February 14th, 2013
The playoff season will get started for Highlandâ€™s basketball teams on Friday.
Technically, the Highland girls (27-4) â€” who ended the regular season Feb. 5 as District 13-A, Division II champions with a perfect 10-0 mark â€” will have the only playoff game. The Lady Hornets take on Zephyr in the area playoffs at Clyde with tip-off set for 7 p.m.
Meanwhile, the Highland boys make a much shorter trip today â€” to Roscoe â€”to play a district tiebreaker game against Hermleigh that will start at 4 p.m.
Clyde broke open a close game against Sweetwater with a seven-run sixth in-ning on Tuesday en route to beating the Lady Mustangs, 16-7, in their opening game of the 2013 season at the Jerry Collins Complex.
Sweetwater led only once â€” 2-0 after one inning â€” but trailed only 8-7 after coming up with three runs in the bottom of the fifth.
Your Valentine's forecast will be sunny with a high near 66. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 5 to 15 mph, shifting to the east-northeast in the afternoon.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 35 and winds from the north-northeast at 5 to 10. After midnight, they will increase to 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
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The West Texas Art Guild is sponsoring a Children's Art Show at the County-City Library for the month of March. The show will be divided into five age groups as follows: Ages 3-5; ages 6-8; ages 9-11; ages 12-14; and ages 15-18.
The name and age of the child must be attached to the back of the artwork.
Four years ago, a local event was started to raise awareness and money to benefit the visually impaired children in the community. This year, the "Ridin' for Cash Bull Bash" is once again gearing up and will take place this Saturday at the Nolan County Coliseum.
The "Bull Bash" was incepted by Matt and Annie Miles, whose oldest son Laramie Cash Miles was born with Septo-Optic Nerve Dysplasia. A person with this condition has a minimized optic nerve which prohibits the transfer of information from his eyes to his brain to process, resulting in blindness.
Sweetwater resident Lori Falcon, aka, A Cowboyâ€™s Wife, has been blogging since February 2007.Â You might have been a fan of her food blog, My Wooden Spoon, but she has merged it with her blog A Cowboy's Wife (acowboyswife.com).
The Sweetwater girls basketball team won the bi-district championship by beating Fort Stockton, 58-43, on Tuesday in Sonora. The Lady Mustangs will now face Lubbock Cooper in the area playoffs.
Pictured are, standing from left, Taylor McPherson, head coach Al Miller, Kathleen Campbell, Janell Walker, Kendra Crosson, Suede Shirley, Abby McPherson, Hayley Brownlow, Maddie Jones, assistant coach Amy Clark; kneeling, Shaneese Brown, Kelsi Crosson, Elise Lawrence, Kayla Chowning and Shelby Cason.
Following action taken by the Nolan County Commissioners at their Monday meeting, six mobile radio systems will be purchased for the Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO). The full cost will be reimbursed by the FY (fiscal year) 2011 State Homeland Security Grant Program.
Presenting the matter to the commissioners was Nolan County Sheriff David Warren, noting that the total cost would be around $21,000. These new radio systems would replace the aging units currently used by the county.
At the Monday meeting of the SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) board, Executive Director Ken Becker offered a report on the occupancy rate for the local hotels.
The rate has seen an increase, in that a 66.7% occupancy rate was noted toward the end of 2012; hotels need around a 55% rate in order to maintain operations.
Thus, out of 604 hotel rooms, only 402 rooms were booked. Though the occupancy rate is high, rooms are still available even in the midst of continuous and incoming activity to the area.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 20 calls for service, issued three citations and made one arrest on Feb. 11, 2013.
The SPD received nine, 911 calls.
â€˘ 800 block of E. Arizona.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Hinder secured creditor â€”Â Coral Cove.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Jesus Gonzales, Jr., 33 â€” Warrant.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served one civil paper and made six arrests on Feb. 11, 2013.
Arrested by NCSO: