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November 14th, 2012

Blotters for November 12, 2012

November 14, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 44 calls for service, issued five citations and made no arrests on Nov. 12, 2012.

The SPD received 16, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 100 block of NE Georgia.

Calls for service:
• Family violence assault — 500 block of E. 12th.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 24 calls for service, served no civil papers and made 12 arrests from Nov. 9-12, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Bradley Tyrae Emerson, 21, of Snyder — Warrant/motion to revoke probation.
• Thomas Castillo, Jr., 35, of Sweetwater — Warrant/release of surety.

Local sports calendar

November 14, 2012

THURSDAY, NOV. 15
Basketball
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade ‘A’ boys host TLCA in season openers at 5 and 6 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater freshman girls play at Abilene High tournament through Saturday, Nov. 17.
Roscoe junior high teams except ‘B’ boys will play their season openers at Hermleigh starting at 5 p.m.
Football
Robert Lee vs. Trent (Six-Man bi-district playoff), 7 p.m., Blackwell.
FRIDAY, NOV. 16
Basketball
Sweetwater boys play at Coleman in season openers — freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.

7th grade team finishes 8-0 by blanking Wylie

November 14, 2012

The Sweetwater seventh grade Red football team completed a perfect 8-0 season this past Thursday when they traveled to Wylie and came back with a 22-0 win.
Sweetwater got scoring runs of 23 yards by Michael Green, 5 yards by Chris Thompson and 9 yards by Kobe Clark, and Green and Thompson had two-point runs.
Other offensive standouts were Kiante McCoy, Mason Maxwell, Taylor Turney, Jonathan Castillo, Ky Hoover and Andrew Melendez. Thompson (kickoff fumble recovery), Devin Brown, Trenton Hicks, Daniel Avila and Isak Alvarez were defensive standouts.

Wednesday's local weather

November 14, 2012

Expect a high near 61 today, along with south-southwest winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 39. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

November 13th

Art show slated for Nov. 17

November 13, 2012

The West Texas Art Guild is presenting "A Return to the Big Country Art Show" on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at the Colorado City Civic Center, located at 157 West Second Street in Colorado City.
Guests are invited to bring their art work and spend the day enjoying an art demonstration by Leada Woods of Colorado City. In addition, attendees can tour the city's museum and walk through the "Railhead Days" arts and crafts displays. At the end of the day, everyone may pick up their work.

WASP Museum welcomes Stearman

November 13, 2012

The National WASP WWII Museum Board of Directors recently hosted a celebration of the arrival of the 1940 Boeing Stearman PT-17 on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at the WASP Museum on Avenger Field Road. Wine, cheese and refreshments were served as the Stearman flew over the museum.

Veterans honored at Nolan Nursing

November 13, 2012

Veterans who reside at Nolan Nursing and Rehab in Sweetwater were honored with an appreciation plaque ceremony on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. Pictured is Steve Allen, Horace Hoskins, Mark Bolton and Billy Brice. Veterans who were unable to attend the ceremony were John Jordan and Willie Hanley.

TxDOT recognizes employees for safety

November 13, 2012

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recently hosted its annual Safety Awards Banquet to recognize employees for outstanding efforts in vehicle, equipment and personal safety. Employees from the Nolan County maintenance section were recognized for their years of service as safe operators (no vehicle or equipment incidents) and no injury. Employees receiving awards included Joe Ashley, Danny Escobar, Elmer Green Jr., Randy Griffith, Cammy Guelker, Melissa Hinckley, Jeffery Lay, Pio Muñoz, Virgil Pruitt, Mike Rosas, Sergio Ruiz, John Scifres and Kenneth Terry.

Suddenlink team earns top customer service honor

November 13, 2012

Team includes 96 employees in Abilene, Snyder and Sweetwater
 
Suddenlink’s Abilene-Snyder-Sweetwater team has won an award for the highest customer satisfaction scores of any Suddenlink cable system, based on company surveys conducted the past year. 
Chairman and CEO Jerry Kent, Chief Operating Officer Tom McMillin and West Region Senior Vice President of Operations Dave Gilles recently visited Abilene to present the award to Suddenlink’s local team, led by Director of Operations Jason Gebhart.

Anita Ruth Cave Sowders

November 13, 2012

Anita Ruth Cave Sowders, 79, died Nov. 11, 2012. She was born Sept. 7, 1933, in Wingate and grew up there and graduated from Winters High School. She was married to Bill Hamilton and later to Alvin Sowders. He preceded her in death in 1991. She was a CNA and a member of the Eastern Star for 50 plus years. She was a Baptist.
She is survived by four children, John Hamilton and wife Connie of Sweetwater, Carole Allen and husband Lonnie of Blackwell, Susan Hamilton of Abilene and Vivian Martinez and husband Joe of Waco; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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