November 19th, 2012
On Wednesday night, June 22, 2011, the world was introduced to local resident and longtime Sweetwater Jaycee Riley Sawyers through the Animal Planet show "Rattlesnake Republic". Almost a year later, Sawyers found out that the show was picked up for a second season, which premiered on Sunday evening.
Funeral services for Griselda Aguirre Villarreal, 42, of Sweetwater, will be at 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 19, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Fabio Perez officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. Culto Funebra was held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Villarreal died on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
All games subject to change
MONDAY, NOV. 19
Sweetwater boys host Ballinger â€” freshmen at 5 p.m., JV at 6:15 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater girls host Early â€” JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade boys host Midland Greenwood, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade girls at Midland Green-wood, 5 and 6 p.m.
Roscoe junior high teams host Westbrook starting at 5 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity teams host New Home starting at 4 p.m.
Highland 7th grade teams and 8th grade boys host Ira starting at 5 p.m.
HERMLEIGH â€” After making the six-man playoffs with a thrilling last-second win a week earlier, Blackwell got off to a promising start in its Division II bi-district meeting with Loraine on Friday.
The Hornets, however, couldnâ€™t finish what they started on this night after getting inside Loraineâ€™s 20 on their first two possessions. Blackwell did tie Loraine, 8-8, in the second quarter, but it was pretty much all downhill from there as Loraine won 49-22 to advance into the next round of the playoffs and end Blackwellâ€™s season.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s basketball teams both lost on Friday. The SHS boys fell at Coleman, 48-44, in their season opener and the girls (3-1) lost to Abilene High, 48-42, at the SHS gym.
The boys were paced by Rhett Torresâ€™ 17 points while Dylan Bennett had 12 and Deandre Gatson and Isaiah McGee six. The girls were paced by Suede Shirleyâ€™s 14 points, including two 3-pointers, while Kendra Crosson had nine and Shelby Cason and Jan-ell Walker six apiece for the Lady Mustangs.
Luis Gaxiola is the last Football Player of the Week for Sweetwater. Gaxiola is a senior who started at offensive tackle and defensive end.
Against Wylie, he scored Sweetwaterâ€™s first touchdown off a blocked kick. He also had eight tackles (four solos, four assists, one tackle for a loss), and also recovered a fumble and had a sack.
First Downs â€” 181; Rushes-yards â€” 302-1366; Passing yards â€” 2273; Total yards â€” 3639 (363.9 avg.); Passing â€” 152-265-9; Fumbles-Lost â€” 32-12; Penalties-Yards â€” 73-633; Points scored â€” 249 (24.9 avg.).
First Downs â€” 207; Rushes-yards â€” 412-2454; Passing yards â€” 1309; Total yards â€” 3763 (376.3 avg.); Passing â€” 122-208-7; Fumbles-Lost 17-12; Penalties-Yards â€” 68-581; Points allowed â€” 279 (27.9 avg.).
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 73. Winds will be from the southwest at 5 to 15 mph.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 49. Winds from the south-southwest at 5 to 10 mph will shift to the west after midnight.
Learn more at weather.gov.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 58 calls for service, issued 14 citations and made two arrests on Nov. 15, 2012.
The SPD received 14, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Information only â€”Â 200 block of Jenny George.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Paul Martinez, 50 â€”Â Public intoxication.
â€˘ Donald Ureta, 21 â€”Â No driver's license.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had two calls for service, served 11 civil papers and made no arrests on Nov. 15, 2012.
Calls for service:
â€˘Â Reckless driver â€”Â Highway 84.
â€˘ Inmate transport/MHMR â€”Â Big Spring.
The 39th annual Christmas Craft Show, hosted by the Sweetwater Elks Lodge #1257, will be open to the public on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Applications are being accepted for booth rentals for the event. Rental price for a 10x10 space is $75, with one table and two chairs being provided. Electricity is available, but as the event is being held in an old building, participants will need to bring a heavy duty extension cord and duct tape. Concessions will be available and absolutely no pets are allowed at the event.