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May 16th, 2013

Emily Beene Jones

May 16, 2013

Emily Beene Jones, 69, of Rowlett (formerly of Roby) passed away March 9, 2013, and was cremated.
A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. Ward Hayes officiating.
Emily was born Oct. 24, 1943 in Lockney, Texas to Foy and Paulene Beene. She was raised in Roby most of her childhood, where her father was a cotton farmer, graduating from Roby High School. She was a past member of First Baptist Church in Roby.
Emily worked for the Meadows Foundation in Dallas for over 30 years, retiring as executive vice president.

SW-Andrews III may not be able to match first two

May 16, 2013

The Sweetwater baseball team has played its share of exciting games this season. Four of the Mustangs’ five postseason games — and all four victories — have been decided by two runs or less.
Two of the most drama-tic finishes came in March against Andrews, which will play Sweetwater in a best-of-3 regional quarterfinal starting with Game 1 Friday at Lubbock Christian Uni-versity’s Hays Field. In both cases, the visiting team had a big early lead, only to see the home team rally and pull out a walk-off victory in the final inning.

Top athletes at Highland and Blackwell recognized

May 16, 2013

Blackwell and Highland this week recognized top athletes from the past year.
Highland’s Lora Stewart and Ron Covington were the recipients of the Fighting Hornet award. Also, Hornet awards for the top girls athlete went to Stewart in cross country, Sierra Allen in basketball and Beth Richburg in track; and for the boys, Michael Hyde in football, Covington in basketball and Sheldon Hall in track.

SW summer sports camp schedule

May 16, 2013

A Lady Mustang Bas-ketball Camp will be held June 3-6 at the middle school gym on 305 Lamar Street. The camp is for students who have completed grades 2-8. Camp sessions will be from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $35 which in-cludes a T-shirt. Pre-regis-tration is appreciated.
A concession stand will be available. The camp’s goal is to improve players’ skills through instruction in individual skills and fun team competitions.

Sweetwater's daily forecast

May 16, 2013

Expect sunny skies today with a high near 96. Winds will be from the west-northwest around 5 mph, becoming east in the afternoon.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 68 with east-southeastern winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, they will become light and variable.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

May 15th

A refreshing salad

May 15, 2013

This is a quick, easy and refreshing salad. In the spring and summer, many grocery store will sell the cactus paddles already “de-spined” and cut. If you are more adventurous, go out and forage and collect your own! Select the fresh new growth on the Prickly Pear Cactus and remove using pliers, or tongs. Carefully trim off all the spines by sliding a knife flat across the surface. Search for how-to videos on YouTube.

Ingredients:
1 pound (about 3 cups) cleaned, trimmed, sliced 1/4 cactus paddles (nopales)
4 Roma tomatoes, diced 1/4
1 small red onion, diced 1/4

Leadership Sweetwater class graduates

May 15, 2013

This year's Leadership Sweetwater participants graduated on Tuesday evening with a dinner and ceremony at Texas State Technical College.

SISD first in the nation to implement COPsync 911

May 15, 2013

A press conference was held on Tuesday morning at City Hall to announce a new school security system to be implemented within Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District).
A program already in use by local law enforcement known as COPsync, Inc. has offered the local school district the opportunity to implement the COPsync 911 system. Thus, Sweetwater ISD will become the first district in the nation to test and implement the security system.

Mayor, commissioner sworn in to office

May 15, 2013

Shown is city attorney Pete Sheridan (left) administering the oath of office at Tuesday's City Commission meeting to Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham and Precinct 1 city commissioner Larry May. Not pictured is Precinct 3 commissioner Ricky Castro.
Prior to the swearing in, the results from the Saturday, May 11 city election were canvassed and approved, while a resolution declaring the official results from the election was approved as well. Approval was also given to adopt the resolution appointing the mayors pro-tem for the city, which is on a quarterly rotation.

SEED to participate in Cline Shale study

May 15, 2013

The SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) Board of Directors approved the financial participation in a Cline Shale study performed by the University of Texas at San Antonio during their meeting on Monday morning.
Prior to the approval, the board met in a 45-minute executive session held to discuss economic development/real property negotiations/personnel matters. Upon returning from the closed session, approval was given on the item.

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