September 29th, 2011
In addition to providing the Steering Committee and venue for BEST Robotics, TSTC West Texas is alsoÂ a sponsor of the event. Pictured are Joni Coons, BEST Steering Committee member and Director of Wellness for TSTC; Kevin Shipp, Assistant CFO for TSTC; Beverly Campbell, Steering Committee member and Assistant to the President; Austin Mullins, Steering Committee Member and Applied Engineering Instructor; Gail Lawrence, President of TSTC West Texas; Terry Blankenship, BEST Hub Director and Director of Development for TSTC; Bob Peterson, Steering Committee and Math Instructor for TSTC.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 51 calls for service, issued one citation and made one arrest on Sept. 27, 2011.
The SPD received 28, 911 calls.
â€˘ 1100 block of James.
Arrested by SPD
â€˘ Raymond Gonzales, 19 â€”Â Warrant.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served one civil papers and made one arrest on Sept. 27, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Martha Sue Fergeson, 54, of Sweetwater â€”Â Judgment.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Stranded motorist â€”Â I-20 MM 247 W/B.
â€˘ Welfare concern â€”Â Juniper, Blackwell.
Arel Boney Smith, 87, of Sweetwater, Texas passed away Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011 at Rolling Plains Hospital in Sweetwater. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Sweetwater 7th grade at Midland Christian, 4:30 and 5:30 p.m.
Sweetwater 8th grade Red at Midland Christian, 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater JV White will host Midland Christian, 6:30 p.m.
Highland JV at Southland JV, 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell junior high at Trent, 5:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV and junior high teams are idle.
Sweetwater varsity at Snyder, 4 p.m.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 30
Sweetwater varsity at Midland Christian (Mid-landâ€™s Grande Stadium), 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity has an open date.
Highland varsity hosts Gordon, 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater doesnâ€™t start district play until next week, but should get an idea of what to expect this Friday when the Mustangs make a second straight trip to Midland to take on perennial private school TAPPS power Midland Christian.
It will also be a chance for coach Craig Slaughterâ€™s team to get some redemption for this past Fridayâ€™s heartbreaking 28-26 loss to Midland Greenwood, and be in a much more positive frame of mind when it kicks off district Oct. 7 at Wylie.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s tennis team lost a tri-match against Midland Christian and Andrews on Saturday in Midland. The team is at Snyder today starting at 4 p.m., and travels to San Angelo for a quad match on Saturday.
ANDREWS â€” After losing its 5-3A opener in Big Spring, Sweetwaterâ€™s volleyball team went to Andrews Tuesday for its final non-district match of the season and lost in three games by scores of 20-25, 17-25, 22-25.
The "Spotlight on Sweetwater" radiated during the 47th Annual Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Banquet on Monday night, September 26, 2011 at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex.
The banquet opened with a meal catered and served by the Sweetwater Chuck Wagon Gang. Following the dinner portion, Jacque McCoy, Executive Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce, welcomed the attendees before Judge Tim Fambrough brought the invocation.
Rodney Foster, the previous recipient of the Outstanding Young Citizen award and the incoming Chamber President, was the presenter of the 2011 Outstanding Young Citizen.
"Do you know how hard it is to be outstanding for 365 days?" Mr. Foster joked.
He offered his thanks to the community for his award last year--calling it an honor and humbling, before announcing this year's Outstanding Young Citizen, Ray Cornutt.
"Our recipient has a "can-do" attitude and willingly volunteers every time he is needed," said Mr. Foster about Mr. Cornutt.
"It takes all of us working together to make our community great," began last year's recipient Brenda Stirl while making the award presentation, "and I truly am proud to be a part of it."
Before making the announcement, Mrs. Stirl thanked the selection committee, the Chamber and those that submitted the nominations before making the presentation of the 2011 Outstanding Female Citizen, Leah Andrews.
"This award is presented to someone who has made great contributions to the community, church, job and home...and I think [Leah Andrews] has done just that."