On Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, the Sweetwater Police Department led a search along with the Nolan County Sheriff's Office, 32nd Judicial District Attorney's Office investigators and the Department of Public Safety at 209 E. Avenue B, after obtaining a search warrant.
According to Sweetwater Chief of Police Jim Kelley, several people were allegedly operating a methamphetamine lab in the house and selling the controlled substance from that location.
During a called School Board meeting held on Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, Highland ISD School Board voted to hire Duane Hyde as their new Superintendent.Â
Hyde was previously in the position of the schoolâs Secondary Principal, a position that he has held since 2005.Â Prior to that, he had also been principal for Merkel ISD and for Blackwell CISD.Â His experience also includes math teacher, coach and Athletic Director.Â
The Sweetwater Police Department is currently investigating a robbery that took place over the weekend on the 1900 block of Chester Street in Sweetwater.
On Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, officers responded to the home in which three people allegedly entered the home of an 82-year-old man by kicking the back door open, held him against the wall and took items from his home.
Items stolen include money, a watch and several other items. No arrests have been made in the case, but officers continue to investigate.
The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers in Nolan County â cancer survivors, caregivers, community leaders, anyone wanting to make a difference in the fight against cancer â to organize and recruit fundraising teams, garner community support, coordinate logistics, seek refreshments and prizes, plan entertainment and lend a hand to ensure the success of the 2012 event.
Cheryl Lynn Brown Hampton, 64, passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, in Arlington. Memorial service: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity United Methodist Church in Arlington. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Moore Funeral Home on Davis Drive in Arlington. Cheryl was born June 30, 1947, in Roscoe, daughter of the late Bill L. and Justine Brown of Snyder. She married Don J. Hampton on June 12, 1965, and in the following years gave birth to two daughters, Kellie and Paige, and raised their family in Arlington.
CLYDE â Christopher âChrisâ Anthony Noice, 23, of Irving, died Thursday at a Dallas hospital. Services will be held Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Clyde with Dr. Toby Henson officiating. Private graveside services will follow in the Eula Cemetery under the direction of Bailey-Howard Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday afternoon from 4-6 p.m. at the funeral home.
MONDAY, JAN. 9
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade âAâ and âBâ girls at Brownwood, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Roscoe junior high teams host Haskell starting at 5 p.m.
Highland junior high teams play at Trent starting at 6 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams host Paint Rock starting at 5 p.m.
TUESDAY, JAN. 10
Sweetwater girls at Snyder (district openers) â JV at 4:30 p.m., varsity at 6 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys at San Angelo Lake View â freshmen at 5 p.m., JV at 6:30 p.m., varsity at 8 p.m. Note: fresh-man game will be at San Angeloâs Lincoln Junior High.
The Sweetwater boys basketball team slowly fought back Friday from a six-point deficit early in the fourth quarter ot its non-district game at Mustang Gym, finally taking a one-point lead (59-58) on a field goal by Tino Martinez that came with 1:32 left and capped an 11-4 surge. However, the Bearcats came back to score the gameâs last five points and escape with a 63-59 victory.
Sweetwaterâs two boys sub-varsity teams continued their winning ways here on Friday by defeating Ballinger squads.
The JV boys are now 13-5 after they rallied for a 45-33 win, and the freshman boys improved their mark to 8-3 by beating Ballinger 47-17 in their first game of 2012.
Trey Taylor poured in 24 points for the JV, who came back strong in the second half after trailing 10-8 at the end of the first quarter and by three points, 21-18, at halftime. Sweetwater was up by three points (28-25) after winning the third per-iod 10-4, then pulled away with a 17-8 finish.
Sweetwaterâs JV girls basketball team got in one final non-district game on Friday. The Lady Mustangs traveled to Aspermont and lost to its varsity team, 53-43, after trailing by just two points at the end of three quarters.