Archive - 2013

February 18th

WTGA scholarships are available

February 18, 2013

The Women’s Texas Golf Association has two needs-based $4,000 scholarships available for golf-loving girls of Texas who are en-tering or re-enrolling in college this fall. Skill level is not a determining factor.
The application deadline is April 30. Persons should visit the WTGA website womenstexasgolf.org or phone (972) 998-6052 for an application.
The winners of last year’s WTGA scholarships were Gabriella Rangel of Seguin and Emily Champagne of San Angelo.

Blackwell has four named to academic all-state football team

February 18, 2013

A total of four Blackwell athletes — senior Cody Shamblin and juniors Mason Magness, Jayden Jones and Brian Mink — have received academic all-state football recognition from the Texas Six-Man Coaches Associa-tion.
To qualify, athletes must be a junior or senior with an overall 90 or above average in all core subjects for the first two six-week grading periods.

February 15th

Jaycees visit Capitol

February 15, 2013

Several Sweetwater Jaycees and Sweetwater Jaycee Roosters participated in the annual safety demonstrations and promoting the Sweetwater Jaycees 55th Annual World’s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up. It all took place in the Open Rotunda at the Capitol in Austin.
Shown are Jaycees, including Danny Camacho, Melinda Gomez, David Sager, Riley Sawyers, Blake Stephens, and Scot VanAllen, with State Representative Susan King of District 71 and her staff.
See more photos on Page B1 of Sunday's edition.

First reading conducted on new RV ordinance

February 15, 2013

The Cline Shale oil development is slowly but surely making its way to Sweetwater, leading the city commissioners to approve some measures during their Tuesday meeting in order to stay ahead of the activity.
Approval was given to the first reading of an ordinance which will amend Chapter 19 of the city's Code of Ordinances entitled "Motor Vehicles and Traffic." Changes would be made in Article 6 ("Stopping, Standing and Parking"), Division 1 (Generally) of Chapter 19 by adding a variety of sections.

Trinity Baptist to host ‘Inspired’ conference

February 15, 2013

Everyone wants to be inspired. We all want to be motivated and challenged to be our best, fulfill our purpose and achieve our dreams. Beginning this Sunday, Feb. 17, Trinity Baptist Church will host a conference entitled “Inspired,” which is designed to do just that. Each night at 6:30 p.m. from Sunday through Wednesday, everyone in the community is invited to join in times of worship and celebration at Trinity Baptist Church located at the corner of Hailey and Santa Fe. Jon Randles will be the speaker for Inspired and these times promise to be a blessing for all who attend.

Nolan County Crime Stoppers announces Crime of the Week

February 15, 2013

On Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, the Nolan County Sheriff’s Office received a report of two burglaries that took place in Roscoe.
The first burglary was reported to have taken place at the apartments on Cedar Street. It was reported that an unknown person(s) entered the apartment and took several items, including a flat screen television, DVDs and other household items.
The second burglary was reported to have taken place at the residence just east of Roscoe. The homeowner came home and discovered a male subject inside the residence. The suspect fled the residence and was believed to be on foot.

City residential refuse collection rates to increase

February 15, 2013

Residents will be seeing a change in their water bill, due in part to a resolution that was approved by the Sweetwater City Commission at their meeting on Tuesday.
The resolution adopts a different central rate schedule, which confirms and ratifies the central rate schedule for the various fees, licenses, permits and rates charged by the city for the 2013 fiscal year.
Two changes are specified, one of which is an increase to residential refuse collection rates by ten percent. According to City Manager Eddie Brown, two reasons were noted for the raise in the rates.

Pleas entered in district court

February 15, 2013

Several entered pleas to Judge Glen Harrison this past week during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings.
Darrell Dwayne Mosher pled true to revoking his probation. He was originally out on probation on Oct. 4, 2010, for driving while intoxicated, a third degree felony, For his plea, Mosher was sentenced to five years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He will also have to pay a $1,000 fine, $484 in court costs and $1,000 in attorney's fees. Mosher will receive 852 days credit towards his sentence for time already served in jail.

Blotters for February 14, 2013

February 15, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 35 calls for service, issued one citation and made two arrests on Feb. 14, 2013.

The SPD received 24, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Family violence and assault — 500 block of Newman.

Arrested by SPD:
• Emilio Cabrera, 38 — Theft.
• Male juvenile, 16 — Duty on striking.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had three calls for service, served no civil papers and made three arrests on Feb. 14, 2013.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Michael Leroy Rice, 65, of Sweetwater — Warrant/motion for adjudication.

RELIGION: Lamar Street Baptist Church group collecting items for Renteria Family

February 15, 2013

BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
Years ago, I read about a man who had a rather ingenious way of getting rid of his garbage. He would gift-wrap it, put it out on the curb in front of his house, and invariably someone driving by would see that wrapped box, stop and pick it up. The man would be behind the curtains, watching those people drive away with their gift-wrapped garbage. 

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