March 28th, 2013
(Highland and Roscoe
girls and boys)
Team totals â€” 2. Highland 97; 10. Roscoe 37.
High jump â€” 3. Hannah Allen, Highland, 5-0.
3200 â€” 3. Amber Craig, Roscoe, 15:21.20.
800 â€” 1. Kelsi Johns, High-land, 2:38.57; 3. Kristen Har-ris, Highland, 2:52.24.
100 hurdles â€” 1. Beth Richburg, Highland, 17.20; 2. Olivia Saddler, Roscoe, 17.21.
800 relay â€” 3. Highland 1:56.99.
400 â€” 2. Lora Stewart, Highland, 1:08.02.
300 hurdles â€” 2. Beth Richburg, Highland, 51.20.
1600 relay â€” 1. Highland 4:36.59; 2. Roscoe 4:41.31.
Team totals â€” 4. Highland 62; 6. Roscoe 53.5.
Richard Linebaugh of Sweetwater was the overall winner when he competed in the Steam-N-Wheels Bike Race and Fun Ride this past Saturday in Abilene.
Linebaugh, 48, completed the 48-mile race in two hours, four minutes and 52.53 seconds.
Another Sweetwater resident, 32-year-old David King, was 16th with a time of two hours, 12 minutes and 2.22 seconds.
More than 200 bikers from Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma participated in the 21st annual event.
Expect partly sunny skies today with a high near 75. Winds will be from the south around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight we should see mostly cloudy skies with a low around 57 and south-southeast winds at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts could top out at 25 mph.
Get a preview of the Easter weekend forecast now at weather.gov.
This moist pound cake is flecked with sweet coconut and lemon zest, with a sweet-tart glaze. Great memories also go along with the pound cake. My mother would make the â€śLemon Coconut Pound Cakeâ€ť every Easter and again the pound cake would appear around the 4th of July. I make a fresh raspberry sauce to accompany the cake. It is a great cake to freeze, but do not add the glaze until the cake has thawed. This recipe can be changed to Lime Coconut Pound Cake by substituting the lemon juice and lime zest. Now get busy making your own memoriesâ€¦Happy Spring!
On Feb. 28, 2013 the TWDB approved funding of $7.5 million for the Bitter Creek Water Supply Company to make improvements to its water system. For several years the Bitter Creek WSC has been looking for a more affordable supplemental supply of water. In December 2011, the WSC secured an option to lease 1,274 acres of groundwater rights in the Edwards Trinity Aquifer. After test wells revealed a good quantity of high quality water, the WSC filed an application to the Texas Water Development Board for funding required to secure this supplemental water supply.
The Womanâ€™s Forum recently met at Java Jax in Sweetwater for their monthly meeting. Discussion included the upcoming Library Tag Day slated for Wednesday, April 3.
The purpose of Library Tag Day is to raise funds for the County-City Library. Letters to businesses will be sent out soon and on April 3, ladies from the Womanâ€™s Forum will be around town soliciting businesses and individuals for donations. Tags are given as a token of their appreciation. They also serve as a reminder to people seeing them, to make their donation to the Library.
According to Sweetwater Emergency Services Manager Grant Madden, a mother and her young son were east bound near the 236 mile marker on Interstate 20 on Wednesday morning when she had to swerve to miss a car that had slowed down.
The driver swerved into the center median and went through the cable barrier, ending up going the wrong way in the west bound lane. She missed a pickup that was in the lane by swerving back to the center median and back into the cable barrier.
The Hospital Administrator's report was given during Monday night's meeting of the Nolan County Hospital District, held at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH).
Donna Boatright discussed two different grants, one of which was recently awarded to RPMH. The hospital was informed last week that they received a $50,000 capital improvement loan fund/grant, which will be used toward the construction of the new medical offices.
In addition, an application was submitted for a solar grant, after being informed about the funding by McKinstry, the company overseeing the construction on campus.
Some district policies were discussed and approved during the Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Board of Trustees' monthly meeting in March.
For next year, the SISD Student/Parent iPad User Agreement will impact students in the seventh through tenth grades--along with their parents--as the four grade levels will have the mobile device. While still in discussion, sixth graders may possibly be added with a transitionary period of in-class use in the first semester before taking them home.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued no citations and made three arrests on Mar. 25, 2013.
The SPD received 19, 911 calls.
â€˘ 1200 block of Hailey.
â€˘ 1800 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Injury to a child â€” Sweetwater area.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Anthony Monroe, 28 â€”Â Driving while license invalid with previous conviction.
â€˘ Thomas Carr, 22 â€”Â Warrants.
â€˘ William Whitaker, 57 â€”Â Public intoxication.