Archive - 2014

September 16th

SHS tennis team

September 16, 2014

The Sweetwater High School tennis team members are, standing from left, Colt Bewley, Brandon Martinez, Marc Butler, Megan Dean, Virginia Carley, Valorie Munoz, Lizzy Hendrix, Zac Bax; seated, Gisela Solano, Naomi Gonzales, Rebecca Gonzales, Aubry Delacruz, Alicia Hernan-dez, Hannah Mahan. Not pictured is Tyler Stacey.

SMS football teams start with two wins

September 16, 2014

Two of the four Sweetwater Middle School football teams came away with wins in season-opening games this past week.
The eighth grade Red and White teams both won big against Breckenridge, while the seventh grade Red lost to Breckenridge. The seventh grade White lost to Dublin in their opening game.

See the full story in Tuesday's print edition in Sports.

SHS v’ballers split dual match in Lubbock

September 16, 2014

All three of Sweetwater High School’s volleyball teams played dual matches Saturday at Lubbock against Lubbock Monterey and Midland Greenwood, and the varsity and JV teams return to action today when they play host to Miles star-ting at 5 p.m. Sweetwater’s varsity starts at 6:15 p.m.

See the full story in Tuesday's print edition in Sports.

Tuesday's local events

September 16, 2014

Today, September 16, the Friends of the Library will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Community Room. Anyone interested is invited to attend and join the Friends of the Library.
They will be discussing upcoming projects. The group is open to anyone, any age who wants to help the library. For more information call 235-4978.

Sweetwater's forecast for Tuesday

September 16, 2014

Today, we'll have a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 82. Winds will come from the south-southeast around 5 mph.
Expect those rain chances to decrease to 20% tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 69. Winds will be from the east around 5 mph, shifting to the south-southeast after midnight.
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September 15th

VIDEO: Bigger upset loss, Saints or Seahawks?

September 16, 2014's Andrew Perloff, Aaron Nagler and Chris Burke discuss the upset losses by the Seattle Seahawks and the New Orleans Saints in Week 2.

VIDEO: Cowboys bounce back with dominant win over Titans

September 16, 2014

Joe Buck and Troy Aikman break down the Cowboys' win.

Sept. 13 proclaimed Randy Rodriguez Day

September 15, 2014

Nolan County came together on Saturday morning for a great celebration to make one little boy's wish come true.
In partnership with the Make a Wish Foundation, a large parade took place at Newman Park for Randy Rodriguez, a six-year-old first grader at Southeast Elementary who was recently diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor and is already under hospice care.

Find the full story and more photos in Monday's print edition.

Vernon F. “Marty” Martin (1927-2014)

September 15, 2014

Vernon F. “Marty” Martin, businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist dies at 87.

Sweetwater-Nolan County native and Dallas businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist, V. F. “Marty” Martin passed on to be with the Lord on Sept. 12, 2014 at his home in Dallas, Texas surrounded by family and friends.
Vernon F. “Marty” Martin was born June 10, 1927 in Taylor County, Texas to Mary Alice (Nalley) and Floyd Martin. They moved to their new home in Nolan County – a stock-farm near Sweetwater – in 1935. He was preceded in death by his parents and his much-loved niece, E. Dawn McRae.

Mary Segovia

September 15, 2014

Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Segovia, 79, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 at Holy Spirit Parish Church with Father Michael Rodriguez officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
A Rosary was recited by Domingo Castillo at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
She died on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.

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