January 11th, 2012
In an open field in Roscoe this week were a swoop of Sandhill Cranes. Hundreds of the birds could be seen among the wind turbines of West Texas. Sandhill Cranes breeds from Siberia and Alaska east across Canada to the Hudson Bay and to western Ontario, with isolated populations in the Rocky Mountains, northern prairies, Great Lakes and in Mississippi, Georgia, and Florida. They spend their winters in California, and from Arizona to Florida. They prefer marshes, prairie ponds and marshy tundra. They are also found on prairies and grain fields during migration.
SNYDER â€” Sweetwaterâ€™s District 5-3A girls opener at Snyder got off to a rough start on Tuesday, as the host Lady Tigers jumped out to a 21-13 lead after one quarter and never looked back en route to a 56-47 win.
Roscoeâ€™s teams had their first district doubleheader of the high school basket-ball season Tuesday, but Haskell came away with victories in both games.
Haskell won the girls game 37-25, then ended the night with a 63-29 victory in the boys contest.
Lynnsi Moses led Ros-coeâ€™s girls (0-2) with a team-high 11 points, seven rebounds and two blocks. Jacinda Morales had seven points and four steals, while Sara Kingston scored four points and Torrey Willman had three.
SAN ANGELO â€” The Sweetwater boys basket-ball team got a great in-dividual scoring effort from Kaleb Hoover in its final non-district game on Tuesday as the 6-2 sophomore torched San Angelo Lake View for 28 points. But he was vir-tually a one-man crew, as the Mustangs came away with a 44-29 loss.
Sweetwater (9-14) was able to stay close until Lake View (7-14) pulled away down the stretch after leading the Mustangs by just three points near the end of the third period.
The Sweetwater City Commission met for the first time in 2012 on Tuesday morning, Jan. 10 at City Hall.
A variety of action items were presented at the meeting and approved, including the authorization of city staff to go out for bids relating to the construction of a new dining room and offices for SNAP, the senior nutrition program.
City Manager Eddie Brown gave some background information on the current facility's condition, in that leaks have been seen when precipitation falls. Further inspections found that there were possible problems with the structure.
Members of Trinity Baptist Church in Sweetwater welcomed home one of their own last Thursday afternoon, Jan. 5, 2011.
Damon Chrismer had arrived at the Abilene Regional Airport after serving in Iraq and Kuwait for 206 days. His wife and two children met him at the airport and brought him home to Sweetwater to drive by the church where friends and fellow church members were waiting with balloons and signs the church youth had made to celebrate his arrival.
Sweetwater Christian School is welcoming a familiar face in local education as their new director.
Tracy Young took on her new duties on Thursday, Jan. 5, of maintaining the daily operations and running the campus. Mrs. Young has 12 years experience in the Sweetwater Independent School District. However, she is no stranger to the preschool program. When the school was originally incepted under the name of St. Stephen's, Mrs. Young taught a four-year-old class.
Thereâ€™s nothing like needing to rinse your hair and discovering that not only are you out of hot water, but youâ€™ve lost water pressure all together. Now, imagine that happening in the middle of winter.
A busted water pipe in the freezing weather is one of those things that can turn the refuge you call home into a nightmare. Itâ€™s also something that can be prevented by taking the right measures before the coldest months in Texas are upon you.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 143 calls for service, issued four citations and made 13 arrests from Jan. 6-8, 2012.
The SPD received 68, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Assault â€” 800 block of E. 14th.
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€” 900 block of W. Louisiana x2.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 1100 block of James.
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€” 700 block of W. Arizona.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 600 block of Throckmorton.
â€˘ Robbery â€” 1900 block of Chester.
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle â€” 1700 block of Hailey x2.
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle â€” 900 block of E. 16th.
Highlandâ€™s Tyler Falcon has been named as a second team linebacker on the Six-Man All-Big Country foot-ball team by the Abilene Reporter-News and also received honorable mention as a running back.
Falcon had 76 solo tackles with 20 assists, 12 tackles for a loss and seven sacks, and also forced four fumbles and recovered one.
SHS hoopsters try to keep the wins coming