April 29th, 2013
LUBBOCK â€” The third time for Nick Nemir might be the charm.
The Sweetwater High School senior, who competed in three events this weekend at the Region I-3A track meet at Texas Tech University, will find out later today if his third-place showing Saturday in the boys 300-meter hurdles is good enough to earn him a ticket to Austin for the state meet May 10-11.
SAN ANGELO â€” Many of the Highland girls who went to Austin two months ago for the Lady Hornet basketball teamâ€™s first-ever state tournament appearance are going back to represent their school at the state track meet.
Also making the trip wil be two Highland boys and a pair of Blackwell athletes â€” one girl and one boy. In all, the two schools captured eight medals â€” representing the work of five individual athletes and one relay â€” at the Region II-1A, Division II meet held this past weekend at Angelo State University.
SAN ANGELO â€” Athletes from Blackwell and High-land claimed the top three spots in the boys pole vault on Fridayâ€™s opening day of the Region II-1A, Division II track meet, and all three of them may go to state.
Blackwellâ€™s Jayden Jones, who won the event with a leap of 13 feet, one inch, and Highlandâ€™s Michael Hyde â€” who was second with a leap of 12-9 â€” are assured of a trip to Austin for the state meet that will be held on May 10-11. However, Blackwellâ€™s Mason Magness may join them after he fin-ished third on Friday with a leap of 12-3.
The final night of the 2013 regular season Friday was an eventful one for Sweet-waterâ€™s baseball team.
It began with hopes for an outright district championship â€” hopes that were dashed when the Mustangs were defeated 11-5 by Snyder at Sportsmanâ€™s Park.
However, Sweetwater still claimed a piece of the Dis-trict 4-3A crown thanks to some help from Big Spring, which won 5-3 over Wylie. But the Bulldogs get the No. 1 seed and a first-round bye after beating Sweetwater in both head-to-head games.
Today will be sunny with a high near 91. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 65 and south-southeastern winds at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts could be as high as 25 mph.
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The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 62 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on April 25, 2013.
The SPD received 31, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Minor in possession â€” 1200 block of Ragland.
â€¢ Found property â€” 900 block of Circle Drive.
â€¢ Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle â€” 600 block of E. Third.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Maria Delatorre, 29 â€”Â Warrants.
â€¢ Male juvenile, 14 â€”Â Minor in consumption/public intoxication/curfew violation.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the Texas State Fire Marshal's Office, is investigating a vacant house fire that occurred on Tuesday, April 24, at approximately 7 a.m.
The vacant house, located at 1818 FM 608, just north of Roscoe, was a complete loss as a result of the fire. The investigation into the cause of this house fire is currently listed as undetermined by both agencies.
Other structure fires in or around the Roscoe community have not been linked in any way to this vacant house fire.
Sleep apnea was the topic of discussion at the Lunch and Learn Seminar held this past Thursday at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH).
The program was co-hosted by local physician Dr. Robert Eaker and Dr. Ted Dyer, the director of the Hendrick Sleep Study Clinic of Abilene. Dr. Dyer led the presentation, while both doctors fielded questions after the program.
One-third of a person's life will be spent sleeping, although sleep is not a "passive" period. While consciousness is reduced during this time, the brain is still active.
Cleburne, TX â€” Clarence Blair, 81, of Cleburne, formerly of Texarkana, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2013 in Cleburne.
There are no services scheduled.
Mr. Blair was born in Sweetwater on June 28, 1931, the son of Annie Pearl (Daniel) and William Clarence Blair.
He served his country in the United States Navy. Mr. Blair was an officer with the Sweetwater Police Department and also worked for the Texas DPS for a short time. He was later a construction supervisor.
Mr. Blair was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
On March 16, 2013, local authorities were notified of human remains located near Lake J.B. Thomas in southwest Scurry County. The remains were sent to the University of North Texas Center for Human Identification for DNA analysis. On April 26, 2013, the Scurry County District Attorney's office received written confirmation that the remains have been positively identified as those of Hailey Dunn.