Archive - Feb 23, 2013 - News Article

Young Guns are champs at Midland tournament

February 23, 2013

The Sweetwater Young Guns 11-and-under travel team won the championship at the Midland Winter Blast tournament, a Global Sports World Series Qualifier event which was played on Feb. 16-17 as part of Texas USSSA Baseball. Members of the team are, bottom row from left, Rylen Moncada, Reese Hayes, Rylan Hayes, Darian Carr, Jacob Roden; middle row, Xavier Rodela, Max Ferguson, Austin Moreland, Daiman Atkins, Blake Andrus; back row, coaches Kelly Andrus, Randall Rea and Tony Roden.

Learning at Media Day

February 23, 2013

Sweetwater Jaycee David Sager talked to a crowd about safety around Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes at Media Day on Friday.

Another big win

February 23, 2013

The Highland girls basketball team celebrated on Friday after their 55-37 victory over Baird that advanced the Lady Hornets to the Region II-A, D-II final against Garden City on Saturday. Friday’s win put Highland within one game of advancing to Austin to play in the state tournament later this week. A story on Friday’s game is on Page A6. A story on Saturday’s game will be in Monday’s paper.

Media Day fun

February 23, 2013

Terry Greenburg, editor of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, chops the head off of a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake at Media Day on Friday. Also shown is Sweetwater Jaycees President Heath Cornutt.

Media Day begins Round-Up events

February 23, 2013

2013 Media Day for the Sweetwater Jaycees World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up was held on Friday, at the local Fortin Ranch. The Miss Snake Charmer Pageant contestants beheaded and skinned Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes and members of the Sweetwater Jaycees gave demonstrations about the snakes including safety tips when coming into contact with the snakes. The Miss Snake Charmer Scholarship Pageant will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 7. The Sweetwater Jaycees World’s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up will be from Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10.

NCF sets $33K goal for scholarship golf classic

February 23, 2013

Members of the Nolan County Foundation Board announce their annual Golf Classic for Scholarships for Nolan County high school graduates has set a goal of raising $33,000 from its April 20, 2013 golf scramble. This event is scheduled for a 9 a.m. tee time at the Sweetwater Country Club.
In reaching this goal, the NCF will have awarded 200 scholarships of $1,000 each for Nolan County high school graduates to start their college careers at any Texas college or university. This year's golf scramble will be the ninth consecutive year for this worthwhile event.

New ordinance relating to food vendors

February 23, 2013

The Sweetwater Jaycees Rattlesnake Round-Up is approaching fast, bringing many food vendors to town. Individuals and organizations cannot sell food to the public without a county health permit as required by State and County law. A new ordinance went into effective last November requiring all food vendors to renew permits yearly. This means food vendors at the Round-Up must fill out a new permit application prior to their inspection.

CARR, Chamber to furnish shuttle at Rattlesnake Round-Up

February 23, 2013

The date of the Sweetwater Jaycee’s World’s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up, Sweetwater Rifle & Pistol Club Gun Knife & Coin Show is fast approaching. The citizens of Sweetwater will welcome about 30,000 tourists during March 8-10.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce is again furnishing a shuttle bus that will travel between the hotels, K-Mart parking lot and the Nolan County Coliseum. There will be a time schedule posted in each hotel and inside each bus.

Electronic tablet, smartphone training series targets farmers and ranchers

February 23, 2013

LUBBOCK — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct three workshops in February and March to introduce farmers and ranchers to electronic tablets and smartphones.
Dr. Jackie Smith, AgriLife Extension economist at Lubbock, said the workshops, all with similar curriculums, have the common goal of teaching producers the basics of the comparatively new technologies.

Blotters for Feb. 21, 2013

February 23, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 55 calls for service, issued one citation and made three arrests on Feb. 21, 2013.

The SPD received 24, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 100 block of SE Georgia.
• 200 block of E. Avenue A.

Calls for service:
• Duty on striking — 1900 block of Chester.
• Criminal mischief — 1800 block of E. 13th.

Arrested by SPD:
• Thomas Cox, 46 — Assault.
• Randall Wilson, 35 — Driving while license invalid.
• Melodey McWilliams, 27 — Public intoxication/criminal trespass.

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