March 8th, 2013
HAMLIN - Frances L. (Derington) Boil, 88 passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2013 in Snyder.Â Services will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the Church of Christ in Hamlin with burial at Hamlin Memorial Cemetery.Â Visitation will be from 5-6 p.m. on Saturday at Adams-Foster-Ray Funeral Home.
Allie Lee Greer, age 92, of Clifton, (former resident of Sweetwater) passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at Goodall Witcher Hospital in Clifton.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Broadway Baptist Church with Pastor Lonnie Lehrman officiating, assisted by Brother L. J. McCullough. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Four Sweetwater High School basketball players have earned District 4-3A recognition for their out-standing play this season.
Junior Kaleb Hoover was named to the first team and junior Dylan Bennett made the second team. Two soph-omores, Isaiah McGee and Rhett Torres, received all-district honorable mention.
Hoover, who led the Mus-tangs in scoring with a 15.7 average during district play, was the district newcomer of the year as a sophomore.
Alexis Thompson in the 114-pound class and Ashley Lara in the 198-pound class will be representing Sweetwater High School at the state girls powerlifting meet after recording top-two finishes this past week-end at the regional meet in Fort Stockton.
Thompson was second Alyssa Flores of Snyder in her weight class with a total lift of 515 pounds while Lara was second in her weight class to Kathryn Garza of Fort Stockton after lifting a total of 630 pounds.
Highland junior Sierra Allen is the Texas Six-Man Coaches Association girls basketball co-player of the year. She shares the honor with Strawnâs Jayde Price.
Sierraâs younger sister, freshman Hannah Allen, earned second team all-state honors.
Your Rattlesnake Round-Up forecast is shaping up to be warm and windy with chances of rain.
Today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 72 and breezy with southern winds at 15 to 25 mph. Gusts could be as high as 30 mph, and our chance of isolated showers stand at 20%.
The chances of showers and thunderstorms remain through tonight, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 57. Breezy conditions remain with winds from the south-southeast at 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has nine dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption are two female boxer mix puppies, both black, three male boxer mix puppies, all brown, their mother, a female boxer mix, a male boxer mix and a male chihuahua/terrier mix.
According to Sweetwaterâs animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The 4th Annual Ridin' for Cash Bull Bash saw another successful year, with $8,510 raised to benefit visually impaired children in the community and surrounding areas.
The total is an accumulation of the sales from tickets, t-shirts, the silent auction, the Mutton Bustin' competition and the dance held at the Jaycee Barn after the event. All funds raised will be donated to the Division for Blind Services to be used for programs and camps for visually impaired children.
Heath Cornutt, Sweetwater Jaycee President and Chairman of the 55th Annual Worldâs Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up, has released the schedule and prices for the upcoming Round-Up on March 8-10, 2013. The Jaycees have released that they will be paying $10 per pound for live Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes. The Jaycees have collected more than 300,000 pounds of Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes since the start of the Round-Up in 1959.
Loveâs Travel Stops (Loveâs) in Sweetwater off I-20, Exit 242, will open their doors for business Thursday, March 7.
Loveâs is a 24/7 operation featuring an Arbyâs restaurant, gourmet coffee selection, a variety of fountain drinks, fresh fruit, name-brand snacks, travel items, gift merchandise and more. This location will also have 85 parking spaces for professional truck drivers and a Loveâs Truck Tire Care center on site.