Archive - Jan 2014
The 2013-14 Sweetwater freshman boys basketball team is pictured here.
Standing from left are Hunter Mobley, Jonathan Castor, Garrett Davison, Keevin Houston and Michael Green. Seated from left are Martin Morini, Jacoby Hunt, Luis Vasquez, Javier Olguin, Tate Rainey and Jordan McGee.
Not pictured is Lowell Williams.
A win today at Snyder will clinch a playoff berth for the Sweetwater girls basketball team, which has won its last two contests to move into third place in District 4-3A with a 4-4 record. The Lady Mustangs lead Snyder and Big Spring, both 3-5, by a game with two to play.
Both of the sub-varsity girls teams from Sweetwater defeated Monahans teams here Tuesday in high school basketball action.
The freshman girls (5-3) won 28-18 and the JV girls won, 32-19, to improve to 3-5 in district play.
However, the JV boys (2-4) lost 44-39 and the freshman boys (1-5) lost to Monahans 32-24.
JV girls scoring: Kensi Chowning 14, Payton Moore 6, Alaina Andrews 5, Gabby Fuentes 3, Abby Garcia 2, Marissa Sanchez 2.
Freshman girls scoring: Davina Walker 12, Lauren Jones 11, Kaitlyn Foster 4, Jennifer Medellin 1.
Today will be partly sunny with a high near 77. Winds will be breezy, with a south-southwest wind at 15 to 20 mph.
Expect a low tonight around 47, with mostly cloudy skies and a southern wind at 10 to 15 mph.
This weekend we'll see quite a change, with a high of 61 on Saturday but a low around 27. For the big game on Sunday, we'll have a 20% chance of rain, freezing rain and sleet, with a high near 35 and a low around 24.
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Sweetwater and Abilene residents had the opportunity to learn about C-SPANâ€™s programs and resources on Wednesday, Jan. 29, by stepping aboard the C-SPAN Bus during a stop on its winter tour.Â
The Leadership Sweetwater class recently visited Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital during their health session and got a chance to tour the facilities, as well as learn more about the hospital and healthcare in Sweetwater.
Various purchases were approved by the Nolan County Hospital District board of directors at their meeting on Monday night, which was held at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
The purchase of 10 hospital beds and mattresses was approved, which came to the overall total of $128,000. Also, approval was given to purchase an infant warmer at the cost of around $9,700.
In addition, the purchase of a GE Logic E9 ultrasound unit was approved, which costs around $150,000. The unit will replace the current, older model, which will now be used as a back-up.
Shown is the new concrete road (off of FM 419) for the BNSF expansion as workers are setting forms and pouring concrete.
Funeral services for Sherman Carl Wade will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at Broadway Baptist Church with Rev. Chris Stephens officiating. Interment will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at Hopewell Cemetery near Liberty Hill under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.