November 29th, 2012
Several Highland players earned recognition on the all-District 7, Division I football team that was an-nounced recently.
Running back Michael Hyde, special teams player Ron Covington and defensive lineman Shelby Howard made the first team. In addition, six players earned second team honors and five players were given all-district honorable mention.
Hyde (linebacker, kicker), Covington (utility player) and Howard (fullback) also made the second team as did Garrett Stewart at tight end, Ethan Wilson at spread back and safety and Gaga Soedarsono at wide receiver and defensive lineman.
The Roscoe girls basket-ball team lost at Hawley, 48-46, on Tuesday.
The contest was tied up 31-31 after three quarters, but Hawley outscored the Plowgirls 17-15 in the final period. Roscoe (4-2) was paced by Mirian Solisâ€™ 11 points while Faith Boren and Carolina Perez had nine points apiece.
Expect mostly sunny skies this morning with a high near 73. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 50, with southern winds around 15 mph. Gusts could top out at 20 mph.
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This year, pop up some holiday fun by making these clever â€” and delicious â€” popcorn treats. With these recipes itâ€™s easy to create edible dĂ©cor, gifts for friends and neighbors, and munchable snacks for the whole family. You can find more creative holiday recipes at www.popcorn.org.
6 cups popped popcorn
1 tablespoon melted butter, optional
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast or brewerâ€™s yeast (found at health food stores)
1/2 teaspoon curry powder, optional
6 cups popped popcorn
1/2 cup sugar
Shown are Daniella Vela and Diego Vela donating toys and food at the Sweetwater Goodfellows box at the Sweetwater Reporter.
The annual toy drive to benefit the Sweetwater Goodfellows is planned from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 1, at Wal-Mart. Sweetwater Goodfellows provides food and toys to families with children and individuals in need during the Christmas season.
Members of the Nolan County Foundation Board recently announced a Challenge Grant of $2,000 to the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium to be used for purchasing a Yamaha digital electric grand piano. Because the piano is digital, it never has to be tuned and it has the capability of several different "voices". The electric piano rivals the sound of a large acoustic grand piano and has the added grand piano feel when played. Also, it is easily moved.
Several improvements within the Sweetwater ISD athletic department were discussed at the SISD board meeting on Monday, November 19, notably for the roof of the field house and the Sweetwater Middle School tennis courts.
The presentations were made by the Sweetwater ISD athletic director Shane Mobley and the district's maintenance director Scott Lambert.
The fieldhouse was constructed in 1982 and its roof has not seen any type of improvements since its construction over thirty years ago. As a result, water leaks in the roof and ceiling have been seen in the field house.
A public hearing was held during the Nolan County Commissioners meeting on Monday morning, November 26 at the county courthouse.
The hearing was in regards to changes in the county ordinance which regulate food establishments--including food service establishments, retail food stores, day cares--a new addition to the list, mobile food units, temporary food establishments and roadside food vendors.
The Sweetwater girls basketball team got its season back on track Tuesday, and also finally picked up a win at home as the Lady Mustangs crushed Abernathy 45-26.
Abernathy led 14-13 at the end of the first quarter when one of its players hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer just past the midcourt line. But Sweetwater (4-2) â€” which had lost to Abilene High (42-48) and Early (35-54) at Mustang Gym following a 3-0 start â€” dominated the last three quarters.
The Roscoe boys basket-ball team began its 2012-13 season with a 60-24 loss at Hawley on Tuesday.
Javier Leanos paced Roscoe with 12 points. Brant Burnett had three points, Esteban Benivamondez, Dillon Freeman, Luke Rov-ig and Shelton Toliver two and Cutter Davila one. The girlsâ€™ game with Hawley was not available at press time.
The Highland girls basketball team went to a neutral site â€” Water Valley â€” for a 61-30 win over McCamey on Monday.