February 14th, 2012
The 2012 Miss Snake Charmer Tea was held at Java Jax on Sunday, Feb. 12. Thirteen contestants will be competingÂ for the title of Miss Snake Charmer 2012. Pictured left to right (top) are Heidi Taylor, Laura Duclos, Jennifer Shaw, Lindsey Heidenheiner, (middle) Tori Adams, Alyssa Leverton, Brittany Jenkins, Kathleen Campbell, Leigha Armstrong, Monica Sherman, (seated) Lauren Meeks, Laney Wallace 2011 Miss Snake Charmer and Tara Higgins. Not pictured is Kayla Chowning. The 2012 Miss Snake Charmer Scholarship Pageant will be held Thursday, March 8, 2012, at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium.
SWEETWATER, Texas â€” While heart-shaped candy and decorations can be seen everywhere for upcoming Valentineâ€™s Day, February is also designated as American Heart Month, an effort to raise awareness of cardiovascular diseases. Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) is joining the nationwide awareness program with a 24-hour treadmill walkathon that will begin at 5 p.m. on Feb. 17, at the RPMH Cardiac Rehabilitation Center.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has three dogs available for adoption.
One of the adoptable pets is a female basset hound mix. Also available are a female Irish Setter and her male puppy.
According to Sweetwaterâ€™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.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will again be furnishing a shuttle bus that will travel to the Nolan County Coliseum from the hotels and motels, Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11 during the Rattlesnake Round-Up.
City and Rural Rides (CARR) will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday and continue every hour until the last pick up is made at the Coliseum at 5 p.m. On Sunday, the shuttle will start at 9 a.m. and run every hour until the last pick up at the Coliseum at 4 p.m. There is no charge for riding the shuttle.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 133 calls for service, issued seven citations and made three arrests from Feb. 10-12, 2012.
The SPD received 89, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Burglary of a habitation â€”Â 1000 block of W. Sixth.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Kathryn Gray, 58 â€” Driving while intoxicated.
â€¢ Myshella Henderson, 20 â€” Warrant.
â€¢ Eric Martinez, 25 â€” Warrant.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 48 calls for service, served seven civil papers and made two arrests from Feb. 10-12, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
Diane Darnell Hogue, 73, passed away on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at her home in Fisher County, Texas. No services are planned at this time as she requested to be cremated at McCoy Funeral Home.
Diane was born on June 22, 1938, in Wichita Falls, Texas. She married James C. Hogue in 1988 in Austin, Texas. Diane was a Baptist and had lived in the area for the past 20 years. She had worked as a cashier, school bus driver and a security guard.
James Warren (Jim) Bailey, age 58, of Sweetwater, Texas passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at Hendrick Medical Center.
Full Military Graveside Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 at Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene, Texas with Chaplain Robert Patterson officiating. Burial will follow with the Fort Hood U. S. Army Honor Guard. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Mondayâ€™s 2012 softball opener here between Sweetwater and Winters was canceled due to wet weather that made the field unplayable, according to coach Robert Williams. The Lady Mus-tangs will now begin their season at Abileneâ€™s three-day tournament that begins Thursday.
Highlandâ€™s girls hoped to begin their 11th straight trip to the basketball playoffs with a win, but instead lost to Sterling City 44-36 in the teamsâ€™ bi-district contest on Monday.
By winning the Class 1A, Div. II playoff in Winters, Sterling City advances to the area round while High-landâ€™s season ends with a 22-9 record.
Highland, the second-place team in District 11-A, Division II this season, won 20 or more games for the eighth time in 11 years.
The Sweetwater boys golf team fired a 312 on Friday to tie Wylie for first place and ended up with the title after winning a tiebreaker at Big Springâ€™s tournament.
Alex Castillo led the way as he shot a 75 to tie for second among medalists, while Mason Andrews tied for ninth with a 77. Dylan Torres shot 79, Ryan Mer-cer 81 and Guy Bond 86. The event was shortened to 18 holes due to weather.
The Sweetwater girls golf team shot a 379 on Friday to place fourth at Big Spring. Snyder (366) won the title with Wylie (374) second and Andrews (375) third.