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January 9th, 2012

JV girls lose to Aspermont

January 9, 2012

Sweetwater’s JV girls basketball team got in one final non-district game on Friday. The Lady Mustangs traveled to Aspermont and lost to its varsity team, 53-43, after trailing by just two points at the end of three quarters.

Area teams get just one district victory

January 9, 2012

The state-ranked High-land girls were the only area team to win on Friday among the five high school squads from Nolan County who competed in district basketball games.
Highland, ranked No. 21 in Class A, Division II, won its contest at Trent 41-28 to improve to 16-6 overall and 4-1 in district.
Sierra Allen scored 19 points to pace the Lady Hornets. Kara Hughey had seven, Beth Richburg five, Kaylee Martin four and Madison Moseley, Lora Stewart and Megan Thompson all finished with two points.

Roscoe, Highland jr high teams are victorious

January 9, 2012

Roscoe’s junior high boys edged Roby’s junior high boys 26-25 on Thursday, while Highland’s junior high girls began 2012 by crushing Ira by a score of 52-9 in their game that was also played on Thursday.
Sydny Helbert scored 16 points, Bailey Garrett and Kelsi Johns 12, Hannah Allen four and Karlie Allen, Hannah Kirby, Kailee Hall and Kassie Gunn two for Highland, which was ahead 30-7 at halftime and gave up just two more points.

January 7th

Volunteers make a difference at Sweetwater Healthcare Center

January 7, 2012

Three ladies are making a difference every Thursday at Sweetwater Healthcare Center. Marie Leach, Irene Ludlum and Barbara Keeney host Bingo day every Thursday afternoon for residents of the nursing home, providing an activity for those wishing to join the group.
Leach and Ludlum have been hosting the games since the early 90s, beginning when both of their mothers were residents at the facility. "The people just enjoy it so much," said Ludlum.
"They are always glad to see us and that makes us feel great," added Leach.

Placement trial set for Angel

January 7, 2012

A child placement trial has been set for the 4-year-old boy who was abandoned on Interstate 20 in Sweetwater last June.
Angel Flores was found covered in cactus needles after his father, Carlos Rico, allegedly choked him and left him on the side of Interstate 20.
Angel was initially placed under the care of child protective services, then given to a foster family.
Angel is still in foster care, but a trial has been set for May 21 of this year to decide his final placement.

Heather Ward to speak at Aglow

January 7, 2012

Sweetwater Aglow

January 6th

TSTC Police Department receives vehicle from DA’s office

January 6, 2012

The Texas State Technical College Police Department in Sweetwater recently purchased a 2009 Ford Police Interceptor. The vehicle was provided by the Nolan County 32nd Judicial District Attorney's Office and was purchased utilizing drug seizure funds. TSTC Police Chief Mike Keller reported, "On behalf of the entire TSTC Police Department, I would like to personally thank District Attorney Ann Reed for her valuable contribution to our department."
Shown from left to right are Mike Keller, Ann Reed and Charles Armstead.

Adopt-a-Mustang a successful new program

January 6, 2012

Gretchen Jones, one of the Mustang Moms in charge of Adopt a Mustang, was presented with a check for $500 after winning the Star Dodge Tailgate Party during the first week of football season.
"I just want to thank everyone who voted for us in the online contest that resulted in this donation to Blowout. I hope the community will keep trying to win the Tailgate Party so we have this opportunity to win this donation every year," Jones said.

Blotters for January 4, 2012

January 6, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 42 calls for service, issued two citations and made two arrests on Jan. 4, 2012.

The SPD received 29, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 600 block of E. Broadway.
• 1000 block of Oak.
• 1800 block of Country Club.
• 500 block of W. Broadway.

Calls for service:
• Leaving child in a vehicle — 400 block of NE Georgia.
• Criminal trespass — Coral Cove.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 1400 block of Grand.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 1400 block of Grand.

Arrested by SPD:
• Justin Spencer, 30 — Driving while intoxicated.

Weekend hoops

January 6, 2012

FRIDAY, JAN. 6
Sweetwater boys host Ballinger — freshmen at 5 p.m., JV at 6:30 p.m., varsity at 8 p.m.
Sweetwater girls are open.
Roscoe girls host Munday (district openers) — JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity boys are open.
Highland JV and varsity girls and boys at Trent starting at 4 p.m.
Blackwell varsity girls and boys at Garden City starting at 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade ‘A’ boys play at Wall tournament.
SATURDAY, JAN. 7
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade ‘A’ boys play at Wall tournament.

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