February 23rd, 2013
The date of the Sweetwater Jayceeâ€™s Worldâ€™s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up, Sweetwater Rifle & Pistol Club Gun Knife & Coin Show is fast approaching. The citizens of Sweetwater will welcome about 30,000 tourists during March 8-10.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce is again furnishing a shuttle bus that will travel between the hotels, K-Mart parking lot and the Nolan County Coliseum. There will be a time schedule posted in each hotel and inside each bus.
LUBBOCK â€” The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct three workshops in February and March to introduce farmers and ranchers to electronic tablets and smartphones.
Dr. Jackie Smith, AgriLife Extension economist at Lubbock, said the workshops, all with similar curriculums, have the common goal of teaching producers the basics of the comparatively new technologies.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 55 calls for service, issued one citation and made three arrests on Feb. 21, 2013.
The SPD received 24, 911 calls.
â€¢ 100 block of SE Georgia.
â€¢ 200 block of E. Avenue A.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Duty on striking â€”Â 1900 block of Chester.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1800 block of E. 13th.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Thomas Cox, 46 â€” Assault.
â€¢ Randall Wilson, 35 â€” Driving while license invalid.
â€¢ Melodey McWilliams, 27 â€” Public intoxication/criminal trespass.
BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
A few years ago, I had the privilege of taking a mission trip to Greenland. One evening, I was sitting on a mountain overlooking 10 small lakes. The beauty was like a dream. I could hear the wind blowing softly, the birds nesting in the trees, and the ice cracking in the ocean. It was such an amazing site.
I have heard others speak of the same of the Sea of Galilee. They say it is one of the most beautiful bodies of water on earth and the old rabbis used to say that God created all the other seas, and then He created the Sea of Galilee just for Himself.Â Â
Now that the New Year has begun, Cornerstone Christian School has come up with an event to help the whole family get a good start on their health for 2013. Beat the Street for Little Feet will serve as a fun, healthy activity for the family to enjoy together while providing funds for the schoolâ€™s expansion efforts.
The Highland girls bas-ketball team has been here before. Two years ago, they were also at the Region II-A tourney at Abilene Christian University where they lost to Newcastle in the semifinals. This yearâ€™s team hopes for a much different outcome when it plays Baird in the semifinals at 7 p.m. today.
The ultimate goal will be to do something no Highland team has done â€” go to the state tournament in Austin. That means the Lady Hornets (29-4) must not only defeat Baird (26-6) but also beat Garden City or Eula, who play in todayâ€™s other semifinal, in the II-A final on Saturday.
Eight Nolan County high school seniors will play in a total of three all-star games as part of the Big Country Chevy Dealers-Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star Festival this summer.
Sweetwater will be rep-resented by Kendra Crosson in the fifth annual FCA girls basketball game on June 6 in Brownwood; by Shelby Cason, Kelsi Crosson and Suede Shirley at the first-ever FCA volleyball game on June 8 in Abilene; and by Tadeo Canon-Masjoan, Ryan Linebaugh and Nick Nemir at the 14th annual FCA football game on June 8 in Abilene.
The results from the body found in July along Interstate 20 in Sweetwater have returned from the University of North Texas (UNT) Center for Human Identification, according to Detective Lance Richburg with the Sweetwater Police Department.
The remains found belong to Gabriel Salinas, born March 29, 1948. His last known permanent address was in Gruver, Texas; however, Salinas worked and lived in different places throughout the area.
This year's Miss Snake Charmer Pageant contestants attended the pageant tea recently at Java Jax in Sweetwater.
Shown are Payton Moore, Ashley Parker, Marissa Sanchez and Abby Garcia all helping Coach Jessica Withrow spruce up the Sweetwater High School track by painting the high jump cover and all of the trash cans to get the track ready for the track and field season.
Sweetwater will be hosting the Rattlesnake Relays this year.