November 1st, 2012
According to the so-called experts, this wasnâ€™t the year Sweetwater was supposed to get back to the playoffs.
Yet thatâ€™s exactly what will happen if the Mustangs (4-4, 2-1) defeat Monahans (4-4, 2-1) Friday at Mustang Bowl in the kind of game that will have a playoff-type atmosphere at kickoff.
â€śThe kids are excited,â€ť coach Shane Mobley said on Wednesday. â€śI think they are going to play with a lot of adrenaline and effort. It should be a good game.â€ť
Highlandâ€™s playoff hopes will be on the line today when the Hornets travel to Ira.
Highland (5-4) is coming off its first loss in six games, a 76-62 setback against Rotan in the Hornetsâ€™ district opener, while Ira is unbeaten at 8-0 and crushed Hermleigh 66-6 in its first district game.
With only three district games and two playoff qualifiers out of the four teams, the Hornets canâ€™t afford another loss. Todayâ€™s game was moved up by one day because both Highland and Ira have several athletes who will in Arlington on Saturday to com-pete in a regional cross country meet.
November will start off warm, with today's high near 84 and sunny skies. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 15 mph.
Tonight, expect mostly clear skies with a low around 56. South-southern winds will be at 5 to 10 mph.
Learn more about your upcoming forecast at weather.gov.
Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake is a great dessert for fall allowing you to use pecans that are in season. The Texas State Technical College Culinary Institute served this dish last week at the TSTC Board of Regents meeting in Sweetwater.
1 Â˝ cups graham cracker crumbs
ÂĽ cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup melted butter
1 Â˝ cups chopped pecans
Â˝ cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons water
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
Â˝ cup packed brown sugar
Â˝ cup cornstarch
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 large eggs
Kaidyn Hernandez reaches into a trunk to find some treats at the East Ridge Elementary School Trunk-or-Treat on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.
Many Halloween activities will continue today in Sweetwater including several Trunk-or-Treats with food and games at local churches.
To learn more about the local events, search our Community Calendar section in Wednesday's newspaper, or look for the "Halloween activities" article from our Tuesday, October 30, 2012 edition--which can be found online or in print.
It is that time of year again and the Sweetwater Goodfellows are getting ready to help Nolan County families in need have a better Christmas. Sweetwater Goodfellows provides food and toys to families with children and individuals in need during the Christmas season. Sign-ups will be at the Sweetwater Fire Station, located at 900 E. Broadway, on Wednesday, Oct. 31, Thursday, Nov. 1, and Friday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. each day.
At the special-called meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners on Tuesday morning, October 30, the only item on the agenda was approved--a contract to remove a battered wall of the Nolan County Courthouse.
Prior to its approval, county attorney Lisa Peterson discussed the contract, though some parts were still to be revised. This project will be completed by an independent contractor between the set dates of Saturday, November 3 through Saturday, December 1, 2012.
Gateway Family Services, though located in Snyder, continues to make a great impact to those in Nolan County through collaborative efforts. At their shelter, residents of the county--who are victims of family violence or sexual assault--are housed in the shelter with transportation provided as necessary, working alongside local law enforcement and hospitals to assist people.
For the 2012 fiscal year, Gateway assisted 766 total clients; 219 of those were from Nolan County.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 39 calls for service, issued two citations and made three arrests on Oct. 29, 2012.
The SPD received 17, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” W. 8th.
â€˘ Theft â€” 9500 block of S. I-20.
â€˘ Theft â€” 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ Counterfeiting â€” 1400 block of Hailey.
â€˘ Family violence assault â€” 900 block of Silas.
â€˘ Counterfeiting â€” 1000 block of Lamar.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Sandra Tumpek, 49 â€” Warrant.
â€˘ Lisa Nichols, 49 â€” Family violence assault.
â€˘ Marcos Caballero, 38 â€” Driving while license invalid with previous.
THURSDAY, NOV. 1
Sweetwater 7th grade teams host Monahans, 4:30 and 5:45 p.m.
Sweetwater 8th grade teams host Monahans, 4:30 and 7 p.m.
Sweetwater freshman and JV teams at Mon-ahans, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe junior high teams host Hamlin starting at 4 p.m.
Roscoe JV hosts Hamlin, 6:30 p.m.
Highland junior high plays at Ira, 4 p.m.
Highland JV plays at Ira, 5:30 p.m.
Blackwell junior high plays at Lohn, 6 p.m.
Blackwell JV is idle.
Highland varsity plays at Ira, 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, NOV. 2
Sweetwater varsity will host Monahans, 7:30 p.m.