March 5th, 2012
Granger Smith has been honing his craft of singing and songwriting since his early teens and has continued to grow in his musicianship, exploding onto the Texas red dirt music scene.
âSleeping On The Interstateâ is the single from SmithâsÂ most recent album, Poets & Prisoners and landed in the Top Ten on the Texas Music Chart. This comes on the heels of an impressive list of previous hits for Smith. In 2008, he debuted âColorblind,â which immediately landed right into the top Top 10. When his 2009 album, Don't Listen to the Radio released, so did five more chart topping hits.
Southeast Elementary School celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday in many ways with many special visitors reading Dr. Seuss books to students on Friday, March 2, 2012. Shown, students in Mrs. Peggy Martinâs first grade class ate green eggs and ham. The Cat in the Hat also stopped in at Southeast Elementary on Friday to visit with students.
Big Country Biggest Loser Winner is coming to the Big Country for those who want to boost their New Year's Resolutions and are getting ready for summer and swimsuit season locally, as well as compete for a cash prize.
The contest, sponsored by the Big Country Medical Reserve Corps, The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital, Rolling Plains Rural Health Clinic, Texas State Technical College and the Sweetwater Reporter will be from March 19 to May 14 with registration dates from March 5-15.
Warm weather is right around the corner, which is all the more reason to get outside and be active. A great way to get some exercise and have fun is going for a bike ride. Did you know, every year, 350,000 children under age 15 go to hospital emergency rooms with bike-related injuries. Of that number, 130,000 children suffer head injuries and an estimated 200 die. By wearing a helmet, a child can reduce their risk of injury by as much as 85 percent. The single most effective safety device available to reduce head injury and death from bicycle crashes is a helmet.
After compiling a 3-1 record during the teamâs first homestand of the 2012 baseball season while hosting its Wood Bat Classic, Sweetwater hits the road today for a 7 p.m. game at Midland Greenwood.
After picking up three straight wins at the Classic held at Newman Park by an aggregate score of 28-2, Sweetwater lost in its final game Saturday to the Ran-ger Junior College JV, 12-8.
The Mustangs (5-4-1) started out their tournament Friday with shutout wins over both Post (14-0) and Wall (2-0), then routed Clyde 12-2 Saturday before losing to Rangerâs JV team.
Wall 8, Clyde 4
San Angelo Lake View 9, Post 2
Wall 12, San Angelo Lake View 2
Post 17, Clyde 13
Ranger Junior College JV 13, Post 0
Ranger Junior College JV 6, Wall 3
Sweetwater 14, Post 0
Sweetwater 2, Wall 0
San Angelo Lake View 13, Clyde 4
Ranger Junior College JV 6, San Angelo Lake View 0
Sweetwater 12 Clyde 2
Ranger Junior College JV 12, Sweetwater 8
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) wants to make the public aware of another recent phone scam that can have harsh financial consequences.
Detective Melinda Moncada with the SPD noted this new line of scamming has been ongoing for around a month. Scammers are calling and convincing residents that they can get a new car along with $1 million by purchasing a Wal-Mart money card and loading it with a considerable amount of money. Once the card is loaded, the callers then activate it and gain access to the funds by transferring them to another card.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors welcomed Richard Fergeson State Farm, located at 808 E. Broadway, to Sweetwater with a ribbon cutting. He is shown (center) cutting the ribbon along with his wife, Kaitlin and their new baby Macy Jane. Food and drinks were offered to those attending the event.
The State Farm location at 208 Lamar Street hosted a meet and greet with the community, providing free hot dogs, popcorn and drinks for those coming to tour the building and speak to personnel. Shown above are Rosa Johnson, Brandi Sitter, agent Doug Sitter, Danica Hickson and Jessica Rangel.
The state redistricting debacle has not only making an impact on the state's presidential primary this year, but also on the local races.
However, with the recent announcement that the Texas presidential primary date has been set for Tuesday, May 29, Kathy Bowen with the Nolan County Tax Office wants to assist voters in the interim while putting some rumors to rest.