July 15th, 2011
Clifford Wilson, born Nov. 10, 1933, passed away in his home on June 21, 2011, a the age of 77. He will be missed by his many friends and certainly by his family. Known as â€śdad,â€ť grandad, â€ścoachâ€ť and Cliff, he lived a rich and full life. Born in San Saba the youngest of seven children he earned his high school diploma then went to Angelo College to play football. He met and married Suzie Jameson in 1953.
GARLAND - Sweetwaterâ€™s Senior League (ages 15-16) all-stars had more runs, hits and baserunners on Thursday than they did in their opening win the previous day at the Texas West Section 2 tournament.
Unfortunately, there was little clutch hitting, and not nearly enough outstanding pitching and defense this time around as Waco Southern handed Sweetwater its first loss, 15-4, at the South Garland Little League complex.
WACO - After scoring 14 runs against Wichita Falls in Wednesdayâ€™s opener, Sweetwaterâ€™s 10-11 year-old all-stars ran into a buzzsaw Thursday at the Texas West Section 2 Little League tournament as they fell to Fort Worth University, 10-0, in four innings.
Sweetwater, which failed to get a hit and had just one baserunner in the contest, must bounce back today in order to keep its sectional title hopes alive and stay in the tournament.Â
WACO - Sweetwaterâ€™s 10-11 year-old all-stars used a 16-hit attack to crush Wichita Falls, 14-5, in Wednesdayâ€™s opening game of their Texas West Section 2 Little League tournament.
Sweetwater now faces Fort Worth University at 8:15 p.m. today and needs another win to move into the semifinals. If Sweetwater wins today, it will play Waco Midway at 8:15 p.m. Friday; if Sweetwater loses today, it will play The Colony at 6 p.m. Friday.
GARLAND - Sweetwaterâ€™s Senior League (ages 15-16) all-stars built a 3-0 lead against Dallas Wylie in Thursdayâ€™s opening game of the Texas West Section 2 Little League tournament, then held off a late rally for a 3-2 win at the South Garland field.
Sweetwater will now play Waco Southern in the semifinals at 8:30 p.m. today. The winner advances to Saturdayâ€™s championship game, while the loser plays an elimination game at 7:30 p.m. Friday and can still advance to Saturdayâ€™s title contest with a victory.
The Snyder police officer who was shot in the head Tuesday remains in critical condition this morning.
Corporal Darryl Campbell was injured during a shootout early Tuesday morning in Snyder.
Staff at University Medical Center in Lubbock say Campbell is responding to sound and able to squeeze staff members' hands when asked.
A trust fund is set up to benefit the family. Donations can be made through American State Bank in Snyder.
On Wednesday, police identified the shooter as Dwayne Birmingham of Snyder, who was shot and killed by another officer on the scene early Tuesday morning.
The City of Stamford will maintain long-term water security and gain needed new revenue through the Cityâ€™s sale of excess water and treated wastewater to the energy company Tenaska, in an agreement City Council members unanimously passed at a special meeting held Tuesday, July 12. Under the agreement, the City would supply a portion of the water sought for the Tenaska Trailblazer Energy Center under development East of Sweetwater, Texas.
A series of awards were presented during the Nolan County Commissioners' Court meeting on Monday morning, July 11, 2011 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Eight individuals were honored with Nolan County service awards for up to 15 years of service with the county. Those honored with five years of service were John Womble as Precinct #4 Equipment Operator and Kevin Buchanan and James Villanueva as Sheriff's Department Patrol Deputies.
The Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital Diabetes Outreach Program sponsored a free screening on Wednesday, July 13, at the Nolan County Courthouse, giving diabetic and cholesterol screenings and checking blood pressure. At left, Patti Neill has her blood pressure checked by Helena Beltran.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 72 calls for service, issued three citations and made three arrests on July 12, 2011.
The SPD received 32, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 900 block of E. 17th.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 400 block of NE Georgia.
Arrested by SPD
â€˘ Robert Gonzales, 57 â€”Â Theft.
â€˘Â Bobby Broome, 50 â€”Â Driving while license invalid.
â€˘Â James Gray, 39 â€” Prohibited weapon/Reckless driving.