Archive - 2013

April 3rd

Area track results

April 3, 2013

BLACKWELL HORNET RELAYS
(Blackwell, Highland)
VARSITY GIRLS
1. Team totals — 1. Highland 93; 13. Blackwell 15 1/2.
100 — 6. Stephanie Metcalf, Blackwell, 13.55.
200 — 4. Metcalf, Blackwell, 28.66; 5. Sabrina Romero, Highland, 28.84.
400 — 4. Lora Stewart, High-land, 1:08.90.
800 — 3. Kelsi Johns, High-land, 2:43.57.
1600 — 3. Madison Moseley, Highland, 6:21.31.
3200 — 5. Taylar Hammond, Highland, 15:05.20.
100 hurdles — 1. Beth Rich-burg, Highland, 16.66; 4. Han-nah Allen, Highland, 18.05.
300 hurdles — 2. Richburg, Highland, 51.06; 5. Hannah Allen, 52.90.

Wednesday's local weather

April 3, 2013

We have a 50% chance of showers today, with cloudy conditions and a high near 47. Winds will be from the north around 15 mph.
Tonight, expect cloudy skies that will gradually become partly cloudy with a low around 36. Winds will be from the north-northwest at 5 to 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to get a full recap.

April 2nd

AgriLife Extension’s Lower Rolling Plains Agricultural Conference set for Wednesday

April 2, 2013

SNYDER – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the annual multi-county Lower Rolling Plains Agricultural Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3 at the Scurry Coliseum, 900 E. Coliseum Drive in Snyder.
“The conference updates our region’s producers on many of  the major issues they may face during the upcoming growing season,” said Zach Wilcox, AgriLife Extension agent in Nolan County.

Lone Star Ag Credit to host Chamber Coffee

April 2, 2013

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3, at Lone Star Ag Credit, located at 400 E. 3rd Street in Sweetwater.
Lone Star Ag Credit is a cooperative owned by its customers and borrowers and is operated by Lone Star ACA in Fort Worth, TX. Founded in 1917 as part of the nationwide Farm Credit System, the company operates 10 offices in 33 counties, covering the north-central, northwest and northeast regions of Texas. The office in Sweetwater is managed by Tim Weldon.

Sweetwater FFA represented at competitions

April 2, 2013

Last week, members of Sweetwater FFA competed at the West Texas A&M University Invitational Judging Contest in Canyon as well as the Tarleton State University Invitational Judging Contest in Stephenville. Sweetwater FFA was represented by the third place Meats Judging Team and the fourth place Milk Quality Team at the WTAMU contest.

TxDOT refreshes pavement markings on area roadways

April 2, 2013

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recently began a project to refresh pavement markings on roadways in seven counties.

Blotters for March 29-31, 2013

April 2, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 155 calls for service, issued two citations and made seven arrests from Mar. 29-31, 2013.

The SPD received 78, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1600 block of Lamar.

Calls for service:
• Criminal trespass/stalking — 800 block of San Carlos.
• Theft — 100 block of Florida.
• Theft — 900 block of Brookside.
• Information — 1700 block of Hailey.
• Criminal mischief — 100 block of E. New Mexico.
• Burglary of a habitation — 700 block of W. 5th.

Arrested by SPD:
• Jessica Davis, 21 — Warrants.
• Beatrice Vera, 41 — Warrants.

Allen, Baucom among 5 honored

April 2, 2013

Highland’s 6-1 junior post Sierra Allen has been named to the Abilene Reporter-News All-Big Country girls basketball team for Class 1A, Division II that was announced today.
Also, Highland girls coach Shea Baucom is the Repor-ter-News’ All-Big Country coach of the year.

Local weather for Tuesday

April 2, 2013

Showers and thunderstorms are likely today as we have a 70% chance of precipitation; some of the storms could be severe. Otherwise, expect cloudy conditions with a high near 59 with eastern winds at 10 to 15 mph. Winds will shift to the north in the morning, and gusts could get as high as 20 mph.
Tonight our shower and thunderstorm chances continue at about 70%, and clouds remain in the area with a low around 41. Winds will be from the north at 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

April 1st

Cline Shale Alliance to meet April 12

April 1, 2013

The next scheduled regional meeting of the Cline Shale Alliance is scheduled for Friday, April 12, 2013 at the campus of TSTC West Texas in Sweetwater. It will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in “The Center’ seminar room. 
Registration and reservations can be made online at www.clineshalealliance.com. At the home page click on the “events” button to register and reserve a seat. 
Speaker topics for this meeting include oil and gas, pipe lines and base load gas power plants. Communities will also be giving updates on local and regional oil and gas activities. 

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