Archive - Jul 2013
A local military mother is doing her part to make sure that our servicemen and women are being taken care of on the battlefield.
Minnie Cortez made a presentation to the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club during their weekly meeting held Wednesday at Broadway Baptist Church. Her daughter, Ruby Montoya, is a Sweetwater native who has toured twice in Iraq and is currently deployed in Afghanistan.
The anticipated boom from Cline Shale oil development is on the horizon, but with the expected growth, one particular venture is working to be fully prepared in one specific aspect.
Recently, Turn Key Solutions and Larson Ventures held ribbon cutting ceremonies in Snyder and Sweetwater to showcase their Custom Touch Villages. The location in Snyder was completed in record time within 60 to 90 days, and according to Dave Ferguson with Turn Key Solutions, he anticipates the same timing for the Sweetwater site.
A Mustang Golf Camp took place this past week at Sweetwater Country Club for ages 6 and up. Instructors were Sarah Cumbie and Ashley Timm. Shown above are golf camp participants (top row, from left to right) Jenna Watson, Crae Chapman, Devon Ford, Caleb Reid, (bottom row, from left to right) Matti Humphreys, Sully Templeton, Morgan Turnbow and Seth Davis. Awards were announced at the camp.
Sweetwater High School volleyball coaches have released the Lady Mustangs' two-a-day workout schedule for the 2013 season.
Practices at the SHS gym will begin on Aug. 5, just one week before the season opens with a match at Grape Creek on Aug. 12. Scrimmages will be at San Angelo Central on Aug. 9 and at Frenship on Aug. 10. There are just three home matches â€” on Aug. 15 vs. Abilene Cooper, on Sept. 10 vs. Lamesa and on Sept. 24 vs. Levelland â€” before district play starts Sept. 28, when the Lady Mustangs go to Monahans.
Here is the workout schedule through Aug. 8:
Sweetwater High School head football coach Shane Mobley has released the Mustangs' two-a-day workout schedule for the 2013 season.
Workouts at the SHS practice field begin on Aug. 5 with all players in shorts. The first day to work out in pads will be Friday, Aug. 9.
Sweetwater's first scrimmage will be held Aug. 16 at Wichita Falls Hirschi, followed by the team's final scrimmage Thursday, Aug. 22 vs. San Angelo Lake View at Mustang Bowl. After the scrimmage, fans are urged to remain in order to "Meet the Mustangs."
Due to the wet weather conditions in the area, the closure of westbound Interstate 20 did not take place as scheduled this week for the work to be done on the US 84 overpass that is currently under construction. Closure was scheduled to allow crews to pour the deck of the new bridge. Crews cannot pour the bridge deck until conditions are drier. The Texas Department of Transportation is now planning to close the westbound lanes of I-20 the afternoon of Tuesday, July 23 to complete the work and reopen the interstate the afternoon of July 24.
Three people were jailed this week after pleading true to revoking their probation during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings.
A Nolan County Grand Jury indicted 13 people this past week. Nine of those indictments were sealed. The following cases were true-billed:
Benito Cuellar was indicted for family violence assault, a third degree felony. According to court documents, Cuellar struck his victim on the leg with a battery on June 16, 2013. He was also convicted of an offense against a member of his family on July 31, 2003 in the Fisher County Court at Law. His bond was set at $15,000.
The T.A.G. Teen Ministry from Word of God Church in Sweetwater went to Extreme Camps last week.
"They have come back fired up in the Lord," said Pastor Dale Stowe. "It was a great spiritual time for those that went. They found a closer walk with their Lord. This is the best group I have taken up to this point, open to loving God, being unashamed of Christ. They came together in one heart, one mind and one Spirit to be the light unto the world and a city on a hill that cannot be hid. I am thankful for their desire to get to know God and for their want to be young men and women of God."