2479 Commander, Lionel Mendez, purchased five Mustang fundraiser booklets from Sweetwater Junior Varsity Mustang football player, Branson Guelker.
These purchased cards will in turn be donated to individuals during weekly drawings held during Saturday night dances, at Sweetwater's VFW Post 2479.

Sweetwater police officer in satisfactory condition after motorcycle wreck

August 28, 2013

Sweetwater Police Chief Brian Frieda has confirmed that one of their officers was injured last week in an accident.
Officer Kurt Huckabee was injured last Friday evening when he lost control of his motorcycle while returning from the White Buffalo Bikefest in Snyder.
Huckabee was off duty and riding his own motorcycle with a group of bikers when apparently he hit a wet spot in the road, causing loss of control. He was flown by Native Air to University Medical Center in Lubbock where he is currently in satisfactory condition.

Criminal investigator position discussed at county meeting

August 28, 2013

At the Nolan County commissioners meeting on Monday morning, discussion was held and action was taken toward adding a criminal investigator position in the sheriff's office.
The position would include salary and benefits which would be reimbursed to the county out of the sheriff's drug forfeiture fund for a particular period of time and then re-evaluated after that time. As stated by Nolan County Sheriff David Warren, a dire need has arisen to add the position, in which different options for funding were presented that would not affect tax payers.

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