Patrick Goodman is now part of an elite club.
Twenty-seven years after helping Sweetwater High School win a Class 4A football state championship in 1985 as a player, Goodman â€” now an assistant coach at Navasota â€” was part of another state title celebration on Dec. 21 when the Rattlers defeated Gilmer, 39-3, at Arlingtonâ€™s Cowboys Stadium to win the Class 3A Division II championship.
SLATON â€” The Sweetwater girls basketball team picked up pool-play wins over Tahoka and Petersburg on the first two days of action before suffering their first loss Friday when they fell to host Slaton, 49-32, at the West Texas Invitational Tournament.
On Thursday, Sweetwater (14-8) opened play by defeating Tahoka 52-30.
ANSON â€” After enjoying a nine-day holiday break, the Sweetwater boys basketball team won its first three games at Ansonâ€™s three-day tournament to move over .500 for the season.
Sweetwater (8-7) opened the tournament on Thursday by getting pool-play wins over Roby (59-36) and Sey-mour (45-38) before completing pool play on Friday when the Mustangs topped Christoval, 56-49.
Sweetwater was to play Merkel, the other pool-play winner, on Saturday to end the tournament.
TUESDAY, JAN. 1
Highland varsity girls and boys at Newcastle starting at 2 p.m.
THURSDAY, JAN. 3
Sweetwater boys will host Coahoma â€” freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, JAN. 4
Sweetwater girls at Big Spring (district openers) â€” JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity girls at Hermleigh (district openers), 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Highland varsity girls at Westbrook (district opener), 6:30 p.m.
Highland varsity boys host Paint Creek, 6:30 p.m.
Blackwell JV boys and varsity teams host Robert Lee starting at 5 p.m.
ABILENE â€” Manuela L. Flores, 88, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
Mass of Christian Burial was at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at St. Francis Catholic Church with Father Bhaskar Menden officiating. Burial followed in Mount Hope Cemetery in Anson, directed by Abilene Funeral Home. A wake service was held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, at St. Francis Catholic Church.
Mrs. Flores was born May 17, 1924, in Karnes County, Texas to the late Ildefonso and Rafaela Longoria.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 35 calls for service, issued 13 citations and made no arrests on Dec. 27, 2012.
The SPD received 15, 911 calls.
â€¢ 1900 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Unattended death â€”Â 1600 block of Grand.
â€¢Â Assault â€”Â 1500 block of Silas.
â€¢Â Information report â€”Â 600 block of E. Oklahoma.
â€¢Â Information report â€”Â 1700 block of Marvin.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had two calls for service, served no civil papers and made no arrests on Dec. 27, 2012.
Calls for service:
â€¢Â Assist other agency â€”Â CR 185.
The start of a new year can bring a lot of change in a person's life, but for one local, a new chapter will begin as January 1 rolls around. After sixteen years, six months and 25 days, Patricia Broadwell--better known as "Treet"--will leave her varied post at the Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) to enter a new stage in life: retirement.
Her Present Roles
Chavela MuÃ±oz (Shorty) was named the Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital 2012 Employee of the Year. The announcement of the winner was made at the annual Christmas celebration at the hospital on Dec. 19. Donis McCluskey, Director of Environmental Services, made the presentation along with Steve Holcomb, RPMH Board President. She received a plaque and $100. Donis described Chavela as a dependable, hard worker and a key member of the housekeeping team. Shorty had been with RPMH since 2008 as a Housekeeping Tech. She and her husband, Ralph, live in Sweetwater.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
First Baptist Church invites you and your family to join us on this Sunday, Dec. 30, for Bible study, beginning at 9:15 a.m. for all ages, followed by the Sunday morning service which begins at 10:30 a.m.Â First Baptist Church is located at 213 East Third Street, next door to the Post Office.Â All are welcome! Your presence will enhance our worship experience and our fellowship together!
Members of the Nolan County Foundation Board are reminding spring 2013 Nolan County high school seniors that the Nolan County Foundation will be promoting its annual Scramble for Scholarships Golf tournament scheduled for April 20, 2013 to be held at the Sweetwater Country Club.