Archive - 2013
MILES â First there was the travel. Then Sweetwater had to go the distance on the volleyball court before the Lady Mustangs finally beat Miles 3-2 on Tuesday.
And it came down to the wire in both Game 4 and Game 5 before Sweetwater won the match by scores of 14-25, 25-21, 13-25, 27-25 and 15-13.
Freshman Kensi Chown-ing had a team-high 10 kills, plus two digs and one ace, for Sweetwater (9-14), which wonât see action until Sept. 24 when it hosts Levelland in the Lady Mustangsâ final non-district match.
A list of business sponsorships is being gathered for the âBreast Cancer Friday Night Fight for the Cureâ to be held during the Sweetwater vs. Snyder volleyball and football games Oct. 11. Those who would like to have their business name displayed on the back of the shirts should contact Jill Locklar at (325) 320-4800 or Carla Lambert at (325) 338-1840 by Sept. 23. Also, persons may sponsor a loved one who has battled cancer by placing their name on the shirt. It can be either in honor of or in memory of the person.
Sweetwater was defeated 16-3 by Big Spring in high school tennis here Tuesday.
BIG SPRING 16, SWEETWATER 3
Boys doubles â Bryan Vause and Zac Bax lost 2-8; Keygan Valdez and Billy Reeves lost 3-8; Tyler Stacy and Mark Butler lost 2-8.
Girls doubles â Jenny Medellin and Teresa Perez-Poe lost 4-8; Crystal Foust and Gisela Selano lost 0-8â Naomi Gonzales and Rebecca Gonzales lost 1-8.
Mixed doubles â Gewel Cherry and Chris Shoema-ker lost 6-8.
TSTC representative Kyle Smith (left) presented Kaegan Jeffrey a $500 scholarship as player of the game for Sweetwater following its win over Breckenridge. Also, Jeffrey was named by his coach Shane Mobley (right) as Sweetwaterâs Player of the Week.
Infigen Energy (Infigen) announced that Greg Warren is the new plant manager for Sweetwater 1,2 and 3 wind farms in Texas. Warren is responsible for overseeing the safe and reliable operations of the facilities.
Warren comes to Infigen with more than seven years of procedures-driven operations experience in the wind business. He previously served as plant manager for GE, Invenergy and BP Wind.Â Warren also served 12 years as an Instrument and Electrical Manager at a large chemical plant in Houston.Â Â
Ticket pre-sales for Friday's game against Wall will be on sale beginning Wednesday, Sept. 18 through Friday, Sept. 20.
The prices will be $5 for adults and $3 for students in advance. All tickets will be $6 at the gate.
The ball game will be played in Sweetwater with kick-off at 7:30 p.m. For more information please call 235-8601 ext. 116.
A ribbon cutting was held at the Plowboy Center Lodge, run by Max and Tom Watt, in Roscoe this week. Located at 1000 Broadway, the small four unit lodge offers cosy nightly, weekly or monthly accommodations for travelers and locals.
"We've dedicated the whole property in honor of Raymond and Ina Althof, lifetime Plowboy fans," said Max.
Max and Tom, who were born and raised in Roscoe, decided to move from Clovis, NM upon retirement. The Plowboy Center Lodge officially opened in January of 2013. Call 575-799-0812 or stop by their location in Roscoe.
The Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Board of Trustees met for their meeting on Monday night, in which approval was given for an early release day on Wednesday, December 4.
The purpose of the shortened class day is due to the fact that the district will be hosting the junior high UIL (University Interscholastic League) academic meet, as they did last year. This year, Big Spring will be hosting the high school and elementary meets, while Snyder will host the one-act play competition.
Royce Porter will return to Sweetwater this weekend during Homecoming. Porter will attend several events involving the Sweetwater/Newman High School All Class Reunion including an event after the football game on Friday at the Texas Theatre, hosted by Randy and Jolanda Hendricks. He is also expected to attend the 3 p.m. to midnight event at the WASP Museum and is looking for any of his students he taught and invites them to attend with guitar in hand. Porter is also expected to be the Homecoming parade marshal and will be given a key to the city this weekend.
Ellen V. Martin, age 77, of Sweetwater, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2013 at Hendrick Medical Center.
Her body was cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.