Archive - Sep 2013
A pair of first-time parti-cipants, Miles and Quanah, will begin the ninth annual Sammy Baugh Classic with an 11 a.m. kickoff Saturday at Mustang Bowl.
With a new sponsor this year, the event will be known as the 2013 Shale Show Sammy Baugh Classic and will have three games spread out over two week-ends. On Friday, Sept. 13, play resumes as Sweetwa-ter faces Breckenridge in its home opener at 7:30 p.m.
The Classic will then end its run on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Bowl with two more first-time participants, Booker and Brock, playing the finale at 6 p.m.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 94. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 5 to 10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 70 and southeast winds around 10 mph.
Weekend highs will be in the mid-90s, while lows will remain in the low 70s. Winds will range from 5 to 15 mph from the southeast and southwest.
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The newly-named 2013 Shale Show Sammy Baugh Classic begins this weekend at Mustang Bowl with a new sponsor and â€” at least for this year â€” 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 â€” starting with the opening game at 11 a.m. Saturday between Quanah and Miles.
For the first time, the Classic is on two weekends.
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 Sheriffâ€™s Office also assisted with the blaze.
The fire was said to be started by a train.
Sweetwater Independent School District was the host of this monthâ€™s Chamber Coffee. The event took place at the East Ridge Elementary Schoolâ€™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.
During last Thursdayâ€™s meeting of the Nolan County Hospital Districtâ€™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 yearâ€™s rate of .22176, but the same rate from the 2012 fiscal year.
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.
Sweetwaterâ€™s volleyball team lost Tuesdayâ€™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.
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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The Nolan County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) invite the public, and any organization or agencies with an interest in agriculture or conservation to attend a local work group meeting/listening session to be held at the Maryneal Community Center in Maryneal. This meeting will be on Monday, Sept. 9, at 10 a.m. Â