February 14th, 2012
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will again be furnishing a shuttle bus that will travel to the Nolan County Coliseum from the hotels and motels, Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11 during the Rattlesnake Round-Up.
City and Rural Rides (CARR) will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday and continue every hour until the last pick up is made at the Coliseum at 5 p.m. On Sunday, the shuttle will start at 9 a.m. and run every hour until the last pick up at the Coliseum at 4 p.m. There is no charge for riding the shuttle.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 133 calls for service, issued seven citations and made three arrests from Feb. 10-12, 2012.
The SPD received 89, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€”Â 1000 block of W. Sixth.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Kathryn Gray, 58 â€” Driving while intoxicated.
â€˘ Myshella Henderson, 20 â€” Warrant.
â€˘ Eric Martinez, 25 â€” Warrant.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 48 calls for service, served seven civil papers and made two arrests from Feb. 10-12, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
Diane Darnell Hogue, 73, passed away on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at her home in Fisher County, Texas. No services are planned at this time as she requested to be cremated at McCoy Funeral Home.
Diane was born on June 22, 1938, in Wichita Falls, Texas. She married James C. Hogue in 1988 in Austin, Texas. Diane was a Baptist and had lived in the area for the past 20 years. She had worked as a cashier, school bus driver and a security guard.
James Warren (Jim) Bailey, age 58, of Sweetwater, Texas passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at Hendrick Medical Center.
Full Military Graveside Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 at Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene, Texas with Chaplain Robert Patterson officiating. Burial will follow with the Fort Hood U. S. Army Honor Guard. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Mondayâ€™s 2012 softball opener here between Sweetwater and Winters was canceled due to wet weather that made the field unplayable, according to coach Robert Williams. The Lady Mus-tangs will now begin their season at Abileneâ€™s three-day tournament that begins Thursday.
Highlandâ€™s girls hoped to begin their 11th straight trip to the basketball playoffs with a win, but instead lost to Sterling City 44-36 in the teamsâ€™ bi-district contest on Monday.
By winning the Class 1A, Div. II playoff in Winters, Sterling City advances to the area round while High-landâ€™s season ends with a 22-9 record.
Highland, the second-place team in District 11-A, Division II this season, won 20 or more games for the eighth time in 11 years.
The Sweetwater boys golf team fired a 312 on Friday to tie Wylie for first place and ended up with the title after winning a tiebreaker at Big Springâ€™s tournament.
Alex Castillo led the way as he shot a 75 to tie for second among medalists, while Mason Andrews tied for ninth with a 77. Dylan Torres shot 79, Ryan Mer-cer 81 and Guy Bond 86. The event was shortened to 18 holes due to weather.
The Sweetwater girls golf team shot a 379 on Friday to place fourth at Big Spring. Snyder (366) won the title with Wylie (374) second and Andrews (375) third.
Sweetwater Emergency Services responded to a wreck on Thursday evening, Feb. 9, 2012, north of Roscoe.Â A student fell asleep and rolled into the culvert.
"She was banged up but not seriously injured," said Sweetwater Emergency Services Director Grant Madden. "We did not transport her to the hospital," he added.
The Nolan County West Texas Groundwater Conservation District is offering "water smart tips" for water efficiency in and around the home.
The Texas State Water Plan, from the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB), projects that by 2050, the state's population will increase by 90%, bringing total municipal water demand to increase by 67%.
And even though water savings projected by conservation will stand at 13.5% by that time, only 75% of the projected water demand will meet the water supply from existing sources.
Last Saturday Sweetwater High School Band member Crysten Ivy gave the performance of a lifetime, performing with the Texas All-State Band in San Antonio. The concert was witnessed by an enthusiastic audience of several thousand music educators, family members and supporters. It was the culmination of the annual Texas Music Educators Convention, which involves more than 10,000 elementary music teachers and band, choir and orchestra directors.