April 6th, 2012
Sweetwater High School's Blowout 2012 is just around the corner, and event coordinators want to ensure that parents of graduating seniors are staying informed.
Photos are needed for the senior video that is shown at Blowout. The pictures are typically from grade school but can be from any time from a graduating senior's life. No more than 20 photos per person may be submitted.
All pictures must be turned in to the SHS Library by Friday, April 13, 2012. The photos will be returned to the students at the Blowout event scheduled for Friday, May 25, 2012.
A wreck involving a pickup pulling a 16 foot trailer and a semi truck at the intersection of Highway 84 and Interstate 20 occurred just before dawn Friday morning, April 6, 2012. There were five people in the truck and one in the semi truck.Â The Chevy truck took the exit too fast and went in to the path of the passing semi truck, according to Sweetwater Emergency Service Manager Grant Madden. "Despite the major damage to the truck, there were no serious injuries.Â A passing Mustang hit a piece of debris in the dark and suffered major damage as well," said Madden.
The process of interviewing candidates to replace Craig Slaughter is nearly over, and a press conference is planned next week to name Sweetwater High School's new head football coach and athletic director.
Interviews for the dual position have been conducted since Slaughter announced his resignation last week to accept a similar position at Llano, and Thursday was the last day to accept applications, said superintendent Terry Pittman. As of yesterday afternoon, over 100 applications had been received, Pittman said.
Sweetwater Intermediate School fifth grade teacher LouAnn Cumbie was honored with this past week's Teacher Tribute award, given by KTXS television station.
Cumbie was nominated by one of her fifth grade math students, Bailey Lanto.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 48 calls for service, issued one citations and made one arrest on April 4, 2012.
The SPD received 15, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Class C Assault â€” 300 block of Lamar.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Thomas Castillo, 34 â€”Â Possession of a controlled substance/driving while license invalid.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on April 4, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€¢ Jeremy Meeks, 50, of Sweetwater â€”Â Warrant/motion to revoke probation.
Arrested by DPS:
FRIDAY, APRIL 6
Sweetwater JV hosts Wylie in doubleheader starting at 10 a.m.
Sweetwater varsity at Wylie, 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity at Wylie, 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater JV at Wylie, 6 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity completes district tournament in Brownwood.
Roscoe JV and varsity teams complete district meet in Albany.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Kelsi Crosson is shown getting a hit in a recent district game with Big Spring. Crosson and her Lady Mustang softball teammates have a key game at Wylie at 4:30 p.m. today as they push for the programâ€™s first playoff berth in several years. Sweetwater comes in with a 3-2 record and is in second place, while Wylie is 1-3.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Alicia Finn and Kaleb Hoover have received all-Big Country basketball recognition by the Abilene Reporter-News for Classes 3A through 5A.
Hoover, a 6-1 sophomore forward who led the Mustangs in scoring and rebounding this season, was named to the Class 3A-5A boys second team and was also chosen as the Newcomer of the Year. He burst on the scene in his first year on the Mustang varsity, averaging 16.6 points, 7.4 rebounds and two steals per game. Hoover was also named last month as the District 5-3A newcomer of the year.
There have been some changes that took effect at the Nolan County Sheriffâ€™s Office on April 1. Sheriff David Warren announced today that veteran Deputy Angie Collier has been promoted to the position of Criminal Investigator, a sergeant level position. Deputy Collier replaces Tim Blount who recently took a job in the private sector.
The Time of Remembrance was not only the highlight of the 7th Annual Family FunFair on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at the Nolan County Coliseum in Sweetwater, but capped off two days of events bringing awareness of child abuse in and around the area.
The family event was sponsored by the High Sky Children's Ranch and West Texas Children's Advocacy Center (WTCAC), with the ceremony honoring children who have been victims of child abuse.