March 14th, 2013
With the city election coming up on Saturday, May 11, approval was given at Tuesday's Sweetwater City Commission meeting for the appointment of election judges and alternate judges.
They will be Kevin Shipp and Jim Kelley (Precinct 1), Ada Belle Clark and Rhea Hendrix (Precinct 2), Barbara Baker and Chris Stephens (Precinct 3) and Ann McCarthy and Olga Balderas (Precinct 4).
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 43 calls for service, issued two citations and made one arrest on Mar. 12, 2013.
The SPD received 14, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â˘ Theft â 1100 block of E. Broadway.
Arrested by SPD:
â˘ Female juvenile, 15 â Runaway.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served two civil papers and made one arrest on Mar. 12, 2013.
Arrested by DPS:
â˘ Jessica Lynne Hallford, 27, of Abilene â Driving while intoxicated.
Calls for service:
â˘ Reckless driver âÂ I-20 MM 261 west bound.
Graveside services for Dorothy Anola Galloway, 92, of Kingwood, Texas formerly of Sweetwater, will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Sweetwater Cemetery. Rev. Brian Brownlow will officiate with interment to follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Galloway died Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Regent Care Center in Kingwood.
Sweetwater High School tennis player Zac Bax makes a face while hitting a return.
Bax and Bryan Vause teamed up for a second-place finish in boys âAâ doubles at Brownwood while Michael Redondo and Brandon Howell teamed up to win consolation in boys âBâ doubles.
Also, Tyler Stacy was second in boys âCâ singles at Brownwood and Victoria Carly was second in girls âCâ singles.
Alexis Thompson and Ashley Lara of Sweetwater will compete at the girls state powerlifting meet on Saturday after both of them placed second at regionals. The state meet will be in Corpus Christi.
Thompson lifted a total of 515 pounds to finish second in the 114-pound class at the regional meet in Fort Stockton. Lara lifted a total of 630 pounds in the 198-pound class.
Both are making their first trip to the state meet for Sweetwater.
Donald Baker of Sweet-water will compete at the boys state meet to be held March 23 in Abilene. He will be competing in the 148-pound weight class.
Sweetwater had a number of JV athletes compete at its Rattlesnake Relays meet this past Thursday.
The JV boys scored 139 points to finish second to San Angelo Centralâs 234.
Jonathan Browning won three events as he placed first in the 100 dash (11.16), triple jump (38-5 1/2) and and high jump (6-0), while Deshaun Williams won the long jump (18-8 1/2).
Browning and Williams were also on the Mustangsâ first-place 400 relay (47.16), as were Marquees Jenkins and Austin Kamer.
The Sweetwater boys golf team shot a one-day 339 total to place fifth out of 20 teams at Seminoleâs tourn-ament.
Alex Castillo (80) was 12th among medalists. Also on Sweetwaterâs team were Michael Hunt (85), Mason Andrews (86), Mic-hael Hazard (88) and Mark Lawrence (112).
The next tournament for Sweetwater will be held in Lamesa on March 19.
Be on the lookout for sunny skies and warm temperatures, as the high will be near 79. Winds will be from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
Tonight, expect mostly clear skies and a low around 54, with southern winds at 15 mph. Gusts could top out at 25 mph.
How long is the warm-up hanging around? Visit weather.gov to find out.
There is just something about March you start seeing âGreenâ not just because of St. Patrickâs Day. The local grocery stores are enticing us with all the fresh green vegetables! Broccoli is a popular spring vegetable and is loaded with nutritional value with Vitamin B6, Folate, Potassium, Manganese, and Vitamin A, C, E
BROCCOLI SALAD in TANGY MISO DRESSING
1 cup Buckwheat groats
Buckwheat groats can be substituted with Quinoa, Pearl Barley, Bugler or Brown Rice
1 Â˝ cups water
2 tablespoons *Red Miso
1 tablespoon Canola oil
1 tablespoon Rice Vinegar
Texas country artist Josh Grider will be in Roscoe for a performance at The Lumberyard on Friday, March 15.
Grider is currently featured on the "Troubadour, Texas" television series as an artist "chasing the dream". Prior to his local performance, he held the #1 spot on the Texas Regional Radio Report for two weeks in a row, as well as the #2 spot on the Texas Music Chart, for his song "Lonestar Highway".
Learn more about Grider on his website, joshgrider.com.