AUSTINâ€”Three long-haul rigs, each loaded with a transformer, are journeying across the state to meet a shipping deadline at the Port of Houston.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) approved super-heavy permits for a Texas company to haul the loads at gross vehicle weights of 510,000, 430,000 and 420,000 pounds. The transformers are headed to Japan to aid in disaster relief in the aftermath of a destructive earthquake and tsunami.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 40 calls for service, issued no citations and made no arrests on March 29, 2011.
The SPD received 17, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Family violence assault â€” 1200 block of Elm.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served one civil paper and made two arrests on March 29, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Kevin Alan Rayson, 22 of Sweetwater â€” Warrant/driving while intoxicated.
Arrested by DPS:
A malfunction with the lights at the Newman Park high school field prevented Sweetwater from playing its District 5-3A baseball game against Brownwood Tues-day night.
But when the game was finally played Wednesday, it was a different kind of Sweetwater malfunction that helped the Lions leave town with a 9-2 victory.
Four Mustang errors al-lowed Brownwood (2-0 in district) to score seven un-earned runs off Sweetwater pitcher Kris Mayes, who took the loss despite strik-ing out 12 in seven innings as his team fell to 0-2 in district and 10-12-1 overall.
The Roscoe JV boys had 130 points for a second-place finish and Highlandâ€™s JV boys scored 44 points for a fourth-place team finish at the Roby track meet.
Here are the results for the Roscoe and Highland JV athletes who placed:
200 â€” 2. Hall, Highland, 24.55; 6. DeLeon, Roscoe, 26.59.
800 â€” 1. Hall, Highland, 2:09.56; 2. Ford, Roscoe, 2:22.73.
1600 â€” 1. Ford, Roscoe, 5:35.84; 5. Peavy, Roscoe, 6:02.13.
3200 â€” 2. Peavy, Roscoe, 13:03.59.
400 relay â€” 2. Roscoe, 48.91.
800 relay â€” 2. Roscoe, 1:44.85; 3. Highland, 1:47.81.
1600 relay â€” 2. Roscoe, 3:59.96.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011, marked the end of an era for a south Sweetwater neighborhood. Neighbors watched as a notorious crack cocaine distribution house was completely demolished at 1110 Runnels Street in Sweetwater. Sheriff David Warren called this the location of one of the most prolific crack cocaine selling operations he has seen.
Each day, the doctors at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) go to work to make the community a healthier place. In commemoration of National Doctorâ€™s Day on March 30, RPMH wants to recognize the doctors who dedicate their lives to ensure the people of the community are in the best health possible.
â€śDoctors are more than caregiversâ€”theyâ€™re heroes,â€ť said Donna Boatright, chief executive officer of RPMH. â€śThese men and women dedicate their lives to the practice of medicine, and our community continues to thrive as a result.â€ť
Sweetwater Masonic Lodge #571 hosted its third dinner benefitting the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center on Saturday, March 26, 2011, at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex.
Along with the dinner was the silent auction held before and during the dinner. The dinner consisted of barbecue sausage and chicken with all the trimmings, all cooked by Masons and served by WTCAC board members. Entertainment was provided at the dinner by cowboy poet Charlie Davis and Rodger Lister. Flags were presented by Sweetwater commanders.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 46 calls for service, issued three citations and made one arrest on March 28, 2011.
The SPD received 15, 911 calls.
Calls on Accidents:
â€˘ CR 119/Blue Bonnet.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€” 100 block of S. Hopkins.
â€˘ Theft â€” 500 block of NE Georgia.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Bobby Lee Cantu, 37 â€” Driving while intoxicated.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served seven civil papers and made no arrests from March 28, 2011.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Prisoner transport â€” Taylor County.
Don was survived by his beautiful wife of 41 years, Linda Land; his mother Nona Land; sister Sandra; brother-in-law, Merrill; daughter, Donita Mattern; son-in-law and very good friend Dan Mattern; nieces, Kimberly and Phyllis; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Don was born to Nona and Shelby Land in Brownwood, Texas on Oct. 24, 1942. He was a very well-liked football player in Brownwood and Sweetwater. At the age of 18 years he bravely joined the Navy and married his first wife, Jean. Together they had their only child, daughter Donita, who was born in 1962.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30
Sweetwater varsity hosts Brownwood starting at 4:30 p.m. (rescheduled from Tuesday, March 29)
FRIDAY, APRIL 1
Sweetwater varsity hosts Snyder, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater JV hosts Snyder starting at 5 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity hosts Snyder starting at 7 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity plays at Snyder tournament starting at 8 a.m.
Sweetwater varsity teams at McMurry Relays, Abilene.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams at Colorado City meet.
Highland varsity teams at Gorilla Relays, Trent.
Blackwell varsity teams at Gorilla Relays, Trent.