November 19th, 2012
Nolan County received a 2011 Safety Award for its record of involvement and commitment to safety in the workplace, as well as for controlling workers' compensation claims.
To qualify for the Texas Association of Counties Safety Awards, the county must self-insure their workers' compensation through the Texas Association of Counties Risk Management Pool and successfully complete the safety award criteria. Nolan County was one of only 27 counties honored with a 2011 award.
A Thanksgiving golf tournament was sponsored by and held at the Lake Sweetwater Municipal Golf Course on Saturday, Nov. 17, to benefit a needy family through the Sweetwater Goodfellows.
All proceeds and donations from the "Adopt-a-Family" tournament will assist the Gonzales family from Roscoe â€” a widowed mother and her five daughters ranging from ages seven to 15 â€” in order to provide the family with Christmas gifts and their holiday dinner.
On Wednesday night, June 22, 2011, the world was introduced to local resident and longtime Sweetwater Jaycee Riley Sawyers through the Animal Planet show "Rattlesnake Republic". Almost a year later, Sawyers found out that the show was picked up for a second season, which premiered on Sunday evening.
Funeral services for Griselda Aguirre Villarreal, 42, of Sweetwater, will be at 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 19, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Fabio Perez officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. Culto Funebra was held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Villarreal died on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
All games subject to change
MONDAY, NOV. 19
Sweetwater boys host Ballinger â€” freshmen at 5 p.m., JV at 6:15 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater girls host Early â€” JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade boys host Midland Greenwood, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade girls at Midland Green-wood, 5 and 6 p.m.
Roscoe junior high teams host Westbrook starting at 5 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity teams host New Home starting at 4 p.m.
Highland 7th grade teams and 8th grade boys host Ira starting at 5 p.m.
HERMLEIGH â€” After making the six-man playoffs with a thrilling last-second win a week earlier, Blackwell got off to a promising start in its Division II bi-district meeting with Loraine on Friday.
The Hornets, however, couldnâ€™t finish what they started on this night after getting inside Loraineâ€™s 20 on their first two possessions. Blackwell did tie Loraine, 8-8, in the second quarter, but it was pretty much all downhill from there as Loraine won 49-22 to advance into the next round of the playoffs and end Blackwellâ€™s season.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s basketball teams both lost on Friday. The SHS boys fell at Coleman, 48-44, in their season opener and the girls (3-1) lost to Abilene High, 48-42, at the SHS gym.
The boys were paced by Rhett Torresâ€™ 17 points while Dylan Bennett had 12 and Deandre Gatson and Isaiah McGee six. The girls were paced by Suede Shirleyâ€™s 14 points, including two 3-pointers, while Kendra Crosson had nine and Shelby Cason and Jan-ell Walker six apiece for the Lady Mustangs.
Luis Gaxiola is the last Football Player of the Week for Sweetwater. Gaxiola is a senior who started at offensive tackle and defensive end.
Against Wylie, he scored Sweetwaterâ€™s first touchdown off a blocked kick. He also had eight tackles (four solos, four assists, one tackle for a loss), and also recovered a fumble and had a sack.
First Downs â€” 181; Rushes-yards â€” 302-1366; Passing yards â€” 2273; Total yards â€” 3639 (363.9 avg.); Passing â€” 152-265-9; Fumbles-Lost â€” 32-12; Penalties-Yards â€” 73-633; Points scored â€” 249 (24.9 avg.).
First Downs â€” 207; Rushes-yards â€” 412-2454; Passing yards â€” 1309; Total yards â€” 3763 (376.3 avg.); Passing â€” 122-208-7; Fumbles-Lost 17-12; Penalties-Yards â€” 68-581; Points allowed â€” 279 (27.9 avg.).
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 73. Winds will be from the southwest at 5 to 15 mph.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 49. Winds from the south-southwest at 5 to 10 mph will shift to the west after midnight.
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