February 16th, 2012
The regular monthly meeting of the City Commission was scheduled for Tuesday morning, Feb. 14, 2012 at City Hall. However, travel and unforeseen circumstances led to the lack of a quorum, resulting in the postponement of the meeting.
Nonetheless, a few non-deliberating items were briefly presented. Commissioner Jerod Peek read a resolution which recognized the economic contributions of the Ludlum family to Sweetwater as the company bearing the family's name is celebrating 50 years of business this year.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has three dogs available for adoption.
One of the adoptable pets is a female basset hound mix shown on Tuesday. Also available are a female mixed breed puppy, a male mixed breed dog (brown) and a male terrier mix (white).
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.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 50 calls for service, issued five citations and made six arrests on Feb. 14, 2012.
The SPD received 89, 911 calls.
â€˘ 1800 block of Lamar.
â€˘ 800 block of E. Arizona.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Forgery â€”Â Sweetwater area.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1200 block of Towncreek.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Michael Diggs, 26 â€” Disorderly conduct/fighting.
â€˘ Stacee Diggs, 24 â€” Disorderly conduct/fighting.
â€˘ Sammy Soto, 17 â€” Disorderly conduct/fighting/failure to identify.
â€˘ Ricky Rodriguez, 21 â€” Disorderly conduct/fighting.
Funeral services for Elijio Martinez Hernandez, 70, of Sweetwater, will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at noon at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Okonkwa officiating. Interment will follow at Loraine Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19, by Angie Limones at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Hernandez died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas.
THURSDAY, FEB. 16
Sweetwater varsity begins its season at Abilene Ice Breaker tournament with three games at Abilene High School starting at 10:15 a.m.
Sweetwater JV teams host tournament.
FRIDAY, FEB. 17
Sweetwater varsity at Abilene Ice Breaker tournament.
Sweetwater varsity teams host tournament.
SATURDAY, FEB. 18
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams host Grape Creek in single scrimmage, 11 a.m.
Sweetwater boys and girls teams host Arlon Barnes Classic starting at 9 a.m.
After competing at a meet in Clyde this past Thursday, Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s powerlifting teams will host their own event â€” the annual Arlon Barnes Classic â€” Saturday starting at 9 a.m. at the SHS gym.
Over 300 lifters represen-ting about 20 schools are expected for the meet, the last for Sweetwater before regional competition. The girlsâ€™ regional meet will be March 3 at Monahans and the boysâ€™ regional meet is March 9 at Sundown. The top regional qualifiers will advance to state competition at Corpus Christi and Abilene, respectively.
Sweetwaterâ€™s freshman boys basketball team fin-ished 14-6 overall and 5-3 in district on Tuesday after an easy 44-22 win over Snyder. Duanta Wil-liams scored 18 points and Rhett Torres 15, while Martes Harris had five, J.P. Poe three, Nick Haley two and Bray Amos one. Sweetwater led 15-5, 25-14 and 32-16 at the quarter breaks.
Roscoe JV girls 40,
Rotan JV girls 30
Roscoe points: Olivia Saddler 13, Samantha Ortega 10, Jesse Pena 7, Shelby Brown 4, Selena Perez 4, Whitney Williams 2.
Roscoe JV girls 28,
Hamlin JV girls 26
Roscoe points: Olivia Rovig 11, Olivia Saddler 5, Whitney Williams 4, Samantha Ortega 3, Shelby Brown 2, Selena Perez 2, Jesse Pena 1.
Roscoe JV girls 35,
Stamford JV girls 19
Roscoe points: Olivia Saddler 8, Selena Perez 7, Olivia Rovig 7, Jesse Pena 6, Samantha Ortega 4, Amber Craig 2, Whitney Wil-liams 2. Note: Roscoe JV girls finished year with 10-11 record.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital employees strive to be the number one contributor to the Nolan County United Way with a donation of $13,946. Pictured in no particular order are Rhonda Guelker, Kristie Young, Sherma Barham, Natalie Rubio, Janice Juarez, Brenda Green, Misty Austerman, Erica MuĂ±oz, Carla Wilkinson, Kelly Hester, Wes Stafford, Leigh White, T.J. Wilson, Jenny Dodd and Chavela MuĂ±oz.
Wes Sims was re-elected to a ninth consecutive two year term as President of the Texas Farmers Union (TFU) during the organizationâ€™s 110th annual convention in San Antonio. Sims, a family farmer and cattle producer from Sweetwater, was first elected in 1996 to lead the Texas family farm and ranch group.