September 21st, 2011
Gabriel Medellin has been named the Sweet-water Football Player of the Week. Medellin, is a 6-0, 180-pound senior tight end and linebacker who is also the teamâ€™s punter. He caught two passes for 29 yards and punted three times for a 33-yard average in a 19-0 win over Early this past Friday.
First Downs â€” 57; Rushes-yards â€” 152-654; Passing yards â€” 282; Total yards â€” 936 (234.0 avg.); Passing â€” 24-44-3; Fumbles-Lost â€” 8-3; Penalties-Yards â€” 30-266; Points scored â€” 63 (15.8 avg.).
First Downs â€” 43; Rushes-yards â€” 127-359; Passing yards â€” 378; Total yards â€” 737 (184.3 avg.); Passing â€” 45-84-5; Fumbles-Lost 5-1; Penalties-Yards â€” 25-215; Points allowed â€” 25 (6.3 avg.).
All four Sweetwater Middle School teams were winners this past Thursday when they took on Early at Mustang Bowl. Further-more, three of them won by a shutout and the other allowed just one score.
The eighth grade Red won 34-0; the eighth grade White won 20-6; and the seventh grade Red and White teams won 36-0 and 14-0, respectively.
All four Sweetwater teams go to Midland Greenwood this Thursday. The seventh grade plays first at 5 p.m. The next home action will be Oct. 4 when both of the seventh grade teams play host to Wylie.
7th grade Red 36,
Sweetwaterâ€™s White Flag Mustangs are 2-1 after de-feating Abileneâ€™s Redskins 27-7 this past Saturday.
Jadyn Forbes scored two touchdowns for the Mustangs, while Logan Thompson and Jayden Perez scored one touchdown apiece. Tyler Chavez added two extra points and Thompson one. Angel Delapaz, John Rine and Cash Barnes turned in outstanding defensive plays. Other outstanding performers were Ivan McCann, Kyler Holsey, Derek Arenivaz and Roman Camacho.
Blackwell lost to Robert Lee, 37-25, in junior high action this past Thursday to fall to 1-1 overall.
BEST Robotics Steering Committee Bob Peterson, Keith Plantier, Joni Coons, Beverly Campbell, Terry Blankenship and Austin Mullins accept a Gold Sponsorship donation from the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce. Presenting the check is Jacque McCoy, Executive Vice President of the Chamber. Steering committee members expressed their gratitude to the Chamber for supporting this event and helping to bring the program to the area. The competition season has started - the Kickoff event was held on Saturday, Sept. 10, and there were representatives from 10 local schools.
Four people pled guilty to Judge Glen Harrison during recent 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings.
Kenneth Frank McCann pled guilty to aggravated assault with serious bodily injury, a second degree felony. For his plea, McCann received six years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for six years. He will also have to pay a $3,000 fine, $309 in court costs, $3,177.09 in restitution and $500 in attorney's fees. He will also have to serve 240 hours of community service. The defendant shall also enter a Male Batterers Intervention Program.
The SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) Board of Directors met for their monthly meeting on Monday morning, Sept. 19, 2011 at the Chamber of Commerce.
Outgoing board member of SEED, John Jay, was honored for his nine years of service to the organization. SEED President Kyle Lawrence made the plaque presentation to Mr. Jay, recognizing him for his great service to the community through various meetings locally and abroad.
What treasures are stashed around Sweetwater? We are about to find out. The Treasure Hunters Roadshow is on a world-wide treasure hunt and will be digging in town for five days. During this free event, the Treasure Hunters are expecting to see over 1,200 residents bringing in their rare and unusual collectibles! Locals will have a chance to talk to world-renowned antique and collectible experts, and itâ€™s all free!
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 175 calls for service, issued 17 citations and made six arrests from Sept. 16-18, 2011.
The SPD received 99, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€”Â 500 block of Newman.
â€¢ Runaway â€”Â 1100 block of James.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 200 block of NE Georgia.
â€¢ Burglary of building â€”Â 1400 block of Hailey.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â Coral Cove.
â€¢ Sexual assault â€”Â 200 block of Jenny George.
â€¢ Assault â€”Â 300 block of FK Williams.
â€¢ Assault â€”Â 800 block of Circle Drive.
â€¢ Injury to child â€”Â 200 block of E. Fourth.