February 22nd, 2013
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.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 54 calls for service, issued three citations and made one arrest on Feb. 20, 2013.
The SPD received 15, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Disorderly conduct â€”Â 300 block of Lamar.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Gary Taylor, 50 â€” Public intoxication.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served no civil papers and made one arrest on Feb. 20, 2013.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Chad Eugene Parsons, 19, of Sweetwater â€” Warrant/criminal mischief.
Calls for service:
â€˘Â Burglary â€”Â CR 108.
â€˘Â 911 hang up â€”Â FM 608.
Pauline Byrd, age 85, of Sweetwater, passed away on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at her residence.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at Fourth and Elm Church of Christ with Mike Crowley officiating. Burial will follow at Palava Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Oleta Worsham, age 85, of Abilene, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Sweetwater Cemetery with Rev. James Baker officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Today will bring in seasonal temperatures with sunny skies and a high near 49. Winds will be from the north-northeast around 5 mph.
Tonight, expect mostly clear skies and a low around 31, with northern winds around 5 mph. After midnight, they will shift to the south.
This weekend we'll see highs in the 60s, but winds will gradually increase Saturday night into the entire day on Sunday. Lows will be in the 40s, but will decrease to the mid-30s on Sunday night.
Visit weather.gov to get a full weekend preview.
Joyce Mae Dhane Harris, age 67, a resident for the past five years at Kristi Lee Manor, passed away at Mitchell County Hospital on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at Kiker-Seale Chapel. Rev. Tommy Fraley will officiate with cremation to follow. Services are under the care and direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.