April 12th, 2012
Christy Carroll Silva, 59, of Sweetwater, passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at Hendrick Medical Center. She was cremated. A memorial service is planned for a later date.
Christy was born on May 5, 1952 in Fresno, Calif. She married Archie Silva on June 23, 1990, in Maliu Ridge, Hawaii. They have lived the past five years in Sweetwater. Christy was working as the Hotel and Restaurant General Manager for Best Western Inn in Sweetwater.
Funeral services for Howard Nixon Carlton, 78, of Eskota, Texas, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. James Baker officiating. Interment will follow at Palava Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday, April 13, 2012, from 6-8 p.m.
Chris Hernandez and Madison Meneses won a second place medal and will advance to the Region I-3A tournament in Lubbock that will be held April 18-19.
Heidi Taylor also won a second place medal in girls singles at the district tournament and will advance to the regional tournament in Lubbock.
Jenny Medellin and Addisyn Cleckler teamed up to bring home a third place medal in girls doubles at the district tournament. They will be regional alternates. The district tournament was played in Brownwood.
Former Sweetwater High School assistant coach Shane Mobley has been named as the lone finalist to be the school's new head football coach and athletic director.
The decision was announced Tuesday afternoon in a news release from the Sweetwater ISD. Mobley, currently the assistant head coach and defensive coordinator at Seguin High School, will be presented for approval to Sweetwater ISD's school board when it meets Monday night after being named as the lone finalist from a pool of over 100 applicants.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released its draft rules to limit greenhouse gas emissions, requiring carbon dioxide (CO2) emission controls on new coal plants that are similar to those of the Tenaska Trailblazer Energy Center.
The Trailblazer project is designed to capture 85 to 90 percent of the CO2 it produces, keeping emission levels well below the requirements of the EPAâ€™s draft rule. Projects like Trailblazer are important because they help develop and commercialize the technology that can meet such standards.
The burn ban was approved to remain lifted at the Nolan County Commissioners' meeting on Monday morning, April 9, 2012 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
The decision was made following the rain seen throughout the county over the past weekend--along with the chances of precipitation forecasted for this week--and will remain lifted until the next meeting.
Also approved at the meeting was the continuation of paying an employee's medical and dental premiums while on an extended worker's comp leave.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 36 calls for service, issued six citations and made one arrest on April 9, 2012.
The SPD received 10, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Unattended death â€” 1500 block of James.
â€¢ Theft â€” 600 block of E. Third.
â€¢ Disorderly conduct â€” 1200 block of Ragland.
â€¢ Stalking/harassment â€” 1000 block of Lamar.
â€¢ Theft â€” 400 block of NE Georgia.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Jesus Delgado, 24 â€”Â Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on April 9, 2012.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams begin district meet at Wylie.
THURSDAY, APRIL 12
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams complete district meet at Wylie.
Roscoe qualifers compete at area meet in Garden City.
Highland qualifiers compete at area meet in Trent.
Blackwell qualifiers compete at area meet in Trent.
FRIDAY, APRIL 13
Sweetwater varsity hosts Brownwood, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams host Brown-wood, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, APRIL 14
Sweetwater JV at Brownwood (doubleheader) starting at 1 p.m.
Sweetwater will be repre-sented by Alex Castillo at the Region 1-3A boys golf tournament next week.
But Castilloâ€™s teammates wonâ€™t be joining him at San Angeloâ€™s Bentwood Country Club. While Castillo shot 73-229 to place fourth among district medalists, the teamâ€™s fourth-place finish after a 314-958 wasnâ€™t good enough in Tuesdayâ€™s final round â€” which was held at Abileneâ€™s Maxwell Municipal Golf Course â€” to advance the Mustangs to the regional tourney.
Tuesdayâ€™s 9-7 Snyder win over Wylie ended a 16-year playoff drought for Sweet-waterâ€™s softball team dating all the way back to the pro-gramâ€™s very first year.