April 12th, 2011
Members of the Nolan County Foundations have been stressing the number 101. As reported by Homer Taylor, Executive Director of the NCF, the number represents the number of Nolan County high school graduates who have been awarded $1,000 scholarships to attend any Texas College since the NCF started the Scholarship Golf Classic in 2005.
Three people entered pleas to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday, April 11, 2011.
On Monday morning, April 11, the Nolan County Commissioners' Court met for its regular meeting at the Nolan County Courthouse.
At the meeting, a bid was received for approximately 70,000 tons of Grade 3 crushed rock for this summer's seal coating project. Vulcan Materials Company in Abilene offered the only bid to the commissioners which was accepted and approved.
Rodney Foster of First Financial Bank (center) receives a Certificate of Appreciation for the bank's sponsorship of the Big Country Medical Reserve Corps. Shown left to right is Dr. Jerry Smola, Don Ware, Lita McEachern, Rodney Foster, Ray Browning and Charles Roberson.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 161 calls for service, issued 13 citations and made 10 arrests from April 8-10, 2011.
The SPD received 66, 911 calls.
â€˘ 1600 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ 200 block of SE Georgia.
â€˘ 700 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 1500 block of Lubbock.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 1300 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Theft â€” 9400 block of I-20.
â€˘ Theft â€” 700 block of W. 10th.
â€˘ Theft â€” 1500 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ Hit and run â€” 400 block of E. Twelfth Street.
â€˘ Family violence assault â€” 1200 block of Hickory.
Sharon Sue Ford, 56, of Sweetwater, died Monday, April 11, 2011, at her residence. Mrs. Ford was cremated. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Ford was born April 20, 1954, in New Orleans, La. She married Glen Ford in Houma, La. Sharon was a Certified Nurse's Aide and was very compassionate about helping and caring for others. She had also worked for Popeye's Chicken in Sweetwater. She had lived in Sweetwater from 2006 until 2008 and Tyler, Texas before. She was a Baptist.
Sweetwater High School track athletes will be competing at the District 5-3A meet in Snyder today and Wednesday with the goal of earning a top-three finish, which will qualify them for the Region I-3A meet at Lubbock that is scheduled for May 2-3.
The top three in each event advance to regionals.
Jayci Shelton, who was a state qualifier last year, will be among Sweetwaterâ€™s top hopefuls at regionals.
The top three at regionals advance to Austin, where the state meet will be held at the University of Texasâ€™ Mike A. Myers Stadium.
Ryan Mercer qualified for the third straight year, but Sweetwater as a team fell short Monday in its bid to advance to the Region I-3A boys golf tournament in Lubbock.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s tennis players competed at their District 5-3A tourna-ment in Big Spring this past Thursday and Friday, but none will advance to the regional tournament at Lubbock. Results follow:
Stephen Shipp lost to Logan Tabor of Snyder 4-6, 3-6.
Michael Foust-Austin Coth-erman beat Snyder 6-3, 6-0; lost to Brownwood 4-6, 3-6 in the quarterfinals; Javier Solano-Isaiah Hernandez lost to Velasques-Yruegas 2-6, 0-6 in the quarterfinals.
A small vehicle was totaled when it collided with an 18-wheeler on Interstate 20 and Highway 84 on Friday. No injuries were reported in the wreck and the 18-wheeler sustained minimal damage to its side.