Archive - Apr 2011
Kris Mayes (shown) gets ready to deliver a pitch during Tuesdayâ€™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.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™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 Abileneâ€™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.
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 â€” with even some hallway overflow â€” 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.
In 2010 Goodwill Industries was awarded their first grant funding for veteran's assistance. Other funding for veteransâ€™ 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.
Emmanuel Fellowship Church is excited to host one of Christian musicâ€™s hottest new bands, The City Harmonic,Â in Sweetwater on Sunday, April 10, for three dynamic performances. With their new song â€śManifestoâ€ť 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.
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.
â€˘ 400 block of NE Georgia.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft and debit/credit card abuse â€”Â 100 block of NW Georgia.
â€˘ Burglary â€”Â 900 block of E. Louisiana.
â€˘ Information only â€”Â 900 block of E. 16th.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Male juvenile, 16 â€”Â Possession of marijuana.
â€˘ Jordan Houston, 18 â€”Â Disorderly conduct.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6
Sweetwater varsity and JV boys play second leg of district tournament at Big Spring.
Sweetwater JV players compete at district tournament in Big Spring.
THURSDAY, APRIL 7
Sweetwater varsity players compete at district tournament in Big Spring.
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
Sweetwater varsity hosts Wylie, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity hosts Wylie, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV hosts Wylie, 7 p.m.
Though it is still strug-gling to score runs, Sweet-waterâ€™s baseball team final-ly has its first district win â€” 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.
Because of failed scoring opportunities here Tuesday, Sweetwaterâ€™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 â€” which comes here Friday â€” just a half-game behind all three teams at 1-3.
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.