February 8th, 2012
First Financial bank's new motor bank is now open to customers as of Monday, Feb. 6, 2012. The new motor bank addition is located on the north side of the existing bank building on the corner of Broadway and Elm Street. There are six drive up lanes, a commercial lane, a night depository and a new state-of-the-art, deposit taking ATM.
One person entered a plea to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings this week.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 38 calls for service, issued one citation and made three arrests on Feb. 6, 2012.
The SPD received 20, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Assault by threat â€”Â 200 block of E. Fourth St.
â€¢ Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 1900 block of Avalon.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Beatrice Vera, 40 â€” City warrants.
â€¢ Everett Center, 27 â€” NCSO warrant.
â€¢ Joyce Ammons, 31 â€” Telephone harassment.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had four calls for service, served no civil papers and made four arrests on Feb. 6, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
If Brownwood thought that its last district game at Mustang Gym for at least the next two years would be easy, Sweetwater had them thinking otherwise by gameâ€™s end Tuesday.
Unfortunately, close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. As a result, the playoff-bound Lions (5-1) left with a 57-48 win that kept them in contention for a share of the District 5-3A title. But it took clutch free throw shooting at the end for Brownwood to finally hold off Sweetwater (1-6), which twice got within four points until the Lions hit 7-0f-8 from the line in the final 1:07 to seal the win.
Brownwood showed again here Tuesday why it is the No. 6-ranked team in Class 3A girls basketball.
Sweetwater scored the first basket on a shot by Candice Hernandez just 16 seconds into the game. But things went downhill quickly from there for the homestanding Lady Mustangs as the Lady Lions came back to beat Sweetwater, 70-29, in the teamsâ€™ season finale.
The Roscoe girls basket-ball team defeated Stamford, 33-31, in its regular season finale on Tuesday. But the Plowgirls (5-5, 16-14) didnâ€™t get the help they needed to have a shot at the third and final playoff spot in District 9-A, Division I.
Haskell (6-4) claimed the No. 3 berth Tuesday by beating Rotan. Hamlin (9-1) and Munday (8-2) took the top two spots in the district.
Sweetwater won three of its four sub-varsity games against Brownwood here on Tuesday. The JV boys won 43-28, the JV girls prevailed 53-42 in their game and the freshman boys defeated Brownwood 38-15. The freshman girls lost to Brownwood in their contest, 34-31.
The JV boys, who are now 16-10 overall and 3-4 in district, were led by Trey Taylor with 11 points. Deandre Gatson had 10, Quentin Wetsel eight, Brandon Howell seven, Mike McCoy five and Mar-quees Jenkins two.
With two years of success behind them, the third annual "Ridin' for Cash" Bull Bash is sure to be another profitable event.
The fundraiser will take place on Saturday, February 18, 2012, at the Nolan County Coliseum. While the riding performances will start at 7 p.m., doors will open at 5 p.m. for guests to browse the 30-plus vendor booths that will be on hand.
A local employee of the Texas Department of Transportation was recently honored for 10 years of service to the agency. Sergio Ruiz (right), a transportation technician in the Sweetwater maintenance office, received a framed certificate and a lapel pin depicting his years of service to the department. Lauren Garduno, P.E. (left), Abilene District Engineer, made the presentation during a meeting in Abilene.
Members of the Nolan County Foundation are announcing their annual NCF Golf Classic scheduled for April 21, 2012 at the Sweetwater Country Club.
According to Jerry Riggs, President of the NCF, this event started in 2006 as a source of additional funding for spring graduates from Blackwell, Highland, Roscoe and Sweetwater high schools who desire to continue their education at any Texas college or university. Since its inception, the NCF has awarded $1,000 each to 133 graduating seniors.