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January 25th, 2012

Lady Mustangs hold on to beat Snyder for first 5-3A win, 49-43

January 25, 2012

The Sweetwater girls bas-ketball team struggled early against Snyder in the teams’ District 5-3A game Tuesday at Mustangs, then lost two key starters to fouls in the fourth quarter after building a 12-point lead.
But the Lady Mustangs persevered to get their first win in district play, 49-43, over the Lady Tigers.
Sweetwater (1-4, 15-15) found itself trailing 11-2 and 13-4 in the first quarter un-til finally getting untracked.
Kendra Crosson’s basket gave the Lady Mustangs their first lead, 18-17, with 3:19 left before halftime.

JV and freshman boys are winners

January 25, 2012

The Sweetwater junior varsity and freshman boys basketball teams both came away with wins over Snyder here Tuesday in sub-varsity district contests.
The JV boys won 46-42 as they got 15 points from Trey Taylor and overcame a two-point deficit by outscoring Snyder 14-8 in the fourth quarter to improve to 2-2 in district and 15-8 overall. Brandon Howell and Quentin Wetsel had eight points, Mike McCoy six, Marquees Jenkins five and Deandre Gatson four for the Mustangs.
Sweetwater led 12-11 after one quarter, but trailed 25-23 at halftime and 34-32 after three quarters.

JV girls suffer 1st district defeat, but freshman girls win

January 25, 2012

Sweetwater’s sub-varsity girls basketball teams came away with a split when they hosted Snyder on Tuesday.
The JV girls, who are 16-5 overall, lost for the first time in district play as they fell to Snyder, 52-49.
But the freshman girls fared much better, winning 44-24 to improve to 15-4 this season.

Blotters for January 23, 2012

January 25, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 37 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on Jan. 23, 2012.

The SPD received eight, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Unauthorized use of a vehicle — 1600 block of Grand.
• Fraud — 200 block of E. Fourth.
• Information only — 200 block of E. Fourth.
• Information only — 700 block of SW Georgia.
• Theft — 900 block of Lamar.
• Family violence assault — 200 block of Jenny George.
• Runaway — 1200 block of Towncreek.
• Criminal mischief — 1700 block of Hailey.

Arrested by SPD:

Verna Mae Atkins

January 25, 2012

Funeral services for Verna Mae Atkins, 90, of Ft. Worth and formerly of Loraine, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan, 28, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories in Sweetwater with Rev. Homer Reddic officiating. Interment will follow at Loraine Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Atkins died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, in Ft. Worth.

January 24th

Resident forms trash picking group

January 24, 2012

Many people can see a problem; few people will take action to resolve it.
Sweetwater resident Russ Petty noticed piles of trash accumulating around town — specifically around the Interstate 20 and Lamar Street area — and decided to take action.
Petty not only thought about the community, but how the trash might leave a poor impression to passers-by about Sweetwater.
"It's embarrassing," said Petty in a phone interview.

Students show lambs at Nolan County Livestock Show

January 24, 2012

Shown is the Grand Champion Lamb/Champion Cross, shown by Yates Cypert with Judge, Marty Gibbs. The Reserve Champion Lamb/Champion Medium Wool was shown by Halee Sanderson.

2012 Nolan County Livestock Show results

January 24, 2012

The Nolan County Livestock Show will be held Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 through Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012.
The goat, lamb, rabbit and broiler shows took place on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 and the swine show took place on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012. The results from the lamb show are as follows:
Finewool Light Weight
1st — Emrick Wilson — Grand Champion
2nd — Laramie Thompson
3rd — Yates Cypert
4th — Sage Nelsen
5th — Cameryn Jones
6th — Brook Nervig
7th — Logan Cornutt
8th — Ty Crain
9th — Bailey Nervig
10th — Caden Cornutt
11th — Wade Allen
12th — Wade Allen

Finewool Heavy Weight

Blotters for January 20-22, 2012

January 24, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 142 calls for service, issued 12 citations and made 13 arrests from Jan. 20-22, 2012.

The SPD received 63, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1800 block of Lamar.
• 2100 block of E. Broadway.
• 800 block of Lemon.

Calls for service:
• Unauthorized use of a vehicle — 1800 block of Rose.
• Theft — 500 block of Ash.
• Theft — 100 block of S. Hopkins.
• Burglary of a habitation — 700 block of Neff.

Arrested by SPD:
• Megan Treadway, 18 — City warrants.
• Elvia Lopez, 46 — City warrants.
• Sydney Moore, 21 — Out of town warrant.

SHS varsity boys basketball team

January 24, 2012

The Sweetwater High School varsity boys basketball team will complete the first half of District 5-3A play when it hosts Snyder at 7:30 p.m. today. Pictured, back row from left, are Patrick Palacios, Tino Martinez, Steven Torrez, Dylan Bennett, Kaleb Hoover, Gabe Medellin, Dylon Adames, Anthony Palacios, Taylor Jones; front row, Willie Norman, Brandon Hopkins (manager), Ashley Kincheloe (stats), assistant coach Jerrod Gee, head coach Al Hunt, Rachel Hunt (stats), Amy Witt (stats), and Cole Maxwell. Not pictured is Isaiah McGee.

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