Archive - 2014
A six-year playoff drought will end this season for the Sweetwater football team.
So says Dave Campbellâ€™s Texas Football magazine, which is now available on newsstands and is predic-ting that the Mustangs will finish second in their new district (2-4A, Division II) to Monahans in 2014. The last time Sweetwater made the playoffs was 2008.
Blackwell â€” the only Nolan County school to reach the postseason each of the last two years â€” will make it again in 2014, ac-cording to the magazine. The Hornets are picked to finish second in their new district (7-1A, Division II) to Loraine.
As I walk into the back horse stalls, I smell the freshly plowed dirt and hear horses softly eating hay in the background. I see a man sitting there at the end of the row. Iâ€™m face to face with an American rodeo legend â€” Mr. Edd Workman. He shakes my hand. Callused hands and a firm grip. The hands of a man that has worked magic in rodeos across the nation. He sums me up in a glance, smiles gently, asks me to sit down, and begins to talk.
The local Kiwanis Club is moving forward with plans to raise money to construct a skate park in Sweetwater.
At Wednesday's weekly meeting, Kiwanis member Speedy San Miguel made a presentation to the club, recapping the initial steps of the project. The idea for the skate park began around a month ago, as the club was looking for a way to solidify their presence while hoping to grow the chapter.
A retirement party was held in honor of Chris Kiser who was Assistant Fire Chief at the Sweetwater Fire Department for 23 years. Family, friends, coworkers and former firefighters were in attendance to celebrate.
Pictured above, from left to right are Clinton McKeehan, Eric Reed, Billy Villanueva, Preston Peacock, Richard AcuÃ±a, Chris Kiser, Grant Madden, Paul King, Nick Shaw, Preston Peacock, Pat Oâ€™Neal, James Smith, Brad Payne, Chad Worth and Todd Donham.
On Tuesday, June 17, the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) Trailblazer visited the County-City Library.
The Trailblazer is a 40 foot exhibit trailer that houses a variety of engineering and science exhibits targeted at students in grades 3-7. It engages students, teachers and parents through hands-on activities and exhibits that highlight fundamental concepts in Magnetism, Aerodynamics, Weather, Space, Alternative Energy and Medicine.
The Kid Scoop page, a weekly feature of the Sweetwater Reporter, is a child-friendly tool that teaches kids about English, science, history and other subjects. The page is used as part of the NIE program (Newspapers in Education), which allows students to have access to the local newspaper in the classroom.
NIE is provided to local students through the sponsorship of several local businesses during the school year. But the top of the Kid Scoop page lists its sponsor â€” the family of Chad Lindsey.
Today will be partly sunny with a high near 88. Winds will be from the southeast around 10 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 71 and south-southeast winds around 10 mph.
This weekend, the only rain chances we'll have will be during the day on Saturday. Otherwise, weekend highs will be in the upper 80s/low 90s, with lows in the lower 70s. Winds will gradually increase throughout the weekend.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.
Cheek swabs to be taken to find a match for local woman battling leukemia
On Saturday, June 21, Sweetwater Country Club will host the 2nd Annual "Swing for the Cure" golf tournament that will benefit breast cancer and ovarian cancer research. The tournament will have a 9 a.m. shotgun start with a four person scramble format. The entry fee is $50 per player with first, second and third places being awarded prizes. McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater is also sponsoring a Hole-n-One contest with a $500 cash prize.
Roscoe Police Officer Steven Spencer stands beside the department's new 2014 Chevy Tahoe.
See more Roscoe news inside Thursday's edition and at roscoehardtimes.blogspot.com.