February 27th, 2013
Sweetwater High School graduate Robert Reyes made a visit back to the area to offer a presentation recently at the local Rotary Club meeting.
Reyes, a 1994 graduate of SHS, is also a graduate of Texas Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently employed as an engineer with Halliburton in the Permian Basin, having many of his written works regarding his field published.
Ward D. Hayes was recently elected as Chair for Hendrick Medical Centerâ€™s Board of Trustees. Hayes is the senior pastor for Trinity Baptist Church in Sweetwater.
As Chair, Hayes will preside over Board meetings, guide and direct the governance process, serve as the Boardâ€™s central point of official communication with the hospitalâ€™s CEO and represent the Board at hospital and community functions.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 48 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on Feb. 25, 2013.
The SPD received 22, 911 calls.
â€˘ 800 block of E. Arizona.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 100 block of W. Arizona.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Male juvenile, 14 â€” Officer in command.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 11 calls for service, served one civil paper and made one arrest on Feb. 25, 2013.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Patrick Joe Miller, 26, of Longview â€” Warrant/criminal mischief.
Calls for service:
The Highland girls basketball team plays top-ranked Saltillo in the Class 1A, Division II state semifinals Friday.
The game is set to tip off at 1:30 p.m. at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin. This is the first trip to the state tournament for Highland.
Pictured during the regional final against Garden City is Sydny Helbert.
Today will be sunny, with a high near 50 and north-northwest winds at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts will be as high as 25 mph.
Tonight, expect mostly clear skies with a low around 31. Winds will be from the west at 5 o 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
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The Sweetwater High Schol girls golf team shot a 771 total at Sweetwater Country Club for a third-place finish at the Sweetwater Classic this past weekend. Pictured from left are team members Kala Wofford, Sierra Hernandez, Amy Witt, Elise Lawrence and Corynn Martin.
Sweetwaterâ€™s varsity soft-ball team had a perfect 4-0 record at its annual tournament this past weekend at the Jerry Collins Complex and now has an 8-5 season record as the Lady Mustangs host Graham today at 7 p.m.
Also, the Sweetwater JV will play Grahamâ€™s JV team today at 5 p.m.
Sweetwaterâ€™s varsity began its tournament Friday with a 17-0 victory over Winters and an 8-6 win vs. Colorado City. On Saturday, Sweetwater again defeated Colorado City 11-5 and then defeated Pecos 12-1 in its final tournament game.
1. Monahans 343-329-672; 2. Abilene Cooper 1 366-371-737; 3. Sweewater 1 379-392-771; 4. Jim Ned 396-390-786; 5. Abilene High 385-409-794; 6. Wylie 392-403-795; 7. Lamesa 404-412-816; 8. Abilene Cooper II 420-419-839; 9. Sweetwater II 431-423-854; 10. Midland Greenwood 435-428-863; 11. Christoval 505-473-978; 12. Sweetwater III 505-516-1,021.
Sweetwaterâ€™s boys track team competed at Hamlin this past Friday.
Nick Nemir placed first in the long jump (20-11 1/2), 110-meter hurdles (15.46) and 300-meter hurdles (43.08) and was fourth in the 100-meter dash. Bobby Soto was third in the 200 dash (23.89), while Isaiah McGee was third in the long jump (20-9 1/2) and Deandre Gatson was third in the triple jump (39-9).
A pair of basketball playoff games will be held at the Sweetwater High School gym Wednesday.
Plainview Christian Academy takes on Gran-bury North Central Tex-as Academy at 5:30 p.m. in a girls playoff, and Plainview Christian Academy will play Wichita Falls Notre Dame in a boys playoff at 7 p.m.
The games were originally scheduled for Tuesday but moved back due to bad weather. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students.