Archive - Apr 2011

April 7th

S’water teams get split against B-Spring

April 7, 2011

Kris Mayes (shown) gets ready to deliver a pitch during Tuesday’s game between Sweetwater and Big Spring. Mayes threw a no-hitter as the Mustangs won 3-2 for their first district victory, but the Lady Mustangs lost 5-1. Both teams will host Wylie on Friday.

SHS golfers eye regional berths

April 7, 2011

Sweetwater High School’s golf teams are in strong contention for regional berths after completing the second 18-hole leg of their 54-hole tournaments.
The SHS girls are still in second place through two rounds of their District 5-3A tournament, which began last week at Sweetwater Country Club and continued Tuesday at Abilene’s Maxwell Golf Course with Wylie as host team.
Sweetwater shot 363, giving it a 733 total with one round to play and increasing its margin to 27 strokes over Wylie, which is third with a 760 total.

April 6th

Temporary injunction denied

April 6, 2011

Around 5 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, April 5, 32nd District Court Judge Glen Harrison denied the request for a temporary injunction of residents from Oak Creek Reservoir and Lake Sweetwater to stop the City of Sweetwater's implementation of the new lease agreement.
A packed courtroom of residents — with even some hallway overflow — attended the nearly three-and-a-half hour hearing held at the Nolan County Courthouse. Leading the cause was Clarence Brockett, Jr., an attorney from Midland who also is a recent lake property owner.

Goodwill supports West Texas veterans

April 6, 2011

In 2010 Goodwill Industries was awarded their first grant funding for veteran's assistance. Other funding for veterans’ assistance is supported by proceeds from the sale of $2 Veterans Cash scratch-off lottery tickets. This in itself has helped many veterans in so many ways.
Goodwill Industries of West Texas helps support veterans from young to old. Those who have served our country now have support that was well past due.

City Harmonic to perform at EFC

April 6, 2011

Emmanuel Fellowship Church is excited to host one of Christian music’s hottest new bands, The City Harmonic, in Sweetwater on Sunday, April 10, for three dynamic performances. With their new song “Manifesto” rocking the airwaves and continued exposure to Christian media outlets around the country, their presence in Sweetwater will prove to be an amazing morning of worship and an unforgettable evening concert.

Blotters 4-6-2011

April 6, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 36 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on April 4, 2011.

The SPD received 26, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 400 block of NE Georgia.

Calls for service:
• Theft and debit/credit card abuse — 100 block of NW Georgia.
• Burglary — 900 block of E. Louisiana.
• Information only — 900 block of E. 16th.

Arrested by SPD:
• Male juvenile, 16 — Possession of marijuana.
• Jordan Houston, 18 — Disorderly conduct.

Weekly Sports Calendar

April 6, 2011

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6
Golf
Sweetwater varsity and JV boys play second leg of district tournament at Big Spring.
Tennis
Sweetwater JV players compete at district tournament in Big Spring.
THURSDAY, APRIL 7
Tennis
Sweetwater varsity players compete at district tournament in Big Spring.
Track
Roscoe JV and varsity teams compete at district meet in Hamlin.
Highland and Blackwell junior high teams compete at district meet in Roby.
FRIDAY, APRIL 8
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity hosts Wylie, 7 p.m.
Softball
Sweetwater varsity hosts Wylie, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV hosts Wylie, 7 p.m.
Tennis

Mustangs get 1st district win

April 6, 2011

Though it is still strug-gling to score runs, Sweet-water’s baseball team final-ly has its first district win — thanks to the performance of its most reliable starting pitcher here Tuesday.
Senior Kris Mayes, in fact, hurled the second no-hitter of his high school career in a 3-2 win over Big Spring as the Mustangs (1-3) pulled out of a last-place tie with the Steers and kept their playoff hopes alive.

Lady Stangs fall

April 6, 2011

Because of failed scoring opportunities here Tuesday, Sweetwater’s softball team let a chance to be the undisputed second-place team in District 5-3A slip away as it lost to Big Spring, 5-1.
Sweetwater had eight hits, but produced just one run as the Lady Mustangs fell to 2-3 in district. Sweetwater is now in a three-way tie for second place with Snyder and Big Spring, with Wylie — which comes here Friday — just a half-game behind all three teams at 1-3.

April 5th

Family loses home to fire

April 5, 2011

A Sweetwater family lost their home and all of their belongings in an early morning fire on Tuesday, April 5, 2011. According to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden, it is believed that the fire began near a furnace around 5:45 a.m. at 2109 Chester Street. There were no smoke detectors in the house. According to Madden, the mother of the home just happened to wake up and smell smoke. She immediately got one child out and ran through smoke to get her second child to safety. They all made it out okay, but they lost all of the belongings and their home.

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