March 21st, 2013
Hardy Jean Smith, 80, of Hobbs, N.M. passed from this life March 19, 2013, in Hobbs. She was born Sept. 8, 1932, in Corum, Okla. to Andrew and Callie Liles. Jean enjoyed her grandkids and great-grand kids, loved the lake house at Possum Kingdom where she enjoyed fishing and spending time with her family.
Elise Lawrence and Amy Witt recorded top-10 medalist finishes in leading the Sweetwater High School girls golf team to a fourth-place finish at the Lamesa Invitational tournament that was held Monday.
Lawrence (83) tied for fifth place among medalists and Witt (85) was seventh for Sweetwater, which shot a one-day 369 total. Corynn Martin (100), Kala Wofford (101) and Alexis Castillo (111) also played for the Lady Mustangs.
The Sweetwater Reds baseball team recently won a 13-and-under tournament held in Abilene. The team includes, back row from left are Kiante McCoy, Jordan McGee, Chris Thompson, Mason Maxwell, Andrew Melendez; front row, Tristan Longoria, Ky Hoover, Taiden Smith, Kobe Clark and Nicholas Figueroa.
Expect partly sunny skies today with a high near 86. We'll see breezy conditions with southern winds at 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 50 and west-southwest winds at 15 to 20 mph. After midnight, they will change to western winds at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
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Take advantage of warmer weather by hosting an outdoor brunch serving an egg-tastic recipe that's sure to please your friends and family. Eggs Benedict Casserole is a do-it-yourself version of the restaurant classic, combining traditional ingredients with a spicy twist. Requiring only one dish for baking and serving, this recipe is perfect for special occasions and celebrations, or casual weekend brunches at home.
Here's a list of items to consider when preparing for your outdoor brunch:
The Ninth Annual Hoops Dreams and Goals 2013 competition is set for March 22 at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
â€śHoops, Dreams and Goals is an exhilarating event that we use to celebrate intellectual and developmental disabilities awareness month and to kickoff our spring to coincide with all the March Madness Basketball Tournaments going on across the nation,â€ť said West Texas Centers CEO Shelley Smith, LMSW.
â€śItâ€™s just a fun event that brings our entire community together and gives our athletes a chance at some friendly competition.â€ť
A Nolan County Grand Jury indicted eight people this week, with five of those indictments sealed.
Alfonso Arevalo, 31, of Sweetwater, was indicted for burglary of a habitation with the intent to commit aggravated robbery, a first degree felony.
Sweetwater Chief of Police Brian Frieda stated that at approximately 10:40 p.m. on Jan. 10, the Sweetwater Police Department responded to a call of shots fired at the 1700 block of Pease. While en route to the location, officers received a call from Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital stating that an individual in the Emergency Room had been shot.
If you're looking for a great way to usher in the spring season this weekend, your search can come to an end. The 2013 Nolan County United Way (NCUW) Golf Tournament will be held this Saturday at the Sweetwater Country Club with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.
This year's tournament will honor the life and service of the late Charles Roberson, who passed away in July 2012. He served on the NCUW board of directors for more than ten years and was also involved in many community activities and organizations.
Kenneth Acorn, 23 was arrested for possession of controlled substance in a drug free zone and warrants on Tuesday.
The Sweetwater Police Department received a complaint about loud music at the car wash around 12:30 p.m. Upon arrival, police arrested Acorn, as he had an outstanding warrant, and in the process, retrieved suspected crack cocaine, marijuana and money from Acornâ€™s vehicle.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on Mar. 18, 2013.
The SPD received 27, 911 calls.
â€˘ 1600 block of Neff.
â€˘ 200 block of Elm.
â€˘ 300 block of Neff.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary â€”Â 800 block of E. Alabama.
â€˘Â Theft â€”Â 1000 block of View.
â€˘ Theft â€” 1200 block of Throckmorton.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Jammie Pruitt, 23 â€”Â Resisting/warrants/unlawful possession of firearm.
â€˘Â Ittticha Taylor, 30 â€”Â Driving while intoxicated.