Archive - 2013
A Sweetwater victory over Snyder in todayâs match at Mustang Gym will end a five-year playoff drought and send the Lady Mustang volleyball team into the postseason as the No. 4 team in District 4-3A.
Sweetwater (3-6) leads Snyder (2-7) by a game for the final playoff berth. If Snyder wins today, how-ever, the teams must meet again later this week to break the tie and decide who will go to the playoffs. If Sweetwater wins either today or later this week, it will face Fabens, the 3-3A champion, next Tuesday in bi-district at Crane.
Sweetwater went 3-1 for the second straight week when its middle school football teams played host to teams from Big Spring this past Thursday.
7th grade White 12, Big Spring 8
Sweetwater White was scoreless and trailed 8-0 until coming up with a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter against Big Spring.
Sweetwaterâs scores came on touchdown passes from Jackson Foster to Kobe McCann which covered 15 and 55 yards, respectively.
Today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 79. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
We'll have a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms, which will increase to 60% after 8 p.m. Expect a nighttime low around 64 with south-southeast winds around 15 mph.
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Norma Bonner was the special guest reader on Monday at the County-City Library, reading many Halloween books and leading children and parents in spooky songs. Those in attendance also enjoyed a Halloween craft and Halloween treats at the event.
Many Halloween and fall events will be happening this week beginning on Tuesday. The following is a list of local events.
Tuesday, Oct. 29
Trunk or Treat
East Ridge Elementary School third grade teacher, Jimmy Bennett, was voted by his peers in Region 14 as the 2013 Elementary Teacher of the Year.
He, his wife Lesley and the principal of the school, Vicki Mayberry were recently in Austin for the awards ceremonies. Commissioner of Education Michael L. Williams spoke at the ceremony and presented Mr. Bennett this prestigious award.
Military graveside services for Robert Leon Haines, 90, of Sweetwater will be held at noon on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colo. with Chaplain Charles Keogh officiating.
Visitation will be held all day Tuesday, Oct. 29, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Haines died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
He was born Jan. 7, 1923 in Millard, NE. He married Ruth Pauline Schuster in Washington State. She preceded him in death in 1990.
Haines lived in Sweetwater the past 20 years. He was a self employed home builder.
ROTAN âÂ Jose âJoeâ Benigno Almanza, 73, passed away Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 at Sweetwater Healthcare Center.Â
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 at Belvieu Cemetery under the direction of Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.Â Â
Rosary will be Tuesday evening from 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to weathersbeerayfh.com.
Carolee Patterson passed away on Oct. 26, 2013 at the age of 72 years old.
Today, we'll see areas of fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy skies, with a high near 77 and breezy conditions. Winds will be from the south southeast at 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
For tonight, we'll continue to see mostly cloudy skies, with a low around 65 and winds from the south-southeast at 15 to 20 mph.