December 14th, 2012
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s freshman boys and JV girls basketball teams still have spotless season records after knocking off Brownwood teams here on Tuesday.
Sweetwaterâ€™s 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.
Three were jailed and four were given community supervision this week after guilty pleas were made to Judge David Hall during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings. District Attorney Ann Reed and Assistant District Attorney Barrett Thomas prosecuted the cases.
The Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED) board of directors approved the sale of real property inside the Sweetwater Business Park during their meeting on Monday morning, December 10, 2012.
Thirty acres will be purchased by Select Energy, while 40 acres will be bought by Washita Valley. Each entity will be paying $4,000 per acre for their property.
The deal with Washita Valley recently took place last week, in which the company is expecting to bring in up to 40 workers.
Sweetwater Independent School District offers Family Access as a way for parents and guardians to keep up with what and how their students are doing at school.
Family Access is a web-based information and communication center designed to provide parents and guardians with the answer to, "How was school today?"
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 36 calls for service, issued one citation and made two arrests on Dec. 11, 2012.
The SPD received 19, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Burglary of a building â€”Â 300 block of Cedar.
â€¢ Criminal trespass â€”Â 500 block of E. Broadway.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Jennifer Dykes, 25 â€” Warrants.
â€¢ Lynne Looby, 54 â€” Criminal trespass.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served no civil papers and made one arrest on Dec. 11, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO: