Archive - Jan 2014

January 27th

DECA students bring home district honors

January 27, 2014

Recently, the Sweetwater High School DECA team competed in district competition and brought home many honors.

Lawrence crowned 2014 Yucca Queen

January 27, 2014

Sweetwater High School Senior Caroline Lawrence was crowned the 2014 Yucca Queen on Saturday evening.
Lawrence is shown with escort, Stephen May.

Traffic to change in front of SMS today

January 27, 2014

As progress on the US 70-Business (Lamar Street) reconstruction project continues, a traffic change across from Sweetwater Middle School is planned for Monday, Jan. 27.
At 9 a.m. crews will close the lane on the far west side of the street for curb and gutter removal. The southbound inside lane will be open to facilitate school traffic during the early morning, afternoon and evening hours, but some temporary closures will be necessary between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Northbound and southbound traffic will have access to the school at all times.

Joe Brady Chance

January 27, 2014

Graveside services for Joe Brady Chance, 69, of Sweetwater will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at Sweetwater Cemetery with Rev. Keith Clower officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Chance died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
He was born Sept. 23, 1944, in Wheeler, Texas.
Joe moved to Sweetwater in 1959. He was a roustabout and worked for M&B Oilfield Construction Co. in Sweetwater until retirement. Joe enjoyed fishing and he was a Baptist.

Monday's local forecast

January 27, 2014

Today will be partly sunny with a high near 35, but wind chill values will be between 10 and 20. Winds will be breezy with a north-northeast wind at 20 to 25 mph, decreasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 16 and wind chill values between 7 and 12. Winds will be from the east-northeast at 10 to 15 mph.
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Updates made at Municipal Auditorium

January 27, 2014

The Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium now boasts a number of updates and new features, and the board is excited about the possibility of even more with the participation of the community.
Some of the recent improvements include the new tinted front doors and new lobby carpeting. Add that to the renovated downstairs bathrooms and the replacement cushioned seats upstairs and residents have a more comfortable and convenient venue.

Meet and Greet the Candidate slated for Wednesday

January 27, 2014

The Meet and Greet the Candidate hosted by the Republican Women of West Texas will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at the Church of Christ Activity Center located at the corner of Elm and Fifth Street in Sweetwater. Twelve Republican candidates have accepted the invitation to speak.
Candidates for U. S. Representative, District 19: Donald R. May and Randy Neugebauer who will be represented by Mitch Barnett.
Candidates for State Representative, District 71: Isaac M. Castro and Susan L. King.
Candidate for Justice, 11th Court of Appeals Dist. Place 3: John Bailey

Scotts return to Sweetwater

January 27, 2014

Sweetwater natives Paul Bryan Scott and his wife Vicki Hobbs Scott have returned to their hometown after more than 30 years. "Vicki and I had entertained the thought of moving back to Sweetwater throughout the years, but have just now been able to do so," said Paul. "We want to be closer to our family and friends from the area," Vicki added. "We miss the West Texas atmosphere as well."

Weekly sports calendar

January 27, 2014

Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade ‘A’ and ‘B’ girls will host Snyder, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade ‘A’ and ‘B’ boys will play at Snyder, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Roscoe junior high teams will play at Loraine starting at 5 p.m.
Highland junior high teams will host Hermleigh starting at 6 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams will play at Paint Rock starting at 6 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity will play at Clyde (season-opening scrimmage), 5 p.m.

SW girls upset G’wood

January 27, 2014

The Sweetwater girls bas-ketball team is a hard team to figure.
The Lady Mustangs came into Friday’s game against Greenwood — which is in second place behind only Wylie in District 4-3A — with three straight losses of between 23 and 35 points, and a 2-4 record.

Michael Lawrence was named the Sweetwater Mustangs Player of the Week.
Sweetwater’s Kensi Chowning goes up for one of her team-high 13 kills in Tuesday’s non-district...
Pictured are the girls who attended Sweetwater Middle School’s volleyball camp to improve their...


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