February 6th, 2013
Through the generosity of the Sweetwater Independent School District team, $7,000 was recently donated to the local Nolan County United Way.
This donation will support nine local agencies including Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Senior Nutrition Activities Program (SNAP), Gateway Family Services, West Texas Children's Advocacy Center, Women's Resource Center, Cancer Services Network, Sweetwater Backpack Buddies and Big Country Medical Reserve Corp.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 44 calls for service, issued three citations and made one arrest on Feb. 4, 2013.
The SPD received 19, 911 calls.
â€¢ 1100 block of Elm.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1100 block of Elm.
â€¢ Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 300 block of W. New Mexico.
â€¢ Family violence assault â€”Â 1200 block of E. 14th.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Moses Gonzales, 18 â€” Warrant.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 11 calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on Feb. 4, 2013.
Arrested by NCSO:
It may have been a bad night for Sweetwaterâ€™s two varsity basketball teams here Tuesday against Wylie, but there was good news.
The Sweetwater girls (5-4, 19-14) can still advance to the playoffs by beating Big Spring (5-4, 17-15) this Friday in a District 4-3A tiebreaker to decide who will get the No. 3 playoff berth.
The Roscoe girls basketball team waited until the final game of the regular season to clinch a playoff spot out of District 13-A, Division II Tuesday. The Plowgirls punched their ticket with a 50-16 win over Loraine to finish second in district with a 7-3 record and join first-place Highland and third-place Westbrook as the three postseason representatives. Faith Boren paced Roscoeâ€™s win with 21 points.
Thersa Verdell McKnight Stifflemire, 89, of Sweeny, Texas, passed away on Monday Feb. 4, 2013, at Emerus Hospital in Sugarland, Texas.
She was born on June 18, 1923, in Kelsey, Texas to Samuel McKnight and Gladys Corilla Luton.
Today will be partly sunny with a high near 72. Winds will be from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Throughout the day, we'll have a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms, which will continue into tonight. Expect mostly cloudy skies with a low around 50 and southern winds around 10 mph this evening.
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Now that the New Year has begun, Cornerstone Christian School has come up with an event to help the whole family get a good start on their health for 2013. Beat the Street for Little Feet will serve as a fun, healthy activity for the family to enjoy together while providing funds for the schoolâ€™s expansion efforts.
Home fires, floods, wildfires and tornadoes are just a few of the disasters the American Red Cross responds to each and every day, but the Red Cross can't be there without volunteers. With severe weather season fast approaching, the American Red Cross is issuing a community-wide appeal for new volunteers to become trained and ready to respond should a disaster occur in the community.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Roscoe State Bank located at 209 Cedar in Sweetwater.
Roscoe State Bank is owned by President/CEO John Jay. The Sweetwater branch President is John Davis.
Roscoe State Bank, established in 1906, offers a variety of banking products, including checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposits, individual retirement accounts and personal and commercial loans. Roscoe State Bank serves Sweetwater, Roscoe and the surrounding areas.
The bank was named Business of the Year in 2012.
The Lady Mustang Seniors will play their last home game of the season in the Sweetwater High School Gym tonight against Wylie.
Shown are (from left to right) Kendra Crosson, Janell Walker, Suede Shirley, Shelby Cason, Elise Lawrence, Kathleen Campbell and Kelsi Crosson.