Archive - Oct 30, 2012
Many Halloween and Fall themed activities have been happening this past week with many of those activities happening today and tomorrow.
Texas State Technical College will be hosting the Halloween Extravaganza once again this year. The date is Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 from 6-9 p.m. in the Student Center at the TSTC Sweetwater campus. Student organizations from the TSTC campus as well as community organizations, church groups and youth groups will be providing fun and spooky games for the evening. Candy and games will be given away as prizes.
Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham recently hosted a meet and greet for Christi Craddick, the Republican candidate for the Texas Railroad Commission. The event was held on Friday afternoon, October 26 in downtown Sweetwater.
Craddick has local ties, as her mother grew up in Sweetwater and their family played a strong role in the development of the community for over a century. At the local gathering, some of Craddick's family members were in attendance--such as her young daughter, mother and her grandmother, Jo Nayfa of Sweetwater.
Two Sweetwater teachers recently participated in a workshop organized by Humanities Texas on the plays of William Shakespeare.
Jennifer Aiden and Mary Burrows, who teach English at Sweetwater High School, attended the workshop, which offered teachers the opportunity to work closely with leading scholars, studying the historical and cultural contexts of Shakespeareâ€™s work and strategies for teaching his plays. Nearly 50 teachers from around the state participated.
The workshop was held at the historic Byrne-Reed House in Austin. Â
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 119 calls for service, issued five citations and made seven arrests from Oct. 26-28, 2012.
The SPD received 41, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 1000 block of W. 6th.
â€˘ Theft â€” 100 block of S. Hopkins.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Raul Garcia, 57 â€” Warrant.
â€˘ Jim Creek, 29 â€” Evading/driving while intoxicated.
â€˘ Einesio Rivera, 49 â€” Driving while intoxicated.
â€˘ Marilyn Johnson, 31 â€” Warrant.
â€˘ Breanna Havner, 19 â€” Warrant.
ARLINGTON â€” Virginia Elizabeth Barry Hendricks, age 94, of Arlington, Texas entered into eternal heavenly rest on Oct. 25, 2012.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 at Wade Family Funeral Home Chapel, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington with Dr. James Scirratt officiating. Entombment followed the service at Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington. The family received friends on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, from 6-8 p.m. at Wade Family Funeral Home.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s varsity tennis teams begin their final week of action during the fall season at 4 p.m. today when they go to Midland Lee for matches with Monahans. Sweetwater then ends fall play with a match at Big Spring at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Last week, Sweetwater hosted Abilene Cooper on Oct. 23 and also traveled to Brownwood for a match on Oct. 27. Sweetwater lost in both matches, falling to Cooper 14-5 and to Brownwood 12-7.
Sweetwaterâ€™s singles and doubles results for both of the matches follow:
ABILENE COOPER 14, SWEETWATER 5
Roscoeâ€™s Mirian Solis advanced to compete at the regional cross country meet to be held this Saturday at Arlingtonâ€™s Vandergriff Park after recently placing fifth at the district meet with a time of 13:10.
Roscoeâ€™s other district results were as follows:
26. Danielle Deen 14:28
30. Alura Renteria 14:41
34. Amber Craig 14:46
42. Olivia Saddler 15:17
47. Crystal Luna 15:50
49. Mireya Sanchez 16:18
16. Jake Wilson 22:47
18. Pete Ortega 23:07
JUNIOR HIGH GIRLS
8. Lyndi Anglin 14:29
39. Allison Acebedo 16:41
48. Murissa Horton 17:25
JUNIOR HIGH BOYS
Highland will be sending two teams to compete at the regional cross country meet at Arlingtonâ€™s Vandergriff Park this Saturday, as its varsity boys and girls placed second at their district meets held in Eula on Oct. 22.
Highlandâ€™s individual results (only places listed) were as follows:
VARSITY GIRLS (2nd)
3. Lora Stewart
6. Madison Moseley
15. Taylar Hammond
16. Hannah Allen
21. Sabrina Romero
27. Beth Richburg
28. Kailee Hall
3. Tarin Weldy
6. Kaylee Martin
8. Schyler Kimbrell
9. Morgan Monroe
13. Hannah Kirby
VARSITY BOYS (2nd)
2. Sheldon Hall
Six Sweetwater cross country runners competed in the season-ending district meet at Snyderâ€™s Nature Field on Oct. 24. Two boys and four girls ran at the meet. The top three teams and top 10 individuals advanced to regional competition this Saturday. Sweetwaterâ€™s results were as follows:
(places and times)
22. Madison Howard 18:36; 23. Marissa Sanchez 18:45; 29. Addisyn Cleckler 20:14; 32. Hannah Sanchez 21:52.
(places and times)
17. Colton Scott 24:00; 30. Brandon Howell 26:23.
Today will be sunny with a high near 77. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect clear skies tonight with a low around 52, and southern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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