Archive - Sep 5, 2013

Classic begins Saturday with new sponsor, setup

September 5, 2013

The newly-named 2013 Shale Show Sammy Baugh Classic begins this weekend at Mustang Bowl with a new sponsor and — at least for this year — a new and rather unique scheduling setup.
A total of three games will be played this year in the Classic, which is now in its ninth year. But instead of having its traditional Thursday through Saturday lineup, all games at the 2013 event will be played on the weekend — starting with the opening game at 11 a.m. Saturday between Quanah and Miles.
For the first time, the Classic is on two weekends.

Blaze burns 25 acres

September 5, 2013

Area fire crews battled a blaze just west of Lake Trammell on Wednesday when a fire began around 11:45 a.m.
According to firefighters, the dry conditions and rugged terrain made the fire very difficult to reach. The fire was contained at about 7 p.m. Wednesday evening.
Fire departments that helped to extinguish the blaze include the Sweetwater Fire Department, Roscoe VFD, Lake Sweetwater VFD, Maryneal VFD and Nolan VFD. Nolan County workers and members of the Nolan County Sheriff’s Office also assisted with the blaze.
The fire was said to be started by a train.

SISD hosts Chamber Coffee

September 5, 2013

Sweetwater Independent School District was the host of this month’s Chamber Coffee. The event took place at the East Ridge Elementary School’s new library.
Those who attended toured the facility and enjoyed refreshments and networking. Door prizes were also given away, including Sweetwater Strong T-shirts, Mustang football tickets, chocolates and SISD lunch passes.
Shown are students who helped with greeting and drawing for door prizes including Chloee Jones, Abraham Rodriguez, Hadlee Hardin and Joseph Milner.

RPMH board discusses budget, tax rate for year

September 5, 2013

During last Thursday’s meeting of the Nolan County Hospital District’s board of directors, discussion and action was taken regarding the budget and tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year.
The 2014 operating budget, as well as the proposed tax rate for the new year, were both reviewed and approved by the board.
For the budget, a package presented to board members included a line-by-line breakdown by department. The proposed tax rate for the new year is at .25237--an increase from last year’s rate of .22176, but the same rate from the 2012 fiscal year.

Mustangs travel to Andrews

September 5, 2013

After losing on the road to a very good Eastland team in its opener, Sweetwater has another tough road trip this Friday at Andrews.
And after giving up 584 yards in a 46-30 loss to the Josh Moylan-led Mavericks, the Mustangs once again will be faced with the challenge of containing an explosive spread offense led by a talented senior quarterback.

Lady Mustangs lose

September 5, 2013

Sweetwater’s volleyball team lost Tuesday’s non-district volleyball match in Colorado City in four games. After winning Game 1 by a score of 25-20, Sweetwater was swept in the last three as Colorado City won by scores of 25-19, 25-19 and 25-17 to claim the match.

Local weather for Thursday

September 5, 2013

Today will be sunny and hot with a high near 99. Winds will be from the east-southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
We'll see mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 72 and south-southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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