Archive - Apr 2011 - News Article

April 18th

Local resident catches ShareLunker Program fish

April 18, 2011

Faron McCain of Sweetwater, Texas caught a 14.94 pound largemouth bass on April 14, 2011 at Lake O.H. Ivie. The Texas Parks and Wildlife ShareLunker Program was dispatched to the Concho Park Marina to document and transport the bass to their hatchery in Athens, Tx.
McCain’s fish was the third largest ShareLunker Program fish of the year, which runs from October 1 through April 30. Sean Swank of De Berry, Tx has the largest bass, weighing in at 16.07 pounds, caught in Caddo Lake.

Local family wins ski resort’s cardboard derby

April 18, 2011

On Saturday, March 19, in Sipapu, New Mexico the Sipapu Ski Resort held its Annual Cardboard Derby. The Cardboard Derby gets bigger and better every year. This year’s event the Team Division was won by The West Texas Wind Runners consisting of team members Chris Hamlin, James Hamlin and Rusty Goates, all of Sweetwater.

Oncor delivers more than electricity

April 18, 2011

Oncor, in partnership with the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce, is inviting its Sweetwater neighbors to visit Ask Oncor. We Deliver. This open house-style exhibit features several interactive booths tailored to educating residents on smart meters, energy and money saving tips and more. Added bonus? Attendees will receive money-saving giveaways for their homes and have a chance to win prizes including a $200 American Express gift card!
The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex, located at 1699 Cypress Street.

April 16th

Nolan County hosts small acreage landowner workshop

April 16, 2011

SWEETWATER – The Texas AgriLife Extension Service office in Nolan County will conduct a four-part series of small-acreage landowner workshops. The first was held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, April 11 in the Extension Meeting Room on the third floor of the Nolan County Courthouse in Sweetwater.
Other sessions are scheduled for April 26, May 10 and May 24, said Zachary Wilcox, AgriLife Extension agent in Nolan County.
“These workshops will each have different subject-matter material, but all are geared to the person with a few acres seeking information on what to do with it,” Wilcox said.

Local pastor returns from mission trip

April 16, 2011

The three day mission trip "for the glory of God" led Sweetwater resident and Word of God pastor Dale Stowe — along with missionary Larry Goff — through a "glorious trip" that began on April 1, 2011.
Stowe and Goff went into three areas, including the Mexican cities of Nuevo Laredo and Reynosa, where a majority of the work was done.

Quilting for a cause

April 16, 2011

Recently some of the members and friends of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints tied three quilts to send to those in need in Japan. Some of those who participated were Shirley Church, John and Nancy Verschoor, Toby Milani, Christian and Sue Ulbrich, Willie Mae Green, Margaret Bishop and the two missionaries, Elder Durfey and Elder Jacobsen. The quilts will be sent to Salt Lake and then forwarded with other humanitarian supplies from the Church headquarters to Japan.

Trinity Baptist breaks ground on renovations

April 16, 2011

“To God Be the Glory” was the phrase most uttered at Trinity Baptist Church this past Sunday, April 10, 2011. It was following morning worship this day that the Trinity Church Family broke ground for a much-anticipated Family Life Center.  The community is invited to watch the blessings in progress as you travel down Hailey Street in your daily commute. The first signs of construction should be evident soon.

Blotters for April 14, 2011

April 16, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 47 calls for service, issued no citations and made six arrests on April 14, 2011.

The SPD received 26, 911 calls.

Arrested by SPD:
• Brock Walker, 25 — Parole violation.
• Robert Plemons, 27 — Warrant.
• Ashley Bohall, 27 — Warrant.
• Angelica Sims, 21 — City warrant.
• Dalton Dimmagan, 21 — Warrant.
• Adon Reyna, 34 — Driving while license invalid with previous conviction.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served eight civil papers and made no arrests on April 14, 2011.

April 15th

Academic UIL competitors going to regional

April 15, 2011

Sweetwater High School UIL district winners qualified for the regional competition and will travel to Texas Tech University on Saturday, April 16, to compete in the regional competition. Shown are Leila Rubio, senior competing in Biology and Science; Mackensey Hayes, sophomore competing in Editorial Writing; and Ryan Mercer, Nate Hardin, Alicia Finn and Shelby Ezzell, all juniors on the Social Studies Team.

Weidman is Artist of the Month

April 15, 2011

Dr. Elaine Weidman is the Artist of the Month for April at the County-City Library. She has lived in Sweetwater for over 13 years with her husband, Rick Weidman who teaches at Sweetwater ISD.
Dr. Weidman and her husband originally met in Albuquerque, NM and say that fell in love at first sight. Six months later they were married, and have been married for over 17 years now. Mr. Weidman, mentioned that Dr. Weidman was a former Ms. Alabama in her younger years. Dr. Weidman retired after 35 years from her profession as an anesthetist. She also has her PhD in Health Care Management.

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