Highlandâ€™s girls may not be the lone Nolan County high school basketball team advancing to the playoffs this year. The Roscoe girls and Highland boys are both close to locking up berths.
Alexis Thompson â€” 2nd in 114-pound class (465)
Valeria Zavaleta â€” 1st in 123-pound class (520)
Suede Shirley â€” 2nd in 148-pound class (550)
Dana Hohn â€” 2nd in 165-pound class (685)
Ezzy Mermel â€” 3rd in 181-pound class (525)
Nay Gonzales â€” 3rd in 220-pound class (565)
Jay Lomas â€” 2nd in 132-pound class (820)
Donald Baker â€” 3rd in 148-pound class (980)
Austin Marlett â€” 5th in 165-pound class (970)
ABILENE HIGH MEET
Jacob Lomas â€” 5th in 132-pound class
Zack Longoria â€” 5th in 148-pound class
Today will be sunny with a high near 65. Winds from the south-southwest at 5 to 10 mph will become western winds in the afternoon.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 34 and west-northwest winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, they will shift to east-southeastern winds.
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6 tablespoons butter (divided)
1/4 cup flour
4 cups chicken stock
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 large onion, small chopped
1 clove garlic (minced)
1 large carrot, small chopped
1 to 2 large avocado, chopped
1 bell pepper chopped (any color green, yellow and red)
5 jalapeĂ±os, seeded and chopped
Melt 3 tbsp. butter in a skillet over low heat. Add onion, garlic, carrot and bell pepper.Â SautĂ© for about 5 minutes or until tender.Â Set aside.
Sweetwater Principles of Business class, taught by Jaime Ince, visited First Financial Bank for a tour of the bank facilities.
The students went to the bank to gain a better understanding of what goes on in a bank and all the different departments within the banking industry.
The Nolan County United Way (NCUW) is committed to serving local entities with a yearly campaign. This year's focus is "Give Where You Live".
This year, one company has done just that. First Financial Bank recently gave a large donation to Nolan County United Way, more than doubling last year's donation made by the bank, according to Nolan County United Way Executive Director Wendy Smartt.
According to FFB President and CEO Kirby Andrews, the donations made are completely employee-driven. "We have a really caring bunch of employees."
The Pioneer Museum in Sweetwater is searching for any information on this photo.
Anyone with information on who the men in the photo are, when it was taken or leads to other information or to people who may have more information may call Betty Turner or Franzas Cupp at the museum at 325-235-8547.
The hours of the museum are Tuesday through Saturday from 1-5 p.m. Any and all information is appreciated.
During the Monday morning meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners, approval was given toward a general services agreement with the Bickerstaff, Heath, Delgado, Acosta law firm.
The agreement would allow the firm to assist the county attorney in various civil matters, which includes advising and representing Nolan County for a set fee. Since the agreement is a professional service, a finding will be entered that it is exempt from the competitive bidding requirements of the local government code.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 42 calls for service, issued six citations and made three arrests on Jan. 28, 2013.
The SPD received 19, 911 calls.
â€˘ 1200 block of SE Georgia.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Runaway â€”Â 1900 block of Bristol.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 900 block of Silas.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 400 block of Bowie.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Female juvenile, 10 â€” Aggravated sexual assault of a child.
â€˘ Female juvenile, 16 â€” Runaway.
â€˘ Chad Parsons, 19 â€” Possession of a controlled substance.
EASTLAND â€“ O.C. â€śSpotâ€ť Hale, 101, of Eastland, passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 in Eastland. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Daugherty St. Church of Christ with Larry Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in the Eastland City Cemetery directed by Edwards Funeral Home.