October 11th, 2011
Following the much-needed rainfall received over the weekend, the burn ban in Nolan County was lifted at the Nolan County Commissioners' meeting on Monday morning, Oct. 10, 2011.
The burn ban will remain lifted until the next appointed meeting in two weeks, in which it will be considered once again at that time.
The 32nd Judicial District Attorney's office has announced a couple of changes, but both appear to be beneficial to the residents of Nolan, Fisher and Mitchell counties.
Chief Investigator Phillip Gill recently earned his Master Peace Officer certificate after working for more than 20 years in law enforcement and Barrett Thomas was hired as the new Assistant District Attorney (ADA) on Sept. 1, to serve under the District Attorney, Ann Reed. Ms. Reed thinks both of these events will greatly benefit the counties of her district.
The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD) will be administering flu vaccine on Wednesdays during regular immunization clinic. A special flu clinic will be on Friday, Oct. 21, from 8-11:30 a.m.; the cost for the flu vaccine is $20. Medicare patients are reminded to bring their Medicare (Part B) cards, and any Medicare supplement insurance. Pneumonia shots are available for $60. Children are eligible to receive the flu vaccine through the Texas Vaccine for Children Program for $6. Regular immunization hours at the SNCHD are 8-11:30 a.m.
The deadline to register to vote in the November election is Tuesday, Oct. 11.
Pat McGowan, Nolan County Clerk, wants to remind Nolan County citizens the last day to register to vote in the Texas Constitutional Amendment Election is today.
There are several amendments scheduled for the Nov. 8 election seeking voter approval. Those amendments are:
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 165 calls for service, issued 15 citations and made 12 arrests from Oct. 7-9, 2011.
The SPD received 104, 911 calls.
â€˘ 2000 block of Lamar.
â€˘ 2000 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€” 1200 block of Fowler.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 500 block of Robert Lee.
â€˘ Theft/burglary of vehicle â€” 1100 block of Josephine.
â€˘ Information only â€” 200 block of SE Georgia.
â€˘ Missing person â€” 1600 block of San Carlos.
â€˘ Information only â€” 500 block of Alexander.
â€˘ Theft â€” 400 block of NE Georgia.
Arrested by SPD:
ABILENE â€” Sweetwater picked a good time â€” Fri-dayâ€™s District 5-3A opener at Wylie â€” to play its best game of the 2011 season.
Unfortunately, the Mus-tangs still werenâ€™t too happy at the end. Thatâ€™s because the Bulldogs were still able to pull out a 20-15 victory despite running 31 fewer plays than Sweetwater.
And that wasnâ€™t the only statistic the Mustangs led in. Coach Craig Slaughterâ€™s club racked up 11 more first downs (21-10) and 47 more yards (322-275) in the con-test than Wylie and had just one turnover, the same as the Bulldogs.
Roscoe is still in search of its first win of the year after losing its District 7-1A opener to Hamlin, 40-8, on Friday, while Highland (2-4) was a 46-0 loser to six-man power Sterling City in its final non-district game.
Hamlin 40, Roscoe 8
ABILENE â€” Sweetwater fell to 1-3 in District 5-3A volleyball play after losing to first-place Wylie 10-25, 12-25, 19-25 on Friday.
Kendra Crosson had nine kills to pace the Lady Mus-tangs (17-17 overall), who are idle until this Friday when they host Big Spring.
Kelsi Crosson had four kills, Alicia Finn three, Kathleen Campbell two and Shelby Cason, Larissa Locklar and Suede Shirley one. Finn and Shirley each had eight assists. Kinsey Browning had six digs and Allie Zavaleta four, while Kendra Crosson also had one block and one dig.
Sweetwater went 3-for-4 in middle school football games Tuesday with Wylie, with both seventh grade teams winning.
7th grade Red 18,
After trailing 8-6 at half-time, Sweetwater Red ral-lied for the victory. Jacoby Hunt scored all three Colt touchdowns on runs of 2, 61 and 3 yards and also had a 53-yard run to Wylieâ€™s 10.
Sweetwater Redâ€™s defen-sive standouts were Mat-thew Figueroa, who had an interception, along with Jacob Greenwood, Rocky Perez, Daniel Olguin, Gai-den Crelia, Junior Lawhon, Isaias Aguilar, Jordan McGee and Keenan Cox.
7th grade White 14,
Here are results from the Sweetwater Middle School volleyball teams at the Lub-bock Cooper tournament:
The 7th grade Red won first place, defeating Lubbock Cooper, Shallow-ater, Levelland and Lubbock Christian. They beat Lub-bock Cooper 25-16, 25-19; Shallowater 25-18, 25-8; and Levelland 17-25, 25-9, 25-21; then beat Lubbock Christian 25-14, 25-12.
The 7th grade White won second place as they beat Frenship 25-16, 25-18 and Trinity 19-25, 25-21, 25-18 before losing 20-25, 14-25 to Lubbock Cooper.