November 19th, 2012
HERMLEIGH â€” After making the six-man playoffs with a thrilling last-second win a week earlier, Blackwell got off to a promising start in its Division II bi-district meeting with Loraine on Friday.
The Hornets, however, couldnâ€™t finish what they started on this night after getting inside Loraineâ€™s 20 on their first two possessions. Blackwell did tie Loraine, 8-8, in the second quarter, but it was pretty much all downhill from there as Loraine won 49-22 to advance into the next round of the playoffs and end Blackwellâ€™s season.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s basketball teams both lost on Friday. The SHS boys fell at Coleman, 48-44, in their season opener and the girls (3-1) lost to Abilene High, 48-42, at the SHS gym.
The boys were paced by Rhett Torresâ€™ 17 points while Dylan Bennett had 12 and Deandre Gatson and Isaiah McGee six. The girls were paced by Suede Shirleyâ€™s 14 points, including two 3-pointers, while Kendra Crosson had nine and Shelby Cason and Jan-ell Walker six apiece for the Lady Mustangs.
Luis Gaxiola is the last Football Player of the Week for Sweetwater. Gaxiola is a senior who started at offensive tackle and defensive end.
Against Wylie, he scored Sweetwaterâ€™s first touchdown off a blocked kick. He also had eight tackles (four solos, four assists, one tackle for a loss), and also recovered a fumble and had a sack.
First Downs â€” 181; Rushes-yards â€” 302-1366; Passing yards â€” 2273; Total yards â€” 3639 (363.9 avg.); Passing â€” 152-265-9; Fumbles-Lost â€” 32-12; Penalties-Yards â€” 73-633; Points scored â€” 249 (24.9 avg.).
First Downs â€” 207; Rushes-yards â€” 412-2454; Passing yards â€” 1309; Total yards â€” 3763 (376.3 avg.); Passing â€” 122-208-7; Fumbles-Lost 17-12; Penalties-Yards â€” 68-581; Points allowed â€” 279 (27.9 avg.).
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 73. Winds will be from the southwest at 5 to 15 mph.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 49. Winds from the south-southwest at 5 to 10 mph will shift to the west after midnight.
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The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 58 calls for service, issued 14 citations and made two arrests on Nov. 15, 2012.
The SPD received 14, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Information only â€”Â 200 block of Jenny George.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Paul Martinez, 50 â€”Â Public intoxication.
â€˘ Donald Ureta, 21 â€”Â No driver's license.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had two calls for service, served 11 civil papers and made no arrests on Nov. 15, 2012.
Calls for service:
â€˘Â Reckless driver â€”Â Highway 84.
â€˘ Inmate transport/MHMR â€”Â Big Spring.
The 39th annual Christmas Craft Show, hosted by the Sweetwater Elks Lodge #1257, will be open to the public on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Applications are being accepted for booth rentals for the event. Rental price for a 10x10 space is $75, with one table and two chairs being provided. Electricity is available, but as the event is being held in an old building, participants will need to bring a heavy duty extension cord and duct tape. Concessions will be available and absolutely no pets are allowed at the event.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will once again host the annual Christmas parade this year.
The parade will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Line up will begin at 4 p.m. in the Higginbotham parking lot. The parade will travel west to Pecan Street.
The theme for this year's parade will be "Peace on Earth." Those wishing to participate are asked to call 235-5488 or go by the Chamber offices at 810 E. Broadway to fill out an entry form. The deadline to enter is by noon on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. Remember, Santa cannot be on the float as it is the entry of the Chamber.
Several local Girl Scouts recently came by the newspaper office to meet the new publisher and present him with welcome gifts and a card. Shown are Shania Boyd from Troop #7307, Faith Boyd from Troop #7050, Daneal Boyd, Liz Sands, Glenn Stifflemire, Nolan County Service Unit Manager Judy Leighhow, Gabby Gomez and Lesley Knight from Troop #7302 and Diana AcuĂ±a.
At the Nolan County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, November 13, one of the items on the agenda was to receive information on the issuance of bonds toward the proposals that appeared on the November 6, 2012 ballot, while also authorizing a specific plan of action.