Archive - Mar 2011
Vivian Parrish Collett James, age 80, passed away on March 17, 2011, after a long battle with lung cancer.
A graveside service was held in Ranger on Saturday, March 19, 2011, with Rev. Jack Pinkerton officiating, under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger.
Cynthia Ann Wright Harris died in Austin, Texas on March 22, 2011. She was born in Texas City, Texas on December 27, 1946 and graduated from Texas City High School in 1965. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a member of several honor societies including Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Beta Kappa. She married John Harris in 1970. She received her Master's Degree in Guidance and Counseling from Southwest Texas State University. She was a longtime staff member of Allen B. Shivers Cancer and Radiation Therapy Center in Austin.
Delbert William Hancock, 87 years of age, passed away Monday, March 21, 2011, at his home with his family by his side. Delbert was born to Clarence and Beulah Hancock in Beggs, Oklahoma on December 19, 1923. He attended school in Gaston, Texas prior to entering the Army Air Corp on January 20, 1943, serving as a Rifle Marksman during World War II. He received the EAME Campaign Medal, the Bronze Star, and the World War II Victory Medal for his service to his country. On July 19, 1947, he married Doris Faye Gaut in Bossier City, Louisiana. They have two children.
The Sweetwater softball team got its first district win Tuesday with a 7-6 victory at Wylie, but the baseball team dropped a 14-13 decision in its District 5-3A opener as Wylie made an incredible rally from an 11-1 deficit by scoring 13 runs in the final three innings.
Sweetwater 7, Wylie 6
ABILENE â The Lady Mustangsâ second game on the road in as many days had a much happier result than Mondayâs 11-9 loss to Big Spring, as Sweetwater jumped out to a 6-0 lead and held on to improve to 1-1 (9-9 overall) in district.
Sweetwater and Roscoe athletes competed at Ham-linâs Piper Relays track meet held this past weekend.
300 hurdles â Nick Nemir 2nd (42.13)
Triple jump â Jonathan Browning 4th (35-3 1/4)
100 â Kyle Lambert 6th (12.32); Deandre Gatson 7th (12.67)
200 â Bobby Soto 6th (23.42)
1600 relay â 3rd (4:02.59 â individual runners not available)
High jump â Kyle McSherry 2nd (5-8); Jona-than Browning 3rd (5-2)
110 hurdles â Nick Nemir 3rd (16.04)
400 relay â 4th (49.31 â individual runners not available)
The mother of missing Hailey Dunn, 13, has hired a lawyer and is no longer speaking with media.
Billie Dunn has hired attorney John S. Young to represent her in her three misdemeanor charges: hindering and apprehension, possession of dangerous drugs and false report to a police officer.
Young says he isn't convinced a search warrant for Adkins body was issued last Thursday.
"(Police) didn't even have an arrest warrant for the boyfriend, it was a matter of wanting to talk to him," said Young.
Economic and community development representatives from throughout the region met in Eastland on March 16, to sharpen their development skills.
A workshop entitled âSecrets of Economic Development Unveiledâ offered presentations by several E.D. specialists. Topics included: economic development programs and assistance available through the Governorâs Office; whatâs new in economic development; legislative update; prospecting for prospects and how to respond; and legalities that ED organization must follow.
Sweetwater Middle School had 13 students make it to State in Texas Math and Science Coaches Association (TMSCA). Students on the Number Sense Team are Annaliese Espinoza, sixth grade; Ashleigh Jimenez, seventh grade; Gabriel Lieja, sixth grade; and Cody Chapman, eighth grade.
Students on the Calculator Team are Annaliese Espinoza, sixth grade; Christa Martin, sixth grade; Cody Chapman, eighth grade; and Corynn Martin, eighth grade.
Students on the Math Team are Annaliese Espinoza, sixth grade; Marc Butler, seventh grade; Sarah Valdez, seventh grade; and Cody Chapman, eighth grade.
TUESDAY, MARCH 22
Sweetwater varsity at Wylie (district opener) starting at 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity at Wylie starting at 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater JV at Wylie starting at 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater middle school teams host Wylie 7th grade starting at 4 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23
Sweetwater varsity boys at Lamesa tournament.
THURSDAY, MARCH 24
Sweetwater varsity girls at Lamesa tournament.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams host Rattlesnake Relays.
Roscoe junior high teams at Roby Invitational.
Highland junior high teams at Roby Invitational.
The good news for the Sweetwater softball team is that the Lady Mustangs will have less than 24 hours to dwell on Mondayâs 11-9 defeat at Big Spring in their district opener.
Sweetwater (8-9 overall) is right back into 5-3A action when it plays at Wylie today beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater trailed 7-6 when play resumed Monday against Big Spring with one out in Big Springâs half of the fourth inning â in a game that began Friday only to be suspended due to lightning and heavy rain.