March 19th, 2013
Sweetwater High School athletes Ashley Lara and Alexis Thompson competed at the Class 3A girls state powerlifting meet that was held in Corpus Christi this past weekend. Both were making their first state ap-pearance.
Lara lifted a total of 620 pounds in the three categories â€” squat, bench press and dead lift â€” to place 14th in the 198-pound division while Thompson lifted a total of 520 pounds in the 114-pound weight division to place 19th.
Expect mostly sunny skies today with a high near 72. Winds will be from the southeast at 5 to 15 mph.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a low around 45 and northeast winds at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts could be as high as 25 mph.
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SNYDER, Texas (AP) â€” Investigators are trying to identify a badly decomposed body found in West Texas.
The Texas Department of Public Safety says law officers Sunday removed the remains from an undisclosed location in Scurry County near Snyder. Trooper Sparky Dean says further details on the site have not been made public as investigators seek to preserve the scene.
A person whose name hasn't been released reported finding the remains Saturday afternoon. Officials have not said the possible gender or age of the person. Dean says an autopsy has been ordered.
The Destination Imagination team from Sweetwater Intermediate School â€” as winners at the Northwest Plains DI competition â€” will join approximately 300 Texas Destination Imagination regional winners at the affiliate tournament.
A public hearing was held during the regular March meeting of the Sweetwater City Commission to consider the request for the abandonment and closure of a right-of-way.
The right-of-way is a twelve-and-a-half foot by 482.6 foot platted but undeveloped dead-end alley located between Bowie and Henderson Streets (west to east) and west Bradford Lane (north to south). Numerous portions of streets and alleys are already closed in this area.
At the March meeting of the Sweetwater City Commission meeting, several bids were discussed on items that are necessary for city operations.
Bids were opened and considered on AC10 asphalt and grade 4 crushed rock, which will be used in the 2013 street seal coating projects. Three companies submitted bids, which were reviewed by city staff prior to any action being taken.
Lota Bell Smauley Gent, 93, of Garland, went to be with her Lord and her loved ones on March 17, 2013, at Town East Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Mesquite.
Lota Bell was born on Feb. 2, 1920. in Fisher County to Ottis and Ida Mae Smauley. Her family grew up on a farm west of Roby, where she was one of seven children. She married Cecil Gent on May 10, 1944. He preceded her in death on April 23, 1993.
Today will be sunny with a high near 72. Winds from the north-northeast at 15 to 20 mph will decrease to about 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Gusts could be as high as 25 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight with a low around 45 with eastern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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MONDAY, MARCH 18
Sweetwater JV at Midland Greenwood (district opener), 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, MARCH 19
Sweetwater varsity hosts Midland Greenwood (district opener), 7 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity boys at Lamesa tournament.
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams will host Midland Greenwood at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20
Sweetwater JV and varsi-ty girls will play at Lamesa tournament.
THURSDAY, MARCH 21
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams at Maverick Relays in Eastland.
Sweetwater middle school teams are at Badger Relays, Merkel.
A flag honoring the 2012 Sweetwater softball team for making the playoffs was unveiled in a brief pre-game ceremony on Friday at the Jerry Collins Complex.
Then it was the 2013 Lady Mustangsâ€™ turn to make a impression, and they were up to the challenge in their District 4-3A opener against Snyder.
After falling behind 2-0, Sweetwater sent 14 batters to the plate in the bottom of the second inning against three pitchers and scored 10 runs to take a commanding 10-2 lead. After that, it was just a matter of bringing it home as the Lady Mustangs held on for an 11-8 victory.