January 24th, 2013
Linda Joyce Claxton Moody, 66, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at First Baptist Church, 213 East Third Street in Sweetwater. Visitation for family and friends will be from 1 p.m. until service time. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery.
THURSDAY, JAN. 24
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade âAâ and âBâ girls host Monahans, 5 and 6 p.m.
Roscoe junior high teams host tournament through Saturday, Jan. 26.
FRIDAY, JAN. 25
Sweetwater girls at Greenwood â JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys at Greenwood â JV at 5 p.m., freshmen at 6:15 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV boys and varsity teams play at Westbrook starting at 5:15 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity teams play at Ira starting at 4 p.m.
Blackwell JV boys and varsity teams at Sterling City starting at 5 p.m.
Signups for Sweetwa-ter Little League Base-ball will be held starting this Friday, Jan. 25 in the Sweetwater Middle School choir room. This will be for players in the Minor League (ages 9-10) and Major League (ages 11-12).
All returning and new players need to bring a copy of their birth certi-ficate and three proofs of their residence for the league to keep. Those with questions should call Kelly Andrus at 933-0314 or Crystal Rea at 242-3149. Persons can also find information on the Sweetwater Little Leagueâs Facebook page.
The Sweetwater JV girls are still unbeaten after top-ping Big Spring, 32-22, here Tuesday to improve to 20-0 this season.
Shaneese Brown had 10 points, Cierra Knox nine and Morgan Whitley eight in Tuesdayâs win for Sweet-water, also 6-0 in district. The Lady Mustangs led 6-1, 15-5 and 20-12 at the breaks. Jaya Atkins and Nisha Williams had two and Abby McPherson one.
The freshman girls also won, 25-21, to go 4-2 in district play while improving their season mark to 11-6.
The Sweetwater Middle School seventh and eighth grade Red boys basketball teams won three of four games when they served as host teams for a one-day tournament Saturday.
Merkel and Wall provided the opposition for the event held at the Sweetwater Middle School gym.
The seventh grade Red team won both of its games, defeating Merkel 43-24 and Wall 49-27, and the eighth grade Red boys also beat Wall 30-13 following a 23-21 loss to Merkel.
It will be unseasonably warm today, with mostly sunny skies and a high near 73. Winds will be from the southwest at 5 to 10 mph, shifting to the north in the afternoon.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 41 and light and variable winds. After midnight, they will be southwestern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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When the big game rolls around, you want to make sure you have everything ready to go so you can focus on the action. Prepping in advance for watch parties and tailgating means you don't have to worry about last-minute details. And while standard watch party fare may be enticing, game day snacking guilt can set in once the day is over. Avoid snacking guilt by serving up flavorful, better-for-you dishes that will still please the party palates of your fellow fans.
With reports of flu widespread across Texas, state health officials urge people to get a flu shot now and take other steps to protect themselves from the flu and its possible complications.
âTexas, like much of the country, saw an early start to the flu season and continues to experience a high level of flu and flu-like illness,â said DSHS Commissioner Dr. David Lakey. âThe best thing people can do to protect themselves is to get a dose of flu vaccine now. There is plenty of vaccine available.â
The Sweetwater Intermediate School Jump Rope Team has been performing at several events in the past few weeks including at last night's Varsity girl's basketball game. Members of the team are shown performing some of their stunts at the half-time show last night.
The team will perform at Howard College on Thursday, Abilene Christian University on Tuesday, Western Texas College on Thursday, Jan. 31, and at the San Antonio Spurs game on Saturday, Feb. 2.
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), assisted by local law enforcement agencies, arrested three men early Tuesday morning in Colorado City after a nearly 10-hour standoff. The men are accused of being involved in an incident Monday where shots were fired at a Texas Highway Patrol trooper during a high-speed pursuit.