October 17th, 2012
When voters head to the polls on Tuesday, November 6, two names will stare them in the face for United States Representative in District 19: the well-known Republican incumbent Randy Neugebauer and Libertarian candidate Richard "Chip" Peterson.
Peterson is currently a Professor Emeritus at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. He is a former Professor of Finance at the university, where he is also the holder of the I. Wylie and Elizabeth Briscoe chair of bank management.
Linda Linn hosted a Telling Our Stories workshop at the County-City Library in Sweetwater on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. Another class will be held Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. The previous class, held in February, had their stories made into a book. "We hope to add the stories from this class to the book that is in the library from the previous class," said Becky Brock, Library Director.
The workshop is free and open to anyone of any age. No sign-up is necessary; just show up to the class. Linda says "When you think about writing your life story, it can be overwhelming."
A public hearing was held concerning the FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas) rating report during the SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees' meeting, which took place on Monday evening, October 15 at the Administration Building.
A preliminary report was given over the summer, with SISD garnering the highest rating, Superior--an achievement they have earned for the past seven years. The district's score, at 68, comes in well over the passing rate of 52.
With no public input heard on the matter, the board then approved the FIRST rating report.
Two people entered pleas to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012.
Israel Perez pled true to revoking his probation. He was originally put on probation for driving while intoxicated on Aug. 4, 2007, a third degree felony. His date of conviction was Nov. 30, 2007. For is plea, Perez received five years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He will also have to pay a $1,200 fine, $466 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees. He will receive 349 days credit towards his sentence for time already served in jail.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 43 calls for service, issued eight citations and made two arrests on Oct. 15, 2012.
The SPD received 18, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€” 1400 block of Ragland.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 100 block of W. Third.
â€˘ Assault â€” 800 block of E. 16th.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ William Clark, 28 â€”Â Possession of marijuana/theft/possession of controlled substance in correctional facility.
â€˘ Billy Opry, 47 â€”Â Warrant.
Nick Nemir is the Foot-ball Player of the Week for Sweetwater.
Nemir, a senior defensive back and wide receiver, had six solo stops and eight assisted tackles in last weekâ€™s win over Snyder, and he also caught two passes for 24 yards.
BIG SPRING â€” Sweetwa-ter saw its slim playoff hopes in volleyball disappear on Tuesday, as the Lady Mus-tangs lost to Big Spring in four games by scores of 21-25, 25-19, 11-25, 19-25.
Sweetwater (23-15 for the season) fell to 3-5 in district play while Big Spring (26-13 overall) is now 6-2 and tied with Monahans for second place with two games left. Wylie is first at 8-0 and has clinched at least a share of the District 4-3A championship after beating Midland Greenwood on Tuesday. Sweetwater will entertain Greenwood (1-7) on Friday and ends its season by hosting Wylie next Tuesday.
First Downs â€” 112; Rushes-yards â€” 193-1023; Passing yards â€” 1180; Total yards â€” 2203 (367.2 avg.); Passing â€” 77-137-3; Fumbles-Lost â€” 22-8; Penalties-Yards â€” 48-386; Points scored â€” 139 (23.2 avg.).
First Downs â€” 115; Rushes-yards â€” 247-1353; Passing yards â€” 807; Total yards â€” 2160 (360.0 avg.); Passing â€” 77-126-5; Fumbles-Lost 8-6; Penalties-Yards â€” 43-325; Points allowed â€” 145 (24.2 avg.).
Points were at a premium in Thursdayâ€™s action when Sweetwaterâ€™s sub-varsity football teams traveled to Snyder. Both sub-varsities came away with close losses in a pair of defensive struggles while kicking off district play.
Sweetwaterâ€™s junior varsity Mustangs lost 6-0 in their contest, while the freshmen fell by a score of 8-6. The nar-row defeats dropped both teamsâ€™ records to 4-2 and they will stay on the road to face Greenwood this Thursday.
Sweetwater Middle Schoolâ€™s four football teams came away with three wins and one tie against Snyder in their district openers at Mustang Bowl. Sweetwaterâ€™s teams will stay home this Thursday to face Midland Greenwood.
7th grade White 28, Snyder 6
Sweetwater White was led offensively by Alexander Kittley and Kurt Wetsel, who had two touchdowns apiece, and the defense was also strong against Snyder.
Kittley scored on runs of 81 and 55 yards, and Wetsel had a 60-yard interception return and 35-yard run. In addition, Kittley and Reggie Walker had two-point runs.