November 1st, 2012
Sean Connery. Hugh Jackman. Jon Hamm. Zach Galifianakis.
While these and other male celebrities can pull off a bearded look most any time of the year, one local is bringing a challenge to area businessmen--just like him--to sport some facial hair for 30 days while promoting a cause and raising some money in the process.
As a new and unique fundraiser for the local Relay for Life, which benefits the American Cancer Society, local State Farm agent Richard Fergeson hopes that a community-wide "Movember" campaign can bring some awareness to men's cancers.
Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater hosted the TSTC Board of Regents, TSTC Systems and Community Leaders from Abilene, Brownwood, Breckenridge and Sweetwater on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012.
The Community Appreciation Dinner was held in honor of the communities TSTC West Texas serves and the TSTC Board of Regents.
The dinner, catered by the TSTC Culinary Institute, was held on the Sweetwater campus.
One person entered a plea during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings this week.
Marilyn Jean Johnson pled true to a motion to adjudicate. Johnson was charged with forgery, a state jail felony, for an occurrence on Jan. 3, 2011 and was put on community supervision on July 25, 2011.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued one citation and made five arrests on Oct. 30, 2012.
The SPD received 14, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Counterfeiting â€” Sweetwater area.
â€˘ Terroristic threats â€” 800 block of Circle Drive.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ James Schorer, 49 â€” Public intoxication/evading.
â€˘ Noe Perez, 37 â€” Driving while license invalid.
â€˘ Balvina Gutierrez, 30 â€” Warrants/driving while license invalid.
â€˘ Jesus Gonzales, 32 â€” Warrants.
â€˘ Trevor Jones, 22 â€” Warrants.
According to the so-called experts, this wasnâ€™t the year Sweetwater was supposed to get back to the playoffs.
Yet thatâ€™s exactly what will happen if the Mustangs (4-4, 2-1) defeat Monahans (4-4, 2-1) Friday at Mustang Bowl in the kind of game that will have a playoff-type atmosphere at kickoff.
â€śThe kids are excited,â€ť coach Shane Mobley said on Wednesday. â€śI think they are going to play with a lot of adrenaline and effort. It should be a good game.â€ť
Highlandâ€™s playoff hopes will be on the line today when the Hornets travel to Ira.
Highland (5-4) is coming off its first loss in six games, a 76-62 setback against Rotan in the Hornetsâ€™ district opener, while Ira is unbeaten at 8-0 and crushed Hermleigh 66-6 in its first district game.
With only three district games and two playoff qualifiers out of the four teams, the Hornets canâ€™t afford another loss. Todayâ€™s game was moved up by one day because both Highland and Ira have several athletes who will in Arlington on Saturday to com-pete in a regional cross country meet.
November will start off warm, with today's high near 84 and sunny skies. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 15 mph.
Tonight, expect mostly clear skies with a low around 56. South-southern winds will be at 5 to 10 mph.
Learn more about your upcoming forecast at weather.gov.
Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake is a great dessert for fall allowing you to use pecans that are in season. The Texas State Technical College Culinary Institute served this dish last week at the TSTC Board of Regents meeting in Sweetwater.
1 Â˝ cups graham cracker crumbs
ÂĽ cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup melted butter
1 Â˝ cups chopped pecans
Â˝ cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons water
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
Â˝ cup packed brown sugar
Â˝ cup cornstarch
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 large eggs
Kaidyn Hernandez reaches into a trunk to find some treats at the East Ridge Elementary School Trunk-or-Treat on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.
Many Halloween activities will continue today in Sweetwater including several Trunk-or-Treats with food and games at local churches.
To learn more about the local events, search our Community Calendar section in Wednesday's newspaper, or look for the "Halloween activities" article from our Tuesday, October 30, 2012 edition--which can be found online or in print.
It is that time of year again and the Sweetwater Goodfellows are getting ready to help Nolan County families in need have a better Christmas. Sweetwater Goodfellows provides food and toys to families with children and individuals in need during the Christmas season. Sign-ups will be at the Sweetwater Fire Station, located at 900 E. Broadway, on Wednesday, Oct. 31, Thursday, Nov. 1, and Friday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. each day.