Archive - Sep 2013
The Sweetwater Fire Department received a call on Thursday afternoon from a person driving a train.
The caller stated that smoke was coming out of the back car, the engine and that flames were shooting out the side of the train car. The train had stopped to change crews when the engine had shut off and the car that was on fire stopped over the Musgrove overpass.
Firefighters worked with engineers and company members to extinguish the blaze. Hydraulic oil caught the west bound train on fire.
"God was there in the beginning. He will be there in the end. So who am I to worry about the middle?"
â Rev. Wm Jackson, Sr.
That is how he lived his life.
Rev. William Jackson, Sr., 100, was born Feb. 23, 1913 to Will and Annabel Linville in Hillsboro, Tx. Ma Annabel later married Dave Jackson and to this union three siblings were born: Will Jackson, Billie "Dunk" Jackson and R.T. Jackson. William, Sr. assumed the family name.
Lendon Melvin White, 78, passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at Gulf Health Care Center in Galveston.
He was born March 20, 1935, son of Deanie Hill Cope and Orvile White in Marlow, Okla. Lendon was raised in Midland and served in the US Air Force as part of the Canine Corps during the Korean War. Lendon married Kay Maberry in Hobbs, N.M. He worked as a drilling fluids engineer and a PGA Class A Golf Pro for three courses in Texas and Florida. He was also a retired sports broker.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 20
Sweetwater varsity vs. Wall (homecoming), 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity is open.
Highland varsity will host Sands, 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity will host Trent, 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 21
Sweetwater varsity will host Levelland, 10 a.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade âAâ teams will play at Lamesa tournament.
Itâs still relatively early in the 2013 season and the start of district action is still three weeks away. But for a Sweetwater team trying to bulld confidence, beating Wall today would be a major boost for the Mustangs.
Wall, which is currently ranked No. 5 in the AP poll in Class 2A, is 3-0 while Class 3A Sweetwater is 2-1 after back-to-back wins against Andrews (39-31) and Breckenridge (51-33) the last two weeks follow-ing a season-opening loss against Eastland.
Gewel Cherry of Sweetwater waits to return a volley during her doubles match on Tuesday against Big Spring.
The tennis team plays Levelland here on Saturday.
Expect showers and possibly a thunderstorm to kick off Homecoming weekend, with a high near 75 and north-northeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Those rain chances continue throughout the evening, with a low around 61. Winds will be from the north-northeast at 5 to 15 mph.
This weekend, our only other rain chances will be before 8 a.m. on Saturday. Otherwise, expect weekend highs in the high 70s/low 80s and nighttime lows in the upper 50s/low 60s.
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Wall and Sweetwater, who will meet Friday at Mustang Bowl for what will be Sweetwaterâs homecoming contest, have a few things in common.
First of all, both have gotten their 2013 seasons off to solid starts.
Wall, which is current-ly ranked No. 5 in the Associated Press high school poll in Class 2A, has posted a flawless 3-0 record so far and the Hawks are coming off their most impressive win, a 35-14 victory over highly-regarded Sonora this past week.
Call them road warriors, but not playing at home hasnât hurt Blackwell so far.
In their first three games the Hornets have had con-vincing wins at Westbrook (52-0), Jayton (32-14) and Lingleville (88-42), the last foe a late replacement when Rule cancelled a few days before it was scheduled to play against Blackwell.
But despite the last-minute change and having to make a 141-mile road trip to Lingleville, Blackwell was more than up to the chal-lenge as the Hornets racked up 544 total yards, all but 27 of it on the ground.
Highlandâs 0-3 start this season is a bit deceiving, as two losses have been by a total of nine points. And it wonât get any easier as the Hornets face 3-0 Sands at home this Friday.
But the games that really count arenât here yet, and coach Jeff Shelton is still confident in his team.
âOne thing the kids in Highland have always been good about is looking at the big picture,â Shelton said.