August 12th, 2011
The driver of a Honda Odyssey was airlifted via Native Air to Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene on Thursday afternoon around 5 p.m. The driver was said to have lost control of his vehicle, driving between the guardrails and off of an Interstate 20 bridge near Cemetery Road, just east of Roscoe. The vehicle impacted the concrete below the bridge and climbed up to the median before stopping. The driver was listed in stable condition.
Members of the Nolan County Foundation Board announced the awarding of six $2,000 grants to each of the Nolan County fire departments and a $10,000 challenge grant to the Pioneer City-County Museum. According to Jerry Riggs, President of the NCF, the awards are a part of a continuing program for the NCF to recognize worthwhile projects that will benefit all of Nolan County.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 38 calls for service, issued no citations and made no arrests on Aug. 10, 2011.
The SPD received 35, 911 calls.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had four calls for service, served eight civil papers and made no arrests on Aug. 10, 2011.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Transport â€”Â Acadia in Abilene.
â€˘Â Stranded motorist â€”Â I-20 west bound.
â€˘ Welfare concern â€”Â 1400 block of FM 1230.
â€˘ Inmate transport â€”Â Formby Unit.
Total in Custody: 42 (1 Taylor County)
Dr. James (Jim) Henderson Witt, 89, of Sherman, passed away peacefully on July 28, 2011, due to complications from a 10 year battle with Alzheimer's disease. Born in Mount Pleasant, Texas on Dec. 1, 1921, Jim was the son of Thelma Henderson Witt and Dr. James Estes Witt. He graduated from Mount Pleasant High School in 1939, attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas and graduated from Baylor Dental School in Dallas in 1944.
FRIDAY, AUG. 12
Sweetwater at Lubbock Cooper (scrimmage) starting at 6 p.m.
Highland hosts Panther Creek (scrimmage) starting at 6 p.m.
Blackwell hosts Jayton (scrimmage) starting at 6 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity at Abilene tournament.
Sweetwater JV and freshmen at Albany tournament.
SATURDAY, AUG. 13
Roscoe at Haskell (scrimmage) starting at 10 a.m.
Sweetwater varsity at Abilene tournament.
After two weeks of practices, Sweetwaterâ€™s football team finally gets to see how it will fare against outside competition when the Mustangs go to Lubbock Cooper today for their first scrimmage of the season.
Freshman and JV skirmishes will begin at 6 p.m., setting the stage for the varsity scrimmage at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater head coach Craig Slaughter said the format calls for the No. 1 units on offense and defense to get in 30 plays each tonight while the No. 2 units will run 20 plays apiece.
The Sweetwater City Commission met for its regular meeting on Tuesday morning, Aug. 9, 2011 at City Hall for two public hearings as well as an assortment of approvals on action items.
The first public hearing was in regards to the Proposed Budget for 2011-2012, yet no input was heard from the small audience requiring no action to be taken. The proposed budget will raise more total property taxes than last year's budget by 2.74% and of that amount, $53,833 is tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the roll this year.
Campbellfest 2011, a benefit concert for Snyder Police Cpl. Darrell Campbell, is taking shape and several musical acts will perform during the three-day event.
The concert will be held Aug. 19-21 at The Coliseum and organizers have launched a website (www.campbellfest2011. com).
Tickets are available at KSNY and B's Beverage Barn in Snyder and Sharp Shooter's in Lubbock. The cost is $20 in advance for adults and $25 if purchased at the door. Children between the ages of six and 11 will be admitted for $10 while those five and under will be able to attend free.
Congressman Mike Conaway made a pit stop in Sweetwater on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011 for a lunchtime meeting with local community leaders at the Sweetwater Country Club.
The Republican representative of the 11th Congressional District of Texas led the discussion about several of the happenings in Washington as well as issues which affect local voters.
Bonten Media Groupâ€™s KTXS-TV (ABC) and KTXE-TV (ABC) became the first television stations in the Abilene-Sweetwater and San Angelo markets to broadcast local news in high definition (HD) at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011.