Archive - 2014
On Sunday, March 9, 2014, the Nolan County Sheriffâ€™s Office received a report of a burglary that occurred at a building located in the 6000 block of Interstate Highway 20 in Sweetwater. It was reported that sometime on Friday, March 7, 2014 between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 9:12 p.m. an unknown person(s) entered a building and took an assortment of tools ranging from power drills, impacts, a toolbox, drill bits, handsaw, battery charger, timing light and a welding machine. The combined value of the items taken is valued at approximately $4,295.82.
One wreck turned into many more on Sunday afternoon in Sweetwater according to Sweetwater Emergency Services Manager Grant Madden.
West bound vehicles kept rear ending each other coming over hills to stopped traffic after a crash had slowed down the traffic. There had been 27 vehicles involved in a multitude of different accidents that stretched from mile marker 242 to nearly mile marker 231 on Interstate 20.
According to police, most of the accidents were minor fender benders. The evening sun may have been a contributing factor to many of the wrecks.
Sweetwater 2020 will host a town hall public forum on Monday night, March 24, from 6-8 p.m. at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium at 400 Locust Street downtown.Â Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham will moderate the event.
Sweetwater 2020 is an unofficial initiative to bring together groups and individuals in the community to discuss community concerns and perceptions and to highlight ideas and actions across the community to launch creative solutions and strategies, Wortham said.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 69. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 5 to 10 mph, becoming north-northeast in the afternoon.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 38 and north-northeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.
MONDAY, MARCH 24
Sweetwater JV will host Monahans, 5:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys play first leg of district tournament at Big Spring.
Roscoe junior high teams at Aspermont meet.
TUESDAY, MARCH 25
Sweetwater varsity plays at Monahans, 7 p.m.
Blackwell teams play first leg of district tournament at Baird (Shady Oaks).
Sweetwater varsity and JV at Monahans at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
Blackwell junior high teams host meet.
Highland junior high teams at Aspermont meet.
THURSDAY, MARCH 27
The start of the Sweet-water baseball teamâ€™s Dis-trict 4-3A home opener was hardly what the Mustangs wanted, as they trailed visiting Big Spring 4-0 before coming to bat in the bottom of the first inning.
But Sweetwater is 2-0 in District 4-3A â€” and 15-3 overall â€” after its 12th con-secutive win as the Mus-tangs rallied to defeat the Steers, 9-6, here Friday.
Down 6-2 with just six outs left, Sweetwater rallied to tie Big Spring 6-6 in the teamsâ€™ 4-3A softball game here Friday when the Lady Mustangs scored four runs in the sixth inning. Sweet-water collected six of its 11 hits for the game and sent 10 batters to the plate.
Big Spring, however, had an answer.
The visiting Lady Steers came back to score twice in their half of the seventh to defeat Sweetwater, 8-6, and improve to 1-2 in district.
Shown are Sweetwater ISD Business Manager Nathan Ehlert, SISD board president Ginny Mayes and Dan Wilkinson with the TASB Risk Management Fund.
A plaque was presented at Thursday night's meeting of the Sweetwater ISD Board of Trustees recognizing the district's 40 continuous years of membership. Sweetwater ISD was one of 52 members who have been with the Fund's Workers' Compensation since its inception in 1974.
The district was also presented with a $1,000 membership award toward the 2014-2015 coverage.
Roller derby is officially in Sweetwater!
Wait, what's roller derby?
Head on out to the Nolan County Coliseum Annex on Saturday, April 12 and you'll find out!
Sweetwater's first women's roller derby league, Dark Horse Roller Derby, is hosting a "mash up" bout to introduce the sport they love to the community they live in.
Sweetwater ISD will be holding an election on Saturday, May 10 for the District 5 seat on the Board of Trustees.
Appearing on the ballot for District 5 will be Jana Hall and Danny Escobar. Only residents who live in District 5 will be able to vote for the position.
Until the May election takes place, the board approved appointing former trustee Jeanie McPherson to fill the vacancy in District 5 at their monthly meeting held on Thursday evening. She will be sworn in so that her service can begin at the April meeting.