Archive - Dec 23, 2013

Rotary Club hosts shoe drive

December 23, 2013

Thursday morning at the shoe department in Wal-Mart, several members of the Sweetwater Rotary Club and staff and administrators of Sweetwater ISD had the privilege of helping 105 local students find a new pair of shoes for Christmas.
The shoe drive was a huge success and there were many smiles and happy hearts from all who participated. The Sweetwater Rotary Club has been hosting this event for 10 years now, according to Russ Petty, Shoe Drive Chairman.
Shown fitting a student for shoes is Rotary Club member Scott Morgan.

Jaycees donate to Goodfellows

December 23, 2013

Sweetwater Jaycees and the Roosters donated to the Sweetwater Goodfellows.
Shown far left is Aubrey Turnbow receiving a check from Rob McCann.

Robert Coleman Evans

December 23, 2013

Funeral services for Robert Coleman Evans, 77, of Palava, are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
Evans died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at his home.
Online condolences may be expressed at

Cody Paul Pierce

December 23, 2013

Funeral services for Cody Paul Pierce, 36, of Sweetwater, are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
Pierce died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in Sweetwater.
Online condolences may be expressed at

Samuel Peña

December 23, 2013

Funeral services for Samuel Peña, 55, of Santa Fe, Texas, are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
Peña died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Online condolences may be expressed at

Monday's local forecast

December 23, 2013

Today will be sunny with a high near 53, although we'll see early wind chill values between 19 and 29. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph, becoming north northwest in the afternoon.
Expect clear skies tonight, with a low around 31 and northern winds at 5 to 10 mph. Winds will shift to the south after midnight.
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This week’s basketball

December 23, 2013

Sweetwater varsity teams play at Anson tournament through Saturday, Dec. 28.
Roscoe varsity teams play at Eula tournament through Saturday, Dec. 28.
Highland varsity teams play at Grady tournament through Saturday, Dec. 28.

Area 6-man players earn TSMCA honors

December 23, 2013

A total of nine players from Blackwell and Highland have garnered either all-state or all-region football recognition from the Texas Six-Man Coaches Association in Region II.
Three Blackwell players got all-state recogni-tion. Quarterback Matthew Lowry made the TSMCA first team, while Jayden Jones was named to the second team at linebacker. Jones also received all-state honorable mention at run-ning back for the second straight year, and kicker Wade Allen also received all-state honorable mention from the TSMCA.

SMS boys win two titles at B’ridge tourney

December 23, 2013

Two of the boys basketball teams — from Sweetwater Middle School came away with championships on Dec. 14 at a one-day tournament played in Breckenridge.
The eighth grade Red had wins over Mineral Wells (31-13), Snyder (27-22) and finally Breckenridge (42-32) in the title game.
Against Mineral Wells, Kobe Clark led the way with 10 points while Isak Alvar-ez and Kiante McCoy had seven, Chris Thompson five and Jacob Trevino and Reg-gie Walker one.

Roscoe teams stay unbeaten

December 23, 2013

Both of Roscoe’s junior high boys basketball teams will finish 2013 undefeated after wins over Hermleigh this past Monday that leaves them with 6-0 records.
Roscoe ‘A’ won its contest, 35-13, with Hermleigh despite a scoreless second half. Jose Ortega and Tait Fullwood led the win with 12 points each. Also scoring were Francisco Garcia with three points and Parker Payne, Paul Pantoja, John Castillo and Camden Boren with two. Roscoe ‘B’ also won, 28-15. Nicholas Limones and Mas-on Hernandez had eight points, Andrew Deleon four and Will Thomas, Aaron Thomas, Ty Fullwood and Jr Guia with two.

Michael Lawrence was named the Sweetwater Mustangs Player of the Week.
Sweetwater’s Kensi Chowning goes up for one of her team-high 13 kills in Tuesday’s non-district...
Pictured are the girls who attended Sweetwater Middle School’s volleyball camp to improve their...


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