Archive - Oct 15, 2013
Sweetwater is a member of Texas Midwest Community Network. The organization will host the 20th Annual Texas Midwest Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Abilene Civic Center. The event kicks off a milestone year for the organization with the theme â€śMaking a Difference.â€ťÂ It will be a day of celebrating local leaders who are making a difference in their communities. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President Leah Andrews and Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED) Executive Director Ken Becker represent Sweetwater on the TMCN Council.
Sweetwater's Woman's Forum is kicking off their annual holiday give away today. The monies raised will be used for their Civic Improvement and Beautification program.
Pictured is Richard Fergeson of State Farm Insurance who bought the first ticket, sold by chairperson Lita McEachern. He now has a chance to win a 50' LED color TV,Â iPad or a laptop computer.
The drawing will be held at the Christmas Craft Show at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Nolan County Coliseum. Tickets are $1 and are being sold by any member of Woman's Forum beginning today and ending at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8.
City and county officials, along with many in the community were on hand on Monday afternoon to break ground on the new jail and Sheriff's Office at 211 Avenger Field Road.
The facility will include a county jail with 96 beds along with a sheriff's office.
The West Texas Wind Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday in Roscoe. The event will have a kid's area with bounce houses, food and craft vendors, a Mud Bog, fireworks and live music including Rance Norton and the Cadillac Boys, country music legend Moe Bandy and Band, and other area bands. The Festival continues to grow each year and Roscoe looks forward to hosting the event. Food and craft vendor applications may be picked up at Roscoe City Hall (325-766-3871) or by calling Kelly Etheredge at 325-725-0756.
A memorial service for Guillermo Romero Ortega, 69, of Sweetwater will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 at First Presbyterian Church. His body will be cremated. Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Ortega died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in Sweetwater.
He was born June 27, 1944 in Chihuahua, Mexico.
Sweetwaterâ€™s varsity volleyball team is 2-3 in district play after defeating Snyder in four games Friday.
The Lady Mustangs return to action when they host Monahans at 6:15 p.m. today. Shaneese Brown, Kayla Chowning and Morgan Gomez were voted as the teamâ€™s top individual performers against Snyder.
Brown led Sweetwater with 15 kills and four blocks, and also had two digs in the match. Chowning had 10 kills and 12 digs plus two service aces, while Gomez finished with a team-high 23 digs for the Lady Mustangs.
Sweetwater High School sub-varsity volleyball results at Snyder last Friday:
Freshmen won 25-14, 25-21
Kills: Brittany Peeples 5, Annaliese Espinoza 2, Kait-lyn Foster 1, Katelynn Pain-ter 1, Davina Walker 1.
Digs: Brittany Peeples 10, Davina Walker 8, Annaliese Espinoza 6, Kaitlyn Foster 6, Rhylee Meneses 6, Nata-lie Valdez 4, Katelynn Pain-ter 3, Destiny Renteria 2.
Assists: Kaitlyn Foster 5, Destiny Renteria 1, Davina Walker 1.
Aces: Kaitlyn Foster 5, Natalie Valdez 4, Davina Walker 3, Brittany Peeples 2.
Sweetwater records: 22-6 season, 3-2 district.
Here are the results from Sweetwater Middle School football games last week.
7th grade Grey 18, Snyder 18
Artyss Smith scored all three of Sweetwater Greyâ€™s touchdowns against Snyder on runs measuring 75, 40 and 65 yards.
Jackson Foster, Cameron Lujan, Troy Turner, Jose Mermella and J.P. Gutierrez were also offensive standouts for Sweetwater, while Tyler Sutton (two fumble recoveries), Trace Kenny (fumble recovery), Turner, Foster, John Paul Flores, Carlos Mendoza, Kelly Gil-bert, Andrew Gerold and Adolfo Martinez were def-ensive standouts.
Today will be cloudy with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures will be falling all day to around 55 by 5 p.m. Winds will be from the west-northwest around 15 mph, becoming north in the afternoon.
Rain chances will drop down to 30% tonight, with cloudy conditions remaining and a low near 46. Winds will be from the north around 10 mph.
Find out how long the cool weather will last on weather.gov.