October 4th, 2012
Highland ISD will be celebrating more than 75 years of educating students during their homecoming this weekend.
Highland began in 1936 as a group of smaller schools in the same area came together to form a larger school, including Champion and eventually Maryneal. The school now has its largest student body in history at just over 240 students pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Homecoming is usually held every four years at Highland.
Shown are the 2012 Blackwell Homecoming Court members including (back row) Ted Chambliss, Leonor Castelo, Mark Monroe, Tagen Cox, Cody Shamblin, Summer Mull, (front row) Craig Allen Guelker, Daniela Delgado, Konner Linebarger, Millie Bueno, Eli Boynton and Morgan Rasco.
Homecoming activities will take place on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. Registration and visitation will begin at 10 a.m. in the cafeteria. The parade will be at 1:30 p.m. and the Pep Rally will begin at 3 p.m.
The meal will be from 4-6 p.m. The introduction of players will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the game will begin at 7:30 p.m.
The Abilene Regional Airport hosted this month's Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Coffee on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at the Chamber offices in Sweetwater.
Shown are Glenn Wortham and Kirstin Smith speaking at the latest Chamber Coffee event, hosted by Abilene Regional Airport.
Find more photos from the October Chamber Coffee in page 3 of Thursday's paper.
Many attended the third meeting of the Republican Women of West Texas, held at the Hall Law Firm in Sweetwater. About 18 new applications were turned in for the new group and officers were installed at the meeting.
Shown are officers being sworn in. Pictured from left to right are Kimberly McKinney, Vice President; Anne Kearney, President; Peggy Lofton, Secretary; and Amy Basye, Treasurer. They were sworn in by Grace Hefner of the Brown County Republican Women.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 44 calls for service, issued no citations and made four arrests on Oct. 2, 2012.
The SPD received 12, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€”Â 900 block of Locust.
â€¢ Forgery â€”Â Sweetwater area.
â€¢ Information only â€”Â 1700 block of Hailey.
â€¢ Fail to ID fugitive â€”Â 400 block of E. Third.
â€¢ Criminal trespass â€”Â Coral Cove.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Filmon Belay, 21 â€”Â Possession of marijuana.
â€¢Â Kenneth Speed, 30 â€”Â Warrant.
â€¢Â Cody Farley, 20 â€”Â Theft.
â€¢Â Lashondrick Richardson, 22 â€”Â Warrant.
Dorothy Faye Ford, age 56, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at her home. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 at First Baptist Church, with Reverend Philip Thomas officiating. McCoy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Randi Chrishel Kirk Fernandez, 30, passed away Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 in Abilene.
Her memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, in the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel, 5750 HWY 277 South in Abilene.
For the first time since coming to Sweetwater in 1990, your humble sports editor had no football team from Nolan County to cover in the high school playoffs this past season. In fact, there were few victories to write about as the countyâ€™s four schools won just one-fifth of their games (8-32) â€” and one of those was the result of a forfeit.
But there have been eight victories this season already and Sweetwater (2-3) is the only area team that hasnâ€™t already reached or exceeded its win total for last year.
Members of this yearâ€™s Sweetwater High School varsity tennis team are, front row kneeling from left, Kristen Casto, Vida Gamez, Kayla Sage, Teresa Perez-Poe, Brianna Hicks, Jenny Medellin, Gewel Cherry; standing, Keygan Valdez, Michael Redondo, Stephen Shipp, Zac Bax, Isaiah Hernandez, Bryan Vause and Billy Reeves.
ABILENE â€” Sweetwaterâ€™s volleyball team lost to No. 1-ranked Wylie in three games by scores of 17-25, 11-17, 17-25 in the teamsâ€™ District 4-3A match on Tuesday.
Sweetwater fell to 21-13 overall, 1-3 in district. Wylie is 31-4 and 4-0. Sweetwater goes to Midland Greenwood (17-17, 1-3) for its next match Friday.
In Sweetwaterâ€™s match against Wylie, Kendra Cros-son had eight kills and 10 digs; Kathleen Campbell had six kills; Kelsi Crosson had five kills and 12 digs; Suede Shirley finished with 23 kill assists and four digs; and Shelby Cason had four kills as well as three digs.