October 10th, 2012
Eight people entered pleas to Judge David Hall during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012.
During National Fire Prevention Week, October 7 - 13, 2012 attention is focused on promoting fire safety and prevention.
Members of the Sweetwater Fire Department visit local schools to educate students about fire safety and prevention. Shown are students at Southeast Elementary School watching the water spray from a Sweetwater fire truck.
Find more photos from the Fire Prevention Week activities at Southeast on page three of Wednesday's paper.
Robert McBride, the Nolan County Veterans Service Officer, was recognized as the recipient for the Outstanding Veterans Service Officer of the Year during the Nolan County Commissioners' meeting on Monday morning, October 8, 2012.
In two years, McBride has gone from being the newest Veterans Service Officer in the entire state to becoming the first accredited Veterans Service Officer in the history of Nolan County. He was presented with a plaque during his fall training conference, which recently took place.
Dr. Jerod Peek was welcomed as the incoming board member during the meeting of the SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) Board of Directors, held on Monday morning, October 8, 2012 at the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce building.
Peek is replacing Kyle Lawrence, who also served as board president. The board then approved their new 2012-2013 officers, which will be Arthur Maberry as board president, Billy Whisenant in the role of vice president and Bill Johnson at the position of treasurer.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 27 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on Oct. 8, 2012.
The SPD received 14, 911 calls.
â€˘ 2200 block of Lamar.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Female juvenile, 16 â€”Â Warrant/theft.
â€˘Â Adolfo Gutierrez, 47 â€”Â Driving while license invalid.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served one civil paper and made four arrests on Oct. 8, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Steven Garcia Diaz, 38, of Lubbock â€”Â Warrant/duty on striking fixture/highway landscape.
THURSDAY, OCT. 11
Sweetwater runners are at Odessa meet.
Sweetwater 7th grade teams host Snyder, 4 and 5:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 8th grade teams host Snyder, 6:30 and 7:45 p.m.
Sweetwater freshmen at Snyder, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV at Sny-der, 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe junior high hosts Albany, 4 p.m.
Roscoe JV hosts Albany, 6:30 p.m.
Highland junior high at Blackwell, 6 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams will host San Angelo Glenn at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
FRIDAY, OCT. 12
Sweetwater varsity hosts Snyder, 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s volleyball team suffered a blow to its District 4-3A playoff hopes Tuesday with a 3-0 defeat at Monahans.
The Lady Mustangs were defeated by scores of 17-25, 20-25, 20-25. Monahans improved to 4-2 in district, while Sweetwater fell to 2-4. The Lady Mustangs trail Monahans by two games in the race for the No. 3 playoff spot with just four matches left. Monahans is now 20-16 overall. Sweetwater, which will host last-place Snyder this Friday, has a 22-14 season record.
SHS tennis results
Wednesday's weather will be partly sunny with a high near 70. Winds will be from the north-northeast around 10 mph.
Tonight, we'll see mostly cloudy skies and a low around 61, and eastern winds around 5 to 10 mph.
Head on over to weather.gov to stay updated on your local weather.
Nolan County cities Roscoe and Sweetwater are members of Texas Midwest Community Network. The organization hosts the 19th Annual Texas Midwest Conference, Oct. 17, at the Abilene Civic Center. The conference will offer solutions for challenges communities face today and in the future.
Lexie Perez, a senior at Sweetwater High School, auditioned on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, and made the TMEA All-Region Honor Choir. She will represent Sweetwater High School in the Region Concert on Nov. 10 in Lubbock.
She claimed eighth chair which also earned her the right to continue to the next level. She will audition for the next round, Pre-Area, on Nov. 9.