April 18th, 2012
It was simply no contest when visiting Snyder came to town Tuesday to face Sweetwater in a pair of key District 5-3A contests. The Tigersâ€™ baseball team romped to an 11-0 win to nail down a playoff spot and damage the Mustangsâ€™ hopes, while the Lady Tigersâ€™ softball team rolled to a 14-1 victory to earn the No. 2 playoff seed from the district. Sweetwater, enjoying its best season in years, will still go to the playoffs as the No. 3 seed later this month after finishing 4-4 in district play, while Snyder winds up 5-3. Brownwood, with an 8-0 record, is the district champion.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Alex Castillo shot an 86 in Tuesdayâ€™s final round of the Region I-3A boys golf tournament to finish the event with a two-day score of 173.
Castillo was making his first regional golf appear-ance and played as a med-alist at Bentwood Country Club in San Angelo.
He was 26 shots off the winning two-day total of 147 carded by Taylor Grant of Wylie.
Although he's actually a Big Lake native, Shane Mobley said his hiring Monday as head football coach and athletic director at Sweetwater High School feels like coming home.
In a sense, he's right.
Mobley â€” unanimously hired by the Sweetwater ISD board at its regular monthly meeting to replace Craig Slaughter, who resigned last monthâ€” not only has deep roots in West Texas, but is returning to a place where he has coached previously and where his wife, Tecka, grew up.
"I'm very fired up for this," he said. "The fact is, I'm ready to come back to West Texas with my family."
The Nolan County Crime Stoppers have announced the Crime of the Month.
On Tuesday, April 10, 2012, it was reported to the Nolan County Sheriffâ€™s Office that between Thursday, April 5, 2012 and Tuesday April 10, 2012 unknown person(s) entered an electric sub-station. Once inside the sub-station the person(s) took copper grounding strap off a piece of equipment. The copper grounding strap is described as being four (4) inches wide by three-eights (3/8) inches thick and comes in various lengths. The location of the electric sub-station is in south Nolan County.
TUESDAY, APRIL 17
Sweetwater varsity hosts Snyder, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams host Snyder, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18
Sweetwater girls team (Alex Gomez, Rachel Hunt, Elise Lawrence, Haylee Stewart and Amy Witt) competes at Region I-3A tournament in San Angelo (San Angelo Country Club) through Thursday, April 19.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Chris Hernandez and Madison Meneses (mixed doubles) and Heidi Taylor (girls singles) at Region I-3A tournament in Lubbock (Texas Techâ€™s McLeod Tennis Center) through Thursday, April 19.
FRIDAY, APRIL 20
Today will be Sweetwater vs. Snyder day at both the baseball game at Newman Park at 7 p.m. and at the softball game that starts at 6:30 p.m. at Jerry Collins Complex, and the stakes are pretty high in both.
The baseball teamâ€™s situ-ation is the most critical as the Mustangs, with a 2-4 district record, may not be able to afford another loss to get into the playoffs.
A Sweetwater win would leave both teams 3-4 in district play with a game left.
Nolan County athletes of-ficially began their partici-pation in high school regio-nal competition Monday, though only one athlete â€” Sweetwaterâ€™s Alex Castillo â€” saw action.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 163 calls for service, issued 32 citations and made eight arrests from April 13-15, 2012.
The SPD received 67, 911 calls.
â€˘ 200 block of SE Georgia Ave.
â€˘ 1500 block of Ragland.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Family violence assault â€” 800 block of E. 14th.
â€˘ Theft â€” 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 800 block of Lubbock.
â€˘ Burglary of a building â€” 217 Loop 170.
â€˘ Theft â€” 400 block of W. New Mexico.
â€˘ Criminal trespass â€” 1400 block of Runnels.
â€˘ Theft â€” 400 block of NE Georgia.
Arrested by SPD:
Louis Harry Flewharty was born Dec. 10, 1931, in Weatherford, Texas and passed away April 14, 2012. He married Gerry A. Rogers on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 1957. Louis graduated from Texas A & M at Commerce in January of 1953 with B.A. degree in Business Administration. He spent two years in the United States Air Force. He was inducted into the Air Force in San Antonio, Texas and then spent three months in Cheyenne, Wyoming in Officerâ€™s Supply School. He was sent to Adak Island in Fairbanks, AK at Ladd Air Force Base. He worked for J.C. Penney Company from 1955 until 1987.
The Sweetwater Animal Shelter is currently closed and will remain closed for at least one week, until Monday, April 23, 2012, due to a recent outbreak of Parvo in the shelter.
"There have been a large number of Parvo cases in Nolan County recently both in my office, as well as at the East Ridge Veterinary Hospital," said Dr. Bud E. Alldredge, Veterinarian and owner of Sweetwater Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Alldredge is also the Nolan County Rabies Control Officer.