December 14th, 2012
As Christmas nears, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) is helping local families document this yearâs holiday by hosting âAn Afternoon with Santaâ. Taking place on Saturday, Dec. 15, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy cookies and have a free photo taken with Santa Claus.
A Christmas Celebration with Santa Claus will be held at the Texas Theatre from Dec. 14-16 in Sweetwater.
"Help fix the 'broken spirit of Christmas' by joining us in this narrated Vaudeville production which will captivate you as each world class performer participates in revitalizing the Christmas spirit," said event organizers.
Among the talents presented will be an NBA halftime performer of the tight wire, Rolla Bolla, juggling, a hula hoop star, comedy, aerial acts and chair balancing.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 39 calls for service, issued two citations and made three arrests on Dec. 12, 2012.
The SPD received 21, 911 calls.
Arrested by SPD:
â¢ Christina Navarrette, 37 â Driving while license invalid.
â¢ Silviu Dumitrascu, 36 â Theft.
â¢ Jerry Espinoza, 28 â Warrants/burglary of a habitation/failure to identify fugitive.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had four calls for service, served one civil paper and made two arrests on Dec. 12, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
Dylan Bennett takes a shot for Sweetwater while being guarded by a pair of Brownwood defenders in Tuesdayâs non-district game at Mustang Gym.
Bennett scored 22 points in leading the Mustangs past the Lions, 63-60. The boys travel to Bangs for another non-district game at 7:30 p.m. today while the Lady Mustangs continue non-district play Saturday with an 11:30 a.m. game at Graham.
Both teams host Colorado City next Tuesday.
Sweetwater High Schoolâs freshman boys and JV girls basketball teams still have spotless season records after knocking off Brownwood teams here on Tuesday.
Sweetwaterâs JV girls are 12-0 after their 41-26 win. Cierra Knox had 12 points, Shaneese Brown nine, Mad-die Jones eight, Jaya Atkins four, Lexi Castillo three, Bianca Castillo and Nisha Williams two and Abby McPherson one. Sweetwater led 9-2, 18-11 and 32-15 at the breaks.
A pair of Sweetwater Middle School boys basketball teams won first-place honors when SMS hosted a two-day tournament this past Friday and Saturday.
Sweetwater No. 2 won the seventh grade division after beating Merkel 28-4, Snyder 31-20 and Sweetwater No. 1 24-16. The No. 1 team beat Snyder 22-20 and Merkel 14-5 and placed second.
Sweetwater No. 1 won the eighth grade division after beating Snyder 21-12 and Merkel 37-20 and tying Sweetwater No. 2 17-17. Sweetwater No. 2 also lost to Merkel 32-14 and fell to Snyder 19-18.
Be on the lookout for rain chances this Friday, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 65. We'll have breezy winds from the south-southeast at 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of rain is 20%.
Tonight before 7 p.m., we'll have a slight chance of precipitation and then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 7 p.m. and 1 a.m. Rain chances will remain at 20%.
The high tonight will be 41 with partly cloudy skies and breezy conditions. Winds will be from the west-southwest at 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Members of the Nolan County Foundation Board are reminding spring 2013 Nolan County high school seniors that the Nolan County Foundation will be promoting its annual Scramble for Scholarships Golf tournament scheduled for April 20, 2013 to be held at the Sweetwater Country Club.
At the Nolan County Commissioners' meeting on Monday morning, December 10, the commissioners took action to approve an order authorizing the issuance of a general obligation bond for 2012 not to exceed $10 million. The bond approved by the commissioners came in at $9,480,000.
Making presentations to the commissioners were Paul Jasin with Specialized Public Finance, Inc. and Tom Pollan from Austin.
Three former Sweetwater High School volleyball players have committed to play next year for Cisco Junior College.
Seated from left are SHS seniors Kendra Crosson, Kelsi Crosson and Kathleen Campbell, who each received all-district honors for the Lady Mustangs this season. Also pictured are SHS coach Liz Miller (standing) and Cisco Junior College coach Susan Moore.
A ceremony for the three athletes was held Tuesday at the SHS library.