November 23rd, 2011
A three-game gauntlet against Class 5A foes is finally over for the Sweetwater girls basketball team.
Tuesdayâ€™s 46-27 loss to Abilene Cooper was the Lady Mustangsâ€™ third in a row after a 3-0 start. The Lady Coogs held Sweetwa-ter to just eight field goals and its lowest point total of the young season.
Highland split a basket-ball doubleheader against Spur on Tuesday. The girls (4-1) won, 53-29, for their fourth straight victory but the boys (1-2) fell to Spur by a score of 37-27.
For the girls, Sierra Allen scored 20 points while Kara Hughey (16) and Beth Rich-burg (11) were also able to reach double figures. Jessica McCain had four and Lora Stewart two for Highland, which led 16-5, 30-10 and 35-16 at the quarter breaks.
An account has been set up at Texas National Bank for James and Steve Chapman, who lost their home and vehicle to a fire on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011. The account number is 23590. Nobody was injured in the blaze that firefighters fought at the 1800 block of Hubbard Street around 2 a.m. on Sunday morning. The fire was caused by inattention to a wood burning stove according to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden.
Bealls in Sweetwater will open at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23, for their Pre-Thanksgiving bogo sale. On Wednesday only, everything in the store will be available for buy one, get one for $1. Shown is store employee Charlotte Rogers.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has two dogs available for adoption.
One of the adoptable pets is a white female dalmatian mix dog from last weekâ€™s batch of adoptable animals, as well as a brown and white male chihuahua from last week. According to Sweetwater's new animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
Work continued at the Nolan County Courthouse on Monday, Nov. 21, despite a thick fog and colder weather. According to the National Weather Service, today will be sunny, with a high near 62. North northwest winds will be between five and 10 mph. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 40. North northwest winds will be around five mph.
Wednesday is expected to be sunny, with a high near 71. South winds will be around five mph. Wednesday night is expected to be mostly clear, with a low around 45 with south southeast winds between five and 10 mph.
The observance of Veteran's Day ushered in joyful celebrations, but with the pomp and circumstance gone, veterans once again see a harsh reality.
Though the national average of unemployment still lingers around 9%, the rate for veterans currently stands higher at 12.1%. The unemployment number is even raised for younger veterans, who are returning from their service in Iraq and Afghanistan, at an astounding 27% for 18 to 24 year olds â€” almost one in four.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 136 calls for service, issued eight citations and made nine arrests from Nov. 18-20, 2011.
The SPD received 78, 911 calls.
â€˘ 3200 block of W. Broadway.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Duty on striking an unattended vehicle â€” 700 block of SW Georgia.
â€˘ Unauthorized use of a vehicle â€” 300 block of W. Alabama.
â€˘ Theft of license plate â€” 1600 block of Sam Houston.
â€˘ Theft of license plate â€” 800 block of E. Avenue B.
â€˘ Theft â€” 1000 block of E. Broadway.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Joshua McCoy, 32 â€” Warrant.
A near-disastrous second quarter failed to sink the Sweetwater boys basketball team here Monday, which used a big third-quarter rally to overcome a 10-point halftime deficit. But the Mustangs saved the best for the very end in defeating Colorado City, 49-47, on Taylor Jonesâ€™ buzzer-beating shot at Mustang Gym.
After losing at Abilene High this past Friday, the Sweetwater girls were back home Monday to continue their three-game gauntlet against Class 5A competition. But the re-sult was no better, as the Lady Mustangs lost to San Angelo Central, 61-48.
Alicia Finnâ€™s 13 points led Sweetwater (3-2), which will host Abilene Cooper today. Suede Shir-ley had nine, Shelby Cason and Candice Hernandez six, Kendra Crosson five, Kinsey Browning four, Hayley Brownlow three and Kathleen Campbell two for the Lady Stangs.