Archive - 2013
Sweetwater Independent School District conducts a program for students with above average potential in academic and creative-productive thinking skills in grades K-12. This gifted education program is designed to challenge students to accelerate above and beyond the regular school curriculum.
The Sweetwater High School volleyball team was all smiles on Wednesday after beating Snyder at Mustang Gym to earn a playoff berth.
The Lady Mustangs will take on Fabens at Crane High School in bi-district at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Pictured from left are, back row, head coach Liz Miller, Maddie Jones, Aly Heredia, Maddie Berry, Ziggy Collins, assistant coach Al Miller, Shaneese Brown, Mikeilah Foust, Kensi Chowning; front row, Morgan Gomez, Alexis Williams, Kayla Chowning and Mikki Reschman.
See related story in the Sports section online or on Pg. 12 of today's edition.
Check â€˜n Go, a leading provider of lending and financial services, has opened a new store in Sweetwater.
The grand opening was held on Oct. 28, at the new store, which is located at 811 Lamar Street. This storefront replaces a previous location on Northeast Georgia Avenue.
This Check â€˜n Go will offer consumers many financial solutions, including:
â€¢ Retail loans
â€¢ Check cashing
â€¢ Western Union services
â€¢ Prepaid cards
"Check â€˜n Go operates over 200 stores in Texas and we are excited to extend our operations in this new location," said store representatives.
The Boyd home in Sweetwater was one of many houses adorned with elaborate Halloween dÃ©cor this season.
Shown is the greeter, Tyrone Boyd. He lives in the home with his wife, Daneal and their two daughters Shania and Faith.
Find more photos of Halloween around town throughout today's edition.
FRIDAY, NOV. 1
Sweetwater varsity plays at Monahans, 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity will host Hamlin, 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity will host Robert Lee, 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, NOV. 2
Sweetwater varsity and JV girls vs. Big Spring (scrimmage), 10 a.m., Big Spring.
Roscoeâ€™s Lyndi Wilkinson, Karina Cisneros, Alejandra Solis, Braiden Moore, Whitney Williams, Alyssa Chavez, Samantha Ortega and Olivia Saddler and Highlandâ€™s Eli Shelton will compete at Region II-1A meet in Grand Prairie.
The three Nolan County high school football teams who are in action today all face tall assignments as they fight for a playoff berth.
Sweetwater (1-2), which is currently tied for fourth place in District 4-3A, goes to Monahans (3-0), which is the districtâ€™s only remaining undefeated team.
Sweetwaterâ€™s only win was at Greenwood (0-3), where the Mustangs won 54-29 before losing to Big Spring 65-42 last Friday.
Sweetwater and Fabens will meet in a Class 3A bi-district volleyball playoff at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Crane High School, according to Sweetwater head volleyball coach Liz Miller.
Sweetwater qualified for the playoffs as the fourth-place team in District 4-3A after Wednesdayâ€™s season-ending four-game win over Snyder at Mustang Gym.
HIGHLAND â€” Highland trailed No. 1-ranked Ira by just eight, 16-8, in the final minute of the first quarter when Michael Hyde scored on a 10-yard run and Jacob Richburg added the PAT on Thursday. But that proved to be all the scoring the Hornets could produce as they lost 54-8 to Ira.
Highland (1-1) will make the playoffs by beating Hermleigh next week. The Cardinals (0-1) will be playing today against Rotan, which is also 0-1. Highland (5-3) saw a five-game winning streak halted while Ira improved to 9-0, 2-0.
Here are Highland JV and junior high results from the recent district cross country meet held in Eula. The varsity results ran earlier:
JUNIOR HIGH GIRLS
Reann Robinson 43rd (17:18); Brooklyn Petty 47th (17:33); Brook Nervig 48th (17:35).
JUNIOR HIGH BOYS
Team placed third
Kamren Shelton 5th (12:27); Cade Garrett 11th (13:02); Gage Braden 19th (13:54); Jordan Johns 22nd (14:23); Kanyon Carper 37th (18:03); Tucker Harris 39th (18:21).
Madison Braden 4th (16:04); Schyler Kimbrell 7th (16:54); Kaylee Martin 8th (16:57).
Today will be sunny with a high near 73. Winds will be from the west-southwest around 15 mph, becoming north-northwest winds in the afternoon.
Expect clear skies tonight, with a low around 45 and northern winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the southwest.
This weekend, we'll see highs in the mid to upper 60s, with lows in the mid 40s/low 50s. Winds will gradually increase throughout, with gusts up to 25 mph on Sunday night.
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