"Give Where You Live" is this year's campaign for the Nolan County United Way (NCUW), a local group that runs solely on pledges. This year's goal is set at $85,000.
The NCUW strives to serve local organizations and is run by a board of volunteers within the community. With Wendy Smartt as the Executive Director of the NCUW, they strive to impact Sweetwater and Nolan County.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 142 calls for service, issued seven citations and made three arrests from Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, 2012.
The SPD received 75, 911 calls.
â€¢ 600 block of E Broadway.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€”Â 300 block of Lamar.
â€¢Â Burglary of vehicle â€”Â 800 block of Thomas.
â€¢ Duty of striking vehicle â€”Â 1700 block of Hailey.
â€¢ Evading â€”Â 500 block of Lamar.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1000 block of Walnut.
â€¢ Assault â€”Â Sweetwater.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 1400 block of Josephine.
Six Sweetwater players have earned first team all-District 4-3A football honors and sophomore quarterback Kaegan Jeffrey is the co-newcomer of the year.
Three of the first team-ers â€” senior Willie Norman, junior Kaleb Hoover and sophomore Bray Amos â€” are wide receivers while the other three are on defense â€” senior lineman Tadeo Canon-Masjoan, senior linebacker Ryan Linebaugh and sophomore defensive back Isaiah McGee.
Your Tuesday is shaping up to be a bit cooler, with a high near 66 and mostly sunny skies. Winds will be from the north at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 39. Winds from the north-northeast at 5 to 10 mph will become light and variable after midnight.
Learn more about the weekly forecast at weather.gov.
Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development Inc. received a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award for their New Primary Website in the category of General Purpose Website for communities with populations of less than 25,000 from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).
The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 2, during the IEDC Annual Conference, which is being held Sept. 30 through Oct. 3, in Houston, Texas.
This year for the first time in Nolan County, the roar of motorcycles signaled the start of the Goodfellows Motorcycle Toy/Canned Good Run.
Each rider and passenger brought a new toy and a canned good to the Toy Run and was donated to the Sweetwater Goodfellows at the annual Goodfellows toy drive on Saturday, Dec. 1, at Wal-Mart. Many others also donated food, toys and money at the annual toy drive.
A total of 315 toys were collected, which is up from last yearâ€™s total of 282 toys collected. Also a total of $457 was collected at the drive.
The Nolan County Hospital District Board of Directors met on Monday night, November 26 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) for their regular meeting.
In her Administrator's Report, Donna Boatright shared with the board that after eight years of service, board member Wayne Chowning submitted his resignation.
Hospital board chairman Steve Holcomb stated that Chowning gave great insight while on the board and appreciated his willingness to serve. On behalf of the hospital staff, Boatright praised Chowning for his service and his excellent leadership.
Suddenlink announced it has begun offering its new High-Speed Internet 30.0 service in Sweetwater, featuring a download speed up to 30 Megabits per second (Mbps), the fastest residential service in the area.
High-Speed Internet 30.0 is enabled by Suddenlinkâ€™s deployment of cutting-edge industry technology called DOCSIS 3.0.Â Suddenlink believes it is the only Internet service provider using this technology in its local service area. The company will continue to offer its 3 and 15 Mbps services in Snyder and Sweetwater.
Samuel (Sam) T. Rivera, age 77, of Sweetwater, Texas passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Nolan Nursing and Rehab.
A rosary will be held 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel, recited by Johnny Cave. Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 A.M., Thursday, December 6, 2012 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Charles Okonkwo officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories with Nolan County Honor Guard. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
The Sweetwater boys and girls basketball teams both finished in fourth place at their respective weekend tournaments in Ballinger.
Sweetwaterâ€™s boys (2-3) lost to Clyde 59-46 in their third-place game Saturday. Deandre Gatson led Sweet-water with 16 points.
The Mustangs had defea-ted Hawley 43-29 to open the tournament on Thurs-day and advanced to Frid-ayâ€™s semifinal before losing to Ballinger 50-48. Jim Ned won the title by defeating Ballinger 63-29 on Satur-day. Two Sweetwater play-ers were named to the all-tournament team â€” junior Dylan Bennett and sopho-more Rhett Torres.