March 13th, 2012
An estimated crowd of 30,000 attended the 54th Annual Sweetwater Jaycees World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up. Winners of the 22nd Annual Brisket/Chili Cook-Off were announced with a total of 93 cooks entering the contest this year. Judging coordinator was Jean Gebhard. Grand Champion was Bernie Phillips and Reserve Champion was Dana Reed.
First Place, Bernie Phillips
Second Place, Jeff Johnson, 3 Â¼ Dog Cookers
Third Place, Don Clevenger
Fourth Place, Jaime Galindo
Fifth Place, Bud Williams, Smart Ash BBQ
Sixth Place, Rick Fairchild, Big Rick & the Rattlers
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 174 calls for service, issued five citations and made six arrests from March 9-11, 2012.
The SPD received 87, 911 calls.
â€¢ 1600 block of Lamar.
â€¢ 800 block of Lamar.
â€¢ 300 block of Arizona.
â€¢ 1200 block of Elm.
â€¢ 200 block of E. Broadway.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Aggravated assault â€” 800 block of Circle Drive.
â€¢ Stalking â€” Sweetwater.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€” 600 block of SW Georgia.
â€¢ Burglary of a habitation â€” 700 block of Walnut.
â€¢ Theft â€” 400 block of NE Georgia.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Bobby Sanchez, 38 â€” Theft.
Fort Worth â€”Â Ignacia Paulina Hernandez, 52, passed away Saturday, March 20, 2012. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery in Fort Worth, Texas. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Survivors include her mother, Ignacia Lopez Gauna; three brothers; four sisters; and several nieces, nephews and other family members.
Arrangements are under the direction of Calvario Funeral Chapel.
The Highland girls track team won the team title Saturday at Blackwellâ€™s Hornet Relays by scoring 143 points for a 71-point win over Stamford, which was second with 72 points.
The host Blackwell girls scored 66 points to place fifth at the meet.
Highland placed first in four events and was second in four others. Its winners were Madison Moseley in the 1600 run (6:16.18) and the triple jump (31-5 1/2), Lora Stewart in the 400 dash (1:06.12) and the 800 relay of Morgan Monroe, Sierra Allen, Stewart and Moseley (1:59.78).
The Sweetwater High School tennis team brought home seven medals at a one-day tournament last Thursday in Brownwood.
Sweetwaterâ€™s winners were the mixed doubles team of Chris Hernandez and Madison Meneses; the â€˜Bâ€™ girls doubles team of Vida Gamez and Teresa Perez Poe; and Shannon Gray in â€˜Câ€™ girls singles.
Taking second for Sweet-water was the boys doubles â€˜Bâ€™ team of Zac Bax and Billy Reeves, while the â€˜Aâ€™ boys doubles team of Isaiah Hernandez and Bryan Vause finished third in their category.
Sweetwaterâ€™s next tour-nament will be March 23-24 at Levelland.
After losing five games to bad weather this past week at the Abilene tournament, the Sweetwater High School baseball team hosted a tough Andrews squad on Monday.
Unfortunately, the visi-ting Mustangs took the lead with a five-run third inning and left town with a 13-2, six-inning victory at Newman Park.
Andrews finished with 15 hits off three Sweetwater pitchers as the Mustangsâ€™ record fell to 6-5-1.
Sweetwater will be back on the road to face Wall at 11 a.m. Friday for its final pre-district game. The team will host Wylie in its 5-3A opener next Tuesday.
An estimated crowd of 30,000 attended the 54th Annual Sweetwater Jaycees World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up.
The total pounds of Western Diamondback Rattlesnake weighed totaled 1,664 pounds, a decrease from last year's total of 1,841 pounds. Those bringing in the most pounds of rattlesnake were first place Andy Lee with 348 pounds, second place Eric Timaeus with 224 pounds and third place Bill Stinson with 207 pounds. The longest rattlesnake was caught by Eric Timaeus and measured 73 inches long.
The Meek Blood Center bloodmobiles will be at the Nolan County Courthouse and the Lions Club building on Thursday, March 15, 2012, from noon until 6 p.m.
Meek Blood Center recently revised their guidelines regarding many medications and medical conditions, which will qualify more people as blood donors. Those who have been deferred for medications and medical conditions in the past are asked to call 325-670-2798 to inquire about eligibility.
Texas Highway Patrol troopers will increase patrols and crack down on drunk drivers during a special enforcement effort over Spring Break.
The increased patrols will be in effect across the state from March 10 to March 18 in high-risk locations during the times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent. The patrols are funded through a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation targeting impaired driving.
Three Sweetwater High School athletes â€” Sam Nemir, Ryan Linebaugh and Mateo Gonzales â€” will compete in the 2012 boys state powerlifting meet. This yearâ€™s meet will be March 24 in Abilene.
All three athletes qualified for state by placing among the top two lifters in their weight class at Fridayâ€™s Region I, Division 2 Class 3A meet held at Sundown.