Archive - 2013
Seventh grade shop class students are working on a project to beautify the Sweetwater Middle School (SMS) campus.
"When we're done here, it's going to be a nice spot to sit and relax," said Coach Tony Cortez, SMS athletic director.
A special-called meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners was held on Tuesday, in which approval was given toward the purchase of a financial package software upgrade for the county auditor and county treasurer.
The current system has been in place since 1985, thus becoming outdated and no longer having the ability for significant upgrades. After reviewing up to five different software options, the software provided by STW, Inc. was selected.
Future hospital facility plans were discussed during the August meeting of the Nolan County Hospital District board of directors.
Among the items, a follow-up report on the Cardiac Rehab project was given by David White of McKinstry, the company overseeing the construction. After receiving feedback from the board, around $83,000 was cut on the project, bringing the total cost of the building to just over $1.7 million.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 6
Sweetwater varsity plays at Andrews, 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity hosts Irion County, 7:30 p.m.
Highland varsity plays at Sterling City, 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity plays at Jayton, 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater JV plays at Lamesa tournament.
Sweetwater freshmen at Lamesa tournament.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 7
Sweetwater runners compete at season-opening Ang-elo State University meet, San Angelo.
Sammy Baugh Classic: Quanah vs. Miles, 11 a.m., Mustang Bowl, Sweetwater.
Sweetwater varsity plays at Brownfield, 9:30 a.m.
All three Nolan County area high school football teams face opponents tonight they had little success against in 2012, and only Roscoe plays at home.
The Plowboys â€” 0-1 after losing to De Leon 34-21 in their opener â€” entertain Irion County in their home opener at 7:30 p.m. Highland, also 0-1 after losing to Motley County 62-59, travels to Sterling City.
Finally, Blackwell â€” 1-0 after beat Westbrook 52-0 last week â€” goes to Jayton.
Those three opponents won last yearâ€™s games by an average of nearly 39 points, but things should be better this time around.
A pair of first-time parti-cipants, Miles and Quanah, will begin the ninth annual Sammy Baugh Classic with an 11 a.m. kickoff Saturday at Mustang Bowl.
With a new sponsor this year, the event will be known as the 2013 Shale Show Sammy Baugh Classic and will have three games spread out over two week-ends. On Friday, Sept. 13, play resumes as Sweetwa-ter faces Breckenridge in its home opener at 7:30 p.m.
The Classic will then end its run on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Bowl with two more first-time participants, Booker and Brock, playing the finale at 6 p.m.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 94. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 5 to 10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 70 and southeast winds around 10 mph.
Weekend highs will be in the mid-90s, while lows will remain in the low 70s. Winds will range from 5 to 15 mph from the southeast and southwest.
Learn more now at weather.gov.
The newly-named 2013 Shale Show Sammy Baugh Classic begins this weekend at Mustang Bowl with a new sponsor and â€” at least for this year â€” a new and rather unique scheduling setup.
A total of three games will be played this year in the Classic, which is now in its ninth year. But instead of having its traditional Thursday through Saturday lineup, all games at the 2013 event will be played on the weekend â€” starting with the opening game at 11 a.m. Saturday between Quanah and Miles.
For the first time, the Classic is on two weekends.
Area fire crews battled a blaze just west of Lake Trammell on Wednesday when a fire began around 11:45 a.m.
According to firefighters, the dry conditions and rugged terrain made the fire very difficult to reach. The fire was contained at about 7 p.m. Wednesday evening.
Fire departments that helped to extinguish the blaze include the Sweetwater Fire Department, Roscoe VFD, Lake Sweetwater VFD, Maryneal VFD and Nolan VFD. Nolan County workers and members of the Nolan County Sheriffâ€™s Office also assisted with the blaze.
The fire was said to be started by a train.
Sweetwater Independent School District was the host of this monthâ€™s Chamber Coffee. The event took place at the East Ridge Elementary Schoolâ€™s new library.
Those who attended toured the facility and enjoyed refreshments and networking. Door prizes were also given away, including Sweetwater Strong T-shirts, Mustang football tickets, chocolates and SISD lunch passes.
Shown are students who helped with greeting and drawing for door prizes including Chloee Jones, Abraham Rodriguez, Hadlee Hardin and Joseph Milner.