Archive - 2013
During Monday morning's Nolan County Commissioners' meeting, bids were opened for various county items.
Two bids were opened for AC5 paving materials for the county from Alon and Heartland Asphalt Materials, while bids from Warren CAT and Yellowhouse Machinery were opened for road maintainers for Precincts 1 and 3.
While some discussion was held on the items, the commissioners only received the bids during the meeting. Action will be taken at a later date in order for ample time to review and evaluate the bids before making a selection.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 51 calls for service, issued no citations and made no arrests on Mar. 11, 2013.
The SPD received 15, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Information â€” 200 block of Jenny George.
â€¢ Burglary of a building â€” 2100 block of E. 12th.
â€¢ Theft â€” 1600 block of Cypress.
â€¢ Theft â€” 200 block of E. Arizona.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€” 400 block of SE Georgia.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served no civil papers and made one arrest on Mar. 11, 2013.
Arrested by NCSO:
100 â€” 2. Jayden Jones, Blackwell, 11.23.
200 â€” 4. Sheldon Hall, High-land, 23.53; 5. Jayden Jones, Blackwell, 23.56.
400 â€” 2. Sheldon Hall, High-land, 55.60; 3. Eduardo Galleg-os, Roscoe, 56.29.
800 â€” 1. Sheldon Hall, High-land, 2:09.63.
1600 â€” 3. Jesus Leanos, Roscoe, 5:20.42.
3200 â€” 2. Jesus Leanos, Roscoe, 11:20.
110 hurdles â€” 3. Esteban Benivamondez, Roscoe, 19.19.
300 hurdles â€” 2. Nick Nemir, Sweetwater, 41.94; 5. Dillon Freeman, Roscoe, 46.18.
400 relay â€” 4. Roscoe, 46.91.
800 relay â€” 5. Roscoe, 1:39.87.
1600 relay â€” 3. Roscoe, 3:46.87.
Today will be sunny with a high near 70. Winds will be from the south-southeast around 10 to 15 mph.
Expect clear skies tonight with a low around 49, with winds remaining at 10 to 15 from the south-southeast.
Learn more about the incoming warming trend now at weather.gov.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce welcomed Love's truck stop to Sweetwater with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Many Chamber Ambassadors and members of the community joined in the celebration including Debbie Anthony, Peggy Parrott, Teresa Zarate, Wayne Chowning, Tim Fambrough, Zollie Steakley, Aida Pantoja, Stacy Dove, Art Maberry, Terry Pittman, Kirby Andrews, Tom Henderson, Kirsten Smith, Jennifer Rosas, Gil Cherry, Brenda Stirl, Kirk Maberry, Don King, Janis McDowell, Nathan Ehlert, Jacque McCoy, Renee Garcia, Mark Garcia and Thea Serrano.
At the Nolan County commissioners' meeting on Monday morning, further action was taken which will allow for continued progress to take place on one of the county projects.
Approval was given on the acceptance of the design development documents for a new jail and sheriff's office--which was dated on January 16, 2013, along with a construction budget of $9,895,123. The approval also authorizes Wiginton, Hooker and Jeffry Architects, the designers of the project, to proceed with the construction document phase.
Recently, water conservation has been a widely-discussed topic, even at the state level. However, the Wes-Tex Groundwater Conservation District hopes to remind everyone about how individuals can be alert in their own water-saving efforts.
One way to conserve water is by examining the "water footprint" of items used daily. According to siemens.com, a water footprint is the "total amount of freshwater used directly and indirectly by consumers and manufacturers."
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 218 calls for service, issued nine citations and made eight arrests from Mar. 8-10, 2013.
The SPD received 108, 911 calls.
â€¢ 900 block of Lamar.
â€¢ 200 block of Musgrove.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Violation of protective order/family violence assault â€” 1400 block of Hughes.
â€¢ Theft â€” 200 block of W. Alabama.
â€¢ Theft â€” 500 block of NE Georgia.
â€¢ Assault â€” 1600 block of Cypress.
â€¢ Burglary of a building â€” 1000 block of Lamar.
â€¢ Theft â€” 100 block of S. Hopkins.
â€¢ Assault â€” 300 block of FM 419.
THURSDAY, MARCH 14
Sweetwater varsity plays at Lubbock Estacado, noon.
FRIDAY, MARCH 15
Sweetwater varsity hosts Brownwood at 1 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams host Snyder (district openers) at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
SATURDAY, MARCH 16
Sweetwater JV will play doubleheader at Jim Ned starting at noon.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Ashley Lara and Alexis Thompson compete at girls state meet in Corpus Christi.
Roscoe varsity teams at Hamlin meet.
Ending a losing streak is always a good thing.
And thatâ€™s especially true when you do it in the way Sweetwaterâ€™s baseball team did here Monday.
Losers of six straight, the Mustangs found themselves staring at a 6-0 deficit when they came to bat in the bot-tom of the sixth inning in their game with Andrews.
But Sweetwater came up with five runs in their half of the frame, then scored the winning runs in the bottom of the seventh on a single and four walks â€” the last coming with the bases loa-ded â€” to win 7-6.