March 12th, 2013
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce welcomed Love's truck stop to Sweetwater with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Many Chamber Ambassadors and members of the community joined in the celebration including Debbie Anthony, Peggy Parrott, Teresa Zarate, Wayne Chowning, Tim Fambrough, Zollie Steakley, Aida Pantoja, Stacy Dove, Art Maberry, Terry Pittman, Kirby Andrews, Tom Henderson, Kirsten Smith, Jennifer Rosas, Gil Cherry, Brenda Stirl, Kirk Maberry, Don King, Janis McDowell, Nathan Ehlert, Jacque McCoy, Renee Garcia, Mark Garcia and Thea Serrano.
At the Nolan County commissioners' meeting on Monday morning, further action was taken which will allow for continued progress to take place on one of the county projects.
Approval was given on the acceptance of the design development documents for a new jail and sheriff's office--which was dated on January 16, 2013, along with a construction budget of $9,895,123. The approval also authorizes Wiginton, Hooker and Jeffry Architects, the designers of the project, to proceed with the construction document phase.
Recently, water conservation has been a widely-discussed topic, even at the state level. However, the Wes-Tex Groundwater Conservation District hopes to remind everyone about how individuals can be alert in their own water-saving efforts.
One way to conserve water is by examining the "water footprint" of items used daily. According to siemens.com, a water footprint is the "total amount of freshwater used directly and indirectly by consumers and manufacturers."
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 218 calls for service, issued nine citations and made eight arrests from Mar. 8-10, 2013.
The SPD received 108, 911 calls.
â€˘ 900 block of Lamar.
â€˘ 200 block of Musgrove.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Violation of protective order/family violence assault â€” 1400 block of Hughes.
â€˘ Theft â€” 200 block of W. Alabama.
â€˘ Theft â€” 500 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ Assault â€” 1600 block of Cypress.
â€˘ Burglary of a building â€” 1000 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Theft â€” 100 block of S. Hopkins.
â€˘ Assault â€” 300 block of FM 419.
THURSDAY, MARCH 14
Sweetwater varsity plays at Lubbock Estacado, noon.
FRIDAY, MARCH 15
Sweetwater varsity hosts Brownwood at 1 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams host Snyder (district openers) at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
SATURDAY, MARCH 16
Sweetwater JV will play doubleheader at Jim Ned starting at noon.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Ashley Lara and Alexis Thompson compete at girls state meet in Corpus Christi.
Roscoe varsity teams at Hamlin meet.
Ending a losing streak is always a good thing.
And thatâ€™s especially true when you do it in the way Sweetwaterâ€™s baseball team did here Monday.
Losers of six straight, the Mustangs found themselves staring at a 6-0 deficit when they came to bat in the bot-tom of the sixth inning in their game with Andrews.
But Sweetwater came up with five runs in their half of the frame, then scored the winning runs in the bottom of the seventh on a single and four walks â€” the last coming with the bases loa-ded â€” to win 7-6.
Thanks to a second-place finish in the 148-pound weight class, Donald Baker is advancing to Abilene where he will represent the Sweetwater boys at the state powerlifting meet later this month.
Bakerâ€™s total lift in the three categories â€” squat, bench press and dead lift â€” at the regional meet held Saturday at Sundown High School was 1,085 pounds.
Baker, a senior, will be making his first appear-ance at the state meet.
Expect sunny skies and a high near 65 today, with winds from the west at 15 mph, becoming northern winds in the morning. Gusts could be as high as 20 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 41. Winds will be from the north-northeast at 15 to 20 mph, decreasing to 5 to 10 mph in the evening.
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Sweetwater Jaycees measured each longest snake contest entry at the 55th Annual Rattlesnake Round-Up. Shown measuring one of Eric Timaeusâ€™ snakes are Jasen Wells, David Sager, Scott Cagle, Riley Sayers, Danny Williams and Jaycees President Heath Cornutt.
Thousands attended the 55th Annual Sweetwater Jaycees World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up.
The total pounds of Western Diamondback Rattlesnake weighed totaled 2,361 pounds, an increase from last year's total of 1,664 pounds. Those bringing in the most pounds of rattlesnake were first place Andy Lee with 382 pounds, second place Herbert Hoover with 223 pounds, third place the Cliffseekers with 221 pounds, fourth place Bill Stinson with 136 pounds and fifth place Eric Timaeus with 216 pounds. The longest rattlesnake was caught by Daryl and Kathleen McIntire and measured 78 inches long.