September 1st, 2011
For most local football observers, the jury is still out on just how good this yearâ€™s Sweetwater team is after the Mustangsâ€™ 10-0 victory over Vernon in their season opener.
The defense had a shutout for the first time in the Craig Slaughter era and the kicking game was rock solid with Tadeo Canon-Masjoan nailing his kickoffs deep, as well as kicking a 32-yard field goal and his only extra point attempt. The latter came after Ryan Linebaugh scored Sweetwaterâ€™s only touchdown on a 1-yard run in the second period.
It was almost exactly one year ago when Roscoe gave Jonathan Haseloff his first win as the teamâ€™s head coach with a 19-6 victory over Hawley.
Today in the opener of the Sammy Baugh Classic at Sweetwaterâ€™s Mustang Bowl, the Plowboys (0-1) try to duplicate that feat when they face Hawley (1-0). The kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
ABILENE â€” The Sweetwater High School volleyball team lost by a 3-0 count Tuesday at Abilene Cooper as the hosts prevailed by scores of 25-16, 25-20, 25-23.
Sweetwater (12-11) will be not see any action this weekend. However, the Lady Mustangs will return to Mustang Gym for the first time since Aug. 9 by hosting Lamesa next Tuesday.
Nolan County 4-H held their annual banquet to honor members and adults for their participation in 4-H for the 2010-2011 year. Shown are Nolan County 4-H students honored at the banquet. They are (back row) Yates Cypert, Parker Scott, Colton Scott, (front row) Cameron Lujan, Katie Pantoja and Kevin Pantoja. Not Pictured are Ryan Lujan, Dylan Miles and Julia Rees.
The SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees met for a special-called meeting on Tuesday evening, Aug. 30, 2011 at the Administration Building.
The brief meeting took place to offer a public hearing regarding the 2011-2012 budget, though no one was in attendance to offer input.
If you're looking for something fun to do in town this Labor Day weekend, an event sponsored by a group of local churches might be the ticket.
The Roman Catholic Churches of Nolan County will be hosting the 2011 Jamaica Fall Festival on Sunday, Sept. 4 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church beginning at noon until 9 p.m.
Live entertainment will be presented throughout the day with hour-long performances starting at 2:15 p.m. with local Mexican folk dancer Aida Pantoja. Grupo Silverio will take the stage at 3:30 p.m., with Prodigio following at 4:45 p.m.
New Texas traffic, criminal laws are set to go into effect today, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011.
Below is a list of selected changes to traffic and criminal statutes. Unless otherwise listed, all laws below take effect Sept. 1, 2011. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of all new laws passed by the Texas Legislature.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 48 calls for service, issued two citations and made three arrests on Aug. 30, 2011.
The SPD received 23, 911 calls.
Arrested by SPD
â€˘ Joshua White, 18 â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘ Female Juvenile, 15 â€”Â Criminal trespass/runaway.
â€˘ Female juvenile, 14 â€”Â Criminal trespass/runaway.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had six calls for service, served one civil paper and made one arrest on Aug. 30, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Johnathan Deshun McDonald, 22, of Snyder â€” Warrant/motion to revoke probation.
Calls for service:
Funeral services for Benito S. Solano, 88, of Snyder (formerly of Sweetwater), will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Brian Serrano officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. Military Graveside Rites will be provided by Nolan County Honor Guard.
Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2, 2011 at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Solano died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011 in Snyder.
In 2009, a company explored the opportunity to build a set of apartments in Sweetwater.Â They were looking to be able to get federal tax credits to build an 80 unit complex.Â The projections are to have 24 three bedroom, 32 two bedroom and 24 one bedroom apartments.Â The complex is being constructed on Interstate 20 near the Arizona Street exit.Â "The patience of the company paid off as construction started in the spring of 2011 and we are excited to see the completion of the construction which is expected somewhere around July of 2012, but no specific completion date has been set," said Executive