February 8th, 2013
There are several things Sweetwater must do today vs. Big Spring in order to realize its dream of making the playoffs and ending a long drought, says Lady Mustang coach Al Miller.
â€śWe talked about having low turnovers and managing the game like weâ€™re supposed to. Not letting them have wide-open 3s. Taking care of the ball and giving them one shot on offense.â€ť
If Sweetwater had done a better job in just a couple of those areas the last time the teams played each other, todayâ€™s third-place district tiebreaker between two teams with 5-5 records wouldnâ€™t be necessary.
Though they donâ€™t start the playoffs until next week, the Highland and Roscoe girls basketball teams wonâ€™t be idle this weekend. Both have scheduled warmup games to prepare them for postseason play.
Highland (10-0 in District 13-A, 27-3) plays Valley at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Jay-ton after ending district with a 67-24 win over Hermleigh while Roscoe (7-3, 18-11) gets a tuneup at 5 p.m. today vs. Zephyr in Zephyr.
Your Friday forecast will be sunny with a high near 61. Winds will be from the east at 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 46 and eastern winds remaining at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could be as high as 20 mph.
Saturday will bring in a chance of rain and high winds throughout the entire weekend. Highs will be in the mid to upper 60s with lows ranging from the high 30s to mid 40s.
Head on over to weather.com to learn more.
The annual Sweetwater Jaycees Miss Snake Charmer Scholarship Pageant is a time where young ladies from throughout the Big Country come together to compete for scholarship money. At last year's pageant, the theme for the night was Wings Across America in honor of the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots).
The annual pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. The pageant is open to all girls between the ages of 16-19 who live within a 75 mile radius of Sweetwater.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has two dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a male rottweiler mix puppy and a male Great Pyrenees mix.
Also recently featured were a male chihuahua mix, a female golden retriever and a female gray and white cat. Call the animal shelter to see if they are still available.
According to Sweetwaterâ€™s animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
A benefit account has been set up at Sweetwater Regional Federal Credit Union, located at 1900 Preston Road in Sweetwater, for Armando and Andrea Renteria and their family. The Renterias lost all of their belongings and their home to a fire on Tuesday on the 100 block of Ash Street in Roscoe.
Those wishing to donate cash can donate to SRFCU and also at Roscoe State Bank, both at the Sweetwater and Roscoe locations.
State Fire Marshal Deputy Billy Lang, along with his canine, Lizzie, searched for clues as to what may have started a house fire on Tuesday evening in Roscoe at the home of a Sweetwater police officer.
The fire consumed the home, but the entire family manage to make it out of the house safely. The fire began on the back deck, catching the eaves of the home as it grew larger, eventually engulfing the entire attic and several rooms in the home.
According to Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Gary Armstrong, they received a call about the fire around 10:40 p.m. on Tuesday.
Guilty pleas were entered to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings this week.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 67 calls for service, issued 11 citations and made two arrests on Feb. 5, 2013.
The SPD received 20, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Family violence assault â€”Â 800 block of E. Arizona.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Jesse Tollison, 35 â€” Criminal trespass.
â€˘ Geoffrey Lewis, 24 â€” Family violence assault.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served one civil paper and made three arrests on Feb. 5, 2013.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Zachary Wayne Meehean, 22, of Clyde â€” Taylor County warrant/bond forfeiture.
Funeral services for Elba Jane Sanders, 76, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Eric Horton officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6-7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, at McCoy Funeral Home.