April 11th, 2012
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released its draft rules to limit greenhouse gas emissions, requiring carbon dioxide (CO2) emission controls on new coal plants that are similar to those of the Tenaska Trailblazer Energy Center.
The Trailblazer project is designed to capture 85 to 90 percent of the CO2 it produces, keeping emission levels well below the requirements of the EPAâ€™s draft rule. Projects like Trailblazer are important because they help develop and commercialize the technology that can meet such standards.
The burn ban was approved to remain lifted at the Nolan County Commissioners' meeting on Monday morning, April 9, 2012 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
The decision was made following the rain seen throughout the county over the past weekend--along with the chances of precipitation forecasted for this week--and will remain lifted until the next meeting.
Also approved at the meeting was the continuation of paying an employee's medical and dental premiums while on an extended worker's comp leave.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 36 calls for service, issued six citations and made one arrest on April 9, 2012.
The SPD received 10, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Unattended death â€” 1500 block of James.
â€¢ Theft â€” 600 block of E. Third.
â€¢ Disorderly conduct â€” 1200 block of Ragland.
â€¢ Stalking/harassment â€” 1000 block of Lamar.
â€¢ Theft â€” 400 block of NE Georgia.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Jesus Delgado, 24 â€”Â Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on April 9, 2012.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams begin district meet at Wylie.
THURSDAY, APRIL 12
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams complete district meet at Wylie.
Roscoe qualifers compete at area meet in Garden City.
Highland qualifiers compete at area meet in Trent.
Blackwell qualifiers compete at area meet in Trent.
FRIDAY, APRIL 13
Sweetwater varsity hosts Brownwood, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams host Brown-wood, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, APRIL 14
Sweetwater JV at Brownwood (doubleheader) starting at 1 p.m.
Sweetwater will be repre-sented by Alex Castillo at the Region 1-3A boys golf tournament next week.
But Castilloâ€™s teammates wonâ€™t be joining him at San Angeloâ€™s Bentwood Country Club. While Castillo shot 73-229 to place fourth among district medalists, the teamâ€™s fourth-place finish after a 314-958 wasnâ€™t good enough in Tuesdayâ€™s final round â€” which was held at Abileneâ€™s Maxwell Municipal Golf Course â€” to advance the Mustangs to the regional tourney.
Tuesdayâ€™s 9-7 Snyder win over Wylie ended a 16-year playoff drought for Sweet-waterâ€™s softball team dating all the way back to the pro-gramâ€™s very first year.
Here are Highlandâ€™s JV boys results from last weekâ€™s season-ending district track meet held in Blackwell.
The JV boys scored 41 points to place fourth in the division.
200 â€” Kaden Nachlinger 3rd (27.24); Laramie Thompson 6th (29.43)
400 relay â€” 3rd (54.62 â€” Zack Cornett, Kaden Nachlinger, Kevin Pantoja, Laramie Thompson)
800 relay â€” 3rd (1:59.40 â€” Zack Cornett, Kaden Nachlinger, Kevin Pantoja, Laramie Thompson)
Long jump â€” Laramie Thomp-son 6th (13-3 3/4)
Shot put â€” Zack Cornett 4th (31-2); Kevin Pantoja 6th (25-3 1/2)
Discus â€” Zack Cornett 5th (71-5)
Sweetwater Independent School District has announced the finalist for the Athletic Director/Head Football Coach at Sweetwater High School.
Shane Mobley, presently the Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator at 5A Seguin High School, will be presented for approval to the SISD School Board on Monday evening.
Mobley coached at Sweetwater from 2004-2008, serving as the defensive coordinator. During his time there, SHS compiled a 41-12 record and a trip to the 2005 3A State Semi-Finals.
Many members of the community showed their support for the local Meals on Wheels program by attending the annual Taste of Sweetwater on Monday, April 9, 2012. Over 300 people showed up for the event, directly benefitting the program, part of the Senior Nutrition Activities Program (SNAP), delivering hot meals every weekday to over 200 homebound residents in Sweetwater and Roscoe. According to Director Tonya Challis, the event raised about $3,000 for the Meals on Wheels program.
The Women's Forum of Sweetwater sponsors Library Tag Day each year to benefit the County-City Library. This year the event took place on Wednesday, April 4, with all proceeds going to the library.
The total amount raised was $6,856.18. Donations come from local businesses, civic groups and individuals wanting to keep the local library growing and thriving.
Shown above is John Spaulding giving a donation to Womenâ€™s Forum member Lita McEachern at the Chamber Coffee held at the library. Anne Kearney was this yearâ€™s LTD chairperson.