April 1st, 2011
They both began four-game homestands against district competition by losing to first-place squads from Brownwood earlier this week. As a result, the Sweetwater High School baseball and softball teams will have a little added pressure to win when they resume their homestands by hosting Snyder today.
FRIDAY, APRIL 1
Sweetwater varsity hosts Snyder, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity hosts Snyder starting at 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV hosts Snyder starting at 7 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity plays at Snyder tournament starting at 8 a.m.
Sweetwater JV and varsity boys at McMurry Relays, Abilene.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams at Colorado City meet.
Highland and Blackwell varsity teams at Gorilla Relays, Trent.
Highland and Blackwell junior high teams at Junior High Gorilla Relays, Trent.
SATURDAY, APRIL 2
The Nolan County Hospital District (NCHD) Board of Directors met for its regular monthly meeting on Monday evening, March 28, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
At the meeting, the board opted to cancel the 2011 NCHD Board of Directors election. Because the candidates were unopposed in three positions â€” in Districts 3, 4 and 7, the board approved the cancellation.
On January 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the nation of Haiti, killing thousands of men, women and children and leaving more than 3 million lives in need of immediate assistance. Many children have lost their parents. Families are torn apart. A city of over 1 million is left in shambles. Though a year has come and gone since the incident, relief work is far from over. Many homes remain piles of rubble. Hundreds of thousands of families live in tents made of tarp and scrap metal. Food is still scarce, jobs are even more difficult to find, and there doesnâ€™t seem to be any way out.
First Baptist Church held its church's Bible Drill on Sunday, March 27, after the morning service. Cheyanna and Brooklynn Petty, daughters of Rolan and Leigh Petty, both scored Superior. On Sunday, April 3, at 4 p.m., they will drill in Rolling Plains Network Drill. It will be held at First Baptist Church on the second floor conference room. Shown are Cheyanna Petty, Natile Woodrow (leader) and Brooklynn Petty.
Instead of seeing bunnies and chicks for the beginning of April, Sweetwater Reporterâ€™s Managing Editor Tatiana Rodriguez found a special surprise on April Foolâ€™s Day at around 5:30 a.m. on Friday morning. Flying around in the editorial department of the Sweetwater Reporter building was a small bat. The bat landed and Rodriguez managed to get the bat safely out of the building.
A somber conclusion regarding missing Colorado City teenager Hailey Dunn was presented to the media at a press conference held Wednesday morning, March 30 at City Hall.
"Hailey may be deceased," said Pete Kampfer, city manager of Colorado City. He did also state, however, that there was a possibility that Hailey could be under duress or even held against her own will.
Even though the weather may not be proof, spring has definitely sprung, and a seasonal celebration for the whole family is coming up this weekend.
Sweetwater Feed will be hosting their first annual "Spring Fling" Day on Saturday, April 2. It will begin at 8:00 a.m. and continue throughout the day until 2:00 p.m. at the Sweetwater Feed & Supply building, located at 907 West Broadway.
AUSTINâ€”Three long-haul rigs, each loaded with a transformer, are journeying across the state to meet a shipping deadline at the Port of Houston.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) approved super-heavy permits for a Texas company to haul the loads at gross vehicle weights of 510,000, 430,000 and 420,000 pounds. The transformers are headed to Japan to aid in disaster relief in the aftermath of a destructive earthquake and tsunami.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 40 calls for service, issued no citations and made no arrests on March 29, 2011.
The SPD received 17, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Family violence assault â€” 1200 block of Elm.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served one civil paper and made two arrests on March 29, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Kevin Alan Rayson, 22 of Sweetwater â€” Warrant/driving while intoxicated.
Arrested by DPS: