Archive - Apr 2011 - News Article

April 25th

Guadalupana Society to host benefit dance

April 25, 2011

The Guadalupana Society of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church of Sweetwater is having a benefit dance on Saturday, April 30, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Sweetwater. Featuring "Thoze Guyz", a band that members had been playing for about six years.
Band members are Steve Lujan, Esteban Cerda, David Ruiz and Joe Manuel Ramirez. Steve and Esteban had been playing since they were 11 years old, and they live in Sweetwater and the other two members of the band are from Dallas, and San Angelo.

Ex-star high school QBs relive their glory days

April 25, 2011

Sweetwater quarterback Terry Clemmer (10, shown) and Roscoe signal caller Jacob Villanueva were two of the many former Nolan County high school football stars who participated in Saturday's games at Mustang Bowl that were sponsored by Texas Alumni Football. Clemmer, a 1994 SHS graduate, led Sweetwater in the evening alumni game against several former stars from Snyder, while Villanueva, who graduated from Roscoe just two years ago, quarterbacked the Plowboys in an afternoon game against Roby's alumni team.

Roscoe State Bank announces promotion

April 25, 2011

The Board of Directors of Roscoe State Bank announced the promotion of Kristie Fox to Vice President/Executive Secretary. Kristie joined the bank on January 13, 2000 and has worked in multiple positions throughout the bank. She has served as John Jay's Executive Secretary during the time she has been employed.
Photo by Brett Smith

April 23rd

A busy season for Big Country MRC

April 23, 2011

The Big Country Medical Reserve Corps unit participated in three major activities including patient transport for a nursing home that was moving to a facility, the assistance of a shelter 30 miles away in Colorado City due to widespread fires in the community during the month of February, and the assistance of a shelter in Roby due to the evacuation of Rotan during the wild fires in April.

Excel classes to begin at TSTC

April 23, 2011

Excel classes at Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater for the public have been scheduled!
Now is your chance to:
• Learn to create a budget;
• Organize information;
• Use calculations;
• Import information;
• Track expenses;
• Convert numbers to graphs and/or charts and more.
Each class will be one day per week, for one hour. Classes continue for six weeks and will be held in the computer lab at TSTC. Participants may choose either a lunchtime learning (noon to 1 p.m., beginning Tuesday, May 17), or early evening learning (5:30-6:30 p.m. beginning Wednesday, May 18).

Small acreage landowner’s series continues

April 23, 2011

SWEETWATER – The Texas AgriLife Extension Service office in Nolan County will conduct a four-part series of small-acreage landowner workshops.  
The second will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, in the Extension Meeting Room on the third floor of the Nolan County Courthouse in Sweetwater.
Other sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, May 10, and Tuesday, May 24, said Zachary Wilcox, AgriLife Extension agent in Nolan County.

April 22nd

Four enter pleas

April 22, 2011

Four entered pleas to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court this week.

Two alumni football games slated Saturday

April 22, 2011

Most former high school football players think they will never play again. However, Texas Alumni Football is changing that, with not one but two alumni football games on Saturday at Mustang Bowl.
It will be Roby vs. Roscoe in the opener of the doubleheader at 4 p.m. That game is followed by Sweetwater vs. Snyder in the nightcap starting at 7:30 p.m.
Texas Alumni Football is also responsible for two other Abilene-area games on Saturday. Aspermont plays Hermleigh on Aspermont's field at 2 p.m., and Stamford squares off with Haskell at Stamford's Bulldog Stadium at 7:30 p.m.

Guns -N- Hoses event planned

April 22, 2011

On Thursday, April 28, 2010, the Sweetwater Fire Department and the Sweetwater Police Department will be "fighting" it out for a good cause. They will be having the third Guns and Hoses Basketball Game, benefiting the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center. The game will be at the Sweetwater High School Gym at 7 p.m. and the teams will compete to see who wins this year's game. Last year's winners were the police officers and the first year's winners were the firemen. According to Sweetwater Police Officer Lance Richburg, they are hoping that many will come out to support the cause once again.

Blotters for April 22, 2011

April 22, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 45 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on April 20, 2011.

The SPD received 18, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 100 block of E Ave. C.

Calls for service:
• Aggravated sexual assault of a child — Sweetwater area.
• Terroristic threats — Sweetwater area.

Arrested by SPD:
• Mandy Brock, 26 — Warrants.
• Pete Esquivel, 33 — Driving while intoxicated/escape from custody.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served five civil papers and made three arrests on April 20, 2011.

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