January 23rd, 2013
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital will be extending their outreach in a new manner, as shown during the Monday night meeting of the Nolan County Hospital District board of directors.
Opening the meeting was the airing of the three, thirty-second ads that will begin airing on the local cable channel. The ads were discussed during a previous meeting, in which they promote the care and services offered at the local hospital.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 29 calls for service, issued no citations and made no arrests on Jan. 21, 2013.
The SPD received 16, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a building â€”Â 400 block of E. Avenue A.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 21 calls for service, served four civil papers and made nine arrests from Jan. 18-21, 2013.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Louis Diaz, Jr., 55, of Sweetwater â€”Â Tarrant County warrant/possession of a controlled substance.
B.J. (Bill) Lawhon, age 84, of Sweetwater, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Abilene Regional Medical Center.
Masonic graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Garden of Memories with the Sweetwater Masonic Lodge #571 A.F. and A.M. officiating. Burial will follow. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
William Hollis Robison, age 82, of Salado, Texas, passed away peacefully on Jan. 20, 2013. He was born on Sept. 9, 1930, to William and Laura Mae Robison in the small town of Shallowater, Texas. After several moves in his childhood, the family made Sweetwater, Texas their home. He attended Sweetwater High School and served as Senior Class President in 1948. From there, he attended McMurray College in Abilene where he worked as a soda jerk at the local drug store.
To say Sweetwater and Big Spring have been even-ly matched district rivals this season might qualify as an understatement.
The Lady Mustangs had to survive two last-second Big Spring shot attempts to pull out a 35-33 victory at Big Spring in the teamsâ€™ district 0pener Jan. 4.
But on Tuesday, it was the Lady Steers turn to deal some heartache as they held on for a 41-40 overtime win at Mustang Gym, leaving both teams 3-3 and tied for third in District 4-3A with four games left.
Prior to last Fridayâ€™s game at Wylie, the Sweetwater boys had won eight of nine games while scoring 6o or more points in three of their first four games of 2013.
But the Mustangs (12-10, 1-3) have faltered offensive-ly of late, managing just 64 total points in their last two contests. And after a 49-39 loss to Big Spring here on Tuesday, Sweetwater badly needs to regain its shooting touch in a hurry if it hopes to be a factor in District 4-3A play.
Nolan County teams went 3-for-4 in District 13-A, Division II basketball play on Tuesday.
Highlandâ€™s teams swept their doubleheader at home vs. Westbrook. However, Roscoeâ€™s teams had to set-tle for a split against Herm-leigh in their twinbill, with the girls getting the win.
Led by a sensational 34-point effort from Sierra Allen, the Highland girls pulled away in the second half to beat Westbrook 56-33 and move to 6-0 in district. Highland led just 28-24 at halftime.
Be careful this morning, as patchy fog will be in the area before 10 a.m. Otherwise, expect sunny skies with a high near 73, with south-southwestern at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts could be as high as 25 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 47. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Warm ups, cool downs--what's the West Texas weather going to do next? Find out at weather.gov.
Sweetwater will host more than 125 energy and infrastructure leaders from more than a dozen states around the USA on Wednesday and Thursday for the 5th annual Transmission Summit 2013 on the campus of Texas State Technical College West Texas. The 5th annual Transmission Summit is in the hub of Texasâ€™ $9 billion grid expansion and the worldâ€™s largest concentration of wind energy generation. The event includes project updates, business networking and industry sponsor exhibits. The event is sponsored by the Texas Wind Energy Clearinghouse.
Texas Midwest Community Network announces plans for Texas Midwest Day at the Capitol on Feb. 5. Community leaders from throughout the region are encouraged to participate.
â€śGenerally speaking, rural communities are at a disadvantage when it comes to influencing state lawmakers,â€ť says TMCN President Kathy Keane of Eden. â€śBy joining together, a larger group of rural delegates gets more attention and presents a stronger voice in Austin.â€ť