April 7th, 2011
Blackwell One Act Play students competed in a One Act Play Zone contest in Roby on March 22 and advanced on to the District competition. The play was "Over the River and Through the Woods" by Joe DiPietro. Shown (front row, from left to right) Cody Shamblin, Jayden Jones, Summer Mull, Ashely Jeter, Amanda Hoyle (back row) Tory Taylor, Caleb Jeter, Jessica Morrow, Brandon Elliott, Kaitlyn Gaston, Elizabeth Rozzlle and Caleb Magness. Not pictured are Leonor Castelo, Nick Shults and Janet Magness, Director.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 46 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on April 5, 2011.
The SPD received 18, 911 calls.
â€˘ 1000 block of E. Broadway.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 500 block of Sam Houston.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Julie Aguilar, 39 â€”Â Stalking.
â€˘ Kevin Gutierrez, 19 â€”Â Warrant.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had four calls for service, served two civil papers and made two arrests on April 5, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Barret Price Stanley, 29, of Snyder â€” Midland County/warrant.
Westbrook â€” William Dalton Conaway Jr., 76, of Westbrook, TX, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2011. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at Westbrook Church of Christ in Westbrook, TX. Denny Wilson will be officiating services. Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2011 at Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.
Amado â€śBuckâ€ť Lopez, 74, of Roscoe, was born to Juan and Carmen Lopez on Sept. 13, 1936, in Shiro, Texas.
He died Thursday, April 7, 2011, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 11, 2011, at St. Johnâ€™s Catholic Church in Hondo, TX with Father Ken officiating. Interment will follow at Hondo Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
Third baseman Kinsey Browning (shown) tries to throw a runner out at the plate during Tuesdayâ€™s game between Sweet-water and Big Spring. The Mustangs won 3-2 for their first district victory, but the Lady Mustangs lost 5-1. Both teams will host Wylie on Friday.
Kris Mayes (shown) gets ready to deliver a pitch during Tuesdayâ€™s game between Sweetwater and Big Spring. Mayes threw a no-hitter as the Mustangs won 3-2 for their first district victory, but the Lady Mustangs lost 5-1. Both teams will host Wylie on Friday.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s golf teams are in strong contention for regional berths after completing the second 18-hole leg of their 54-hole tournaments.
The SHS girls are still in second place through two rounds of their District 5-3A tournament, which began last week at Sweetwater Country Club and continued Tuesday at Abileneâ€™s Maxwell Golf Course with Wylie as host team.
Sweetwater shot 363, giving it a 733 total with one round to play and increasing its margin to 27 strokes over Wylie, which is third with a 760 total.
Around 5 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, April 5, 32nd District Court Judge Glen Harrison denied the request for a temporary injunction of residents from Oak Creek Reservoir and Lake Sweetwater to stop the City of Sweetwater's implementation of the new lease agreement.
A packed courtroom of residents â€” with even some hallway overflow â€” attended the nearly three-and-a-half hour hearing held at the Nolan County Courthouse. Leading the cause was Clarence Brockett, Jr., an attorney from Midland who also is a recent lake property owner.
In 2010 Goodwill Industries was awarded their first grant funding for veteran's assistance. Other funding for veteransâ€™ assistance is supported by proceeds from the sale of $2 Veterans Cash scratch-off lottery tickets. This in itself has helped many veterans in so many ways.
Goodwill Industries of West Texas helps support veterans from young to old. Those who have served our country now have support that was well past due.
Emmanuel Fellowship Church is excited to host one of Christian musicâ€™s hottest new bands, The City Harmonic,Â in Sweetwater on Sunday, April 10, for three dynamic performances. With their new song â€śManifestoâ€ť rocking the airwaves and continued exposure to Christian media outlets around the country, their presence in Sweetwater will prove to be an amazing morning of worship and an unforgettable evening concert.