June 9th, 2012
On June 8, 2012, the 2011 Texas Law Enforcement Achievement Awards were presented at the Texas Capitol in Austin. The ceremony was conducted by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE).
CLEAT would like to congratulate the winners for their dedicated and heroic service to the citizens of Texas. "We would like to give special recognition to our members from Amarillo, Kilgore, Lancaster and Snyder who received awards."
Detective Haywood W. Sawyer, Jr. â€“ Bellmead PD
The Nolan County Commissionerâ€™s Court will meet on Monday morning, June 25, at 9 a.m. and will be voting to award certificates of obligation to fund the courthouse repairs and construction of the new Nolan County Sheriffâ€™s Office and Jail, provided that there is not a valid petition submitted that will force the issues to a November bond election.
The 4th Annual df Ranch Triathlon was held on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at the Lake Sweetwater public boat ramp and was the USA Triathlon Texas State Sprint Championships.
The triathlon was be a timed race that includes a 500-meter swim in the lake, 14 mile bike on a rolling hills course on FM 2035 and a 3.1-mile run on County Road 252.
The SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees met for their regular meeting at noon on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at the Administration Building.
Two public meetings were held during the meeting--one regarding the 2012-13 tax rate and the other for the district's technology plan. While no input was given for both open forums, action was taken on both matters.
Pictured here are local students who competed in the Mustang Basketball afternoon camp this past week for those who have completed sixth through eighth grade. In no particular order are Caden Cornutt, Mason Maxwell, Rian Hill, Peyton Hill, Tait Fullwood, Kurt Wetsel, Johnathan Castillo, Kobe Clark, Deshaun Williams, Jordan Jones, Ky Hoover, Reggie Walker, Michael Hunt and Hunter Mobley.
Pictured here are local students who competed in the Mustang Basketball afternoon camp this past week for those who have completed third through fifth grade. In no particular order are Jackson Foster, Harrison Foster, Nicolas Tovar, Timmy Thompson, Ray Flores, Geordan Flores, Gage Turnbow, Nicholas Browning, Caleb Reed, Reese Hayes, Rylan Hayes, Kei Griffin, Ethan Peacock, Ty Fullwood, Cooper Hrbacek, Luke Williams, Spud Jones, Logan Cornutt, Joshua Stegge, Stephen Turney, Nicholas Limones, Jasen Nelsen and Josh Huckabee.
Photo by Ron Howell
Pictured here are local students completing grades 2-8 who attended the Lady Mustang Basketball Camp this past week at the Sweetwater Middle School gym.
Local results through Thursday; more results will be in Mondayâ€™s paper
AT ABILENE WYLIE
TUESDAY, JUNE 5
Sweetwater RiverDogs 14, Snyder Cubs 12
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6
Wylie Astros 13, Sweetwater RiverDogs 1 (Sweetwater elimi-nated from tournament)
AT ABILENE DIXIE
MONDAY, JUNE 4
Wylie Yankees 8, Sweetwater Dodgers 3 (Sweetwater eliminated from tournament)
TUESDAY, JUNE 5
Sweetwater Dâ€™Backs 9, Snyder Braves 7
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6
Mustang Baseball Camp: Monday through Thursday, June 11-14 at the Sweetwater High School baseball field (Sportsmanâ€™s Park) located inside New-man Park just south of Nolan County Coliseum. The first session for students entering grades 1-5 is from 9-10:15 a.m. while the second session for students entering grades 6-9 is from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Persons will need to register at least 15 minutes before each session begins June 11. Cost: $40, which includes a T-shirt. For more information, please call SHS head baseball coach Roland Herrera at (325) 236-1003.
Rookie free agent Joseph Banyard, a running back who starred at Sweetwater and the University of Texas-El Paso, inked a three-year contract this past week with his second National Football League team, the New Orleans Saints.
Banyard also participated on a tryout basis in the Saintsâ€™ minicamp that was held from June 5-7 in New Orleans.
Following his transfer from Texas Christian where he initially committed, Banyard spent his final two years of college eligibility at Texas-El Paso where he rushed for a total of 1,490 yards with 14 touchdowns.