April 23rd, 2013
These four Blackwell athletes will compete at the Region II-1A, Division II track meet Friday and Saturday at Angelo State University.
From left are Mason Magness (boys triple jump, pole vault), Matthew Lowry (boys 110 hurdles, high jump), Jayden Jones (boys 100 dash, 200 dash, pole vault) and Stephanie Metcalf (girls 100 dash, long jump, triple jump).
Roscoe girls competing at the Region II-1A, Division II track meet Friday and Saturday at Angelo State University are, back row standing, Eva Aguayo, Olivia Saddler, Mirian Solis, Whitney Williams, Olivia Rovig; front row seated, Alejandra Solis, Carolina Perez, Torrey Willman, Alura Renteria.
Aguayo, Saddler, Mirian Solis, Williams and Rovig are members of the 400 relay while Alejandra Solis and Renteria are in the 3200 run, Perez is in the shot put and Willman is in the 100 hurdles.
Roscoe boys competing at the Region II-1A, Division II track meet on Friday and Saturday are, back row standing, Eduardo Gallegos, Luke Rovig, Landon Jones, Shelton Toliver, Kevin Lavalais, Dillon Freeman; front row seated, Jose Rangel, Rafael Aguayo, Matthew Davila, Jesus Leanos, Javier Leanos.
We have a very different weather outlook today, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 45. It'll be breezy with winds from the north at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. A 20% chance of showers is also forecasted.
Tonight, the rain chances will continue until 1 a.m.; otherwise, we'll see mostly cloudy skies with a low around 34. Winds will remain from the north at 10 to 15 mph, and gusts could top out at 20 mph.
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The Sweetwater FFA experienced success at the Area FFA Judging Contests, qualifying seven out of eight teams for State. In the coming weeks, these seven teams, along with three additional teams â€” who don't have an Area qualifying event, but go straight to State â€” will go to their respective State contests.
Many local Girl Scouts and their families turned out for the Camp Boothe Oaks clean-up on Saturday, taking on several different projects at the local Girl Scout camp.
Shown are children helping to collect rocks for a metal daisy garden by the general store at the camp. They are (back row, from left to right) Krissy Royal, Mikayla Vanderpool, (front row, from left to right) Andrew Seth Maitland, Brycen Maitland, Chalyce Maitland and Serinidi Martinez.
Texas State Technical College West Texas is now collecting donations for those affected by the disaster in West, Texas. The donations will be delivered to the area on Friday, April 26. The public is encouraged to drop-off any donations at your local TSTC campus.Â Items needed include water, Gatorade, non-perishable food items, toiletries, baby wipes, baby items, blankets, towels, wash rags and clothing and shoes for men, women and children, etc.
Memorial services for Kenneth Eugene Pier, 53, of Roscoe and Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at the Park at Lake Sweetwater behind the dam with Rian Freeman officiating.
Pier died Saturday, April 20, 2013 in Abilene.
He was born April 18, 1960, in Kokomo, Indiana. He married Teresa Patterson on July 13, 2007 in Niagara Falls, New York. Kenneth lived in Roscoe and worked for Freeman Trucking since 1999 as a truck driver.
Roby â€” Barbara Higgins Sheffield, age 70, of Roby, Texas, passed away Friday, April 19, 2013, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene. Services will be at 3 p.m. on Monday, April 22, 2013, at the First Baptist Church of Baird, with Rev. Ollie Wilburn and Rev. Jimmy Hatcher officiating. Interment will follow in Ross Cemetery Annex in Baird. Parker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A visitation with family took place from 6-7 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home in Baird.
After one of the wildest finishes of the 2013 high school season, there are now two baseball teams sharing first place in District 4-3A.
But Wylie, not Sweetwa-ter, is now in control after the Bulldogs survived a five-run rally by the Mustangs in the seventh inning to leave Sweetwater with a 10-9 win on Saturday.
Both Wylie and Sweetwa-ter are now 7-2 in 4-3A, but the Bulldogs â€” by virtue of winning both head-to-head meetings â€” hold the tie-breaker for the No. 1 seed.