Archive - Apr 1, 2013

Cline Shale Alliance to meet April 12

April 1, 2013

The next scheduled regional meeting of the Cline Shale Alliance is scheduled for Friday, April 12, 2013 at the campus of TSTC West Texas in Sweetwater. It will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in “The Center’ seminar room. 
Registration and reservations can be made online at www.clineshalealliance.com. At the home page click on the “events” button to register and reserve a seat. 
Speaker topics for this meeting include oil and gas, pipe lines and base load gas power plants. Communities will also be giving updates on local and regional oil and gas activities. 

Minion over Sweetwater

April 1, 2013

Many in Sweetwater saw a peculiar sight on Easter Sunday when a large Minion blimp was flying around neighborhoods in town.
Universal Pictures is promoting "Despicable Me 2" scheduled for release on July 3, with an elaborate aerial advertising campaign in partnership with Van Wagner Communications’ Airship Group.

DPS Joint Task Force successful in capturing 45 fugitives, seizing contraband

April 1, 2013

LUBBOCK – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced that a DPS joint task force made up of various divisions within the department conducted an operation in the Lubbock region last week that resulted in the capture of 45 wanted fugitives and the seizure of illegal narcotics.

Jaycees host Easter egg hunt

April 1, 2013

The Sweetwater Jaycees hosted their annual Easter egg hunt at Fraley Park for children of the community.
Hundreds of plastic treat-filled eggs and many other Easter prizes were sought after at the hunt. Shown is Donavin Adames taking part in the annual hunt.

Joyce Marie Burnett Parrish

April 1, 2013

Joyce Marie Burnett Parrish, 67, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, beloved mother, daughter, sister and aunt, passed away at home into the loving arms of our Lord on March 17, 2013. Joyce was born on March 26, 1945, in Sweetwater to Mancell C. and Ruby M. (Weaver) Burnett.

Weekly sports calendar

April 1, 2013

THURSDAY, APRIL 4
Track
Sweetwater JV and varsity girls will compete at Colorado City meet.
Highland junior high teams host meet.
Blackwell and Roscoe junior high teams are at Highland meet.
FRIDAY, APRIL 5
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity at Snyder, 7 p.m.
Golf
Sweetwater varsity and JV boys play second 18-hole leg of 54-hole district tournament in Abilene.
Softball
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams will play at Snyder at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
Tennis
Sweetwater varsity teams at district tournament in Big Spring.
Track
Highland varsity teams host meet.

Boys golf team 6th at district

April 1, 2013

Sweetwater is tied for sixth place after shooting a 352 during the first 18-hole leg of the boys district tournament at Snyder.
Sweetwater has two of the 12 teams that teed off at the Western Texas College Course on Thursday. The second leg of the tourna-ment is this Friday at Abi-lene’s Maxwell Course.
Big Spring leads with a 301 total followed by Wylie (309), Snyder (312), Sny-der No. 2 (341) and Wylie No. 2 (342). Greenwood and Sweetwater both shot 352 in the first round.

Young Guns win tournament

April 1, 2013

Members of the Sweetwater Young Guns, a select travel team, are shown posing with their plaques after winning the championship at the Abilene Diamond Classic tournament that was held March 16-17 as part of Texas USSSA Baseball.
Pictured are, front row from left, Darian Carr, Rylan Hayes, Reese Hayes, Jacob Roden; middle row, Rylen Moncada, Daiman Atkins, Antonio Heredia, Blake Andrus, Austin Moreland, Xavier Rodela; and top row, coaches Randall Rea, Tony Roden and Kelly Andrus.

Monday's local weather

April 1, 2013

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 81. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph, and after 1 p.m. we'll have a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Tonight, our rain chances increase to 50%, while we should see mostly cloudy skies with a low around 59. Winds will be from the east-southeast at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
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