June 27th, 2013
Several appointments were approved during Monday morning's meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners.
The appointment of Rut Crawley as manager for the Nolan County Welfare Office was approved, while Carol Flint was given approval to serve on the Nolan County Welfare Board. For the Sick Pool Committee, approval was given for Kathy Bowen to serve.
Also during the meeting, in a three-to-one vote, the burn ban for Nolan County was approved to remain lifted for the next two weeks.
Three of the four Sweet-water Little League all-star teams begin bracket play today at District 5 tourna-ments being held at various baseball parks in Abilene, with hopes of faring much better after going a collect-ive 0-6 during pool play.
The 9-10 and 11-12 all-stars completed pool play Wednesday when they lost to Abilene Dixie and Abilene Southern by scores of 15-0 and 13-8, respectively, while the Junior League all-stars finished up pool play Tuesday when they lost to Snyder 20-7.
The following sports camps will be held in Sweetwater this summer:
A Mustang Golf Camp will be held July 16-18 at Sweetwater Country Club for ages 6 and up.
Sessions are from 9-11 a.m. each day. The cost of the camp will be $60 per child, with family discounts available.
For more information, call camp instructors Sarah Cumbie at 325-338-5407 or Ashley Timm at 325-338-8055.
A Mustang Football Camp will be held July 22-25 at Mustang Bowl from 7:30-10:30 a.m. daily for students entering grades 3-9.
It's hot again today!
Expect sunny skies and a high near 104, with heat index values as high as 107. Winds will be from the south around 15 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 78 and southern wind at 10 to 15 mph.
Any chances of rain or cooler temps in sight? Find the answer at weather.gov.
If you happened to be out and about downtown Sweetwater at about 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, you may have seen a whole lot of people on what appeared to be miniature motorcycles. What were those funny little bikes, and who were those people? The National Cushman Club of America members.
Those funny little bikes are actually Nebraska-made scooters that were built from 1936 to 1965. Sometimes dubbed "Baby Harleys," Cushman scooters reached their height in popularity during the late '50s and early '60s.
The Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Board of Trustees met for their monthly meeting on Thursday, in which action was taken on two different insurances for the district.
For the first time in two years, bids were obtained on property and casualty insurance. The district is currently covered by TAPS (Texas Association of Public Schools) with blanket coverage, which means that in the instance coverage is needed, the insurance would cover the entire cost, even if the amount exceeds the appraised value.
Sweetwater Police Chief Brian Frieda invited a special guest at the Sweetwater Rotary Club meeting on Monday. Dr. Steve Lyons gave a presentation on hurricanes and how they impact our area and other inland areas.
Lowell Clovis Epps passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in Kerrville, Texas.
Clovis previously resided for many years in Sweetwater, Texas.Â
Sweetwaterâ€™s 10-11 year-olds won their game in dra-matic fashion, but the other three local all-star teams all fell short in District 5 Little League All-Star tournament action on Tuesday.
Snyder led the 10-11 year-olds 1-0 entering the sixth inning, but Sweetwater won it 3-1 on a 3-run, walk-off homer by Rylen Moncada in their first of four District 5 pool play games. Sweetwa-ter plays again Thursday vs. Wylie at 8 p.m. at Wylie.
But Sweetwaterâ€™s 9-10, 11-12 (Little League) and 13-14 (Junior League) all-star teams all went down to defeat Tuesday in their pool play games.
The Sweetwater High School baseball team was recently honored with a resolution by the Sweetwater ISD for making the playoffs. Several members of the team were present at last weekâ€™s school board meeting and were presented individual resolutions.
Pictured from left are head coach Roland Herrera, principal Stacy Jones, James Clift, Sean Morrow, J.P. Poe, Greg Aiken, Cole Maxwell, Stephen May, Gabriel Melendez, Hayden Reeves, Cory Mendez, coach Chad Copeland and coach Tony Cortez.