January 20th, 2012
The Sweetwater High School freshman girls basketball team is shown here after recently capturing first place at the Forsan tournament. The members of Sweetwaterâ€™s team are, from left, Gabby Reyes, Jamee Rhoades, Abby McPherson, Holly Johnson, Bianca Castillo, Claire Williams, Lexi Castillo, Nisha Williams, Jasmine Reddic and head coach Jessica Withrow. The freshman girls have compiled an outstanding 14-3 record this year. They play at Brownwood at 7:30 p.m. today.
Fish is both a delicious and nutritious meal option, but one from which home chefs often shy away. In a new series of CanolaInfo recipes and videos, Carla Hall, finalist on "Top Chef" Seasons 5 and 8, answers common questions about fish, including how to properly select and prepare it.
Nolan County Commissioners and Nolan County Judge Tim Fambrough recently signed a proclamation designating January as School Board Appreciation Month in Nolan County.
The proclamation stated that the mission of the public schools is to meet the diverse educational needs of all children and to empower them to become competent, productive contributors to a democratic society and an ever-changing world.
Representatives from the Deaf Action Center (DAC) in Abilene will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. to talk about their services. The DAC serves people who are deaf and hard of hearing with a comprehensive range of services. They will educate and train people in coping and communication strategies, assistive devices and Relay Texas Service and more. DAC assists the hard of hearing, deaf, deaf/blind, vision impaired, speech impaired and mobility impaired, in receiving free communication devices from the State of Texas.
The local Brookshireâ€™s grocery store recently donated $250 to the Sweetwater Goodfellows. Brookshireâ€™s employees won the money in a competition against other Brookshireâ€™s grocery stores for community service hours worked by employees. Shown above are Charlie Peek, Store Director for Sweetwater Brookshireâ€™s and Aubrey Turnbow with the Sweetwater Goodfellows.
The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Texas is one cent more than the average last week, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.Â The current statewide average is $3.23.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 28 calls for service, issued five citations and made three arrests on Jan. 17, 2012.
The SPD received 16, 911 calls.
â€¢ Lamar and Georgia.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Credit/debit card abuse â€” Sweetwater area.
â€¢ Theft â€” 1500 block of Ragland.
â€¢ Family violence assault â€” 500 block of Newman.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Jamie Yeazel, 26 â€” Grand jury indictment.
â€¢ Mark Abbe, 33 â€” Grand jury indictment.
â€¢ Elizbeth Hanneman, 32 â€” Grand jury indictment.
Nettie Annlee Tollison, age 93, of Lafayette, Louisiana, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at Lafayette Medical Center.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at Roscoe Cemetery with Rev. James Baker officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Nettie was born Dec. 15, 1918, in Arlington, Texas, to James Jefferson and Lura Buffie (Jackson) Tollison. She worked in the health care industry for over 40 years.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ girls host Wylie, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ boys play at Wylie, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Highland junior high teams host tournament.
Roscoe junior high teams play at Highland tournament.
Blackwell varsity girls and boys at Bronte starting at 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys and girls teams at Big Spring meet.
FRIDAY, JAN. 20
Sweetwater girls at Brownwood â€” JV at 4:30 p.m., varsity at 6 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s powerlifting teams did well at season-opening meets this past Saturday in Miles and compete again today at meets in Big Spring.
The SHS boys were first and the girls second at Miles this past weekend.
SHS had four individual boys winners in their re-spective weight classes â€” Jay Lomas (790 pounds) in the 123-pound class, Sam Nemir (1,270 pounds) in the 181-pound class, Mateo Gonzales (1,390) in the 242-pound class and Angel Caballero (1,005) in the su-perheavyweight class. Sam Nemir also won the Best Lifter Award for the meet.