January 10th, 2014
Big Spring 33, Sweetwater 28:
Sweetwater scoring: Kensi Chowning 10, Abby Garcia 8, Gabby Fuentes 6, Marissa Sanchez 4.
Ira 48, Highland 23:
Highland scoring: Sabrina Romero 14, Bailey Garrett 6, Summer Huizar 3.
Hermleigh 32, Roscoe 11:
Roscoe scoring: Caty Chavira 6, Mireya Sanchez 2, Alejandra Solis 2, Lyndi Wilkinson 1.
Today, we'll see a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before noon. Otherwise it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 68 and breezy winds from the south at 10 to 20 mph. Winds will shift to the west in the afternoon.
Expect clear skies tonight with a low around 35. Winds will be from the southwest at 5 to 10 mph.
This weekend we'll have a warm up, with highs ranging from the upper 60s to mid 70s. Lows will be in the upper 30s/low 40s, but winds throughout the weekend will be breezy with gusts up to 30 mph.
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SAN ANTONIO â€“ Dec. 30, 2013 â€“ Whataburgerâ€™s Monterey Melt burger, which was introduced earlier this year for a limited time, returns to the menu today at 3 p.m. as an All-Time Favorite, joining a select group of the companyâ€™s most famous menu items.
Several pleaded guilty during recent 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings.
Enrique Lombrana Gamez pleaded guilty to failure to register as a sex offender, a third degree felony. For his plea, Gamez was sentenced to two years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He was also ordered to pay a $2,000 fine, $782 in court costs and $819 in attorney's fees. He will receive two days credit towards his sentence for time already served in jail.
The BNSF Railway, as part of their $28 million expansion in Sweetwater, is adding a road that will create access to the transload facility off of FM 419 just north of the Cape and Son entrance.
The project is expected to be completed by early to mid-summer.
The Cline Shale Alliance will host its quarterly luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex (west hall) in Sweetwater.
The cost of the luncheon is $25 per person. Pay by credit card in advance online with Cline Shale Alliance (clineshalealliance.com). All attendees must RSVP and pay in advance via Cline Shale Alliance. Luncheon sponsorships are available at $250.
"Join us as we prepare for increasing intensity in the Cline Shale operations region and as investment adds new life to West Texas," said Cline Shale Alliance representatives.
The Pioneer Museum was the host for the monthly Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce coffee event on Wednesday.
Shown attending the event are Mark Garcia, Thea Serrano, Terry Locklar and Lyndi Locklar.
Graveside services for Herman Ray Williams, 77, of Sweetwater will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Sweetwater Cemetery. Reverend Jimmy Don Bennett will officiate and interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Williams died Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Nolan Nursing and Rehab Center.
He was born February 26, 1936 in Brady, Texas. He married Glenda Faye Williams on June 14, 1959 in Hamlin, Texas.
Three area high school basketball teams are in first place in their districts after winning games Tuesday.
The Blackwell boys are 4-0 in District 14-A, Divis-ion II after a 54-40 victory over Bronte.
The Hornets were led by Matthew Lowryâ€™s 20 points while improving to 9-3 for the season. Blackwell steadily built its advantage throughout the game, leading 5-2, 20-14 and 35-28 at the quarter breaks. Mason Magness added 11 points for the Hornets, who are tied with Water Valley for the lead in District 14-A. The teams will meet on Friday in Water Valley in a first-place showdown.
Nine Nolan County high school football players â€” three each from Roscoe, Highland and Blackwell â€” received All-Big Country recognition this week from the Abilene Reporter-News in either Class 1A or Six-Man. And two of the players â€” Roscoe receiver Shelton Toliver and Highland defensive lineman Gaga Soedarsono â€” were named to the first team in 1A and Six-Man, respectively.
Toliver, a 6-0, 185-pound senior, caught 78 passes for 987 yards and 17 touch-downs for the Plowboys. Soedarsono, a 5-10, 175-pound junior, had 97 tackles and 12 sacks this season for Highland.