Archive - 2013
One of every parent's worst nightmares came true on May 20 this year in Moore, Okla. when two elementary schools â€” the Briarwood and Plaza Towers schools â€” were destroyed by a tornado that ripped through the town. Seven third graders perished after being crushed by debris that day. Neither of the schools had weather-safe rooms for the students and faculty to go to.
If you heard a loud sound or felt the strong winds today, you might have been experiencing the landing of a helicopter right in Sweetwater on Jerry Huffman Drive, next to the Central Fire Station. Air Methods out of Snyder â€”Â the company that operates the Native Air helicopter â€” put on a landing zone class for members of the Sweetwater Fire Department today as part of continuing education for the firefighters.
BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
We all know the song: â€śAmazing Grace.â€ť We say and believe Godâ€™s grace is sufficient in all times, in all things and in all days, but do you realize there are different types of grace in the scripture. I have spoken often about â€śliving graceâ€ť for our day to day situations and â€śdying graceâ€ť for when we meet the Lord. We also see in Acts 16:25 that Paul and Silas had â€śsinging graceâ€ť when they were thrown in jail. In Colossians 4:6 Paul talks about the importance of believers having â€śspeaking grace.â€ť Also, in 2 Timothy 2:1 Paul reminds us of â€śstrengthening grace.â€ť
During Monday's county commissioners' meeting, the proposed tax rate for the 2013-2014 fiscal year was presented.
The total tax rate was presented at .507552, which exceeded the effective tax rate. Thus, a record vote was taken and unanimously passed.
The proposed budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year was then filed with the County Clerk, which was approved. Approval was also given toward a public hearing on the 2013-2014 proposed budget, set for Monday, September 9.
The Roscoe Collegiate High School varsity cheerleaders hosted Cheer Pals for girls in Pre-K through sixth grade. Many attended the cheer camp this week.
Those attending the camp included the following:
Pre-K: Jalin Freeman, Lee Saenz, JoAnna McAnally, Avrie Hermosillo, Milly Welch, Riley Wetsel, Yesi Gonzalez, Kallie Scherwits, Ziya Longoria, Katie Wilson;
Kindergarten: Kira Sarabia, Kaydence Blackman, Madison Parrott, Lauren Herrera, Jaycee Wetsel, Emeril Talamantez, Dakota Freeman, Chloe Sanders, Karlie Buchanan, McKinzee Silva;
Two public hearings were held during Tuesdayâ€™s City Commission meeting, one of which was a hearing on substandard structures located within the city. Making the presentation were Kirk Harris, city services director, and Danny Alderson with the Code Enforcement Department.
Walter Ludwig Renz met his Lord on Aug. 15, 2013. Born in Punxsutawney, Penn. on Sept. 3, 1918, â€śWaltâ€ť was just short of his 95th birthday.
World War II veteran, first generation American, Jazz drummer, minor league baseball player, football referee, world traveler and time-keeper extraordinaire, Walt was many things in his 95 years, but, most importantly, he was a man who loved his family.
Shane Mobley, who is beginning his second year as Sweetwaterâ€™s head football coach, says he will be looking for good execution when his Mustangs go to Wichita Falls today for their first of two scrimmages.
About 85 players will play in todayâ€™s scrimmage vs. Wichita Falls Hirschi at Memorial Stadium. The JV and freshmen will start it off about 6 p.m., with varsity players taking the field about one hour later.
â€śLast year, we were just teaching them how to run pass routes (on offense) and it was a real big change,â€ť said Mobley.
After splitting a dual match here Tuesday, the Sweetwater High School volleyball team completed a brief homestand Thursday by losing to Abilene Cooper as they were swept 3-0.
Kayla Chowning (six kills), Shaneese Brown (five kills) and Kensi Chowning (five kills) led the Lady Mustangs (2-2 overall), who now go to Abilene to play in the Bev Ball Classic which will be played today and Saturday.
Against Cooper, Sweet-water struggled on offense.
Its best showing came in Game 3 with 18 points, after losing 13-25 and 6-25 to begin the match.
Sweetwater Young Guns, an 11-under travel team, recently won the Abilene Summer Slam Tournament. Sweetwater beat Abileneâ€™s Diablos 8-6, tied Windthorst 6-6, beat Odessa Texas Blaze 10-2 and then Windthorst 10-2 for the title.
Back row from left, coaches Roman Moncada, Kelly Andrus, Randall Rea; middle row, Eric Abbe, Blake Andrus, Rylen Moncada, Austin Moreland, Antonio Her-edia, Xavier Rodela; front row, Daiman Atkins, Jacob Roden, Rylan Hayes, Darian Carr, Reese Hayes. Not shown: coach Tony Roden.