February 26th, 2013
Sweetwaterâ€™s boys track team competed at Hamlin this past Friday.
Nick Nemir placed first in the long jump (20-11 1/2), 110-meter hurdles (15.46) and 300-meter hurdles (43.08) and was fourth in the 100-meter dash. Bobby Soto was third in the 200 dash (23.89), while Isaiah McGee was third in the long jump (20-9 1/2) and Deandre Gatson was third in the triple jump (39-9).
A pair of basketball playoff games will be held at the Sweetwater High School gym Wednesday.
Plainview Christian Academy takes on Gran-bury North Central Tex-as Academy at 5:30 p.m. in a girls playoff, and Plainview Christian Academy will play Wichita Falls Notre Dame in a boys playoff at 7 p.m.
The games were originally scheduled for Tuesday but moved back due to bad weather. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students.
subject to change
TUESDAY, FEB. 26
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams will host Graham at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
Girls playoff: Plainview Christian Academy vs. Granbury North Central Texas Academy, 5:30 p.m., Sweetwater High School gym.
Boys playoff: Plainview Christian Academy vs. Wichita Falls Notre Dame, 7 p.m., Sweetwater High School gym.
Sweetwater JV girls at Merkel tournament.
THURSDAY, FEB. 28
Sweetwater varsity hosts Wood Bat Classic at Newman Park high school field.
Caleb Turner survived three rounds that eliminated most of his competitors, only for the fourth-grader to misstep with G-R-I-S-S-L-E.
Nope, that nasty part of table meat is â€śgristle.â€ť And with the ding of a judgeâ€™s bell, Caleb exited left to his family waiting for him in the audience: two grandparents, mom, dad and his teacher from St. Johnâ€™s Episcopal School in Odessa.
â€śI got it wrong, too,â€ť his mom Beti Turner told him. â€śBut Iâ€™m proud of you! You did good.â€ť
Art Maberry, President of Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED), signs sales documents as Rachel Newberry of Beall Abstract & Title Company looks on. The sales contracts were for the sale of property from the Sweetwater Business Park to Select Energy and Jet Specialty. The Washita Valley closing also recently took place.Â These three sales complete the space available in the 88 acre Sweetwater Business Park.Â Additional acreage is being sought by SEED representatives for a new Business/Industrial Park.
Bids for gravel and fuel were opened during the county commissioners' meeting held on Monday morning at the Nolan County Courthouse.
One bid was opened for the 2013 seal coating projects for the county precincts from Vulcan Materials. While the bid was advertised for gravel and AC5 asphalt, the bid--which was received by the commissioners--was solely for gravel.
Also, two bids were opened for fuel to be used by the Nolan County precincts and the Sheriff's Department. The bids from the Central Rolling Plains Co-op and WTG Fuels were received as well.
Sweetwater area churches are joining together the first week in March to teach and have the students of the community give back.
The churches participating in this two-day event are the 4th and Elm Church of Christ, Corner Stone Fellowship, Emmanuel Fellowship, First United Methodist Church, the First Baptist Churches of Blackwell, Roscoe, and Sweetwater and Trinity Baptist Church.
The West Texas Art Guild is sponsoring a Children's Art Show at the County-City Library for the month of March. The show will be divided into five age groups as follows: Ages 3-5; ages 6-8; ages 9-11; ages 12-14; and ages 15-18.
The name and age of the child must be attached to the back of the artwork.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 149 calls for service, issued 15 citations and made 11 arrests from Feb. 22-24, 2013.
The SPD received 55, 911 calls.
â€˘ 300 block of Oak.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Family violence assault â€”Â 600 block of E. New Mexico.
â€˘ Counterfeit â€”Â 500 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ Retaliation â€”Â 1200 block of Ragland.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 700 block of NW Georgia.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 1100 block of E. Third.
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â Sweetwater area.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Joseph Lee Brown, 32 â€” Warrant service.
ABILENE â€” One of the few blemishes on the Highland girls basketball team's outstanding season came in the title game of Highland's tournament in early December when the Lady Hornets lost to Garden City, 31-24.
Highland got a chance Saturday afternoon to avenge that loss in a rematch with Garden City for the Region II-A, Division II championship.
And this time, it was the Lady Kats who were left feeling blue.
Highland (31-4) answered every challenge en route to a 47-29 victory at Abilene Christian University, advancing the Lady Hornets to the Class 1A, Division II state semifinals.