August 29th, 2012
The John Wayne Film Fest (JWFF) returns to Snyder, Texas for the second year in a row this Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 31 through Sept. 2. Held at the town's historic Ritz Theater on the square, this is a rare opportunity to see some of the Duke's most legendary films on the big screen. The weekend will begin on Friday at noon with the classic Rio Lobo, and include screenings of True Grit, Red River, The Quiet Man andÂ TheÂ Green Berets, among others.
A blood drive will take place inside Sweetwater Spine Clinic, located at 1413 Hailey, on Thursday, Aug. 30, from noon until 6 p.m.
â€śBoth bloodmobiles are currently undergoing maintenance and are unavailable until the first week of September,â€ť said Frances Baker, donor recruiter. â€śDr. King has generously offered the use of Sweetwater Spine Clinic for a blood drive. All blood types are needed to ensure an adequate inventory of blood for the Labor Day weekend holiday,â€ť Baker continued.
Students at Sweetwater Independent School District campuses have at least 45 minutes of physical education each day during the school year to help maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Shown are students at Southeast Elementary School on the first day of school in their P.E. class, headed by instructors LaVerne Yarbrough and Jennie Kinney.
Find more photos of students from Southeast Elementary in today's paper.
The Nolan County Hospital District Board of Directors met for their regular meeting on Monday evening, August 27, 2012 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH), in which the board approved a change to the hospitalâ€™s server room and upgrades to their IT equipment.
While some quotes had already been received, the approval allowed for another quote to be obtained, in order to determine which bid comes in at or lower than the set limit.
One person pled guilty to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.
Corey Dustin Spurlock pled guilty to driving while intoxicated, classified as a Class A Misdemeanor. For his plea, Spurlock received one year confinement in the Nolan County Jail, probated for two years. He will also have to pay a $4,000 fine and $484 in court costs. He will also have to be confined in the Nolan County Jail for 72 hours and serve 120 hours of community service. His driver's license will be suspended for one year.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 36 calls for service, issued one citation and made three arrests on Aug. 27, 2012.
The SPD received 17, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Family violence assault â€”Â 1300 block of E. 13th.
â€˘Â Information â€”Â 500 block of Elm.
â€˘Â Theft â€”Â 500 block of E. 12th.
â€˘Â Sexual assault â€”Â Sweetwater area.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Cedric Brown, 31 â€”Â Driving while license invalid/no insurance.
â€˘Â George Gonzales, 61 â€”Â Warrants.
â€˘Â Steven Medina, 40 â€”Â Warrants/theft.
Regardless of who wins the game, Saturdayâ€™s finale of this yearâ€™s eighth annual Sammy Baugh Classic at Mustang Bowl will mark a fairly significant milestone.
When Class 4A Everman and El Paso Del Valle meet that day at 6 p.m., it will mark the first time that two teams above the 3A level have played in the Classic, and of course, the first time theyâ€™ve played each other.
In fact, thereâ€™s been only one other team in Classic history above Class 3A that has participated.
On Wednesday, expect sunny skies and high near 94. Winds will be from the north-northeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear, with winds from the north at 5 to 10 mph. The low will be around 63.
Stay on top of your local forecast by heading to weather.gov.
Labor Day weekend is the traditional sign of the end of summer and the unofficial start of fall. It also means the start of the 2012 high school football season.
For Sweetwater, fans get an extra treat starting Thursday as the eighth annual Sammy Baugh Classic begins its three-day run at Mustang Bowl with four games on tap this year. Serving as the co-sponsors for 2012 will be Family RV Center and First Financial Bank.
Texas State Technical College is rolling out the red carpet on Thursday, Aug. 30, to welcome the arrival of new hands-on tools in the Automotive Technology shop. The public is welcome to attend and receive hands-on demonstrations of four state-of-the art trainers (two light diesels, one hybrid and one compressed gas). There will be a short program at 10 a.m. Representative Susan King, TSTC Chancellor Mike Reeser and TSTC West Texas President Gail Lawrence will make remarks.