February 1st, 2012
Several teams helped in the First Annual Sweetwater Trash Pickers event held Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012.Â The teams cleaned up Alabama Street from the Interstate 20 exit to Newman Street. About 45 people showed up to the event and picked up everything from golf balls, dirty diapers, tools, beer bottles, Styrofoam cups and straws, Lotto tickets and much more.
"It was amazing how much ground we covered in two hours," said event organizer Russ Petty. "It was great to see how many people care about our little corner of the world."
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has five dogs available for adoption.
One of the adoptable pets is a female terrier mix. Also available are a female collie mix, a male chihuahua and a male collie mix.
According to Sweetwater's animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.
AARP and IRS will sponsor as a public service free income tax return preparation, including e-file at four locations this year.
â€¢ Fisher County Courthouse in Roby on Feb. 2, March 1 and April 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
â€¢ County-City Library Community Room in Sweetwater, located at 206 Elm Street on Feb. 13, March 12 and April 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
â€¢ SNAP in Sweetwater is having some repairs done so location will be changed.
â€¢ Senior Citizen Center on Avenue M in Snyder on Feb. 8, March 7 and April 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 28 calls for service, issued one citation and made no arrests on Jan. 30, 2012.
The SPD received 55, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Family violence assault â€”Â 700 block of Silas.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had four calls for service, served one civil paper and made two arrests on Jan. 30, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€¢ Jonathan Ray Vasquez, 22, of Sweetwater â€” Judgment.
â€¢ Stetson Scott Shirley, 21, of Sweetwater â€” Warrants/motion to revoke probation and duty on striking unattended vehicle.
Calls for service:
Silverio A. Alcala, age 88, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 at Nolan Nursing and Rehab.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel recited by Pauline Gauna and Connie Palacios.
Holy Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Charles Okonkwo officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery with the Nolan County Honor Guard. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Dolores Wynell Winslett, 77, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at Broadway Baptist Church with Rev. Chris Stephens officiating. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. at Blake Cemetery in Brown County, under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Winslett died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at Sweetwater Healthcare Center.
BIG SPRING â€” Desper-ately needing a win to have any realistic hopes of getting to the playoffs, visiting Sweetwater was down by just four points (26-22) against Big Spring after starting out the third quarter of Tuesdayâ€™s District 5-3A game with a 5-0 run.
But Big Spring answered that surge, which included a 3-pointer by Kendra Cros-son followed by Crossonâ€™s steal and layup, with a resounding run of its own. The Lady Steers (3-3) scored the next 23 points to put the game out of reach and claim a 53-31 victory.
BIG SPRING â€” There were a lot of positive signs for Sweetwater on Tuesday, even though the Mustangs fell to Big Spring 48-37 and saw their playoff chances take a major hit.
The Mustangs held an opponent to under 50 points for the second consecutive game, while allowing just three in the opening quarter. And while the Mustangs struggled again offensively, they trailed by just two, 19-17, at halftime and later cut a 16-point deficit at the start of the fourth quarter to just nine (45-36) with 2:47 left in the game.
The Highland girls basketball team, already assured of the playoffs, kept up its winning ways on Tuesday while Roscoeâ€™s girls also got a big victory to keep their postseason chances alive.
Nine players scored as Highland routed Trent, 61-26, to improve to 21-7 overall and 9-2 in District 11-A, Division II.
Kara Hughey scored 12 points and Beth Richburg 11 for the Lady Hornets, while Sierra Allen scored nine points, Lora Stewart eight, Madison Moseley, Morgan Monroe and Jes-sica McCain five, Megan Thompson four and Kay-lee Martin two.
Brookshireâ€™s Food and Pharmacy stores recently brought back the Food Club Frenzy to give customers a chance to win $500 and a new Chevrolet Camaro valued at approximately $40,000.