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September 10th, 2011
The local extension of TSTC (Texas State Technical College) West Texas has been getting ready for its debut of the BEST robotics program on its campus which began on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011.
The first of three events for the Big Country BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) competition was the BEST Kickoff which started Saturday at 1 p.m. Participants were introduced to the game where rules were reviewed and a demonstration was provided before entry kits were distributed to each school.
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Blackwell played Saturday night
State Representative Susan L. King stopped in Sweetwater on Thursday, Sept. 8, to host the monthly Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce coffee event at the Sweetwater Country Club. King spoke to residents about several issues and gave an update on what is going on in Austin. She is shown above with Chamber Executive Vice President Jacque McCoy.
On Friday afternoon, Sept. 9, 2011, the Nolan County Courthouse suffered some building damage. One marble slab β which covers the entire outside of the courthouse β approximately 10 feet by 5 feet, weighing about 2,000 pounds, fell off of the courthouse into the north entrance. Nolan County Sheriff David Warren and a deputy took a square foot chunk, weighed it, and calculated the weight based on the overall dimensions of the slab. The slab cracked a section of sidewalk and part of the planter closest to the doors at the courthouse. There were no injuries.
Shown are Blackwell Homecoming nominees, juniors Cody Shamblin and Leonor Castelo with mascots Matthew Shipman and Marlene Sanchez. Blackwell High School will celebrate its homecoming festivities on Saturday, Sept. 10.Β
Events include a tea for the exes, a parade, pep rally and barbecue meal.Β The Hornets will be playing against Lueders-Avoca with a kickoff time of 7:30 p.m.Β Homecoming King and Queen will be named during half time activities at the game.Β
Lamar Street Baptist Church will be holding a revival starting on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 through Wednesday, Sept. 14.
Evangelist Tom McCollister will speak at each service, and special guest Jerry Lewis will lead worship and provide special music.
The revival will begin on Sunday morning, Sept. 11 during the regular morning worship service, starting at 10:40 a.m. The evening services will be held each night, Sunday through Wednesday, at 7 p.m.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 65 calls for service, issued three citations and made one arrest on Sept. 7, 2011.
The SPD received 31, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
β’ Criminal mischief βΒ 200 block of Bowie.
β’ Unattended death βΒ 1400 block of Edgewood.
Arrested by SPD
β’ Jose Sanchez-Castillio, 40 βΒ Driving while license invalid.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served one civil paper and made one arrest on Sept. 7, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
SHS Class of 1963
The Sweetwater Newman High School Class of 1963 will meet at 10 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Express for a brunch to plan for the upcoming 50 year reunion. All classmates and friends are invited to attend.
SHS Class of 1961
Sweetwater Police Chief Jim Kelly will travel to Bastrop on Friday to drop off donations from our area to the fire fighters battling wildfires. If you would like to drop off items such as gatorade, lip balm, baby wipes, sun screen, or money you can do so at the Sweetwater Police Department. Checks should be made out to the Salvation Army. Chief Kelly will leave Friday afternoon, and is asking donations to be dropped off before lunch on Friday.
Michael Briggs has donated a painting to the Pioneer City-County Museum titled A Matter of Right-A-Way. The painting is dedicated to the ranching and railroad community of Nolan County. Briggs' family were of the founding members of ranchers in Nolan County. Three generations have remained in the railroad industry: his father, himself and one of his sons, all of which were train conductors. Michael's son, Robert E. Lee Briggs, is still working as a conductor for the BNSF railroad at Sweetwater.