Archive - 2013
This morning, we'll see partly cloudy skies that will become overcast during the afternoon. Expect a high around 68 with winds from the east-northeast at 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight, we should see mostly cloudy skies which will become partly cloudy after midnight. The low will be 48 with east-southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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MONDAY, NOV. 18
Sweetwater 7th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ girls host Midland Greenwood at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade â€˜Bâ€™ and â€˜Aâ€™ girls host Midland Greenwood at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 7th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ boys play at Midland Greenwood (season openers) at 5 and 6:15 p.m., re-spectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade â€˜Bâ€™ and â€˜Aâ€™ boys play at Midland Greenwood (season openers) at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Roscoe junior high â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ teams play at Westbrook starting at 5 p.m.
Highland junior high teams will play at Ira starting at 6 p.m.
WESTBROOK â€” It took Blackwell a little while to work out the kinks Friday when it faced Lueders-Avoca in a Six-Man, Division II bi-district playoff.
But then that wasnâ€™t too surprising, since it was only the Hornetsâ€™ second game since Oct. 11.
Once the machine start-ed running smoothly, how-ever, it became unstoppa-ble as Blackwell overcame a slow start for a 70-26 win.
SANDS â€” The Highland girls basketball team, ranked No. 1 in Class 1A, Division II by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches, improved its season record to 4-0 on Friday with a 64-49 win over Smyer.
Five different players â€” Beth Richburg (12), Sierra Allen (11), Madison Moseley (11), Hannah Allen (10) and Sydny Helbert (10) â€” scored in double figures for the Lady Hornets, whose four wins have all been by at least 11 points. Schyler Kimbrell had eight points and Kay-lee Martin two.
Hermleigh 11, Roscoe â€˜Bâ€™ girls 9
Haley Bridges 4, Lupe Gonzales 3, Samantha Stu-art 2.
Hermleigh 43, Roscoe â€˜Aâ€™ girls 20
V. Cuellar 6, M. Horton 4, B. Wilkinson 4, L. Atkinson 2, A. Guevara 2, T. Davis 2.
The Sweetwater High School Theatre Department will be performing Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol - with a twist. In Marley and Scrooge's Christmas Carol, the audience will experience the story from Marley's point of view.
The cast is made up of elementary, middle, and high school students, as well as past SHS graduates. The show will be performed Friday, Nov. 22 and Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the SHS Auditorium.
A matinee performance will be held on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 3 p.m. This event is open to the public.
Nolan County Precinct 4 Commissioner Tony Lara announced on Friday that he is seeking re-election to that position.
"I took the position because I wanted to give something back to the community in which I live, and have discovered the serving the people of Nolan County is something I enjoy," he said.
Commissioner Lara indicted that he has tried to be an official who listens to everyone, from the citizens in his precinct to the folks in the coffee shop to the employees at the courthouse.
Pictured are Terry Locklar, running for County Commissioner Precinct 2; Tony Lara, running for County Commissioner Precinct 4; Pat McGowan, running for County Clerk; Sharon Gardner, running for Justice of the Peace; Pete Sheridan, running for County Judge; Jerry Hunt, running for District Clerk; and (seated) Mark Hampton, Nolan County Democratic Party Chairman.
A proclamation was read during Tuesday's City Commission meeting, declaring the month of November as "Report Animal Abuse Month".
Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham read the document, which cited that the issue of animal abuse must be taken seriously not only for the sake of animals, but due to the fact that studies have proven a link between animal abuse and other criminal activity.
Animal abusers are five times more likely to commit further violent crimes, four times as likely to commit property crimes, and four times as likely to commit drug crimes.
Former Sweetwater resident Matt B. Garcia was recently promoted to Vice President and Principal Client Service Manager of MWH Global, a leader in wet infrastructure and water engineering, based in Broomfield, Colorado.