Archive - 2014
The Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium, with partial funding from the Texas Commission on the Arts, announced the â€śApplauseâ€ť Music Series, which kicks off with a summer preview of the series on July 11, with â€śVoices of Hope,â€ť staring International performer, Hope Shiver.
Designed to bring a new level of musical arts to Nolan County, the â€śApplauseâ€ť Music Series will feature incredible performances with memorable themes.
With â€śVoices of Hope,â€ť Shiver will take the audience down a journey with portrayals of famous heroines Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth and Sissieretta Jones.
Texas State Technical College has awarded scholarships to 39 high school students from ATEMS, Blanket, Breckenridge, Colorado City, Cisco, Early, Gorman, Graford, Hamlin, Jim Ned, Loraine, Roscoe and Sweetwater. The scholarship recipients have all completed a Marketable Skills Award (MSA) through dual credit with TSTC in Digital Media, Health Information, Computer Programming, Software and Business Accounting, Computer-Aided Drafting or Welding. The college hopes the scholarship will enable the students to continue their education to an associate degree.
After going 0-2 in pool play, two Sweetwater Little League all-star teams â€” the 9-10 year-olds and 11-12 year-olds â€” will try for a fresh start in bracket play tonight at their respective District 5 tournaments.
The Junior League (13-14) all-stars, 2-0 in their pool games, start bracket play on Friday and will try to keep a good thing going.
The 9-10 and 11-12 year-olds play Jim Ned tonight â€” the latter at 6 p.m. at Abilene Northern; the former at 7 p.m. at Jim Ned.
The Junior Leaguers play Breckenridge at 8 p.m. Fri-day to start bracket play at Abilene North.
After going 2-0 in their pool games, the Sweetwater Junior League all-stars will begin double-elimin-ation bracket play Friday in their District 5 tournament. Sweetwater plays Breckenridge at 8 p.m. at Abilene North.
Kneeling from left, Andrew Melen-dez, Mason Maxwell, Tai-den Smith, Noah Marti-nez, Nick Figueroa; stan-ding, Ky Hoover, coach Randy Melendez, Jordan McGee, Tanner Beasley, manager Kenny Maxwell, Christopher Thompson and Isak Alvarez.
Not pictured are players Kiante McCoy and Taylor Tur-ney and coach Neal Hoo-ver.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 91. Winds will be from the southeast around 15 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 71 and breezy winds from the southeast at 15 to 20 mph.
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U.S. Paralympian Alana Nichols visited the local USG (United States Gypsum) plant on Monday to celebrate the Sweetwater plant's video submission in a recent company-wide contest.
Nichols competes in Alpine Skiing and Wheelchair basketball, and is the first American woman to win gold medals in both the Summer and Winter Olympic games.
The cast has been selected and rehearsals have begun.
â€śBlack Comedyâ€ť by Peter Shaffer will be performed as a fundraiser to help restore the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium.
Andrea Melendrez, age 80, of Sweetwater, passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Nolan Nursing and Rehab.
As per her wishes, her body will be cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Jo Ann Grace, 62, of San Angelo, passed away on Saturday, June 21 2014 at her residence.
Mrs. Grace was born October 25, 1951 in Duncan, OK.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Gutierrez Funeral Chapels/Knickerbocker. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Six Sweetwater High School athletes â€” three seniors and three juniors â€” earned All-Big Country baseball recognition Sunday from the Abilene Reporter-News.
Senior first baseman Greg Aiken was named to the starting infield after a season in which he hit .443 with 12 doubles, three triples and 34 RBIs in 77 at-bats, along with a .990 fielding percentage. Aiken, a four-year starter, was also named District 4-3A MVP.