October 12th, 2011
James William Mardis, 72, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories, with the Reverends Jerry Payne and Keith Clifton officiating. Interment will follow at the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sweetwater. The family will receive friends on Friday, from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home, 401 E. 3rd Street in Sweetwater.
James was born Oct. 29, 1938, in Fisher County, Texas, to James and Effie Lucille Mardis. On Aug. 27, 1956, he married Barbara E. Thompson in Busby, Texas.
Taylor Jones has been chosen Football Player of the Week for Sweetwater. Jones, a third-year senior starter at quarterback, completed 15 of 22 passes for 149 yards and one touchdown, and was also the Mustangsâ€™ top rusher with 87 yards on 25 carries against Wylie this past Friday in Sweetwaterâ€™s district opener. He has accounted for over 1,200 yards passing and running this season. In addition, Jones played at free safety against Wylie and assisted on two tackles.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s varsity tennis team brought home a number of medals from Andrewsâ€™ fall tourna-ment held this past Friday and Saturday.
In boys singles, Chris Hernandez placed third in Flight One while Stephen Shipp took second-place honors in Flight 3 and Michael Redondo was third in Flight 4.
In boys doubles, Chris Hernandez and Isaiah Her-nandez brought home the overall first-place medal, while Shipp and Redondo took third-place honors in Flight 2 boys doubles at the two-day tournament.
First Downs â€” 117; Rushes-yards â€” 272-1192; Passing yards â€” 831; Total yards â€” 2023 (289.0 avg.); Passing â€” 67-117-7; Fum-bles-Lost â€” 17-7; Penalties-Yards â€” 50-401; Points scored â€” 125 (17.9 avg.).
First Downs â€” 86; Rushes-yards â€” 209-945; Passing yards â€” 779; Total yards â€” 1724 (246.3 avg.); Passing â€” 72-140-6; Fumbles-Lost 9-2; Penalties-Yards â€” 42-332; Points allowed â€” 121 (17.3 avg.).
Following the much-needed rainfall received over the weekend, the burn ban in Nolan County was lifted at the Nolan County Commissioners' meeting on Monday morning, Oct. 10, 2011.
The burn ban will remain lifted until the next appointed meeting in two weeks, in which it will be considered once again at that time.
The 32nd Judicial District Attorney's office has announced a couple of changes, but both appear to be beneficial to the residents of Nolan, Fisher and Mitchell counties.
Chief Investigator Phillip Gill recently earned his Master Peace Officer certificate after working for more than 20 years in law enforcement and Barrett Thomas was hired as the new Assistant District Attorney (ADA) on Sept. 1, to serve under the District Attorney, Ann Reed. Ms. Reed thinks both of these events will greatly benefit the counties of her district.
The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD) will be administering flu vaccine on Wednesdays during regular immunization clinic. A special flu clinic will be on Friday, Oct. 21, from 8-11:30 a.m.; the cost for the flu vaccine is $20. Medicare patients are reminded to bring their Medicare (Part B) cards, and any Medicare supplement insurance. Pneumonia shots are available for $60. Children are eligible to receive the flu vaccine through the Texas Vaccine for Children Program for $6. Regular immunization hours at the SNCHD are 8-11:30 a.m.
The deadline to register to vote in the November election is Tuesday, Oct. 11.
Pat McGowan, Nolan County Clerk, wants to remind Nolan County citizens the last day to register to vote in the Texas Constitutional Amendment Election is today.
There are several amendments scheduled for the Nov. 8 election seeking voter approval. Those amendments are:
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 165 calls for service, issued 15 citations and made 12 arrests from Oct. 7-9, 2011.
The SPD received 104, 911 calls.
â€˘ 2000 block of Lamar.
â€˘ 2000 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€” 1200 block of Fowler.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 500 block of Robert Lee.
â€˘ Theft/burglary of vehicle â€” 1100 block of Josephine.
â€˘ Information only â€” 200 block of SE Georgia.
â€˘ Missing person â€” 1600 block of San Carlos.
â€˘ Information only â€” 500 block of Alexander.
â€˘ Theft â€” 400 block of NE Georgia.
Arrested by SPD:
ABILENE â€” Sweetwater picked a good time â€” Fri-dayâ€™s District 5-3A opener at Wylie â€” to play its best game of the 2011 season.
Unfortunately, the Mus-tangs still werenâ€™t too happy at the end. Thatâ€™s because the Bulldogs were still able to pull out a 20-15 victory despite running 31 fewer plays than Sweetwater.
And that wasnâ€™t the only statistic the Mustangs led in. Coach Craig Slaughterâ€™s club racked up 11 more first downs (21-10) and 47 more yards (322-275) in the con-test than Wylie and had just one turnover, the same as the Bulldogs.