Archive - 2013
During Tuesday's City Commission meeting, reappointments were approved for continued service on some civic boards.
Elsie Pierce and Carol Cain will begin new terms as city appointees to the County-City Library board, which will expire on December 31, 2016. Both individuals were cited as dedicated members.
The Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED) board of directors approved the purchase of some property at their meeting on Monday morning, which was then approved by the City Commission at their Tuesday morning meeting.
At Monday's SEED meeting, the board reviewed the Phase One study results from the Stevens property on West Broadway, located across from the Sweetwater Cattle Auction. This particular study makes sure that there are no pending environmental issues, and the report came back clean.
THURSDAY, DEC. 12
Sweetwater 7th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ girls host Wylie at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade â€˜Bâ€™ and â€˜Aâ€™ girls host Wylie at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 7th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ boys play at Wylie at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade â€˜Bâ€™ and â€˜Aâ€™ boys play at Wylie at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Blackwell junior high girls and boys play at Veribest starting at 6 p.m.
Roscoe varsity boys will host tournament.
FRIDAY, DEC. 13
Sweetwater boys host Bangs â€” freshmen at 5 p.m., JV at 6:30 p.m., varsity at 8 p.m.
The Blackwell girls tipped off District 14-A, Division II basketball play on Tuesday with a 37-22 home win over Veribest. Hailey Bennett and Brooklyn Harris each had 10 points for the Lady Hornets (3-2 overall), who led just 11-9 at halftime but used a 17-6 third-quarter surge to pull away.
Stephanie Metcalf scored eight points, Halee Sander-son five and Shianne Solis and Bailey McGlothlin had two points for Blackwell, which will have a much tougher district assignment on Friday when it hosts Garden City, which is currently ranked No. 6 in Class 1A, Division II.
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The Seed Survivor Mobile Exhibit, a plant nutrient classroom on wheels, visited Roscoe ISD Tuesday morning. The exhibit is used to introduce the younger generation to the importance of agriculture production of food and fiber, which supplies our nation's needs to survive and exist. Seed Survivor is a free, curriculum-based learning experience that encourages children in grades 1 through 6 to master the elements that plants need to grow.
A pursuit involving a stolen vehicle and multiple law enforcement entities came to a conclusion on Monday afternoon at the intersection of Fisher and Avenue A.
According to Lieutenant Randy Hanes with the Sweetwater Police Department, the vehicle used in the pursuit was stolen on Sunday evening. Eventually, the vehicle was spotted by Officer Moses Campa, which started the pursuit.
The suspects made an effort to flee, in which Hanes explained that the pursuit became dangerous at one point. The vehicle was driven on the wrong side of the interstate for at least a mileâ€™s distance.
Nolan County recently received an award from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, which was acknowledged during Monday morning's meeting of the county commissioners.
Judge Tim Fambrough explained that the Leadership Circle - Gold Member award recognizes local government entities who are financially transparent. They set the example for others to follow by sharing their information in a user-friendly format, notably online.
County employees Judy Kaspar and Jeanne Wells were recognized for their work which led to the receiving of the award.
There are still four unbeaten basketball teams in the county after Highlandâ€˜s two teams and the Sweetwater boys won on the road Tues-day. Highlandâ€™s girls and boys routed Guthrie 53-29 and 57-29, respectively, while the Sweetwater boys won 70-54 at Brownwood.
Both the Sweetwater and Highland boys are 4-0 for the year as are Blackwellâ€™s boys, who were idle, while the Highland girls are 9-0 and still No. 1 in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches poll in Class 1A, Division II.
Roscoeâ€™s junior high boys basketball teams won recent games to remain undefeated for the young season.
Roscoeâ€™s â€˜Aâ€™ team is 5-0 after winning 36-31 over Highland and 42-7 against Loraine. The â€˜Bâ€™ team (4-0) also played Highland and won, 26-11.
Jose Ortega had 12, Camden Boren seven, Cle-mente Aguayo and Jayden Gonzales four, Francisco Garcia three, Tagen Adkins and Parker Payne two and Tait Fullwood one for the â€˜Aâ€™ team vs. Highland while for Roscoe â€˜Bâ€™, Mason Hernan-dez had 10, J.R. Guia and Aaron Thomas four and Tristan Brooks, Andrew DeLeon, Nicholas Limones and Will Thomas two.