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November 28th, 2012

Basketball tournament season begins Thursday

November 28, 2012

With the month of Dec-ember almost here, the basketball tournament season is set to arrive as several Nolan County high school teams compete in three-day events starting Thursday.
The Sweetwater girls and boys are in Ballinger, while Blackwell hosts its annual Oak Creek Classic. Highland’s varsity boys and JV girls are also in Blackwell’s tournament, while the Highland varsity girls are going to Bronte.
Here are the area tournament schedules:
BALLINGER TOURNAMENT
(Sweetwater girls)
THURSDAY’S SCHEDULE
10:30 a.m. — Clyde vs. Ballinger
Noon — Sweetwater vs. Abilene JV

Finn is perfect in debut for HSU

November 28, 2012

Former Sweetwater High School athlete Alicia Finn had a perfect shooting day from the field on Saturday against Trinity University when she made her debut for the Hardin-Simmons University girls basketball team, helping them to a 77-75 victory at Trinity’s Thanksgiving tournament in San Antonio. Finn, a freshman, had four points in the game for the Cowgirls as she made her only field goal attempt in the contest and also sank both of her free throw shots.

Doris Lynn Brown Turner

November 28, 2012

Fredericksburg — Doris Lynn Brown Turner, 90, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 27, in a local nursing home. She was born on April 11, 1922, in Scranton, Texas, to Maggie Mae Bailey Brown and Ernest R. Brown and grew up in Colorado City. She married Veltie E. Turner on Jan. 3, 1941, in Colorado City and they raised four children in Roscoe.
Family visitation will be held at McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater on Nov. 30, from 1-2 p.m. and graveside service immediately following in the Roscoe Cemetery with the Rev. Phillip Thomas officiating, under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home

Blotters for November 26, 2012

November 28, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 30 calls for service, issued two citations and made no arrests on Nov. 26, 2012.

The SPD received 14, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 200 block of Lamar.
• Assault — Sweetwater.
• Assault — 200 block of W. 5th.
• Credit/debit card abuse — 1600 block of E. 12th.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served one civil paper and made seven arrests on Nov. 26, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
• Rosalio Gutierrez, Jr., 48, of Snyder — Warrants/surety withdrawal and violation of probation.

Wednesday's local weather

November 28, 2012

Today, it will be sunny with a high near 70. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Expect clear skies tonight with a low around 46, and southern winds at 5 to 15 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.

November 27th

Jaycees, Roosters donate to Heart Walk

November 27, 2012

Pictured (left) is Sweetwater Jaycee Clint Parks presenting Joni Coons with a check for $500 for the Heart Walk. Both the Jaycees and the Roosters donated to the Nolan County Heart Walk.

Burn ban reinstated

November 27, 2012

The burn ban for Nolan County was reinstated at the county commissioners' meeting on Monday morning, November 26, 2012 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
The commissioners jointly discussed the idea on whether to leave the burn ban off, but then Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden--who was in attendance at the meeting--was asked about the overall outlook of the county. Madden stated that the weather outlook is projecting drier and windier conditions, leading the commissioners to make the decision.

November is National Home Care Month

November 27, 2012

RPMH provides services through home health department

Reading programs radiate at Southeast

November 27, 2012

The Campus Report for Southeast Elementary was given at the SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees' meeting on Monday night, November 19, 2012.
Making the presentation were the school's principal, Peggy Elliott; the counselor, Courtney Martin; and first grade teachers Bethany Bryan and Amy Nixon.

Blotters for November 23-25, 2012

November 27, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 122 calls for service, issued 10 citations and made 11 arrests from Nov. 23-25, 2012.

The SPD received 85, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1300 block of Lamar.
• 500 block of E. Oklahoma.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 700 block of Bowie.
• Information — Sweetwater.
• Criminal mischief — 700 block of Louisiana.
• Theft — 500 block of Elm.
• Assault — 100 block of E. Broadway.
• Theft — 200 block of Bell.
• Criminal mischief — 700 block of Haskell.
• Criminal mischief — 1600 block of Sam Houston.

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