June 9th, 2012
Rookie free agent Joseph Banyard, a running back who starred at Sweetwater and the University of Texas-El Paso, inked a three-year contract this past week with his second National Football League team, the New Orleans Saints.
Banyard also participated on a tryout basis in the Saintsâ€™ minicamp that was held from June 5-7 in New Orleans.
Following his transfer from Texas Christian where he initially committed, Banyard spent his final two years of college eligibility at Texas-El Paso where he rushed for a total of 1,490 yards with 14 touchdowns.
Simple steps for grilling brilliantly
Whether cooking on a gas or charcoal grill, at home, at a park or at a tailgate, grilling provides an unmistakable aroma, a sizzling sound and maximum flavor. And research shows that when it comes to grilling, nearly three out of four Americans choose beef as the meat they grill the most often; but nearly 30 percent are still looking for more information on how to harness the power of the grill.
For guaranteed, delicious results when grilling beef, try following these three easy steps:
1. Choose Your Cut
AVONDALE BAPTIST CHURCH
Greetings to everyone, from the Avondale Baptist Church family! We would like to invite you to come and visit us if you are looking for a loving church family. We welcome you to come and worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ with us. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 59 calls for service, issued one citation and made one arrest on June 7, 2012.
The SPD received 24, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1400 block of Hailey.
â€˘ Debit/credit card abuse â€”Â 300 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 1500 block of Josephine.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Female Juvenile, 15 â€”Â Family violence assault.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served no civil papers and made three arrests on June 7, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
The Women of First Presbyterian Church Sweetwater made and donated plastic mats to the County-City Library. The mats are made out of plastic bags. The bags are cut and rolled into â€śplarnâ€ť plastic yarn and crocheted into mats. They began the project making mats for the homeless, but wanted to give locally. The mats will be used for the libraryâ€™s story times. â€śWe are very grateful for them thinking of an giving to the library,â€ť said Becky Brock.
Pictured on one of the mats during a magic show at the library are Monica Valdez and her sons, Mason and Roman.
Six students from Highland High School were inducted into membership of the National Honor Society in a ceremony held at the school.Â Members were selected by a faculty council for meeting high standards of scholarship, service, leadership and character. Students inducted were Brenden Huckabee (Jr), Brianne O'Ryan (Jr), Jordan Rowan (Sr), Putri Soedarsono (Jr), Lora Stewart (Jr) and Julia Tibbit (Jr).
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 55 calls for service, issued nine citations and made four arrests on June 6, 2012.
The SPD received 18, 911 calls.
â€˘ 100 block of E. Texas.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle â€” 900 block of James.
â€˘ Unauthorized use of a vehicle â€” 1200 block of Hailey.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Julio Cuellar, 36 â€” Public intoxication.
â€˘ Kari Southern, 34 â€” Public intoxication.
â€˘ Delores Williams, 21 â€” Warrant.
â€˘ Gilbert Jordan, 29 â€” Warrant.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Major League Dâ€™backs are celebrating after defeating the Snyder Braves 9-7 at their District 5 tournament this week. The team also beat the Jim Ned Rangers in their next game to reach the quarterfinals before losing to Abilene Dixieâ€™s Mets, 5-4, at Abilene Northern on Thursday.
Shown is Sweetwaterâ€™s Kobe Clark being congratulated after a home run. Despite losing to Dixie, the Dâ€™backs are in the tournament semifinals after being chosen as the Major Leagueâ€™s wild card team. They will play again against Wylieâ€™s Rangers at 8 p.m. today at Abilene Northern.
For many children, the rural neighborhood, small town, or ranch is a home, a playground and a place where they do chores. Teaching them to take some of the responsibility for their own safety at home and in their neighborhoods is the subject of the eighth bi-annual Big Country Progressive Agriculture Safety Day, which will be held June 22, 2012, at the Big Country Hall located on grounds of the Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce held its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at Advantage Office Products, located at 1116 E. Broadway.
Advantage Office Products is owned by Advantage Office Products, LLC, with Erin Gomez as the store's manager. Advantage is a full service office supply and furniture store.
The store was founded in May of 2005 by Stewart Spencer and Dennis George and serves Nolan and surrounding counties. Advantage opened in May of 2006 in Sweetwater and is the second Advantage Office Products store to open.