August 26th, 2011
The Roscoe Plowboys and Blackwell Hornets are both entering this season with several young players who have little or no varsity experience, but neither team will be getting a break in their opener.
Roscoe, which has just four seniors on its 31-player roster, travels to Albany tonight for its opener that will kick off at 7:30 p.m.
On June 11, 2011, students from Team Chip Tae Kwon Do Sweetwater tested for promotion in rank.
The City Commission met for a brief meeting on Tuesday morning, Aug. 23, 2011 at City Hall.
The only action item on the agenda was for the first reading of an Ordinance fixing and levying the rate of 48 cents per $100 valuation, which was approved to be adopted. Two public hearings were held on the matter before today's action, and it was noted that the tax rate has seen no change in the past six years.
The final reading will now take place at the next city meeting slated for Tuesday morning, Sept. 13.
Mustang Moms will be holding a Tailgate Party before the football game against Vernon on Friday, Aug. 26, from 5:30-6:20 p.m. During this time, Little Mustangs will be able to pick up their Adopt-a-Mustang t-shirt and picture button. Juice pouches, chips and snacks will be handed out along with t-shirts and buttons. Mustang Moms are asking that the Little Mustangs show up at the track parking lot promptly at 5:30 p.m. as there are 44 t-shirts and buttons to be passed out.
On Monday, Sept. 12, afternoon television in the Big Country will get a lot more local when KTAB launches KTAB 4u. Hosted by KTABâs Alex Hayes, KTAB 4u is a 30-minute locally produced lifestyle program that will focus on womenâs issues.
âI canât tell you how many times local businesses have asked to be interviewed. KTAB 4 will give us an opportunity to interview local businesses which in turn will give them the chance to communicate to the local consumers in a way that has not been done before in the Big Country,â said KTAB General Manager Eric Thomas.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 61 calls for service, issued two citations and made two arrests on Aug. 23, 2011.
The SPD received 22, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â˘ Theft âÂ 400 block of NE Georgia.
â˘ Criminal trespass âÂ 1100 block of Bell.
Arrested by SPD
â˘ Terry Allen, 36 âÂ Warrant.
â˘Â James Crosley, 37 âÂ Family violence assault.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 14 calls for service, served 11 civil papers and made four arrests on Aug. 23, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
Nell Merwyn Baugh Kendrick passed from this life on Aug. 16, 2011, to join her husband Alvin Kendrick, parents Jim and Lucy Baugh, and brothers Bob and Sam Baugh.
She is survived by daughters, Karen Sorrells, Ellen Stevenson and Mona Kendrick; grandchildren, Missy Horvath, J.J. Stevenson and Steve Stevenson; six great-grandchildren; and six nieces and nephews.
The stakes arenât as high as they were a few years ago when they met regularly in the playoffs, but Fridayâs 7:30 p.m. season opener at Mustang Bowl will still be a big deal to both Sweetwater and Vernon.
The two perennial foot-ball powers have fallen on hard times of late, so a victory will give hope for better things to come this season.
Highland will debut the Jeff Shelton era at 7 p.m. today when the Hornets begin their 2011 football season by taking on the Bryson Cowboys in Trent.
The game kicks off the fourth annual âRumble in the Jungleâ classic that will feature six games over a three-day period. High-land will be considered the home team tonight.
Highland is trying to rebound from a 2-7 sea-son, and a win over Bryson could help spring the Hornets toward a much better year. Shelton was head coach at New Home the past two years before coming to Highland.
Six entered guilty pleas to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2011.
Of those six was Shayqualpa Rene (Shay) Walker who pled guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a first degree felony. Walker was indicted in March by Grand Jury for the offense.
The charges stemmed from the January stabbing of Carvin Coy Lemmons.
Sweetwater Police officers responded to a 911 call of an unresponsive male at Apache Bend Apartments on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 shortly before 2 p.m.