Archive - 2014

April 8th

Raymond Jack Swaim

April 8, 2014

ARLINGTON — Raymond Jack Swaim, 88, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014.
Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway in Arlington with Pastor David Hargrove officiating. Interment will follow at 1:30 p.m. in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas, Lane C. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial gifts may be made to Northwest Christian Church, 1001 N. Davis, Arlington, Texas 76012.

Local sports calendar

April 8, 2014

THURSDAY, APRIL 10
Track
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams complete district meet at Big Spring (top four in each event advance to area meet in Pecos on April 18).
Highland varsity teams host district meet (top four in each event advance to area meet to also be held in Highland on April 18).
Roscoe varsity teams at Highland for district meet (same as above).
Blackwell varsity teams at Robert Lee for district meet (top four in each event advance to area meet to be held in Highland on April 18).
FRIDAY, APRIL 11
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity will play at Big Spring, 7 p.m.
Softball

Baseball, s’ball teams host GW

April 8, 2014

Beating Greenwood at home today would end the Sweetwater baseball team’s three-game losing streak in district play and help its playoff hopes. The softball team also plays Greenwood here today, and with an 0-6 district record, the Lady Mustangs simply can’t af-ford another loss if they are to reach the postseason.

SHS girls finish 3rd at 4-3A tournament

April 8, 2014

Sweetwater High School’s girls golf team shot a final round 382 Monday at Sny-der’s Western Texas College for a third-place finish at the 54-hole, three-leg District 4-3A golf tournament.
Despite missing a regional berth, Sweetwater beat out five of the district’s eight competing golf teams with a three-round 1,104 total. The two teams who are advancing to regionals are Snyder (1,001) and Monahans (1,012). Sweetwater’s No. 2 team shot 443-1,264 for a seventh-place finish.
The regional tournament will be played April 16-17 at Lubbock.

Local forecast for Tuesday

April 8, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 76. Winds will be from the northwest at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 49 and north-northwest winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the south.
Learn more at weather.gov.

April 7th

TSTC West Texas students compete in Skills USA Competition

April 7, 2014

Texas State Technical College West Texas students Hadley Holland, Nicholas Shults, Jeffrey Hardy and Spencer Mahoney from the Diesel program in Sweetwater competed at the State Skills USA competition in San Antonio. 
The group competed in the Diesel Equipment Technology portion of the competition where the contestant’s cycle through 14 stations testing and troubleshooting engines, electrical and electronics systems, power train systems including chassis, transmissions and carriers.

City issues notice for proper brush and debris disposal

April 7, 2014

The placing of junk, brush and/or debris in the alley and/or street right of way is littering and subject to a fine not to exceed $200 in addition to refuse surcharges to be applied.

Cub Scouts visit Reporter office

April 7, 2014

The Wolf Den Pack 146 visited the Sweetwater Reporter office to learn about the various departments and what it takes to construct, publish and distribute the local newspaper.
Shown are (in no particular order) Nick Williams, Hunter McCann, Nicholas Hurd, Cutter Dean, Kason Wehba, Logan Palacios and Lucus Palacios with leader Rob McCann. The group is sponsored by 4th and Elm Church of Christ.

Lindell Keith Smith

April 7, 2014

Funeral services for Lindell Keith Smith, 56, of Nolan will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Lamar Street Baptist Church in Sweetwater. Reverend Vic Meyer and Reverend Chris Stephens will officiate. Interment will follow at Nolan Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Tuesday, April 8, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Smith died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at his home in Nolan.
He was born March 12, 1958, in Sweetwater. He married Bobbi Lynn on April 1, 2005, at Nolan Baptist Church.

Hunt 6th after 2nd round

April 7, 2014

Michael Hunt of Sweet-water shot another 77 Sat-urday in the second round of the District 4-3A boys golf tournament for a 154 total, leaving him in sixth place among medalists en-tering the final round Tues-day when the tournament moves to Sweetwater.
If he maintains his position, Hunt will qualify for regional competition next week with the second-best score — trailing only Jacob Lair (150) of Monahans — among all players not on one of the top two teams.
Big Spring (608) and Abi-lene Wylie (625) currently rank 1-2, with Sweetwater in fifth place at 670.

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