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October 24th, 2012

Suitcases donated to Gateway Family Services

October 24, 2012

Highland Heights United Methodist Church recently consecrated and delivered a collection of used suitcases, toilet tissue, kleenex, paper towels, paper cups, laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, soap and toothbrushes to Gateway Family Services.
Gateway ministers to individuals involved in family violence and sexual assault in a five county area, Scurry, Nolan, Mitchell, Fisher and Kent.

Contracts approved for county projects

October 24, 2012

Multiple contracts between the county and Turner Construction--for service as construction manager at risk--for the remediation of the county courthouse façade, construction of a new jail, and/or construction of new sheriff's offices was approved at the Nolan County Commissioners' meeting on Monday morning, October 22, 2012.
However, the contracts are strictly dependent on the result of the propositions before the public on the November 6 general election ballot. While presented with the chance to enter executive session on the matter, the commissioners took immediate action.

Blotters for October 22, 2012

October 24, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 36 calls for service, issued two citations and made five arrests on Oct. 22, 2012.

The SPD received 27, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 900 block of Newman.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 2700 block of E. Broadway.
• Theft — 1700 block of Hailey.

Arrested by SPD:
• Jonathan Torrez, 17 — Warrants/evading arrest.
• Elizabeth Torrez, 35 — Hinder apprehension of known felon.
• Lance Acothley, 25 — Public intoxication.
• Lorenzo Goodluck, 31 — Public intoxication.
• Isaiah Williams, 18 — Warrants.

Everett Barnes

October 24, 2012

Everett Barnes, born August 28, 1937, in Center, TX, passed away into his heavenly home on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012.
He grew up in Sweetwater and graduated from Texas Tech as an industrial engineer. He married the love of his life, Jacqueline Wicks on March 29, 1970, in Garden Grove, Calif.
Preceded him in death were his father, Chester Barnes; and his mother, Georgia (Jones) Barnes.

Local Sports Calendar

October 24, 2012

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24
Cross Country
Sweetwater runners at district meet in Snyder.
THURSDAY, OCT. 25
Football
Sweetwater 7th grade teams play at Big Spring, 4:30 and 5:30 p.m.
Sweetwater 8th grade teams play at Big Spring, 6:45 and 8 p.m.
Sweetwater freshmen and JV host Big Spring at 5 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.
Roscoe JV at Hamlin (tentative), 6:30 p.m.
Highland junior high hosts Rotan (district opener), 5:30 p.m.
Highland JV hosts Rotan (district opener), 7 p.m.
Blackwell junior high hosts Robert Lee (district opener), 6 p.m.
Blackwell JV is idle.
FRIDAY, OCT. 26
Football

Football Player of the Week

October 24, 2012

Willie Norman is the Football Player of the Week for Sweetwater.
Norman, a senior wide receiver and defensive back, had six catches for 103 yards last week against Midland Greenwood, and also recorded three solo tackles with one assisted tackle on defense.

Lady ‘Stangs lose finale

October 24, 2012

Eight Sweetwater seniors played their final volleyball match in a three-game loss to No. 1-ranked Wylie on Tuesday at Mustang Gym.
Immediately after their 16-25, 19-25, 16-25 defeat, the eight Lady Mustangs — all of whom played key roles in Sweetwater’s most successful season in four years — were recognized during a ceremony at the gym by Sweetwater coach Liz Miller, who admitted she wasn’t ready for it to end.
“I thought we did pretty well tonight,” she said. “I was proud of them. We didn’t just lay down. I’m just sad that it’s over.

Mustang football stats

October 24, 2012

TEAM OFFENSE
First Downs — 127; Rushes-yards — 217-1039; Passing yards — 1521; Total yards — 2560 (365.7 avg.); Passing — 99-172-5; Fumbles-Lost — 26-10; Penalties-Yards — 57-465; Points scored — 152 (21.7 avg.).
TEAM DEFENSE
First Downs — 142; Rushes-yards — 284-1542; Passing yards — 1052; Total yards — 2594 (370.6 avg.); Passing — 100-164-6; Fumbles-Lost 10-7; Penalties-Yards — 51-390; Points allowed — 176 (25.1 avg.).
INDIVIDUAL STATS
Rushing

JV and freshman teams win

October 24, 2012

Sweetwater’s junior var-sity and freshman football teams were victorious at Greenwood and Big Spring, respectively, last Thursday.
Both teams will be back home to host Big Spring at the Bowl this Thursday.
Sweetwater’s JV team is now 5-2 after defeating Greenwood’s JV 40-6.
Max Gomez was 13-of-24 passing for 194 yards and four touchdowns, with Sean Norman scoring two TDs on catches of 24 and 28 yards. Norman finished with four catches for 84 yards.

SMS football teams get split with Greenwood

October 24, 2012

The four Sweetwater Mid-dle School football teams came away with a split de-cision against Greenwood this past Thursday as the seventh and eighth grade Red squads won while the White teams lost.
Sweetwater travels to Big Spring this Thursday.
7th grade Red 70, Greenwood 0
Showing dominance from the start, Sweetwater Red led 24-0, 38-0 and 56-0 at the quarter breaks and ran its season record to 5-0.

WEDNESDAY,OCT. 1 Cross Country Sweetwater varsity and middle school runners compete at Clyde meet....
The possibility of a 2-0 start in district volleyball was well within Sweetwater’s reach against...
The Sweetwater High School junior varsity volleyball team is in action today, hosting Levelland at...

 

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