March 25th, 2013
At Thursday evening's meeting of the Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Board of Trustees, approval was given to cancel the upcoming school board election as the three candidates were uncontested.
The election, which would have been held on Saturday, May 11, would have been for seats for Districts 1, 2 and 5 on the board.
As a result, Genevieve Mayes and Becky Jimenez will continue to serve in their respective districts of 1 and 2, while Jennifer Cherry will now serve in District 5. Cherry will be replacing Nancy Johnson on the board, who chose not to run for re-election.
Some local children will be missing their favorite eating establishment for a few months beginning on Easter Sunday, March 31, when the local McDonald's will close for renovations.
According to manager Lia Martinez, the restaurant is scheduled to re-open in July or early August.
The entire establishment will be knocked down and totally rebuilt, boasting a bigger restaurant and a double-lane drive-thru for customers on the go. The playground is expected to be smaller, but will have more activities, according to Martinez.
Nancy Lea Holbrook, of Cedar Park, TX, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Friday, March 22, 2013 at the age of 76. She will sleep now with the angels, her golden heart at rest. Although our hearts are broken, we know God took the best. She was born in Sweetwater, TX to parents Mamie Ruth (Petty) and Clarence Forgerson on August 7, 1936.
Nancy loved to read and be in the backyard with her pets and plants. She was very artistic and enjoyed playing the piano.
Even though the spring season is officially here...it's cold today!
Monday's high will be 49 with sunny skies and northeast winds at 10 to 15 mph. Tonight, expect mostly clear skies with a low around 32 and eastern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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BIG SPRING â€” There are still eight games left to play before the District 4-3A baseball race is decided, but Sweetwater is certainly off to a promising start.
After opening district with a 4-3 win over Greenwood in Sweetwater, the Mustangs made it two straight Friday at Big Spring as they won, 12-0, in just five innings.
It was only the second run-rule victory of the year for Sweetwater (10-10 overall), which is tied with Wylie for the early District 4-3A lead. The Mustangs will be back home Tuesday to face Monahans (0-2) before a potentially huge road game two days later at Wylie.
BIG SPRING â€” After seeing most of its early five-run lead in Fridayâ€™s District 4-3A softball game disappear, Sweetwater took advantage of a Big Spring error in the sixth inning to score what proved to be the winning run in a 6-5 triumph.
The victory kept Sweet-water in a second-place tie with Snyder as it improved its district record to 2-1, a game behind Greenwood. Big Spring fell into a fourth-place tie with Monahans â€” which plays Sweetwater here Tuesday â€” at 1-2.
Sweetwater JV plays at Monahans, 6 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV girls will play the first of three 18-hole legs of district tournament at Big Spring.
Highland athletes are at district tournament in Abilene.
Roscoe jr high teams at Aspermont meet.
Sweetwater varsity hosts Monahans, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV boys will play the first of three 18-hole legs of district tournament at Snyder.
Sweetwater varsity hosts Monahans, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV plays at Snyder tournament.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 40 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on Mar. 21, 2013.
The SPD received 19, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€” 500 block of W. 9th.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€” 1700 block of Lamar.
â€¢ Burglary of vehicle â€” 500 block of NW Georgia.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Jerry McQueen, 71 â€”Â Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 15 calls for service, served one civil paper and made two arrests on Mar. 21, 2013.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€¢ Xavier Rene Limones, 21, of Sweetwater â€”Â Judgment.
A campus report on East Ridge Elementary was given during Thursday night's SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees' meeting. Principal Vicki Mayberry was accompanied by several students who discussed various programs used by the second and third graders on campus.
Joseph Milner and Kialyn Walton, both second graders, began the presentation with Imagine Learning lab, a utilized station which deals with fluency, reading and comprehension.
Student success was celebrated at Thursday night's meeting of the Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Board of Trustees, as resolutions were presented for a variety of achievements.
Among the recipients were SMS (Sweetwater Middle School) sixth grader Kara Lehnert, who was honored for attaining the top honor at the 2013 Odessa American Regional Spelling Bee.
As a result, Lehnert will take part in the Scripps National Spelling Bee competition held in Washington, D.C. this May. The last time Sweetwater was represented at the national event was when Alex Musgrove competed in 1994.