Archive - 2013
Two people entered guilty pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings this week.
Wade Eliot Kolb pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine, a state jail felony. Kolb was sentenced to one year confinement in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He was also ordered to pay a $500 fine, $423 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees. He will receive 216 days credit towards hi sentence for time already served in jail.
Susan Herndon, along with friends Bob Livingston and Bradley Kopp, will be hosting a singer songwriter clinic at the Texas Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 2. Herndon is an Oklahoma girl and a woman of the world. While the patina of Sooner State red dirt is apparent in everything she sings, her music is more about where she's been than from where she hails. A degree in French led her to south France for many years where her musical odyssey began. "Music really is our universal language," says Susan, "and I do believe that good songs, in any language, can truly touch souls."
The Big Country BEST Robotics competition took place Saturday Texas State Technical College West Texas in Sweetwater. This yearâ€™s theme was "Gatekeeper" and 13 area teams participated including included ATEMS, Ballinger ISD, Colorado Middle School, Comanche High School, Gustine High School, Highland High School, Jim Ned High School, Potter's Hand Christian School, Rising Star High School, Robert Lee High School, Roscoe Collegiate High School, Sweetwater High School and Sweetwater Middle School.
The winners are:
2nd-Sweetwater High School
During Monday night's meeting of the Nolan County Hospital District's board of directors, approval was given toward the reimbursement resolution from McKinstry. The meeting was held at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH).
Should the board move forward with Phase 4 of the hospital renovations â€” which includes, but is not limited to, work on the surgery, intensive care and obstetrics departments, the resolution allows the board to add the costs on planning with the bond issue. This cost of this tentative project is expected to not exceed $17 million.
Memorial services for John Grady Whitworth, 66, of Fisher County, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Reverend Frankie Santiago officiating.
Whitworth died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 at his home.
He was born Feb. 26, 1947 in Sweetwater. He married Kay Bunn on Nov. 19, 1967.
Sweetwater will make the three-hour trip to Monahans on Friday seeking a win â€” a win that would not only greatly improve its chances of making the postseason, but also be a huge boost to the football program.
The Mustangs (1-2 district, 3-5) will face a Loboes team that sits atop the 4-3A race with a perfect 3-o mark â€” but needed a big fourth-quarter rally to win 35-34 over Snyder last week.
Snyder, which fell to 1-2 in district, held a 34-21 lead with 7:41 to play after a 100-yard interception return.
Talk about a tough as-signment. Highland takes on the stateâ€™s No. 1-ranked team in Six-Man Division I tonight at 7:30 p.m.
But Ira (8-0) isnâ€™t the only team in Highlandâ€™s district with a long winning streak. The Hornets (5-3) have won five straight since an inaus-picious 0-3 start. In that time, Highland has defeated Sands, Trent, Lueders-Avoca, Blackwell and Rotan and risen to No. 16 in D-I. The Hornets need only one win in their last two games to make the Six-Man playoffs, which would end a postseason drought dating to 2009 when Highland advanced to the state finals in Division II.
Blackwellâ€™s football team has something in common with the government. Both have been experienced a recent shutdown.
Blackwell (6-1) has been idle the past two weeks after losing its final non-district game, 76-60, to Highland on Oct. 11.
At the time, the Hornets thought their six-game win-ning streak was the only thing ending. But in addition to a scheduled open date Oct. 18, they discovered two of the other three teams in their district (8 Six-Man) â€” Lohn and Panther Creek â€” had cancelled the rest of their season and all three of their district games, due to a lack of players.
With a 4-4 record, Roscoe has already doubled its win total from last season.
But an even bigger goal â€” making the playoffs â€” is still in sight for coach Jake Freemanâ€™s team. And right now, the Plowboys are on a two-game roll with wins over Ranger (46-36) and Gorman (71-8) that have put them in a three-way tie for third place with Cross Plains and Roby. All three are 3-2 in District 7-1A, Div. II with two games left.
Sweetwater was prepared to wrap up a playoff berth by defeating Snyder here Tuesday in its final volley-ball match of the season. But a funny thing happened â€” the officials failed to show up and the teamsâ€™ match was rescheduled for Wed-nesday at Mustang Gym.
Fortunately, the delay didnâ€™t seem to hurt Sweet-water. Except for a meltdown in Game 3, the Lady Mustangs dominated the Lady Tigers as they won in four games by scores of 25-16, 25-14, 19-25 and 25-10. The win ended a five-year postseason drought for Sweetwater, which is back in the playoffs for the first time since 2008.