Archive - Sep 2013
Texas State Technical College West Texas has been named to the coveted Military Friendly SchoolsÂ® list for the fourth year in a row. The annual list is compiled by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The 2014 Military Friendly SchoolsÂ® list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace Americaâ€™s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.
During halftime of the Roscoe Ployboys Homecoming football game, the Football Sweetheart and Beau and Band Sweetheart and Beau were crowned.
Shown are Football Beau Jesus Leanos and Football Sweetheart Whitney Williams with crown bearers Jayce Arnwine and Dakota Freeman.
Selected as Band Beau and Sweetheart were Antonio Gallegos and Danielle Dean.
Shale Show 2013 will take place Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 1-2 at the Nolan County Coliseum in Sweetwaterâ€™s Newman Park. Shale Show is the inaugural version of an energy technology showcase, business networking, and information sharing event that will be held in every odd-numbered year in Sweetwater, in the heart of the Cline Shale and America's Energy Solutions Region.
Shale Show is open free to the oil and gas industry, regional leaders and businesses, and to the general public. A very limited number of indoor and outdoor display spaces are still available for a fee.
Nolan County received rain this weekend and local photographer Ryan Smith was able to capture this stunning photo at Newman Park.
A memorial service for Robert Lewis Etheridge will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at Abundant Life Assembly of God Church in Merkel with Rev. Joseph Busnell and Rev. Robert Etheridge officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
Etheridge died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at his home in Merkel.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.
Richard Elton Butts, age 69, of Sweetwater, passed away on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 at Sweetwater Healthcare Center.
His body was cremated. No services are planned at this time.
Richard was born on April 19, 1944 in Henderson, Nev. to Jack W. and Evelyn (Sanders) Butts. He worked as a service manager for Goodyear Tire for 17 1/2 years and 7-11 Auto for 10 years before retiring. He married Sharon Pugh on Dec. 18, 1964 in Roby, Texas.
Today will be sunny with a high near 87. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 10 to 15 mph.
We'll see mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 62 and south-southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.
MONDAY, SEPT. 30
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams will host Snyder, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
TUESDAY, OCT. 1
Sweetwater varsity plays Monahans at the Bush Tennis Center in Midland starting at 1 p.m.
Sweetwater freshman, JV and varsity teams will host Wylie â€” freshmen and JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2
Sweetwater and Highland runners at Anson meet.
THURSDAY, OCT. 3
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams are idle.
Sweetwater freshman and JV teams are idle.
Roscoe jr high will host Cross Plains, 4 p.m.
For the last two weeks, Sweetwaterâ€™s football team has seen slim first-half leads turn into a double-digit deficits.
For the last two weeks, the Mustangs have also been able to fight back and give themselves a chance to pull out a big win at home.
However, the last two weeks has also seen Sweet-water fall short of that goal.
Now, after losing 35-30 to Brownwood, the Mustangs (2-3) will probably welcome this weekâ€™s open date prior to their District 4-3A opener against Snyder on Oct. 11.
For all the good things Sweetwater did on Friday against Brownwood, there was plenty of bad as well.
Sweetwater got a split decision in sub-varsity high school football action Thursday in Brownwood.
Sweetwater JV 30, Brownwood JV 6
Sweetwater (3-1) scored in all four quarters in its win over Brownwoodâ€™s JV, with five different players finding the end zone.
But quarterback Max Gomez had a hand in three TDs throwing second-half scoring passes of 8 yards to Sean Norman and 43 yards to Michael Green, and scoring on a 22-yard run in the second quarter.
Jacoby Hunt and Adrian Vizzerra had scoring runs of 8 and 4 yards, respectively, for Sweetwater, and also made several big defensive stops.