Archive - May 2013

May 21st

All-district Mustangs

May 21, 2013

After winning a district co-championship and getting to the regional quarter-finals for only the third time since its baseball program was revived 25 years ago, Sweetwater has left its mark on the District 4-3A team as well. A total of nine players have earned recognition, two receiving top honors.
The Mustangs’ junior first baseman, Greg Aiken, is the Defensive Player of the Year while sophomore pitcher-infielder J.P. Poe is the district Newcomer of the Year.

Local weather for Tuesday

May 21, 2013

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 87. Winds will be from the north around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight, expect mostly clear conditions with a low around 64 and winds remaining from the north at 5 to 10 mph. In the evening, winds will become light and variable.
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May 20th

Hundreds remember Hailey Dunn

May 20, 2013

Hailey Darlene Dunn was a cheerleader, saxophonist, on the softball and basketball teams, a doer and a leader. But it all ended mysteriously in December 2010 when the 13-year-old West Texas girl disappeared.
Through prayers, songs, pictures and shared memories, Hailey's friends, family and schoolteachers gathered Sunday at Colorado Middle School — where she was a student — to remember a young girl whose remains were found in March.
"Hailey was a doer. She set an example for others to follow. She will always be one of us in spirit," Mark Merrell, the middle school principal said.

NJHS members inducted

May 20, 2013

National Junior Honor Society for the Sweetwater Middle School recently held its induction ceremony for new members at the First Presbyterian Church in Sweetwater.

Sweetwater remains in Stage I drought plan

May 20, 2013

Following an evaluation from the city engineers, Sweetwater will remain in Stage I of the city's Drought Contingency Plan.
As stated during City Manager Eddie Brown's report during the May meeting of the City Commission, Enprotec/Hibbs & Todd made the determination from its recent water availability assessment. Stage I involves limiting the use of water on a voluntary basis.

Carlos Xavier Alvarado, Sr.

May 20, 2013

Carlos Xavier Alvarado, Sr., 63, of Sweetwater died on Sunday, May 19, 2013 in Abilene.
Rosary will be recited at McCoy Funeral Home at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by Deacon Bill Butler, with Holy Mass of Christian Burial to be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Father Bush will officiate. Final disposition will be cremation. Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
He was born on Jan. 20, 1950, in Sweetwater.

Walkoff hit in 8th ends SW’s season

May 20, 2013

LUBBOCK — One day, maybe soon, the members of the Sweetwater baseball team will step back and realize what an amazing season they’ve had.
But now that it has finally ended, most of them prob-ably think they should still be playing.
After rallying from a 4-0 deficit to take leads of 5-4 and 6-5 late in Saturday’s contest, the Mustangs simply couldn’t put Andrews away in their Region I-3A quarterfinal series at Lubbock Christian University.

Monday's local weather

May 20, 2013

Expect hot and sunny conditions today, as the high will be near 100 with south-southwestern winds around 20 mph. Gusts will be as high as 25 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 66. Winds will be from the southwest at 5 to 15 mph, becoming southeastern after midnight. Gusts could top out at 20 mph.
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May 18th

Sweetwater loses to Andrews

May 18, 2013

The Sweetwater Mustang baseball team lost 7 to 6 to Andrews in eight innings. Andrews won best of three in the Regional Quarterfinals 2 to 0 and advances to the Regional Semifinals.

Kenneth “K.C.” Norman

May 18, 2013

Funeral services for Kenneth "K.C." Norman, 71, of Sweetwater, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Pastor Sharron Brown will officiate and interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Norman died Sunday, May 12, 2013 at University Medical Center in Lubbock.
He was born July 5, 1941 in Sylvester, GA. He married Martha Green on April 19, 1969 in Sweetwater.

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