April 26th, 2013
On Friday evening, 98 graduates will walk across the stage, most already placed in the Texas workforce, supporting our local and state economies.
Software and Business Accounting graduate, Amy Austin, is a single mother of two boys.Â She has worked hard over the past two years to complete her Associate Degree, but Austin says it was worth it. Austin traveled to the state capitol last week to represent TSTC West Texas at the TSTC Legislature Day. There she toured the capitol and meet with local representatives Susan King and Jim Keffer.
Local funeral director and owner of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home in Sweetwater, Jackie Trent received the 2012-2013 West Texas Funeral Director of the Year Award at the WTFDA banquet that was held Tuesday, April 16, in Odessa.Â He is pictured (center) with his wife, Dianne Trent (right) and their daughter Marcie Crisp.
During Monday's meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners, a few presentations were heard from the Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO).
Sheriff David Warren made the presentations, in which one of them dealt with a contract between Nolan County and Mitchell County to house inmates from Nolan County.
Warren said that he had been approached with the deal by the sheriff of Mitchell County to consider using their facilities to house overflow prisoners from Nolan County. At this time, Nolan County has similar agreements with Garza, Taylor and Runnels counties.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 50 calls for service, issued four citations and made three arrests on April 24, 2013.
The SPD received 18, 911 calls.
â€¢ 300 block of NW Georgia.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Burglary of a building â€” 1400 block of Hailey.
â€¢ Driving while intoxicated â€” 300 block of Elm.
â€¢ Credit card abuse â€” Sweetwater.
â€¢ Burglary of a building â€” 300 block of Pine.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Billy Kirk, Jr., 38 â€”Â Counterfeiting.
â€¢ Kerrie King, 22 â€”Â Taylor County warrant.
â€¢ Thomas Green, 43 â€”Â Driving while intoxicated.
FRIDAY, APRIL 26
Sweetwater varsity will host Snyder, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater qualifiers at Region I-3A meet, Lubbock (Texas Tech University).
Blackwell, Highland and Roscoe qualifiers at Region II-1A, Division II meet at San Angelo (Angelo State University).
SATURDAY, APRIL 27
Sweetwater JV will play at Snyder, noon.
Sweetwater vs. Pecos (Class 3A bi-district one-game playoff), 7 p.m., Frenship High School, Wolfforth.
Sweetwater middle school teams play at district meet in Big Spring.
The Sweetwater High School baseball and softball teams are in the playoffs the same year for the first time ever.
Baseball players (standing from left) are Ryan Linebaugh, Sean Morrow, Quentin Wetsel, Shawn Campbell, Greg Aiken, Dylan Bennett, Hayden Reeves, Kaleb Hoover, Stephen May, Cole Maxwell, J.P. Poe, Cory Mendez, and Gabriel Melendez.
Softball players (kneeling) are Abby Garcia, Lena Lovelady, Shaneese Brown, Cierra Knox, Jerren Villa, Suede Shirley, Kendra Crosson, Keyli Turner, Maty Montgomery, Kelsi Crosson, Alyssa Heredia, Morgan Gomez, Megan Holsey, and Jaya Atkins.
Spring fever is a common thing for many people in late April when the weather begins to stay warmer.
Fans of the Sweetwater High School baseball and softball teams, though, have another name for it: playoff fever.
Since softball was adopted as a UIL sport, this is the first time for the Lady Mustangs (20-13) and the Mustangs (15-12) to both advance to the playoffs. In fact, in that 17-year span prior to 2013, each of the programs had gone to the playoffs just three times. But thatâ€™s all changed.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 83. Winds will be from the south at 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 56 and south-southwestern winds at 5 to 10 mph. Winds will shift to the north-northeast after midnight.
This weekend, we'll see warming temperatures from the mid-70s to mid-80s, although we have a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms on Saturday night. Weekend lows will hover around 60 degrees.
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Sweetwater High School sophomore students of Jennifer Alden read Night this semester. One of their assignments was to write the author, Elie Wiesel, a letter telling him the part of the book that impacted them the most and to include any questions they might have for him.
Blackwell FCCLA had a magnificent showing recently at the State FCCLA Leadership Conference in Dallas. There were 3,934 students in attendance.
BreAnne Richardson carried out her duties as the State Vice President of Programs. In addition, she received four scholarships totaling $23,800. She was recognized by the Texas Career and Technology Council as the Best of Texas Outstanding Special Achievement award winner.