April 29th, 2013
April is National Financial Literacy Month, and the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) encourages parents to use this opportunity to teach their children the importance of financial literacy. IBAT recently announced the three recipients of its Teaching Excellence in Financial Literacy Awardâ€”Skylar Houston from Sweetwater High School, Lynn Scotty from Utopia High School and Linda Comer from Wellington High School.
As the clock winds down to graduation, Sweetwater High School (SHS) seniors were honored during Thursday night's AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Dinner Celebration held at the SHS cafeteria.
AVID is a national college-readiness program that is designed to increase the number of students who not only enroll but persevere in a four-year college or university.
Eva Crouch Rainey, 93, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2013 in Sweetwater.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, at Garden of Memories with Rev. Keith Clifton officiating. Visitation will be held Monday, April 29, from 6-7:30 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home. Services will be under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
WOLFFORTH â€” Sweet-waterâ€™s 2013 softball team just keeps rewriting history.
The Lady Mustangs (21-13) â€” who were already the first softball team in the 17-year history of Sweet-waterâ€™s program to record 20 wins â€” added another historical footnote Saturday when they routed Pecos, 11-1, in five innings for their first playoff win ever.
â€śWe wanted it pretty bad,â€ť said senior pitcher Maty Montgomery, who allowed just four hits and struck out three to get the victory. â€śIt feels good.â€ť
LUBBOCK â€” The third time for Nick Nemir might be the charm.
The Sweetwater High School senior, who competed in three events this weekend at the Region I-3A track meet at Texas Tech University, will find out later today if his third-place showing Saturday in the boys 300-meter hurdles is good enough to earn him a ticket to Austin for the state meet May 10-11.
SAN ANGELO â€” Many of the Highland girls who went to Austin two months ago for the Lady Hornet basketball teamâ€™s first-ever state tournament appearance are going back to represent their school at the state track meet.
Also making the trip wil be two Highland boys and a pair of Blackwell athletes â€” one girl and one boy. In all, the two schools captured eight medals â€” representing the work of five individual athletes and one relay â€” at the Region II-1A, Division II meet held this past weekend at Angelo State University.
SAN ANGELO â€” Athletes from Blackwell and High-land claimed the top three spots in the boys pole vault on Fridayâ€™s opening day of the Region II-1A, Division II track meet, and all three of them may go to state.
Blackwellâ€™s Jayden Jones, who won the event with a leap of 13 feet, one inch, and Highlandâ€™s Michael Hyde â€” who was second with a leap of 12-9 â€” are assured of a trip to Austin for the state meet that will be held on May 10-11. However, Blackwellâ€™s Mason Magness may join them after he fin-ished third on Friday with a leap of 12-3.
The final night of the 2013 regular season Friday was an eventful one for Sweet-waterâ€™s baseball team.
It began with hopes for an outright district championship â€” hopes that were dashed when the Mustangs were defeated 11-5 by Snyder at Sportsmanâ€™s Park.
However, Sweetwater still claimed a piece of the Dis-trict 4-3A crown thanks to some help from Big Spring, which won 5-3 over Wylie. But the Bulldogs get the No. 1 seed and a first-round bye after beating Sweetwater in both head-to-head games.
Today will be sunny with a high near 91. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 65 and south-southeastern winds at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts could be as high as 25 mph.
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The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 62 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on April 25, 2013.
The SPD received 31, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Minor in possession â€” 1200 block of Ragland.
â€˘ Found property â€” 900 block of Circle Drive.
â€˘ Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle â€” 600 block of E. Third.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Maria Delatorre, 29 â€”Â Warrants.
â€˘ Male juvenile, 14 â€”Â Minor in consumption/public intoxication/curfew violation.