April 14th, 2014
BIG SPRING â€” Falling behind early has been common for Sweetwaterâ€™s baseball team since district play began. It happened again Friday as Big Spring led 3-0 after two innings and 4-0 after three. The Mustangs got one run back in the fifth and scored two more runs to make it 4-3 in the sixth, but couldnâ€™t get any closer as Big Spring held on for a 5-3 victory over Sweetwater.
The Mustangs fell to 3-4 in district, with a more im-pressive 16-7 overall record, and are now tied for fourth place with Monahans with only three games left in the regular season.
BIG SPRING â€” Despite out-hitting Big Spring 7-5 on Friday, Sweetwater fell to the Lady Steers, 7-1 Ââ€” all of the runs scoring with two outs in the fourth inning.
Sweetwater scored its run in the fifth inning on two-out singles by Abby Garcia and Megan Holsey, but was unable to do more damage on the scoreboard. Garcia stole second before Holseyâ€™s hit, then beat the throw to the plate to make it 7-1.
The Amos and Garrett Youth Group participated in a fun exercise program with the residents of Nolan Nursing and Rehabilitation in Sweetwater. The youth group plan to come once monthly to fellowship and sponsor active games. Smiles, giggles and friendly competition were shared during the inter-generational activity.
A lot of trends seem to come and go, and the re-emergence of the rainwater harvesting method seems to prove this point.
Commonly used in the early 1900s to converse water, rainwater harvesting is making a comeback in the state of Texas. The method captures, diverts and stores rainwater for later use, according to the Texas Water Resources Institute.
Governor Rick Perry has declared April 13-19 National Telecommunications Week in honor of those individuals working 9-1-1 dispatch. Each year, the second full week of April is dedicated to the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators. It was first conceived by Patricia Anderson of the Contra Costa County (Calif.) Sheriff's Office in 1981 and was observed only at that agency for three years. Members of the Virginia and North Carolina chapters of the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) became involved in the mid-1980s.
Rito L. Ramon, Sr., age 74. of Sweetwater, passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Sweetwater Healthcare Center.
His body was cremated. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
The driver of the vehicle shown above was transported to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital via ambulance on Thursday afternoon, according to emergency authorities.
The driver was in stable condition when transported, after the wreck occurred around 4:45 p.m. on the 1900 block of W. Broadway. The driver of the other truck involved in the wreck was not transported.
Everything is sweet in Sweetwater â€” especially the food. The Senior Nutrition Activities Program (SNAP) staff is ready to open the gates at the 28th Annual Taste of Sweetwater (ToS) on Monday, April 14, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex.
About 25 local restaurants are participating in the yearly culinary extravaganza. Each business will have its own table set up where patrons may indulge in selected delectables until there is none left to serve.
Bluebonnets are in full bloom in Sweetwater. Local photographer Ryan Smith caught this photo of a ladybug flying to one.