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March 8th, 2013

Four Mustangs honored in 4-3A

March 8, 2013

Four Sweetwater High School basketball players have earned District 4-3A recognition for their out-standing play this season.
Junior Kaleb Hoover was named to the first team and junior Dylan Bennett made the second team. Two soph-omores, Isaiah McGee and Rhett Torres, received all-district honorable mention.
Hoover, who led the Mus-tangs in scoring with a 15.7 average during district play, was the district newcomer of the year as a sophomore.

Two SHS girls lifters will go to state

March 8, 2013

Alexis Thompson in the 114-pound class and Ashley Lara in the 198-pound class will be representing Sweetwater High School at the state girls powerlifting meet after recording top-two finishes this past week-end at the regional meet in Fort Stockton.
Thompson was second Alyssa Flores of Snyder in her weight class with a total lift of 515 pounds while Lara was second in her weight class to Kathryn Garza of Fort Stockton after lifting a total of 630 pounds.

Allens given top district, all-state basketball honors

March 8, 2013

Highland junior Sierra Allen is the Texas Six-Man Coaches Association girls basketball co-player of the year. She shares the honor with Strawn’s Jayde Price.
Sierra’s younger sister, freshman Hannah Allen, earned second team all-state honors.

Local forecast for Rattlesnake Round-Up weekend

March 8, 2013

Your Rattlesnake Round-Up forecast is shaping up to be warm and windy with chances of rain.
Today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 72 and breezy with southern winds at 15 to 25 mph. Gusts could be as high as 30 mph, and our chance of isolated showers stand at 20%.
The chances of showers and thunderstorms remain through tonight, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 57. Breezy conditions remain with winds from the south-southeast at 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

March 7th

Several pets available for adoption

March 7, 2013

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has nine dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption are two female boxer mix puppies, both black, three male boxer mix puppies, all brown, their mother, a female boxer mix, a male boxer mix and a male chihuahua/terrier mix.
According to Sweetwater’s animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.

‘Bull Bash’ raises $8,510

March 7, 2013

The 4th Annual Ridin' for Cash Bull Bash saw another successful year, with $8,510 raised to benefit visually impaired children in the community and surrounding areas.
The total is an accumulation of the sales from tickets, t-shirts, the silent auction, the Mutton Bustin' competition and the dance held at the Jaycee Barn after the event. All funds raised will be donated to the Division for Blind Services to be used for programs and camps for visually impaired children.

Parade, pageant to kick off Rattlesnake Round-Up events

March 7, 2013

Heath Cornutt, Sweetwater Jaycee President and Chairman of the 55th Annual World’s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up, has released the schedule and prices for the upcoming Round-Up on March 8-10, 2013. The Jaycees have released that they will be paying $10 per pound for live Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes. The Jaycees have collected more than 300,000 pounds of Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes since the start of the Round-Up in 1959.

Love’s Travel Stop opens today

March 7, 2013

Love’s Travel Stops (Love’s) in Sweetwater off I-20, Exit 242, will open their doors for business Thursday, March 7.
Love’s is a 24/7 operation featuring an Arby’s restaurant, gourmet coffee selection, a variety of fountain drinks, fresh fruit, name-brand snacks, travel items, gift merchandise and more. This location will also have 85 parking spaces for professional truck drivers and a Love’s Truck Tire Care center on site.

Blotters for March 5, 2013

March 7, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 25 calls for service, issued three citations and made one arrest on Mar. 5, 2013.

The SPD received 30, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Unauthorized use of a vehicle/credit card abuse — 400 block of W. Alabama.

Arrested by SPD:
• Eon Acorn, 18 — Warrant probation violation/possession of marijuana.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 14 calls for service, served 17 civil papers and made three arrests on Mar. 5, 2013.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Idris Kioki Taylor, 35, of Sweetwater — Judgment.

Verlia Ratliff

March 7, 2013

Verlia Ratliff, after a nine month battle with cancer, died on March 6, 2013. Verlia was a long-time resident of Roscoe, where she lived with her husband Charles, raised three children, and supported Roscoe Plowboys and Plowgirls through the ages.

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