Archive - 2013

April 8th

Sweetwater bats go silent as Lady Tigers take lead in 4-3A

April 8, 2013

SNYDER — The expected softball showdown Friday between District 4-3A’s top two teams turned into a one-sided affair instead.
And unfortunately for Sweetwater, it was the host Lady Tigers who dominated as they won, 10-0, to take the outright district lead.
Snyder is now 5-1, while Sweetwater falls to 4-2.
The Lady Mustangs had defeated Snyder 11-8 in the District 4-3A opener March 15 in Sweetwater, helped largely by a 10-run inning.
But in the rematch, they were shut out for the first time all year on just one hit, a fourth-inning single by Kelsi Crosson off Snyder’s Adrianna Hernandez.

Boys golfers 5th

April 8, 2013

ABILENE — The Sweet-water High School boys golf team is now in fifth place entering Tuesday’s final round of the District 4-3A tournament after a 17-shot improvement in its score Friday at Abilene.
Sweetwater went from a 352 to 335 for a 687 total, moving up one place from the first round. But it lost ground to the top two teams, Big Spring (596) and Wylie (614). Only the top two teams and top two individuals not on qualifying teams advance to regionals.

SHS, SMS girls at track meets

April 8, 2013

The Sweetwater High School and Sweetwater Middle School girls competed recently at track meets held in Colorado City and Big Spring, respectively.
Individual results follow:
VARSITY GIRLS
Kendra Crosson — 1st in 200 dash (26.8)
Suede Shirley — 3rd in 200 dash (27.08)
Abby Garcia — 6th in 200 dash; 6th in high jump
Kayla Chowning — 4th in high jump
Zanesha Collins — 6th in discus
Cierra Knox — 4th in shot put
800 relay — 2nd (Kelsi Crosson, Kendra Crosson, Garcia, Shirley)
8TH GRADE GIRLS
Kensi Chowning — 2nd in discus, 2nd in shot put, 4th in high jump

Highland jr high track meet results

April 8, 2013

Highland hosted a junior high track meet Thursday with Roscoe and Blackwell teams also competing.
Roscoe and Highland will be in Roscoe for their district meet on Thursday, and Blackwell hosts its district meet also set for Thursday.
Highland, Blackwell and Roscoe athletes who placed at Highland’s meet follow:
VARSITY BOYS
1. Team totals — 5. Roscoe 43; 6. Highland 38; 9. Blackwell 18.
1600 — 1. Braiden Moore, Roscoe, 4:02.20; 3. Clyde Dent, Highland, 4:20.70.
2400 — 3. Braiden Moore, Roscoe, 9:12.20.

Monday's local forecast

April 8, 2013

The summer weather is already creeping into the spring season, as today's high will be 93 with mostly sunny skies. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 63 and south-southeast winds at 20 to 25 mph. Gusts could top out at 35 mph.
Visit weather.gov now to find out how long the heat will last.

April 5th

Movie night, sermon series at 4th & Elm to focus on marriage

April 5, 2013

The joys and challenges of marriage can take a couple through the highs, lows, and everywhere in between, but one local church is unveiling two events in order to help husbands and wives in their relationship.
4th and Elm Church of Christ in Sweetwater is hosting a free movie night on Saturday, April 13. Starting at 6:30 p.m. in the church's Warehouse, the 2008 inspirational film "Fireproof" will be shown.

Texas economic development issues addressed in Austin

April 5, 2013

Shown from left to right are Ken Becker, Executive Director of Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED); Lorie Vincent; Executive Director of The High Ground of Texas and Chairperson of the Texas Economic Development Council and Carlton Schwab, President/CEO of the Texas Economic Development Council. The three were in Austin recently visiting with Senators and House of Representatives and their staffs concerning economic development issues in Texas.

TNB sponsors financial literacy essay contest

April 5, 2013

National Financial Literacy Month is recognized in the United States in April in an effort to highlight the importance of financial literacy and teach Americans how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits. Texas National Bank recognizes the importance of financial literacy in the community and seeks to actively create a more secure financial future for the citizens of Nolan County.

Karina Garcia Cepeda

April 5, 2013

Karina Garcia Cepeda, age 41, of Sweetwater, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2013 at her residence.
It was her wishes to be cremated. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home with Ron Chamberlain officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Karina was born on Aug. 13, 1971 in Sweetwater to Roberto Macias Cepeda and Juana Garcia Martinez Cepeda. She worked as a bookkeeper. She received her Associate's degree in applied science.

Pioneer Museum to present lecture from A&M anthropology professor

April 5, 2013

The Pioneer City-County Museum will present a lecture by Dr. Shelley Wachsmann, Professor of Anthropology at Texas A&M University.
In 1986, Dr. Wachsmann, working as nautical archaeologist for Israel, was called to the kibbutz Ginosar and the Sea of Galilee to take a look at a "possibly ancient" boat. The first ancient ship to be recovered from the Sea of Galilee, the boat is the type described in the Gospel as used by Jesus' disciples.

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