THURSDAY, DEC. 20
Highland JV girls at Knox City, 4 p.m.
Highland JV boys and varsity girls and boys will host Throckmorton starting at 4:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, DEC. 21
Blackwell varsity teams host Sterling City starting at 2 p.m.
Blackwell lost both ends of a District 14-A, Division II basketball doubleheader at Paint Rock on Tuesday.
The Blackwell boys lost to Paint Rock 47-33 in their district opener. Mason Mag-ness paced the Hornets (2-10 overall) with 10 points while Ethan Andrews had nine points, Wade Allen and Jayden Jones six and Ted Chambliss two. Paint Rock led 12-6, 21-15 and 33-20 at the breaks.
The Thursday weather will be much cooler than yesterday with sunny skies and a high near 50. Winds will be from the northwest at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight with a low around 27 and light and variable winds. In the evening, the winds will change to southern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Remember...protect your pipes, pets and plants during a freeze! Learn more about the local forecast at weather.gov.
ABILENE, TEXAS â€“On Tuesday, December 18, 2012, Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas Board, presented a check in the amount of $1,300.00 to Cancer Services Network.
The Nolan County Hospital District Board of Directors welcomed a new board member at their meeting on Monday night, December 17, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Vickie May (right) is being sworn into office by Board Chairman Steve Holcomb (left).
First United Methodist Church will be presenting â€śSounds of the Seasonâ€ť tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the FUMC Sanctuary. The program consists of contemporary Christmas music as well as a live nativity scene with adults and children.
â€śWeâ€™ve been working on the program for about a month,â€ť says Lori Ortega, who is directing the program. Martha Taylor is the accompanist.
â€śSounds of the Seasonâ€ť boasts an adult and childrenâ€™s choir, as well as a bell choir. Soloists for the childrenâ€™s choir are Devin Gutierrez, Samantha Jones, and Allison Marlett.
Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) will be revisiting their school safety plans following the horror that unfolded at the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday, December 14 in Newtown, Connecticut, killing 20 students and six teachers.
As part of his Superintendent's Report during the December 17 meeting of the SISD Board of Trustees, Terry Pittman stated that procedures are already in place on the campuses, such as in the front office areas to enter the buildings. Additionally, each classroom door can be locked, which could slow down a potential attacker.
An Amber Alert has been issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) for Jonathan Jose Guillen, Jr. He was last seen in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 13, 2012 at 12:15 a.m.
Jonathan was born Jan. 13, 2012. He is Hispanic, is 2'6" tall, weighs 25 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes.
The suspect is Jonathan Guillen, Sr., Hispanic male, 23 years old, date of birth is Nov. 22, 1989. He is 5'8" tall, 185 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a white muscle shirt with black or red shorts.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 54 calls for service, issued four citations and made two arrests on Dec. 17, 2012.
The SPD received 28, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Credit card abuse â€” Sweetwater.
â€˘ Terroristic threats â€” 1500 block of Hughes.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Male juvenile, 16 â€” Reckless driving.
â€˘ Deborah McFaul, 34 â€” Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served no civil papers and made no arrests on Dec. 17, 2012.
Calls for service:
â€˘Â Prisoner transport â€”Â Middleton Unit, Abilene.
Funeral services for Darvin Royce Hunter, 57, of Murphy, will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Brian Brownlow officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Hunter died Tuesday. Dec. 18, in Dallas.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccyfh.com.