Members of the Nolan County Foundation Board are reminding spring 2013 Nolan County high school seniors that the Nolan County Foundation will be promoting its annual Scramble for Scholarships Golf tournament scheduled for April 20, 2013 to be held at the Sweetwater Country Club.
At the Nolan County Commissioners' meeting on Monday morning, December 10, the commissioners took action to approve an order authorizing the issuance of a general obligation bond for 2012 not to exceed $10 million. The bond approved by the commissioners came in at $9,480,000.
Making presentations to the commissioners were Paul Jasin with Specialized Public Finance, Inc. and Tom Pollan from Austin.
Three former Sweetwater High School volleyball players have committed to play next year for Cisco Junior College.
Seated from left are SHS seniors Kendra Crosson, Kelsi Crosson and Kathleen Campbell, who each received all-district honors for the Lady Mustangs this season. Also pictured are SHS coach Liz Miller (standing) and Cisco Junior College coach Susan Moore.
A ceremony for the three athletes was held Tuesday at the SHS library.
Three were jailed and four were given community supervision this week after guilty pleas were made to Judge David Hall during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings. District Attorney Ann Reed and Assistant District Attorney Barrett Thomas prosecuted the cases.
The Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED) board of directors approved the sale of real property inside the Sweetwater Business Park during their meeting on Monday morning, December 10, 2012.
Thirty acres will be purchased by Select Energy, while 40 acres will be bought by Washita Valley. Each entity will be paying $4,000 per acre for their property.
The deal with Washita Valley recently took place last week, in which the company is expecting to bring in up to 40 workers.
Sweetwater Independent School District offers Family Access as a way for parents and guardians to keep up with what and how their students are doing at school.
Family Access is a web-based information and communication center designed to provide parents and guardians with the answer to, "How was school today?"
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 36 calls for service, issued one citation and made two arrests on Dec. 11, 2012.
The SPD received 19, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Burglary of a building â€”Â 300 block of Cedar.
â€¢ Criminal trespass â€”Â 500 block of E. Broadway.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Jennifer Dykes, 25 â€” Warrants.
â€¢ Lynne Looby, 54 â€” Criminal trespass.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served no civil papers and made one arrest on Dec. 11, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
Marble Falls â€” Betty Joyce Parker, formerly of Trent, died Sunday, Dec. 9, at her home in Marble Falls. Services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, at the Trent First Baptist Church with Reverend Ronnie Freeman officiating. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sweetwater, directed by Starbuck Funeral Home of Merkel. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
THURSDAY, DEC. 13
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ boys host Wylie, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ girls play at Wylie, 5 and 6 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams host Veribest starting at 6 p.m.
FRIDAY, DEC. 14
Sweetwater boys at Bangs â€” freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity teams host Forsan starting at 4 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity teams at Hamlin starting at 4 p.m.
Blackwell JV and varsity boys host Borden County starting at 5 p.m.
Blackwell varsity girls play at Garden City, 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater High School will honor its 2012 fall sports athletes with a banquet Thursday, Jan. 10 starting at 6 p.m. at the Nolan County Coliseum annex.
Athletes in football, cross country and volleyball will be recognized for their hard work and dedication. Also, Sweetwaterâ€™s cheerleaders and trainers will be intro-duced and thanked for their support. A highlight video will be shown. The Mustang Booster Club will also have a silent auction to support the athletes. Tickets are $12 and available until Monday, Jan. 7 at 4 p.m. at the high school fieldhouse, and will not be sold at the door.