February 2nd, 2011
The Sweetwater High School girls placed first and the SHS boys placed second on Saturday at the Lamesa powerlifting meet.
The girls put on a domi-nant showing at Lamesa as Sweetwaterâ€™s 45 points more than doubled the 19 by Colorado City, which came in a distant second.
HOUSTONâ€”The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has instructed utilities to begin rotating outages to compensate for a generation shortage due to numerous plant trips that occurred because of the extreme weather.
Rotating outages are controlled, temporary interruptions of electric service, typically lasting 10-45 minutes per neighborhood. The locations and durations are determined by the local utilities. Critical need customers such as hospitals and nursing homes are generally not included.
It is not known at this time how long the need for rotating outages will last.
As of 11 a.m. today, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, all streets and roadways in Nolan County remain very hazardous.
Any and all travel, of any distance, is highly discouraged.Â Nolan County Sheriffâ€™s Office Deputies and Texas DPS Troopers are overwhelmed with numerous accidents and stalled or stranded vehicles.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s basketball teams, who have been idle for the past week, are scheduled to be back on the court today when they play host to Big Spring at Mustang Gym â€” but only if the expected snowy and wet conditions outside allow it.
Both Sweetwater teams have two home games on their schedule this week, as Wylie is in town Friday.
Sweetwater Middle Schoolâ€™s seventh grade White boys team was the only local basketball winner at Big Spring on Thursday.
Sweetwater White won 23-21 as Isaiah Gonzales had 11 points to lead the way. Adan Sanchez and Matthew Trevino had four points and Andrew Briley and Adrian Salazar two.
The other SMS seventh grade boys team narrowly missed picking up a victory as the Red team lost to Big Spring 25-24.
Michael Hunt had eight points to pace Sweetwaterâ€™s effort, while Michael Lawrence scored six, Denzell Moore and Max Gomez each had four points and Cornelio Mendez two.
ROSCOE 7TH WHITE BOYS
AT ROSCOE TOURNAMENT
Bronte 7th grade 24, Roscoe 13
Bernardo Villa 11, Luis Villa 2.
Baird 7th grade 32, Roscoe 15
Bernardo Villa 8, Chase Saunders 2, A.J. Renteria 2, Antonio Gallegos 2, Luis Villa 1.
MUNDAY JV BOYS 46,
ROSCOE JV BOYS 14
Dillon Freeman 9, Emelio Morales 3, Luke Rovig 2.
HASKELL JV BOYS 55,
ROSCOE JV BOYS 17
Luke Rovig 8, Emelio Morales 3, Dillon Freeman 3, Kane Peavy 2, Brant Burnett 1.
ROSCOE JV GIRLS 26,
HASKELL JV GIRLS 20
Eva Aguayo 11, Torrey Willman 10, Justina Brasuell 4, Stina Tomlin 1. Roscoe record: 11-8.
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) are encouraging travelers to delay or cancel travel in the Big Country Area for Tuesday and possibly Wednesday. Freezing temperatures are anticipated overnight in the Big Country area. Temperatures may not reach above freezing until as late as Friday.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at Ludlum Measurements, Inc., located at 501 Oak Street in Sweetwater.
Radiation Detection for a Safer World
A woman said she spotted Hailey Dunn the night she disappeared, walking with a friend and a teenage boy, Dunn's mother said today in a news conference.
Billie Dunn handed out a timeline (attached) to reporters, saying she had information that investigators had not previously revealed. According to that timeline, Hailey was seen at 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 27 with the friend whose house she said she was going to spend the night at. The witness didn't recognize the teenage boy who was with them.
A fire that Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden calls "suspicious" burned about 600 acres near Lake Trammell on Saturday. The blaze threatened many area homes, as well as oil storage units and natural gas pipelines. According to Madden, the wind, humidity and dry brush made the blaze burn faster and move quickly through the area.
"We are not sure what started the fire. There was nothing around that seemed to have ignited the fire around the area in which it began. If anyone has information about the cause of the fire, we would like to know," said Madden.