Archive - Jan 22, 2014
The state proposal to ban gassing as a way to capture rattlesnakes has been postponed.
This is big news for Sweetwater, where dozens of people spoke out last week in opposition to the proposal.
If it had passed, Sweetwater's biggest economic event of the year â€” The Rattlesnake Roundup â€” could have been in jeopardy.
According to State Representative Susan King's office, the Texas Parks and Wildlife department sent out an e-mail stating it has pulled the snake gassing item for consideration at this week's meetings.
Shown are businesses in the Sweetwater Business Park including Washita Valley Enterprises, new construction for Select Energy and Crest Pumping Technologies.
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Across the US, school districts are working to incorporate common core state standards and hands-on learning opportunities into their math and science curriculum.Â These new opportunities are designed to provide real world experiences that help grow the next generation by preparing them for success in college and in their careers. Now in its third year, the Americaâ€™s Farmers Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, is once again gearing up to help rural school districts by investing over $2.3 million to strengthen math and science education in rural communities.
BIG SPRING â€” After a promising start, the Sweet-water boys basketball team found itself in an uphill bat-tle with Big Spring in Tues-dayâ€™s District 4-3A show-down.
The final result for the Mustangs was a 55-45 loss at the Steersâ€™ gym which dropped Sweetwater (1-3 district, 12-3 overall) into a tie for fourth place with Greenwood with six games left. Big Spring (2-2, 9-10) took over undisputed third place in District 4-3A with the victory.
BIG SPRING â€” An en-couraging 2-1 start in district play for the Sweetwater girls basketball team began with the Lady Mustangsâ€™ stunning 44-40 home win on Jan. 3 over Big Spring in their District 4-3A opener.
But Tuesdayâ€™s rematch at Big Spring saw Sweetwater unable to repeat that magic. Instead, the team suffered its third straight defeat.
Big Spring won big, 54-21, looking like a team that was state-ranked until recently. Sweetwater (2-4, 7-12) was held to 8-of-35 shooting by Big Spring, which improved to 3-3 in district, 16-7 for the season.
Signup time is here for both baseball and softball.
Sweetwater Little League Baseball has its final signup for the 2014 season tonight from 6-8 p.m. at the Sweetwater Middle School cafeteria. Persons must bring payment, copies of three proofs of residency and a birth certificate to the signup. For information on prices or to learn more about the signups, call Kelly Andrus at (325) 933-0314.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 59. Winds will be from the west-northwest at 5 to 10 mph, shifting to the north-northeast in the afternoon.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 27 and wind chill values between 18 and 23. Winds will be blustery and from the northeast at 15 to 20 mph, increasing to 20 to 25 mph after midnight and gusts as high as 35 mph.
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All four of Sweetwaterâ€™s sub-varsity high school bas-ketball teams lost to Wylie squads on Friday.
The JV girls (1-4) lost 32-21. Kensi Chowning had five points, Marissa San-chez and Jasmine Reddic four and Abby Garcia, Gab-by Fuentes, Payton Moore and Alaina Andrews two.
The JV boys lost to Wylie 55-25 as their district rec-ord dropped to 1-2. Desh-aun Williams led the team with eight points while Den-zell Moore had six, Hardy Escobar five, Michael Law-rence four and Mark Law-rence two.
Pictured here are the members of the 2013-14 Sweetwater High School freshman girls basketball team.
Standing from left, Stephanie Castillo, Lauren Jones, Kaitlyn Foster, Sonya Sanchez, coach Jessica Withrow; and kneeling, Allison Langford, Jennifer Medellin, Davina Walker and Danielle Vega.
The winner of tonightâ€™s Sweetwater vs. Big Spring basketball games â€” both of which will be in Big Spring â€” has a chance to break out of a three-team deadlock for third place in District 4-3A.
Tipoff begins at 6:15 p.m. with the girls game, where Sweetwater and Big Spring are both 2-3 in district. And the boys contest between Sweetwater and Big Spring at 7:30 p.m. pits teams that are 1-2 in district play.
On the girls side, Sweet-water and Big Spring are tied with Snyder, which plays at Wylie (5-0) tonight.