Archive - 2013

March 1st

Mustangs rally to win WBC opener

March 1, 2013

After alternating between blowout wins and close los-ses in its first six games this season, Sweetwater’s baseball team proved it could win a close game in its Wood Bat Classic opener Thursday against Clyde.
In their 8-7 win at New-man Park, the Mustangs also proved that they could win with eight players.
Say what?
Let’s get to the first point first.

L-League tryouts on Saturday

March 1, 2013

Sweetwater Little League will have final tryouts on Saturday for those in Farm League (ages 7-8), Minor League (9-10) and Major League (11-12).
Tryouts will be at the Minor League and Farm League fields located just east of the Nolan County Coliseum stock barns.
Tryouts on Saturday for Minor and Farm League will be held from 1-3 p.m. on their respective fields, while Major League will also have its tryouts on Saturday rom 3-5 p.m. on the Minor League field.

Weekend weather for Sweetwater

March 1, 2013

Expect partly sunny skies today with a high near 55 and north-northwest winds at 10 to 15 mph. In the morning, winds will increase to 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Tonight, we'll see partly cloudy skies and a low around 32. Winds will be from the north-northwest at 15 to 20 mph, shifting to west-northwestern winds at 5 to 10 mph in the evening. Gusts could top out at 25 mph.
We'll see a slight warm-up this weekend, with highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s and low in the low to upper 40s.
Learn all you need to know for your weekend plans now at weather.gov.

February 28th

Vermillion receives music honors

February 28, 2013

Hannah Vermillion, piano student of Noreen Carson, received second place honors in the Grade 5-6 category in the Abilene Music Teachers Association's Local Performance Contest held in the Woodward-Dellis Recital Hall at Hardin Simmons University on Feb. 16.
She is the daughter of Chad and Mary Vermillion.

Purchases approved at RPHM board meeting

February 28, 2013

At the Monday evening board meeting of the Nolan County Hospital District held at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH), approval was given for the purchase of two Phillips EKG (electrocardiogram) modules for the Emergency Room department.
According to Rosa Best, the Chief Nursing Officer at RPMH, the modules are portable, which leads to even quicker care for patients. The amount of time it takes to offer this type of care is a factor in quality measures and compliance scores.

Baucom says Highland not afraid of taking on No. 1-ranked Saltillo

February 28, 2013

The Highland girls basketball team has opened a lot of eyes in the past week by making it to the state tournament for the first time in school history.
The Lady Hornets will face another big challenge on Friday, when they face No. 1-ranked Saltillo in the Class 1A, Division II semifinals. The game will tip off at 1:30 p.m. at the University of Texas' Frank Erwin Center in Austin.

SHS graduates making a difference

February 28, 2013

Texas A&M students Ben and Adrian Lopez and Briana Munoz, Sweetwater High School graduates, recently participated in the Aggie replant project in Bastrop, Texas in an effort to bring back some of the forest that was lost in the great fire that devastated much of the town.
The project is a volunteer service of Texas A&M University students to replant pine seedlings in the area of the fire. Each student was committed to plant 30 pine seedling in a day-long effort.
Ben Lopez is a junior, Briana Munoz is a sophomore, and Adrian Lopez is a freshman at Texas A&M University College Station.

Results presented from SPD racial profiling report

February 28, 2013

During the February meeting of the City Commission, Sweetwater Police Chief Brian Frieda offered the annual report regarding racial profiling statistics, which was formally accepted by the commissioners during the meeting.
The process of conducting the report has undergone some change, but not only from the leadership of Frieda. New state legislation states that the report must now specify if race was known prior to the officer interacting with the person.

Blotters for February 26, 2013

February 28, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued two citations and made three arrests on Feb. 26, 2013.

The SPD received 25, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1600 block of Sam Houston.
• 800 block of W. Third.

Arrested by SPD:
• Anthony Alarcon, 26 — Accident involving damage less than $200.
• Marquese Mabry, 26 — Possession of marijuana/warrant.
• Von Sam Moates, Jr., 23 — Public intoxication.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had six calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on Feb. 26, 2013.

Arrested by NCSO:

Local sports calendar

February 28, 2013

THURSDAY, FEB. 28
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity hosts Wood Bat Classic at New-man Park high school field.
Sweetwater JV at Abilene tournament.
Softball
Sweetwater JV and varsity at Big Spring tournament.
Track
Sweetwater varsity teams at Snyder relay meet.
Sweetwater middle school teams at season-opening Colorado City meet.
Roscoe junior high teams run at season-opening meet in Rotan.
FRIDAY, MARCH 1
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity hosts Wood Bat Classic at New-man Park high school field.
Sweetwater JV at Abilene tournament.
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