February 3rd, 2012
After the big news of Thursday's University Interscholastic League realignment which has placed Sweetwater in District 4-3A for the next two years, Sweetwater head football coach Craig Slaughter has announced a tentative 2012 football schedule which will include some familiar and not-so-familar rivals in non-district play.
The Veterans Discovery Day was held at the Sweetwater TSTC (Texas State Technical College) campus on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012.
All military personnel â€”Â active duty, National Guard, reserve forces, separated, discharged or retired â€”- and their families were invited to the event. According to event coordinator Scott Davis, the Discovery Day held a two-fold purpose.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 51 calls for service, issued two citation and made no arrests on Feb. 1, 2012.
The SPD received 11, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon â€”Â 600 block of Lamar.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€”Â 500 block of Newman.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had no calls for service, served no civil papers and made no arrests on Feb. 1, 2012.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Accident involving vehicle â€”Â 1500 block of 273 Maryneal, TX.
â€¢Â Medical emergency â€”Â I-20 west bound.
â€¢Â Grass fire â€”Â CR 256.
Funeral services for G.C. Hoover, Jr., 85, of Fisher County, Texas, are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
Hoover died Friday, Jan. 3, 2012, at his home.
The University Interscho-lastic League realignment finally arrived on Thursday and as usual, there were some surprises â€” both good and bad â€” for our countyâ€™s four high schools.
Given Sweetwaterâ€™s lack of athletic success recently, the general hope was that the UIL would put the Mustangs and Lady Mustangs in a more favor-able district than the current one (5-3A) with Wylie, Brownwood, Big Spring and Snyder, all with much higher enrollments and with the exception of Big Spring, a big winning tradition.
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The annual Go Red for Women luncheon will be held on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 at the Sweetwater TSTC (Texas State Technical College) campus.
Tickets for the luncheon are $10 per person. Businesses can sponsor a table for $80, which will include six tickets and promotional benefits with the business's logo at the table.
To purchase your ticket, contact Jerrie Gee at Texas National Bank at 235-4997 or 235-2707 (home). Tickets can also be bought through Janis McDowell at First Financial Trust or Joni Coons at TSTC.
Sam Nemir (seated at table), a senior at Sweetwater High School, has committed to play college football at Hardin-Simmons University. A ceremony was held to announce Nemirâ€™s decision Wednesday morning at the high school library. Among those who attended were members of Nemirâ€™s family. They included brothers Nick (far left) and Max as well as mother Marina and father Gordon. Nick, a junior, and Sam played together on the 2011 varsity football team at SHS with both winning all-district and all-Big Country recognition.
Sweetwater's district for the next two years will be slightly bigger and not necessarily any easier.
The University Interscholastic League announced its realignment today, and Sweetwater's new district (4-3A) will still include Wylie, Big Spring and Snyder from the current five-team District 5-3A, plus newcomers Monahans and Midland Greenwood to make a six-team district. Brownwood, which is the other school currently in District 5-3A, moves to District 8-3A to face a whole new set of opponents, none of them located near Sweetwater or Abilene.
Texas National Bank hosted this monthâ€™s Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce coffee event. Employees and Chamber members mingled over coffee and treats on Wednesday morning, Feb. 1, 2012.