Archive - 2014

January 20th

Several area teams are still in playoff chase

January 20, 2014

The district races are be-ginning to heat up, and several Nolan County area high school basketball teams are right in the thick of things as they resume play tonight.
In District 13-A, Division II, Highland’s girls (4-0) lead second-place Roscoe (3-1) by a game after the Lady Hornets’ dominating 70-22 win over the Plowgirls on Tuesday. Highland plays at Hermleigh (1-3) at 6:30 p.m.; Roscoe has an open date since its scheduled op-ponent, Loraine, has forfeited its varsity schedule. To make up for the forfeit, the Plowgirls will play a home school team from Odessa at 8 p.m.

January 16th

City projects discussed at commission meeting

January 16, 2014

Various updates on completed and ongoing city projects were given by Eddie Brown during his City Manager's report at Tuesday's City Commission meeting.
On Thursday, January 23, a ribbon cutting will be held for the new SNAP (Senior Nutrition Activities Program) building. It will take place at 1:30 p.m. and hosted by the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce.
The commission was also informed that McDonald Companies is applying with the TDHCA (Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs) for housing tax credits to construct apartments for senior citizens age 55 and older.

Updates given on courthouse construction

January 16, 2014

In the afternoon session of the county commissioner's meeting held on Monday, Turner construction gave updates on both the courthouse facade construction and the new jail and sheriff's office. To date, there have been no safety incidents at the courthouse.

Active month for SEED

January 16, 2014

The month of January proves to be a very active month for SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development), as noted during an update from Asst. Marketing/Admin. Director Kirstin Smith at the board of directors' meeting held on Monday morning.
Last week, they participated in the Cline Shale Alliance meeting, which had very good attendance. And this week, SEED was able to offer an economic development update to the members of the Future Sweetwater class and join the group on a tour of USG and Buzzi Unicem.

Robbery at Apple Creek

January 16, 2014

Sweetwater police arrested a robber just a few minutes after the holdup.
According to Sweetwater Police Chief Brian Frieda, 25 year-old Robert Dulaney knocked on the door of an apartment at the Apple Creek Apartments on Tuesday. When the door opened, Dulaney pulled a knife, forced his way inside, and took money from the occupant, along with a gaming console.
Sweetwater police officers later spotted the suspect's car and made the arrest.
All of the stolen property was recovered. Dulaney was taken to the Nolan County Jail.

Shows begin at Coliseum

January 16, 2014

Shows kicked off Wednesday evening for the Nolan County Livestock Show with the steer and heifer shows at the Nolan County Coliseum.
Shown are exhibitors during the show.

Steer, heifer show results announced

January 16, 2014

2014 STEER SHOW RESULTS
Class 1 — Light weight steers
1st place — Caroline Brennan, Sweetwater FFA
2. Dylan Miles — Highland FFA
3. Julia Rees — Nolan County 4-H
4. Kamren Fisher — Nolan County 4-H
5. Kamren Fisher — Nolan County 4-H
6. Dylan Miles — Highland FFA
7. Steven Johns — Nolan County 4-H
8. Dillon Solis — Blackwell FFA
9. Tracer Jones — Roscoe FFA

Class 2 — Heavy Weight Steers
1. Zoee Jeffrey — Nolan County 4-H
2. Caroline Brennan — Sweetwater FFA
3. Kaegan Jeffrey — Nolan County 4-H
4. Kristen Johns — Nolan County 4-H
5. Dylan Miles — Highland FFA

John Carl Thompson

January 16, 2014

John Carl Thompson died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 in Garland, Texas.
He is survived by his loving and faithful wife, Joan Catherine.
He also leaves behind several cousins, nieces and  nephews, His brother, Bobbie Thompson of Colorado Springs, also survives him.

Local sports calendar

January 16, 2014

THURSDAY, JAN. 16
Basketball
Roscoe JV teams will play at Aspermont tournament.
Powerlifting
Sweetwater boys and girls at season-opening meet in Big Spring (Jan. 11 meet at Post was cancelled).
Roscoe boys and girls at season-opening meet in Big Spring.
FRIDAY, JAN. 17
Basketball
Sweetwater girls will host Wylie — JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys will host Wylie — JV at 5 p.m., freshmen at 6:15 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity girls and boys will host Loraine, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Roscoe JV teams will play at Aspermont tournament.

Thursday's local weather

January 16, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 56. Winds will be breezy, with a western wind around 10 to 20 mph that will shift to the north in the afternoon.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 32 and northern winds at 5 to 10 mph, which will becoming light and variable.
Learn more at weather.gov.

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