January 30th, 2013
THURSDAY, JAN. 31
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ boys host Snyder, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Highland junior high teams host season-ending district tournament which ends on Saturday, Feb. 2.
Roscoe junior high teams at season-ending district tournament in Highland through Saturday, Feb. 2.
Sweetwater varsity will host Midland Greenwood in season-opening dual match starting at 4 p.m.
FRIDAY, FEB. 1
Sweetwater girls host Snyder â€” JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
MONAHANS â€” The Sweetwater girls basketball team did what it had to do Tuesday in order to keep its playoff hopes alive this season as it went to Monahans and won, 54-43, to snap a three-game losing streak.
The win for Sweetwater (18-13, 4-4 district) came in its final road game of the year and, coupled with Big Springâ€™s 60-24 loss to first-place Wylie on Tuesday, moved Sweetwater into a third-place tie in District 4-3A with the Lady Steers.
Nita Faye Clark Giesler, 81, passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Boerne, Texas, of complications from a hip fracture.Â She was a native of Sweetwater, Texas and was born April 13, 1931, to Garland Felix (G.F.) and Helen Sawyer Clark.Â Nita attended Sweetwater High School.Â
Nita married Daniel Lee (Dan) Giesler in the First United Methodist Church, Colorado City, Texas, June 28, 1948. Married for 64 years, they were always best friends; their bond was a partnership forged from love and laughter, enduring through lifeâ€™s hardships and trials.
It will be much cooler and less windy today, with a high near 52 and sunny skies. Winds will be from the west at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25.
Expect clear skies with a low around 33 tonight. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 10 to 15 mph.
Head on over to weather.gov to learn more.
Sweetwater hosted more than 125 energy and infrastructure leaders from more than a dozen states around the USA last week for the 5th annual Transmission Summit 2013 on the campus of Texas State Technical College West Texas.
The event included project updates, business networking and industry sponsor exhibits. The event was sponsored by the Texas Wind Energy Clearinghouse.
Shown is speaker Jeff Gates with Duke Energy out of Charlotte, NC speaking about energy storage as a grid strategy at the transmission summit.
After a two-week time frame, the Nolan County Commissioners approved to reinstate the burn ban for the county at their meeting on Monday morning.
Collectively, the commissioners determined that the land throughout the county was not looking as "green" due to the lack of precipitation. The reinstatement will stand until the next meeting date, when the item will be considered once again by the commissioners.
As citizens who serve children and represent their communities, individual school board members face complex and demanding challenges. Yet, few people fully understand the scope and far-reaching implications of board membersâ€™ responsibilities. All Texans should recognize the vital contributions of these men and women and focus attention on the crucial role these elected leaders play in the education of our children. They truly make a difference every day.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 123 calls for service, issued seven citations and made three arrests from Jan. 25-27, 2013.
The SPD received 66, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 1400 block of Hailey.
â€¢ Runaway â€”Â 1100 block of Tonkawa.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 1000 block of E. Broadway.
â€¢ Sexual assault â€”Â Sweetwater area.
â€¢ Burglary of a habitation â€”Â 1400 block of McCauley.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Charles McLarty, 58 â€” Indictment.
â€¢ Shanna Metcalf, 22 â€” Warrants.
â€¢ Jimmy Luna, 28 â€” Family violence assault/interfere with emergency call.
A memorial service for Jose Manuel Galvan, 53, of Roscoe, will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at First United Methodist Church in Roscoe with Rev. Juanelle Jordan officiating. He was cremated.
Galvan died Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at Rolling Plains Hospital in Sweetwater.
He was born July 30, 1959 in Corpus Christi. Jose was married to Maria M. Galvan for many years. He was a mechanic and a chef. He loved building and remodeling things and was a carpenter. He built his own motorcycle.
Sweetwaterâ€™s basketball teams may well have to win at Monahans today in order to hold on to any realistic hopes of a District 4-3A playoff berth.
Thatâ€™s certainly true for the Sweetwater boys (1-4), who are two games behind Monahans (3-2), which is currently in third place.
But the Sweetwater girls (3-4) also need a win as they trail Big Spring (4-3) by a game for the No. 3 spot after losing three straight. They face a Monahans team that is 0-7, and Sweetwater probably has to win tonight and at home this Friday against 1-6 Snyder to have a realistic shot of getting to the playoffs.