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March 1st, 2013

Allen Alexander Hull

March 1, 2013

ROTAN — Allen Alexander Hull, 86, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Rotan.  Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the First Baptist Church of Rotan. Burial will follow at Belvieu Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-6 p.m. on Friday at Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.

Local sports calendar

March 1, 2013

Subject to change
FRIDAY, MARCH 1
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity hosts Wood Bat Classic at New-man Park high school field.
Sweetwater JV plays at Abilene tournament.
Basketball
UIL STATE TOURNAMENT
Class 1A, Division II girls state semifinal playoff: Highland vs. Saltillo, 1:30 p.m., University of Texas’ Frank Erwin Center, Austin. Winner will play for title Saturday, March 2 at 7 p.m. at the same location.
Golf
Sweetwater varsity boys at Andrews tournament.
Sweetwater varsity girls at regional preview tourna-ment at Lubbock’s Shadow Hills course.
Powerlifting

Mustangs rally to win WBC opener

March 1, 2013

After alternating between blowout wins and close los-ses in its first six games this season, Sweetwater’s baseball team proved it could win a close game in its Wood Bat Classic opener Thursday against Clyde.
In their 8-7 win at New-man Park, the Mustangs also proved that they could win with eight players.
Say what?
Let’s get to the first point first.

L-League tryouts on Saturday

March 1, 2013

Sweetwater Little League will have final tryouts on Saturday for those in Farm League (ages 7-8), Minor League (9-10) and Major League (11-12).
Tryouts will be at the Minor League and Farm League fields located just east of the Nolan County Coliseum stock barns.
Tryouts on Saturday for Minor and Farm League will be held from 1-3 p.m. on their respective fields, while Major League will also have its tryouts on Saturday rom 3-5 p.m. on the Minor League field.

Weekend weather for Sweetwater

March 1, 2013

Expect partly sunny skies today with a high near 55 and north-northwest winds at 10 to 15 mph. In the morning, winds will increase to 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Tonight, we'll see partly cloudy skies and a low around 32. Winds will be from the north-northwest at 15 to 20 mph, shifting to west-northwestern winds at 5 to 10 mph in the evening. Gusts could top out at 25 mph.
We'll see a slight warm-up this weekend, with highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s and low in the low to upper 40s.
Learn all you need to know for your weekend plans now at weather.gov.

February 28th

Vermillion receives music honors

February 28, 2013

Hannah Vermillion, piano student of Noreen Carson, received second place honors in the Grade 5-6 category in the Abilene Music Teachers Association's Local Performance Contest held in the Woodward-Dellis Recital Hall at Hardin Simmons University on Feb. 16.
She is the daughter of Chad and Mary Vermillion.

Purchases approved at RPHM board meeting

February 28, 2013

At the Monday evening board meeting of the Nolan County Hospital District held at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH), approval was given for the purchase of two Phillips EKG (electrocardiogram) modules for the Emergency Room department.
According to Rosa Best, the Chief Nursing Officer at RPMH, the modules are portable, which leads to even quicker care for patients. The amount of time it takes to offer this type of care is a factor in quality measures and compliance scores.

Baucom says Highland not afraid of taking on No. 1-ranked Saltillo

February 28, 2013

The Highland girls basketball team has opened a lot of eyes in the past week by making it to the state tournament for the first time in school history.
The Lady Hornets will face another big challenge on Friday, when they face No. 1-ranked Saltillo in the Class 1A, Division II semifinals. The game will tip off at 1:30 p.m. at the University of Texas' Frank Erwin Center in Austin.

SHS graduates making a difference

February 28, 2013

Texas A&M students Ben and Adrian Lopez and Briana Munoz, Sweetwater High School graduates, recently participated in the Aggie replant project in Bastrop, Texas in an effort to bring back some of the forest that was lost in the great fire that devastated much of the town.
The project is a volunteer service of Texas A&M University students to replant pine seedlings in the area of the fire. Each student was committed to plant 30 pine seedling in a day-long effort.
Ben Lopez is a junior, Briana Munoz is a sophomore, and Adrian Lopez is a freshman at Texas A&M University College Station.

Results presented from SPD racial profiling report

February 28, 2013

During the February meeting of the City Commission, Sweetwater Police Chief Brian Frieda offered the annual report regarding racial profiling statistics, which was formally accepted by the commissioners during the meeting.
The process of conducting the report has undergone some change, but not only from the leadership of Frieda. New state legislation states that the report must now specify if race was known prior to the officer interacting with the person.

Sweetwater’s remaining three teams lost their single-elimination games in District 5 Little League...
A fundraiser was held at the Sweetwater High School gym this past Friday. The event was intended to...
Four Sweetwater Little League teams began play on Saturday at single-elimination District 5...

 

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