Archive - 2011
Kevin Sepeda of Sweetwater (21) shoots over a San Angelo Lake View defender in Tuesdayâ€™s game at Mustang Gym while teammate Paxton Kelley watches. The Mustangs go to Abilene Wylie for their district opener on Friday. (Photo by Betsy Howe)
The Sweetwater Middle School seventh and eighth grade Red boys teams both won first place at Wallâ€™s recent basketball tournament. Results of their games and individual scoring follow:
7TH GRADE BOYS
First round: Sweetwater 42, Wall â€˜Bâ€™ 12
Jâ€™Corey Amos 7, Hardy Escobar 6, Mark Lawrence 6, Max Gomez 6, Michael Hunt 5, Adrian Vizzerra 4, Cornelio Mendez 4, Michael Lawrence 2, Denzell Moore 2.
Semifinals: Sweetwater 44, Ballinger 17
Denzell Moore 12, Michael Hunt 9, Michael Lawrence 8, Mark Lawrence 5, Adrian Vizzerra 4, Hardy Escobar 2, Cornelio Mendez 2, Joe Ruiz 2.
The search for 13-year-old Hailey Dunn from Colorado City continues.
According to a news release Wednesday afternoon, the Task Force, consisting of 12 law enforcement agencies, is continuing the search efforts for the teenage girl. Hailey was reported missing by her mother, Billie Jean Dunn, on Dec. 28, and she was last seen by Shawn Adkins, Dunn's boyfriend, on Dec. 27.
Search warrant affidavits are giving new insight into previously unknown details regarding the disappearance of 13-year-old Hailey Darlene Dunn. Read them here.
Texas Department of Public Safety Senior Trooper Sparky Dean wanted to make it clear there's still noÂ one or twoÂ suspects in the case.Â He says there are numerous people being looked at and interviewed.Â He says developments are "still unfolding."
The SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) Board of Directors met in a regular session for the first time in 2011 on Monday, Jan. 10, at the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce building.
If you have not received your flu vaccine this season; we encourage you to do so. Itâ€™s not too late to get the flu vaccine. We have reduced the cost to $15 and will be administering the flu vaccine during regular immunization clinic.
Artist Jim Price from Abilene has his drawings currently on display at the County-City Library in Sweetwater. Price is 74 and works at Ludlum Measurements here in town. Price started in the 1980s working with oil painting on canvas, experimenting mostly with just landscapes and water sceneries.
Approximately 15 years later, he explored into the pencil and paper portrait drawing. Never having any lessons, he taught himself how to draw pencil portraits.
Louise M. Lott, age 80, of Sweetwater, Texas (former resident of Glen Allan, Mississippi) passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at County Line Cemetery in Glen Allan, Mississippi with Brother Jimmy McClendon officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
A Sweetwater team that came into its district opener against Snyder at Mustang Gym with a 15-10 record, nine wins in its last 11 games and high hopes of a playoff berth never quite found its rhythm Tuesday.
Instead, it was the visiting Lady Tigers who jumped to an early lead and was vir-tually in control all the way in a 46-43 victory.
Still, Sweetwater â€” which never led â€” was able to stay within striking distance and had a chance to win or at least send the game into overtime until the very end.
A Sweetwater boys basketball team that has struggled to find a spark in recent weeks was simply no match for San Angelo Lake View here Tuesday.
The Chiefs launched two dominating runs â€” one in each half â€” en route to an 84-32 victory.
The first run turned an 8-7 Lake View edge into a 28-7 advantage midway through the second quarter, and the Chiefsâ€™ lead stayed between 19 and 34 points until a basket by Sweetwaterâ€™s Dylon Adames made it 58-30 with 6:09 to play. Then it got real ugly, as Lake View scored 26 of the final 28 points.