March 13th, 2015

Becker says diversity is key to Nolan County’s economy

March 13, 2015

Sweetwater and Nolan County are doing well from an economic standpoint. If you look at the data, the area has continued to flourish despite the recent decline of oilfield activity.
During Tuesday's city commission meeting, City Manager Eddie Brown reported that sales tax collections for the month of February were 10.89 percent higher than they were in the same period last year.

Nolan County Heart Walk set for April 18

March 13, 2015

On Saturday, April 18, the Nolan County Heart Walk will be held to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living in a fun, family-oriented environment while raising money for the American Heart Association (AHA).
The previous Heart Walk, held in 2013, raised over $15,000 for cardiovascular disease and stroke research. This year's event, given the theme of "Walk the Talk," is aiming to raise $20,000.

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SW stops Aledo, breaks even

March 13, 2015

BILENE — Sweetwater’s baseball team broke even by splitting its first two games Thursday at the Abilene ISD Invitational Tournament, losing 4-1 in its opener to Abilene Cooper before coming back later in the day to get a 3-1 win over Aledo.
Sweetwater scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning against Aledo to break a 1-1 tie just before action ended — with no outs and the bases loaded — as a result of the tournament game time limit.

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Local sports calendar

March 13, 2015

All events are
subject to change
Sweetwater varsity at Abilene tournament.
Sweetwater JV teams at San Angelo tournament.
Sweetwater’s Junior Lawhon, Dylan Jimenez and Raymond Delgado will be competing at the Region I, Division 2 meet in Sundown.
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams will be playing at Monahans at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater varsity boys and girls will be competing at Big Spring meet.
Highland varsity boys and girls will be competing at Robert Lee meet.

JV tracksters start at Odessa

March 13, 2015

Sweetwater High School’s JV track teams competed Friday at the season-opening West Texas Relays in Odessa. Results can be found in our Friday edition or in our E-Edition.

Varsity tennis team has dual at Andrews

March 13, 2015

The Sweetwater High School varsity tennis team went to Andrews to play a dual match March 3 but only one player — Zac Bax — was able to claim a win which was the result of an Andrews forfeit. Bax lost to Robert Mendieta in his other boys singles match.

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SMS track starts at GC

March 13, 2015

Results from Sweetwater Middle School track’s opening meet at Grape Creek can be found in our Friday edition or in our E-Edition.

Cuellar to appear back in court

March 13, 2015

Judge will decide if convicted sex offender will receive new trial

Convicted on three counts of aggravated sexual assault of three minor children in his care, Joe Frank Cuellar received three life sentence for his crimes in January.
On Monday, 32nd Judicial District Court Judge Glen Harrison — who presided over Cuellar's trial — will determine whether the 60-year-old Sweetwater man should be tried again.
The motion for a new trial was filed by Cuellar's defense attorney, Chris Hartman.

Fugitive Friday: Gaylon Lekee Williams

March 13, 2015

Nolan County Law Enforcement is actively searching for a 21 year old fugitive who’s been avoiding detection by law enforcement. Gaylon Lekee Williams, a repeat offender, who has compiled several arrests in Nolan County, is wanted on the strength of outstanding warrant #18748, issued out of the 1st Multicounty Court at Law. Williams was last known to be living in Sweetwater, at the Apple Creek Apartment Complex, #906.

Foust crowned 2015 Miss Snake Charmer

March 13, 2015

The annual Miss Snake Charmer pageant was full of surprises and unique talent. Mikeilah Foust, a junior at Sweetwater High School, was crowned Miss Snake Charmer and was chosen by her fellow contestants as Miss Congeniality. She also won the talent portion of the contest with her rendition of the classic Etta James song, “At Last.” She is the daughter of Richard and Vicki Foust of Sweetwater.
Runner-up Casey Whoolery-Pratt, a senior at Sweetwater High School, performed Disney favorite “Let it Go” with her flute. She is the daughter of Heath and Misty Whoolery-Pratt.

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