May 13th, 2013
AUSTIN â€” Five Nolan County athletes came away with state medals Friday at the Class 1A, Division II meet, and there were three other fourth-place finishes as well.
Blackwellâ€™s Jayden Jones won a first-place gold medal in the boys pole vault with a leap of 13 feet, six inches. Highlandâ€™s Michael Hyde won a third-place bronze in the same event at 12-6.
Friday night, Roscoe Collegiate High School seniors (19 of 27) graduated from Western Texas College with their Associate's degrees. Pictured (front row, from left to right) Torrey Willman, Carolina Perez, Faith Boren, Blanca Leanos, Crystal Luna, Mirian Solis, Lura Pantoja, Alura Renteria, Stina Tomlin, Kendall Moses, (back row, from left to right) Jose Aguayo, Tyler Bromley, Eduardo Gallegos, Landon Jones, Brennon Moore, Jose Rangel, Pete Ortega, Brant Burnett and Kyle Bromley.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 55 calls for service, issued one citation and made one arrest on May 9, 2013.
The SPD received 35, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a building â€” 1300 block of Robert Lee.
â€˘ Disorderly conduct â€” 200 block of W. Broadway.
â€˘ Forgery â€” 800 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 2700 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ Disorderly conduct â€” 300 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€” 100 block of E. New Mexico.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Male juvenile â€”Â Disorderly conduct.
On Sunday, mothers across the country will be celebrated. However, the month also recognizes someone who is called a "mother to a mother," as May is "International Doula Month."
The word "doula" derives from the Greek word which means "a woman who serves." Today, that same word extends to describe a trained, experienced professional who provides physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and after birth.
The Sweetwater Independent School District Board of Trustees recently signed a resolution honoring the 2012-2013 Sweetwater High School Choir UIL Solo and Ensemble competition state qualifiers.
"Sweetwater High School vocal soloists, Ashley Erwin, Jeremy Kamer, Cierra Knox, Sage Nelsen and Marissa Ramirez, have brought honor, pride and distinction to the city of Sweetwater and to the Sweetwater Independent School District during the 2013-2013 school year and have excelled in their performance by advancing to state UIL competition."
Emma Lou Clopton, age 75, of Roscoe, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at her residence.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 13, 2013 at Kuykendall Cemetery in Cherokee, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Emma was born on Sept. 5, 1937, in Austin, Texas to Ira Elton and Letha Mae (Smith) McCown. She married James Clopton on June 2, 1952. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
Sweetwater and Pampa have changed the time and location for Game 1 of their best-of-3 Region I-3A area baseball playoff today.
The teams have agreed to move the game â€” which was to have been played at Lubbock Christian University starting at 7:30 p.m. â€” to Lubbock Cooper High School's field in Woodrow starting at 8:30 p.m., said Sweetwater athletic director Shane Mobley. The change was necessitated by rains in Lubbock that made LCU's field unplayable today.
One vehicle was involved in an accident in front of K-Mart on Thursday afternoon.
A jack knifed 18-wheeler slowed the east bound traffic on Interstate 20 for a while as pea sized hail and rain hit Nolan County.
No injuries were reported. The Nolan County Sheriff's Office, TxDOT and DPS responded to the wreck.
S&C Electric Company, a global leader in renewable energy integration, announced it was awarded a $2.6MM contract by Sweetwater Wind to upgrade a portion of their 585 MW wind farm in Sweetwater, Texas. This upgrade will enable Sweetwater Wind to meet new renewable energy generation interconnection standards that have been enacted in Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).