September 19th, 2011
The Sweetwater City Commission met for a regular meeting on Tuesday morning, Sept. 13, 2011 at City Hall.
A public hearing took place during the meeting to discuss redistricting plans. No input was offered, but two representatives with the city's selected redistricting firm, Knight and Partners, gave a presentation on the process and plan chosen.
On Thursday morning, Sept. 15, 2011, just before 9 a.m., the Nolan County Sheriffâ€™s Office located a missing person that had been wandering around in a disoriented state for approximately 30-plus hours in southern Nolan County.
Paulina Rodriguez, Kayloni Juarez and Hope Rodriquez are pictured at J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center's Grandparents Day lunch on Friday, Sept. 16.
Sweetwaterâ€™s defense re-corded its second shutout of the season here Friday, as the Mustangs improved to 3-1 overall with a 19-0 win over Early before a large homecoming crowd.
The game was typical for Sweetwater through its first four contests of 2011.
The Mustang defense, as usual, was sound if a bit less spectacular than usual as it held Early (0-4) to 165 yards. The offense, as usual, was inconsistent in producing three scores and 297 yards â€” the latter equalling Sweetwaterâ€™s season high set one week earlier.
Blackwell, Highland and Roscoe all lost in area football action Friday.
MERKEL â€” Roscoe (0-4) faced another tough non-district opponent on the road as Merkel (2-1) jumped out to a 26-0 lead after one quarter. The Badgers then added two more scores, while Roscoe had just 131 yards â€” all rushing. Eduardo Gallegos ran for 40 yards to pace the Plowboys, while Eric Padilla had 36, Chris Deleon 32 and Dillon Freeman 22. Roscoe was shut out for the first time this season.
MONDAY, SEPT. 19
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams at Brown-wood, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 20
Sweetwater JV at Big Spring, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater teams host Graham â€” freshmen and JV at 5 p.m. (both gyms), varsity at 6:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 22
Sweetwater 7th grade teams at Midland Green-wood, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater 8th grade teams at Midland Green-wood, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater JV Red will host Midland Greenwood, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV White will host Midland Green-wood, 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe jr high at Munday (8th grade), 5 p.m.
Sweetwater High School senior Allie Zavaleta was crowned the 2011 Homecoming Queen at halftime of the Sweetwater Mustangs Homecoming game on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011. She is shown being crowned by Class of 2001 Homecoming Queen Brenda Morales. Also shown is Zavaletaâ€™s escort, Christopher Hernandez. Zavaleta is the daughter of Jose and Griselda Zavaleta.
The Nolan County Emergency Food and Shelter Program has been chosen to receive $5,172 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
The Snyder police officer and former Sweetwater police officer recovering from a gunshot wound to the head is making steady progress.
Corporal Darryl Campbell is still in a Lubbock rehab center. According to Sweetwater police officer Armando Renteria who recently spoke to Amber Campbell, Darrell's wife, Cpl. Campbell is determined to recover. "He is very determined and is progressing above normal. On Thursday, he walked 198 feet with only the use of a cane. He is doing very well and is setting and meeting goals. He is also starting to use the left side of his body more."
Sweetwater Chief of Police Jim Kelley, who is also a Salvation Army representative for Sweetwater traveled to Bastrop last week with other Sweetwater natives to take donations given by Sweetwater to those who lost their homes and belonging in the recent wildfires. The donations, which included many items such as clothing and toiletries as well as $1,200 donated to the Salvation Army by local residents, were taken to the Celebration Church shelter in Bastrop. According to Kelley, the donations given were much appreciated by volunteers at the shelter.