Archive - Mar 23, 2013
BIG SPRING â€” There are still eight games left to play before the District 4-3A baseball race is decided, but Sweetwater is certainly off to a promising start.
After opening district with a 4-3 win over Greenwood in Sweetwater, the Mustangs made it two straight Friday at Big Spring as they won, 12-0, in just five innings.
It was only the second run-rule victory of the year for Sweetwater (10-10 overall), which is tied with Wylie for the early District 4-3A lead. The Mustangs will be back home Tuesday to face Monahans (0-2) before a potentially huge road game two days later at Wylie.
BIG SPRING â€” After seeing most of its early five-run lead in Fridayâ€™s District 4-3A softball game disappear, Sweetwater took advantage of a Big Spring error in the sixth inning to score what proved to be the winning run in a 6-5 triumph.
The victory kept Sweet-water in a second-place tie with Snyder as it improved its district record to 2-1, a game behind Greenwood. Big Spring fell into a fourth-place tie with Monahans â€” which plays Sweetwater here Tuesday â€” at 1-2.
Sweetwater JV plays at Monahans, 6 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV girls will play the first of three 18-hole legs of district tournament at Big Spring.
Highland athletes are at district tournament in Abilene.
Roscoe jr high teams at Aspermont meet.
Sweetwater varsity hosts Monahans, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV boys will play the first of three 18-hole legs of district tournament at Snyder.
Sweetwater varsity hosts Monahans, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV plays at Snyder tournament.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 40 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on Mar. 21, 2013.
The SPD received 19, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€” 500 block of W. 9th.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€” 1700 block of Lamar.
â€¢ Burglary of vehicle â€” 500 block of NW Georgia.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Jerry McQueen, 71 â€”Â Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 15 calls for service, served one civil paper and made two arrests on Mar. 21, 2013.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€¢ Xavier Rene Limones, 21, of Sweetwater â€”Â Judgment.
A campus report on East Ridge Elementary was given during Thursday night's SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees' meeting. Principal Vicki Mayberry was accompanied by several students who discussed various programs used by the second and third graders on campus.
Joseph Milner and Kialyn Walton, both second graders, began the presentation with Imagine Learning lab, a utilized station which deals with fluency, reading and comprehension.
Student success was celebrated at Thursday night's meeting of the Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Board of Trustees, as resolutions were presented for a variety of achievements.
Among the recipients were SMS (Sweetwater Middle School) sixth grader Kara Lehnert, who was honored for attaining the top honor at the 2013 Odessa American Regional Spelling Bee.
As a result, Lehnert will take part in the Scripps National Spelling Bee competition held in Washington, D.C. this May. The last time Sweetwater was represented at the national event was when Alex Musgrove competed in 1994.
On Wednesday, March 6, 2013, a burglary was reported to the Nolan County Sheriffâ€™s Office. It was reported that sometime between Sunday, March 3 and Tuesday, March 5, 2013 unknown person(s) entered a barn located in the North West part of Nolan County and took several firearms and saddles.
Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward for information received this week that leads to an arrest or indictment in this case. Crime Stoppers wants your information, not your name. Call Crime Stoppers at 325-235-TIPS (8477).
BRONTE â€” Wayne Lee Davis passed away Friday March 22, 2013 at his home on Oak Creek Lake near Blackwell, TX at the age of 59.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home. A private memorial service for family and friends will be held at a later date.
The family suggests in lieu of flowers donations may be made to any charity or organization of your choice.
Emilia Sanchez Martinez, 78, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at an Abilene hospital.Â Services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Rotan.Â Burial will follow at Belvieu Cemetery under the direction of Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.Â A Rosary will be at 6 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.Â Online condolences may be made to weathersbeerayfh.com.