Archive - 2013
With their annual show-down still two weeks away, Nolan Countyâ€™s two six-man schools are both coming off wins as they take to the road this Friday.
Itâ€™s become a familiar feeling for Blackwell, which is off to a 4-0 start after last weekâ€™s 45-0 rout of Trent. But the Hornets, who are ranked No. 11 in the state in Division II Six-Man, could face their big-gest challenge yet. Blanket is 3-1 and ranked No. 15, and may have a little extra motivation after suffering a 52-6 loss to May, which is currently ranked No. 7 in Six-Man Division I.
Her regular job is with the Texas Department of Agriculture, but a Sweetwa-ter native also finds time for lots of running and cycling.
On Sunday, Kathy Torres will run a half-marathon at the Panhandle Marathon in Lubbock, which she now calls home. She also plans to compete in two other events in Lubbock â€” the Du Bob Du (Duathlon) on Oct. 6, which is a two-mile run/12-mile cycling event, and the Red Raider 10K Road Race on Oct. 12, plus another half-marathon â€” the Rock â€˜Nâ€™ Roll Marathon in San Antonio â€” on Nov. 17.
The Mustang Baseball Classic golf tournament will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Sweetwater Country Club with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. This event is a four-person scramble, and all proceeds from this yearâ€™s tournament will go to support the Sweetwater High School baseball program by enabling the purchase of additional equipment.
Kensi Chowning (3) tips over the net to get a winning point for Sweetwater while her sister Kayla Chowning watches in Tuesdayâ€™s final non-district match against Levelland.
The Lady Mustangs begin district play Saturday at Monahans and will have their next home match Oct. 1 against Wylie.
Sweetwaterâ€™s freshman and JV volleyball teams won their matches against Levelland here Tuesday.
The freshman team (19-4) won 25-9, 25-16 while the JV squad won 25-9, 25-21.
Students from the Autobody program at Texas State Technical College West Texas traveled to Waco to begin restoration on a 1965 Rangoon Red Ford Mustang convertible for the upcoming Golden Anniversary of the college.
The Third Annual Sweetwater Jaycee Roosters Fall Motorcycle Rally and Cook-Off will take place this weekend, Friday through Sunday, at Lake Sweetwater.
There will be a cook-off, bike games, bike shows, a poker run, raffles and a 50/50 drawing with many amenities available to those attending including campsites, bathrooms, showers, electricity and motels in town.
State Representative Susan King hosted a town hall meeting at Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater on Tuesday afternoon. King briefly went over the latest legislative session in Austin and touched on subjects concerning education, TxDOT, water, second amendment rights and the upcoming constitutional amendments (Proposition 6) that will be brought to voters in November. Attendees of the meeting asked questions about CSCOPE and possible funding for an outpatient dialysis center in Sweetwater.
Approval was given toward the purchase of a new server during Monday morning's Nolan County commissioners' meeting, which will help begin the transition for a new financial software upgrade for the county auditor and treasurer.
The server will be purchased from Your Way Computer Tech Team at the cost of around $4,828. The software upgrade was first approved during a special-called meeting on September 3, and initial steps toward the transition could begin anytime after October 1.
The Nolan County Hospital District (NCHD) board of directors held two meetings on Monday night at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH).
The first meeting, briefly held prior to the board's regular monthly meeting, resulted in the approval of the 2014 tax rate and operating budget for the new fiscal year.
Two special-called meetings were held to give the public a chance to speak on the issues on September 10 and 13. The minutes for those meetings, along with the minutes from last month's regular meeting, were all approved during the regular meeting for the month.