Archive - Nov 2013
In an ongoing effort to improve safety and relieve congestion, the Texas Transportation Commission recently approved $11.5 million for a project to improve nearly three miles of US 84 in Nolan County.
Price Construction, Ltd., of Big Spring was awarded the project to reconstruct, realign and widen US 84 from five miles east of the Mitchell County line to about a mile northwest of Roscoe. A start date for the project has not been set, but construction is expected to be under way by early 2014.
Randie Jones, Sweetwater Wal-Mart Manager was presented a certificate of appreciation by the Sweetwater Fire Department.
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the donations your company has helped us with in the recent years. All the way back to about five years ago when Wal-Mart helped us purchase things like the ladder truck, help us buy a new dive boat, the gift card donations to help supply food for the community at our 105th anniversary party, and most recently, the gift cards to update our EOC here at the station," said Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden.
Just over 18 percent of Texas households experience food insecurity, according to statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. An even more jarring statistic is that one in four Texas children live in these households.
The flag shown flying in the photo above is the new Victory Flag, designed and created by the Mighty Mustang Band to fly at Sweetwater High School after every victory by any group at SHS. It was unveiled this week after the big win Friday night in Monahans.
Pictured are the two Drum Majors of the Mighty Mustang Band, Crysten Ivy and Andria Golden. During the halftime show tonight, the band will perform a "Black-Out" performance by turning off the lights in the Mustang Bowl.
The Mustangs will take on the Wylie Bulldogs beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial services for Susie C. Rios, 57, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Deacon Bill Butler officiating.
A Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Rios died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
She was born Dec. 28, 1955, in Snyder.
Survivors include her husband, Angel Rios of Sweetwater; and daughters, Daniela Rios of Denton and Gabriela Rios of Denton.
FRIDAY, NOV. 8
Sweetwater varsity will host Wylie, 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity will play at Roby, 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity is open (scheduled home game vs. Panther Creek cancelled).
SATURDAY, NOV. 9
Sweetwater girls host San Angelo Lake View â€” freshmen at 10:30 a.m., JV at noon, varsity at 1:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV girls host Coahoma, 2 p.m.
Roscoe varsity girls host Coahoma, 3:30 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity girls play at Forsan starting at 1 p.m.
One Nolan County team â€” Blackwell â€” has already qualified for the state football playoffs that get started next week. But that number could triple when the dust has finally settled tonight in both Sweetwater and Roby.
Sweetwater, which is 2-2 in District 4-3A and 4-5 overall, will host Wylie (3-1, 6-3) at Mustang Bowl in what is likely a must-win situation for Coach Shane Mobleyâ€™s Mustangs.
HIGHLAND â€” Thursday nightâ€™s final regular-season football game between Highland and Hermleigh was about what youâ€™d expect for two teams with identical season and district records fighting for the No. 2 playoff spot in District 7 Six-Man.
There were four lead changes, two in each half, before Hermleigh finally emerged with a 39-38 win to take the No. 2 berth and end Highlandâ€™s season.
Today, we'll see partly sunny skies with a high near 68. Winds will be breezy, with a south wind at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 44 and southern winds around 15 mph.
This weekend, we'll have highs in the low 70s, while lows will run from the upper 40s to low 50s. Winds will come mainly from the north and will vary from 5 to 15 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.
There will be a definite sense of finality on Friday when Sweetwater and Wylie meet at Mustang Bowl.
Itâ€™s the final game of the regular season for both of the teams, but the finality goes further. Consider:
(1) If Sweetwater loses, the Mustangsâ€™ season will be over unless Snyder (1-3 in district) also loses to Midland Greenwood (0-4). If Snyder wins and the Mustangs (2-2) lose to Wylie, Snyder will take the No. 4 â€” and final â€” playoff spot in District 4-3A by vir-tue of the Tigersâ€™ 41-14 win over Sweetwater.