Archive - 2013
Regional berths will be sought today by 15 Sweet-water High School athletes â€” nine girls and six boys â€” who are competing in the area track meet at Pecos.
Their goals are to secure a top-four finish and advance to the Region I-3A meet set for April 26-27 in Lubbock.
The boys will be led by Nick Nemir, who has qualified to compete in four events for the Mustangs â€” the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles, long jump and as a member of the 400-meter relay â€” and is trying for his third straight trip to the regional meet.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 60 calls for service, issued one citation and made no arrests on April 17, 2013.
The SPD received 38, 911 calls.
â€¢ 1500 block of Elm.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€” 1100 block of Crane.
â€¢ Burglary of a building â€” 800 block of E. 17th.
â€¢ Possession of drug paraphernalia â€” 900 block of Mulberry.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had three calls for service, served one civil paper and made one arrest on April 17, 2013.
Arrested by DPS:
Several people were jailed and some were put on community supervision after entering pleas to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings this week.
Sweetwater was well represented at the capital in Austin on Wednesday. Texas State Technical College was holding its "day" at the capital to promote TSTC and technical training. TSTC is also promoting a "Downhole Tool Technician" program for the oil and gas industry. The Downhole Tool Technician program length is only 15 weeks. On hand from left to right were Mike Reeser, TSTC System Chancellor; J.V.
Presentations on two upcoming projects in the area were discussed during the Cline Shale Alliance's quarterly luncheon, held recently at TSTC (Texas State Technical College) in Sweetwater.
Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham examined the BridgeTex Pipeline and oil storage terminal, which is coming about through the joint efforts of Magellan Midstream Partners and Occidental Petroleum (OXY) in 2014. The latter company will lead oil expertise services, while Magellan will assist in the construction.
Several Roscoe Collegiate High School students were recently inducted into the Psi Zeta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society of Western Texas College.Â Newly inducted members from Roscoe Collegiate include Eva Aguayo, Brant Burnett, Amber Craig, Rene Diaz, Shelby Higgins, Kendall Moses, Jose Rangel, Luke Rovig, Shelton Toliver and Whitney Williams.
By Edwin Duncan
Roscoe Hard Times
Preparations are now in their final stages for Roscoeâ€™s Spring Fling festival, and once again a large crowd is expected. In addition to the usual street vendors, kidsâ€™ bounce houses, free concert, fireworks show and other attractions downtown on Broadway and Cypress Streets, other events will be taking place all day long in various venues.
Little League Baseballâ€™s Opening Ceremonies and GamesÂ â€” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The City of Roscoe approved March minutes and bills paid during their April city council meeting to begin their action items.
Jesse Gonzales and Roxanna Reyna requested permission from the city to hold a Cinco de Mayo celebration in Roscoe on Saturday, May 4, and the council approved the event with a DJ and live music expected at the event.
Roscoe resident Minnie Herrrera asked the city council to consider granting her an extension of time to bring her properties up to code. She was granted a 90-day extension.
Having successful baseball and softball teams at Sweetwater High School is something people here havenâ€™t been accustomed to seeing on a regular basis.
In fact, having both teams in the playoffs the same year has never happened. Thatâ€™s why the past week at SHS has been, well ... historic.
Dating back to 1996, the first year Sweetwater played softball, each of the teams had been to the playoffs on three occasions â€” but never in the same year.
For most of that 17-year period, the losses â€” especially against district competition â€” have far outnumbered the wins.