April 6th, 2012
Sweetwaterâ€™s Alicia Finn and Kaleb Hoover have received all-Big Country basketball recognition by the Abilene Reporter-News for Classes 3A through 5A.
Hoover, a 6-1 sophomore forward who led the Mustangs in scoring and rebounding this season, was named to the Class 3A-5A boys second team and was also chosen as the Newcomer of the Year. He burst on the scene in his first year on the Mustang varsity, averaging 16.6 points, 7.4 rebounds and two steals per game. Hoover was also named last month as the District 5-3A newcomer of the year.
There have been some changes that took effect at the Nolan County Sheriffâ€™s Office on April 1. Sheriff David Warren announced today that veteran Deputy Angie Collier has been promoted to the position of Criminal Investigator, a sergeant level position. Deputy Collier replaces Tim Blount who recently took a job in the private sector.
The Time of Remembrance was not only the highlight of the 7th Annual Family FunFair on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at the Nolan County Coliseum in Sweetwater, but capped off two days of events bringing awareness of child abuse in and around the area.
The family event was sponsored by the High Sky Children's Ranch and West Texas Children's Advocacy Center (WTCAC), with the ceremony honoring children who have been victims of child abuse.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 32 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on April 3, 2012.
The SPD received 21, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Forgery â€” Sweetwater.
â€˘ Assault â€” 1400 block of Josephine.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Billy Smith, 38 â€” Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served two civil papers and made three arrests on April 3, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Robert Alcala Gonzales, Jr., 57, of Sweetwater â€” Judgment.
BOYS STANDINGS AFTER 36 HOLES
(Final round will be played April 10 at Abilene Wylie)
1. Big Spring
2. Sweetwater No. 1
6. Sweetwater No. 2
(Note: Team standings are incomplete)
SWEETWATER NO. 1 SCORES
SWEETWATER NO. 2 SCORES
Highland and Blackwellâ€™s track boys teams competed this past Friday at the Gorilla Relays held in Trent. The individual results for those who placed in their events follow. Girls results were not available at press time today.
100 â€” 1. Jayden Jones, Blackwell, 11.62
200 â€” 2. Jayden Jones, Blackwell, 25.06
400 â€” 2. Sheldon Hall, Highland, 55.26; 4. Ron Covington, Highland, 1:00.56
800 â€” 1. Sheldon Hall, High-land, 2:10.03; 5. Peyton Howard, Highland, 2:33.78
1600 â€” 4. Kevin Box, Highland, 5:38; 5. Kaden Nachlinger, Highland, 6:12; 6. Peyton Howard, Highland, 6:18
The Abilene Reporter-News has given Class 1A all-Big Country high school basketball recognition to four Nolan County athletes â€” Jesus Leanos and Lynnsi Moses of Roscoe and Sierra Allen and Kara Hughey of Highland.
Leanos, a sophomore, is the boys newcomer of the year in Class 1A, Division I. Moses, a 5-9 senior post, made the girls second team in Class 1A, Division I after averaging 16 points, two steals and over six rebounds per game.
High Sky Childrenâ€™s Ranch and the West Texas Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center have once again partnered to host the Seventh Annual West Texas Child Abuse Awareness Family FunFair in Sweetwater. The FunFair will be held at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex on Wednesday, April 4, from 4-6:30 p.m. The Time of Remembrance will start at 6:05 p.m. and organizers ask that everybody stay for the ceremony honoring children who have been victims of child abuse.
The Sweetwater Police Department has recently handled a spike in sexual assaults of children -- committed by minors.
The local, collaborative efforts to bring awareness to child abuse was recognized during the 7th annual West Texas Children's Advocacy Center (WTCAC) banquet held on Tuesday evening, April 6, 2012 at the Nolan County Coliseum.
The theme for the evening was "Together We Can Help Children's Hearts Mend". which was highlighted through the evening's keynote speaker. Jennifer Morris, a business litigation attorney from Dallas, gave a stirring speech to the audience on her personal experience with child abuse and overcoming obstacles to achieve success.