Archive - 2013
Many in Sweetwater saw a peculiar sight on Easter Sunday when a large Minion blimp was flying around neighborhoods in town.
Universal Pictures is promoting "Despicable Me 2" scheduled for release on July 3, with an elaborate aerial advertising campaign in partnership with Van Wagner Communicationsâ€™ Airship Group.
LUBBOCK â€“ The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced that a DPS joint task force made up of various divisions within the department conducted an operation in the Lubbock region last week that resulted in the capture of 45 wanted fugitives and the seizure of illegal narcotics.
The Sweetwater Jaycees hosted their annual Easter egg hunt at Fraley Park for children of the community.
Hundreds of plastic treat-filled eggs and many other Easter prizes were sought after at the hunt. Shown is Donavin Adames taking part in the annual hunt.
Joyce Marie Burnett Parrish, 67, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, beloved mother, daughter, sister and aunt, passed away at home into the loving arms of our Lord on March 17, 2013. Joyce was born on March 26, 1945, in Sweetwater to Mancell C. and Ruby M. (Weaver) Burnett.
THURSDAY, APRIL 4
Sweetwater JV and varsity girls will compete at Colorado City meet.
Highland junior high teams host meet.
Blackwell and Roscoe junior high teams are at Highland meet.
FRIDAY, APRIL 5
Sweetwater varsity at Snyder, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV boys play second 18-hole leg of 54-hole district tournament in Abilene.
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams will play at Snyder at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater varsity teams at district tournament in Big Spring.
Highland varsity teams host meet.
Sweetwater is tied for sixth place after shooting a 352 during the first 18-hole leg of the boys district tournament at Snyder.
Sweetwater has two of the 12 teams that teed off at the Western Texas College Course on Thursday. The second leg of the tourna-ment is this Friday at Abi-leneâ€™s Maxwell Course.
Big Spring leads with a 301 total followed by Wylie (309), Snyder (312), Sny-der No. 2 (341) and Wylie No. 2 (342). Greenwood and Sweetwater both shot 352 in the first round.
Members of the Sweetwater Young Guns, a select travel team, are shown posing with their plaques after winning the championship at the Abilene Diamond Classic tournament that was held March 16-17 as part of Texas USSSA Baseball.
Pictured are, front row from left, Darian Carr, Rylan Hayes, Reese Hayes, Jacob Roden; middle row, Rylen Moncada, Daiman Atkins, Antonio Heredia, Blake Andrus, Austin Moreland, Xavier Rodela; and top row, coaches Randall Rea, Tony Roden and Kelly Andrus.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 81. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph, and after 1 p.m. we'll have a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Tonight, our rain chances increase to 50%, while we should see mostly cloudy skies with a low around 59. Winds will be from the east-southeast at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
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Ian Brockman had fun at Lang Aycock Childcare Center this week with an Easter egg hunt and party at the facility.
Murl Montgomery, 60, passed away at his home on March 30, 2013, after a long battle with brain cancer.
A family visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, April 1, 2013, at McCoy Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 2, at First Presbyterian Church in Sweetwater with Reverend Kary Fry officiating. Interment will follow in Sweetwater Cemetery directed by McCoy Funeral Home. Masonic graveside rites will be said by Sweetwater Lodge # 571.