January 6th, 2012
Although the wins have come against Class 1A and 2A competition, the Sweet-water boys basketball team is on a roll with four wins in its last five games.
The Mustangs, now 9-12, go for their 10th win today when they entertain Ballin-ger starting with the fresh-man game at 5 p.m.
Sweetwater is trying to build momentum as it pre-pares to start District 5-3A action Jan. 13. After today, the Mustangs go to Class 4A San Angelo Lake View next Tuesday and start district three days later when they host defending champion Abilene Wylie, which is currently ranked No. 21 in the state in Class 3A.
Area basketball action resumes today as Roscoeâ€™s girls will tip off district play and four other Nolan Coun-ty teams are also in action.
The Plowgirls take a 10-9 mark into their District 9-A, Division I opener as they host Munday. The Roscoe boys have an open date before starting district play on Tuesday.
In District 11-A, Division II, Highlandâ€™s teams will go to Trent today after beating Loraine on Tuesday. The girls (3-1) won 63-45 and the boys (1-1) won their game 34-31 in overtime.
Local authorities responded to several wrecks on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2011. One wreck (shown above) occurred on the corner of Broadway and Crane around 4 p.m., involving three vehicles. No transports were made from the wreck, but one person was arrested at the scene. Justin Spencer, 30, was charged with driving while intoxicated. Emergency personnel also responded to a wreck on Oak Street in which a woman hit two parked cars and was transported to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
The first Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Coffee of the new year was held at Dorisâ€™s Sweet Shop on Wednesday, Jan. 4. Community members and Chamber of Commerce members were treated to coffee, tea and sweets. Shown above are Janis McDowell and Peggy Parrott.
Sweetwater Independent School District schools went back to school on Thursday morning, Jan. 5, 2012, after the Christmas holiday break. Shown are Sweetwater Intermediate School fourth graders in Mrs. Sabra Hazardâ€™s class, easing back into their school lessons.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 37 calls for service, issued no citations and made four arrests on Jan. 3, 2012.
The SPD received 20, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Family violence assault â€” 200 block of E. Fourth.
â€¢ Burglary of a habitation â€” 100 block of Bradford.
â€¢ Fraud â€” Sweetwater.
â€¢ Assault â€” 900 block of Circle Drive.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Felicia Salinas, 24 â€” City warrants.
â€¢ Mary Gonzales, 54 â€” Possession/delivery of a controlled substance.
â€¢ Darrel Brush, 47 â€” Possession/delivery of a controlled substance.
Linda Hinajosa Hughes, 82, of Sweetwater passed away on Dec. 21, 2011. She married Silas Wayne Hughes on Nov. 20, 1950 in Carlsbad, New Mexico. Linda was born to Luis Hinajosa and Victoria Arrendondo, Nov. 17, 1929 in Hebbronville, TX.
She is survived by a sister, Maria Veloz from California; a daughter, Mary Hughes from Rowlett, Texas; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at the North Dallas Funeral Home at 2710 Valley View Lane, Dallas.
The Sweetwater Elks Lodge will have its annual free throw Hoop Shoot contest this Saturday, Jan. 7. This yearâ€™s event will be held at the Sweetwater Intermediate School gym.
The contest is open to all boys and girls between the ages of 8-13. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and shooting starts at 9:30 a.m.
Contestant age groups will be determined by a par-ticipantâ€™s age as of April 1, 2012. For instance, if a contestant is 7 years old on April 1 they are too young to participate, while if the contestant is 14 years old on April 1 they are too old.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital welcomed the 2012 New Year Baby on Sunday, January 1 at 10:32 a.m.
Joshua Krivanek weighed eight pounds and was 20 inches long. He is the son of Belinda and Uwe Krivanek.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has a family of pets available for adoption.
The pets available for adoption this week are a black Labrador mix mother and her five male puppies, three black, one brown and the runt, a beige puppy. Also still available is the male husky mix puppy, about one year old from last week.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.