Archive - Aug 12, 2013
Highland Independent School District will be hosting their annual Meet the Teacher night and Big Blue Preview on Thursday, Aug. 22. There will be several activities during the evening including a brisket sandwich meal, meet-and-greet with teachers and an introduction of the football players and cross-country runners.Â
From 5-7 p.m., the Highland PTO will be serving brisket sandwich meals in the cafeteria, $6 per plate for adults and $4 per plate for children fifth grade and younger. They will also have several door prizes.Â
Students at Roscoe Collegiate Independent School District began their school year this morning.
The school was eligible to apply for an early start waiver for the 2013-2014 School Year to assist in facilitating the Early College High School/STEM Academy.
The waiver is applicable for two instructional years and allows the district to start classes two weeks prior to the fourth Monday in August. Classes will conclude May 16, 2014.
The theft of scrap metal has become a fast growing crime in Sweetwater according to Sweetwater Chief of Police Brian Frieda. Metals such as brass, copper, aluminum, nickel and stainless steel are being sought after by those looking to make money by selling it to recyclers.Â Items that are stolen have included scrap iron, copper, irrigation pipe and items off of railroad tracks. "Some will park and walk up and down the railroad right-of-way to find metal items. Some are even pulling spikes from the tracks," said Frieda.
The Pioneer Museum in Sweetwater is searching for any information on these photos.
Anyone with information on who the students in the photo are, when the school photos were taken or leads to other information or to people who may have more information may call Melonnie Hicks or Betty Turner at the museum at 325-235-8547.
The hours of the museum are Tuesday through Saturday from 1-4 p.m. Any and all information is appreciated.
After being a perennial playoff team for three decades, Roscoe has gone just 6-25 over the last three seasons.
But with the hiring of new head coach Jake Freeman and offensive coordinator Greg Althof â€” plus a sharp increase in the number of athletes who showed up for workouts last week â€” the Plowboys hope their recent woes will soon become a distant memory.
Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 97 and southwestern winds at 5 to 10 mph. In the afternoon, winds will become south-southeastern.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 74. Winds will be from the southeast at 10 to 15 mph, becoming south southwest after midnight.
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Itâ€™s been five long years since Sweetwater fielded a playoff team.
Put another way, none of the current Mustangs were in high school the last time it happened in 2008.
Reserved season football tickets for the 2013 season are up for renewal to current option holders and may be purchased during regular business hours at the Sweetwater ISD administration office through Fri-day, Aug. 30. Tickets are $30 for five home games. Reserved ticket sales for the general public go on sale Monday, Sept. 2 through Friday, Sept. 13, also during regular business hours at the Sweetwater ISD administration office. For more information, contact the administration office at 235-8601, ext. 116.
Former Sweetwater High School athlete Joe Banyard saw NFL action for the first time this season Friday with the Minnesota Vikings in the teamâ€™s preseason opener with the Houston Texans.
Banyard, a 24-year-old running back, had eight yards on four carries and also caught a 4-yard pass in the game, which the Vikings lost 27-13. He is trying to make the teamâ€™s 53-player roster this year after ending last season on the Vikingsâ€™ practice squad.
With no starters and only two lettermen â€” seniors Kayla Chowning and Mikki Reschman â€” coming back following a 24-win season, Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s volleyball team will enter the 2013 campaign in full rebuilding mode.
Aly Heredia, Shaneese Brown, Lena Lovelady, Zig-gy Collins, Maddie Jones, Mikealah Foust, Morgan Gomez and either Kensi Chowning or Maddie Berry are the other members of the varsity squad, which starts its season with a 6:15 p.m. match Monday at San Angelo Grape Creek before a dual match at home with Water Valley and Seminole on the following day.