September 28th, 2011
Last year's recipient of the Outstanding Male Citizen award, Joe Bagby, passed away shortly after receiving the honor. In his absence, Jim Wilks along with Joe's wife, Paula, made the presentation to this year's honoree, Vershell Smith.
Mr. Smith was born in Ballenger, Texas in 1929. He was an honor student, a band member and worked in his father's service station while in high school. He even helped his father keep the service station open 24 hours a day during World War II.
Last year's award winner was Bennett and Associates; David Bennett was on hand to make the presentation of the 2011 Business of the Year to Wind Energy Turbine Services, or WETS.
The company opened its doors in February 2007 under the ownership of Mark Meneses, Larry Martin, Jason Hefner and James McCasland. Since that time, the industry has made nation-wide strides in assisting and contracting with companies for their wind farms.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 37 calls for service, issued two citations and made two arrests on Sept. 26, 2011.
The SPD received 20, 911 calls.
â€˘ 200 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft of motor vehicle â€”Â Sweetwater area.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 900 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Unattended death â€”Â 1500 block of James St.
Arrested by SPD
â€˘ Christopher Guzman, 27 â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘ April Martinez, 27 â€”Â Theft.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served zero civil papers and made two arrests on Sept. 26, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
Funeral services for Betty Jean Nance, 75, of Yuma, Arizona (formerly of Roscoe, Texas) will be held in Yuma, Arizona.
Nance died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011 in Yuma, Arizona. She was born Sept. 26, 1935 in Roscoe, Texas. She was married to Ed Nance, Sr. She retired as Cafeteria Manager at School District One and was a member of the Foothills Southern Baptist Church. She graduated from Roscoe, Texas High School in 1954 and took some courses at AWC. She loved tending her flowers, gardening and painting. She loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Kaleb Hoover is the Football Player of the Week for Sweetwater. Hoover, a 155-pound sophomore wide receiver, had five catches for 57 yards in a 28-26 loss to Midland Greenwood Four of Hooverâ€™s catches were in the fourth quarter, including two first-down receptions on the teamâ€™s final scoring drive that came in the last 43 seconds.
First Downs â€” 82; Rushes-yards â€” 191-849; Passing yards â€” 628; Total yards â€” 1477 (295.4 avg.); Passing â€” 47-80-6; Fumbles-Lost â€” 12-6; Penalties-Yards â€” 37-326; Points scored â€” 89 (17.8 avg.).
First Downs â€” 59; Rushes-yards â€” 152-455; Passing yards â€” 606; Total yards â€” 1061 (212.2 avg.); Passing â€” 58-115-5; Fumbles-Lost 5-1; Penalties-Yards â€” 32-278; Points allowed â€” 53 (10.6 avg.).
All four Sweetwater Middle School football teams went to Midland Greenwood this past Thursday and two came back with victories.
8th grade White 20, Greenwood 14
Deshawn Williams had touchdown runs of 50, 60 and 35 yards in leading Sweetwater White (2-1) to a win over Greenwood.
Isaiah Gonzales added a two-point conversion pass to Adan Sanchez, and also had a 50-yard TD pass to Matthew Trevino that was called back due to penalty.
Greenwood 28, 8th grade Red 26
Sweetwaterâ€™s White Flag Mustangs won their most recent game 28-0 over Abileneâ€™s Bucs, getting two touchdowns by Tyler Chavez and one each from Ivan McCann and Jadyn Forbes.
In addition, Jayden Perez, Chavez, Forbes and Logan Thompson all had extra points and offensive plays came from John Rine, Angel Delapaz and Cash Barnes. Kyler Holsey, Roman Camacho and Derek Arenivaz were the other team players.
In honor of Darrell Campbell, the former Sweetwater Police officer who was shot in the head in July 2011, while on duty with the Snyder Police Department, the Sweetwater Police Patrol Association and Sweetwater Elks Lodge joined forces to host a benefit for the Campbell Family. The lunch, dinner, auction and dance benefit were held in Sweetwater on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Sweetwater Elks Lodge. A brisket lunch was held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a brisket dinner at 6 p.m. A live auction started at 7 p.m. and a DJ dance followed. Jimmy and Elaine Curtis donated the DJ service.
The Nolan County Commissioners met for a regular meeting on Monday morning, September 26, 2011 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
A public hearing took place regarding the District Clerk's record management archives plan. Patti Neill, who serves in the respective role, briefed the commissioners on the continued collection of a $5 fee which is used to digitize records.
No input was offered; thus the public hearing was closed. Approval was then given for the records management archives plan.