August 24th, 2012
With just a week left until the season opener against Eastland on Aug. 31 at the Sammy Baugh Classic, Sweetwater head football coach Shane Mobley is hop-ing to get a good evaluation of his team in todayâ€™s final scrimmage against San Angelo Lake View at the Chiefsâ€™ stadium.
Though it will be played primarily under a controlled format, the scrimmage â€” which begins at approximately 6:30 p.m. after the freshman and JV teams scrimmage at 5 â€” will more closely resemble what fans can expect to see once the season begins.
Blackwellâ€™s Mark Monroe, left, wraps up a Hermleigh player as Mason Magness (right) tries to lend assistance during the teamsâ€™ scrimmage this past week. The Hornets will host Veribest and Loop in their final scrimmage today.
The Sweetwater High School volleyball team began action at the Nita Vannoy Memorial Tourna-ment in San Angelo today after losing at Seminole in its most recent match this past Tuesday.
Sweetwater comes into the two-day tournament with a 6-5 overall record after falling to Seminole in four highly-competitive games Tuesday. The Lady Mustangs â€” who had also lost to Seminole in four games when the teams met in Sweetwater a week earlier â€” won the first game 25-19, but Seminole came back to win the last three games by nail-biting scores 25-23, 25-23 and 25-22 in claiming the match.
Rain chances will be with us all weekend in Sweetwater, as today calls for a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms. The high will be near 93 with partly sunny skies and winds from the south at 15 mph. Gusts will be as high as 25 mph.
Friday night, expect a 20% chance of precipitation with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 72. Winds will remain at the south around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
On Saturday, the 20% chance of rain and thunderstorms continue with a high near 94. We'll see partly sunny skies and south-southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Johnny Williams, with attorney, Britt Thurman, pled true to revoking his probation. He was originally put on probation on Oct. 19, 2009, for forgery, a state jail felony. For his plea, Williams received 24 months confinement in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He will also have to pay a $1,500 fine, $305 in court costs and $1,000 in attorneys fees.
The Big Country Medical Reserve Corps is offering a Psychological First Aid (PFA) Training Class on Saturday, Aug. 25, beginning at 9 a.m. in the training room located by the Emergency Room entrance at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.Â The class will be free of charge to those that register and is open to the public.Â Refreshments will be served and lunch can be purchased from the hospital cafeteria.
A Nolan County Grand Jury indicted 12 people on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. Eight of those indictments were sealed. The following cases were true-billed:
Anthony Dylan Bentley was indicted on three counts including sexual assault, a second degree felony, indecency with a child by contact, a second degree felony and indecency with a child by exposure, a third degree felony. The victim was younger than 17 years old at the time of the crimes around Feb. 1, 2012. His bond was set at $25,000.
The Nolan County United Way's Loyal Contributors Luncheon was held on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at the Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) training classroom.
Following the convocation by Martin Baker, a welcome was given by Executive Director Wendy Smartt. Beverly Campbell then introduced the officers and members of the Board of Directors.
Kirby Andrews, one of the board members, collectively thanked the hospital's food staff, along with those in attendance representing the agencies and contributors for their work and support over the past year.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 55 calls for service, issued three citations and made one arrest on Aug. 21, 2012.
The SPD received 17, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle â€” 900 block of Thomas.
â€˘ Credit card abuse â€” 1400 block of Hailey.
â€˘ Theft â€” 100 block of S. Hopkins.
â€˘ Burglary of a residence â€” 900 block of W. Arizona.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Darla Jones, 43 â€” Warrant.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 11 calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on Aug. 21, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
Funeral services for Latanya Sweet Gaines, 48, of Snyder, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Pastor G.T. Garnett II of King Soloman Baptist Church will officiate. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A wake will be held Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, from 6-8 p.m.
Gaines died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, in Snyder.