January 22nd, 2011
On Friday morning, two residents were doing some work cutting up scrap metal when the grass near them caught on fire, according to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden. "They tried briefly to extinguish the fire themselves, but were unable to stop it with the winds and dryness of the fuel.
With the release of its sophomore disc, Of A Captive Heart, and a tireless work ethic, A Road Less Traveled is moving boldly forward to become a legitimate rising star in 2011. Lead single âUnderneathâ is already gaining airplay, following in the footsteps of the bandâs previous single, âSave Meâ from the bandâs independent debut, which landed in the top 30 at christianrock.net.
Jacque McCoy, executive vice president of the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce, recently completed a four-year course of study from the Institute of Organization Management held on the campus of the University of Arizona, in Tucson during the week of Jan. 4-8, 2011. This professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a comprehensive course focusing on professional growth and development for association, chamber and other non-profit professionals.
An accident occurred early Thursday morning, due to a patch of black ice on the road. The accident occurred on 126 northeast of the city of Nolan. The vehicle struck black ice which caused the driver of the truck to lose control. Only one person was involved and was able to walk away with only minor injuries.
Sweetwater High Schoolâs graduation Blowout is an annual event for all high school students. Blowout is held at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex following the graduation ceremonies and is an event full of fun, food and games. Blowout was conceived to provide an alcohol-free alternative to the traditional drinking parties that seem to have become the accepted form of celebration following graduation. Far too often, the future potential of young adult lives and the happiness of special events have been marred by the tragedy of drinking and driving accidents.
The 0-2 Sweetwater boys will try again for their first district win, while the 1-2 girls shoot for two straight when they host Brownwood today at Mustang Gym.
The girls (16-12 overall) who tip off at 6 p.m., need just one more win to assure themselves of finishing over .500 for the first time in five years. Sweetwater crushed Big Spring 59-35 this past Tuesday as Kinsey Brown-ing and Taylor McKoy each had 16 points. Brownwood is 2-1 in District 5-3A play.
Several Nolan County area basket-ball teams play key games today.
In District 9-A, Division I, the Roscoe boys (2-1) can pull into a tie for the district lead with a road win at Stamford (3-0). Roscoe defeated Hamlin, 56-38, on Tuesday as Caden Smith had 25 points and Juan Solis 14 to pace the win. Roscoe is currently tied with Haskell for second place. The Roscoe girls, who are 1-3 in district, also play at Stamford today.
The Highland boys and girls also have very important games today as they host Roby.
Freshman girls 43,
Big Spring 34
Shaneese Brown 21, Larissa Locklar 6, Mikki Reschman 6, Taylor McPherson 4, Kayla Chowning 2, Sydney Vanderbilt 2. Freshman girls record: 2-1 in district.
JV girls 40,
Big Spring 18
Kelsi Crosson 14, Elise Lawrence 10, Shelby Cason 6, Janell Walker 6, Kathleen Campbell 4. JV girls record: 20-2 overall, 2-1 in district.
Big Spring 39,
Freshman boys 36
Kaleb Hoover 16, Dylan Bennett 8, Tre Taylor 7, Deandre Gatson 3, Quentin Wetsel 2. Freshman boys record: 14-2 overall, 1-1 in district.
Big Spring 61,
JV boys 36
After two national agencies arrived to help find missing thirteen-year-old Hailey Dunn, a good number of volunteers responded to the call.
About 40 people showed up to the Colorado City Civic Center on Wednesday morning to help the KlaasKids Foundation and the Laura Recovery Center with law enforcement search efforts.
The foundations taught volunteers tips on what to do and not to do, as well as different search tactics. The search was conducted within the city limits of Colorado City, where search parties were formed and identified with neon orange vests.
The stars will come out on Saturday night, at the Sweetwater High School auditorium.
The 20th Annual Star Search will kick off at 6 p.m.. The entire community is encouraged to come out and show their support.
"This is our single, biggest event of the year as Kiwanis," Bill Haley said.
This year, there are ten elementary division acts, six intermediate acts, six middle school acts and four high school acts. All contestants will begin rehearsals at 7:45 a.m., on Saturday morning and around 5:15 contestants will gather in preparation for their performance.