Archive - 2013
BIG SPRING â€” After a lopsided defeat in Game 1, the Sweetwater volleyball team matched Big Spring almost point-for-point in the second game of their District 4-3A match Tues-day. But the Lady Mustangs ultimately fell short against the No. 21-ranked team in the state as Big Spring went on to claim a 25-6, 25-23, 25-16 victory.
Big Spring is now 3-1 in district play and 22-10 over-all. Sweetwater â€” which saw its records fall to 1-3 in district play, 10-18 overall â€” returns to action on Fri-day when the team travels to Snyder for a key match that starts at 5 p.m.
The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club is gearing up for their annual All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Supper on Friday night, Oct. 25, at the Sweetwater High School cafeteria. The fundraiser will be held before the Mustangs take on the Big Spring Steers in Mustang Bowl.
Serving begins at 5 p.m. and continues until kick-off at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 each (for adults) and $6 each (for children 12 and under). The club is offering a special group rate of $5 each for parties of 10 or more. Tickets can be purchased from any Kiwanis Club member or at the door the night of the supper (Oct. 25).
The Sweetwater City Commission discussed the progress of two projects during Tuesday morning's meeting, including the Hunter Well Field.
A resolution was approved, which expresses official intent to reimburse cost of the water and sewer system projects. A representative with Southwest Securities was at the meeting to discuss the matter, notably the $1.9 million loan the city has applied for from the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB).
Southeast Elementary recently hosted Celebrate Freedom Week and a United States Navy Veteran, Steve Houston, came to visit Mrs. Ami Houston's first grade class and talked about what freedom means to him and how he helped our country in the Vietnam War.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1968 to 1971. He had two tours in Vietnam: one on the Aircraft Carrier USS Ticonderoga and one on the USS Ranger.
He was honorably discharged in November of 1971 as a Second Class Petty Officer.
The POW MIA Remembrance Ceremony
As you entered the banquet hall this evening, you may have noticed a small table in a place of honor. It is set for one. This table is our way of symbolizing the fact that members of our profession of arms are missing from our midst. They are commonly called POWs or MIAs; we call them "Brothers." They are unable to be with us this evening and so we remember them.
This table set for one is small - symbolizing the frailty of one prisoner alone against his oppressors. Remember!
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 82. Winds will be breezy with a south-southeast wind at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 64 and breezy winds from the south-southeast at 15 to 20 mph.
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THE MUSTANG BOWL TO HOST FIELDS OF FAITH EVENT ON OCTOBER 9TH
Students from Sweetwater and surrounding schools will be joining thousands of other youth on athletic fields all across the nation today to share their Christian faith with fellow students during the eighth annual national Fields of Faith event. This rapidly-growing, interdenominational outreach event will be held at more than 450 locations throughout the nation on this same date.
The City of Sweetwater recently earned two awards, which was announced during Tuesday's meeting of the Sweetwater City Commission.
City Manager Eddie Brown reported that for the 29th year, the city received the GFOA (Government Finance Officers Association) certificate of achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 2012 fiscal year. Recognition was given to the city's finance department for their work in attaining the award.
It might seem as if there's plenty of time left, but Election Day will be here before we all know it.
The Constitutional Amendment Election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. At this time, however, voters can now start requesting a ballot by mail, in which Friday, Sept. 6 was the first day to apply.
The last day to register to vote was on Monday, Oct. 7. Additionally, the last day for the county clerk to receive the application to vote by mail is on Friday, Oct. 25.
Maryneal Volunteer Fire Department made a donation to the Nick Barton fund to help defer the medical bills the local paramedic (Sweetwater Fire Department) has incurred due to a motorcycle accident on Aug. 7, of this year.
Barton is still in rehab and doctors are hopeful that he will make a full recovery eventually.
Pictured is Julie Hurn with the Maryneal VFD presenting a check to Preston Peacock with the Sweetwater Fire Department which was put into the Sweetwater Regional Federal Credit Union fund for Nick Barton.