Archive - 2013
Rounding out the Nolan County Forward Planning Committee meeting last week at the Sweetwater Country Club, the entities presented discussed their current initiatives while looking ahead to how the Cline Shale oil development will impact them.
The local TSTC (Texas State Technical College) West Texas campus is gearing up for a new program in the fall as studies involving the oil and gas industry are on the rise. The school has also been asked about programs regarding CDLs (commercial drivers' license).
The spring season typically bring in warm weather, flourishing flowers and a new start. So to bring in a fresh approach, the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) in Sweetwater, located at 301 Cedar Street, will be having a revival starting this Sunday, May 5 and running through Wednesday, May 8.
The guest speaker will be Wesley Putnam, a full-time evangelist who has been ministering over 30 years. The revival services start each night at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary.
Highland Heights United Methodist Church recently consecrated a collection of items for the Samaritan Hospitality House located in Colorado City. It ministers to families who are visiting loved ones incarcerated in local prisons.
With a homelike atmosphere, the âHouseâ provides weekend lodging for family members during their stay free of charge. Congregational members are pictured above with consecrated items.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 53 calls for service, issued four citations and made one arrest on May 1, 2013.
The SPD received 35, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
âą Burglary of a habitation â 1000 block of Hailey.
âą Theft â 1800 block of W. Broadway.
Arrested by SPD:
âą Pamela Cooper, 41 âÂ Public intoxication.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, no civil papers served and made two arrests on May 1, 2013.
Arrested by NCSO:
âą Byron Oneal Blueford, 25, of Sweetwater â Warrant/failure to appear.
Being the coach of the first Sweetwater High School softball team to win a play-off game may make him the answer to a trivia question some day.
However, Tony Heredia is doing his best to put the Lady Mustangsâ 11-1 win over Pecos in the past and get his team ready to face a tough Pampa team in the Region I-3A area playoffs at 6 p.m. today at Lubbockâs Coronado High School.
âWe really havenât even talked about it,â he said. âWeâre proud of the fact we won a bi-district championship, but now weâre ready for the next challenge.â
The first playoff trip for Sweetwater High Schoolâs baseball squad since 2004 is lengthy as the team goes to Crane High School to play Fabens in a best-of-3 bi-district series. Game 1 starts at 5 p.m. today, with Game 2 at 2 p.m. Saturday. Game 3, if necessary, gets started 30 minutes after the end of the second game.
It was a long road just to get here. After narrowly missing the playoffs a year ago, Sweetwater (15-13) was the district co-champion this season in 4-3A, where a single game separated the districtâs top four teams.
Looks like we're in for a warm-up today, with a high near 65 and sunny skies. Winds will be from the west-northwest around 10 mph.
Tonight, expect mostly clear skies and a low around 43, with south-southwestern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
This weekend will continue to bring in warm temperatures, with highs in the mid-70s and lows ranging from the upper 40s and low 50s. Winds, however, will continue to remain from the north.
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Lulu's Super Mercado in Sweetwater is helping to paint the town purple this week with their building dĂ©cor and specials going on in the store.
Any $5 purchase gets customers a free purple nine ounce drink for coffee, water or soft drinks. The store is also giving away purple ribbons this week and every 100th customer will receive a door prize.
Customers can also make a donation to the American Cancer Society in the store and have their name put on a purple heart to be displayed in the store window.
Shown are employees Adriana Lopez, Patricia Wood and Linda Cano.
The Fire Marshal was in town Monday to inspect the remains of yet another fire, this one in a small wooded area just south of the former nursing home on Cypress and between it and Peppyâs on Main Street.
City employee Eric Acosta was driving on Main Street Sunday about 11 p.m. and happened to notice the blaze. He and another city employee were able to put it out.
The fire appears to have been set. It is the third case of suspected arson to occur in a one block area. The other two are at the McBurnett house at 210 Cypress and the TreviĂ±o home at 211 Cypress.
Members of the Roscoe Fire Department received a page about a structure fire in Roscoe on Wednesday night at about 10:30 p.m., according to Roscoe Fire Chief Gary Armstrong. The Sweetwater Fire Department also responded to the fire.
The structure was on south FM 608, about a half of a mile outside of the Roscoe city limits. When fire fighters arrived at the scene, the structure was fully involved.
The owner of the home is currently in a retirement home and the house was unoccupied at the time of the fire.