February 18th, 2013
Funeral services for Craig Parker, 42, of Sweetwater, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Tommie J. Jackson officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation and wake will be held on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at McCoy Chapel of Memories from 6-8 p.m.
Parker died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
Victor Hartgraves, age 83, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Funeral Services are pending at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
John Thomas Hyde, 67, of Nolan, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at First Baptist Church in Sweetwater. Rev. Billy Oliver will be officiating funeral services, with Rev Vic Meyer assisting. There will be a visitation on Monday, February 18, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at McCoy Funeral Home.
William (Bill) Parker Blackley, 43, of Roscoe, TX passed away Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater, TX of an apparent heart attack.
Bill was born September 20, 1969 in Bryan, TX and moved to Roscoe, TX with his parents, Jim and Kay Blackley, in 1975.
Bill graduated from Roscoe High School in 1988. He studied at Western Texas College in Snyder, TX before completing a Bachelorâ€™s of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Spanish from Sul Ross University in Alpine, TX.
Pauline Smith Heine, age 105, passed away Friday, February 15, 2013, at Sweetwater Healthcare in Sweetwater, Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, February 19, at the Church of Christ in Roscoe, Texas, with Royce Clay, Jr. and Dan Boren officiating. Interment will follow at the Roscoe Cemetery. McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater is in charge of arrangements.
Ray Allen Holtman, 71, of Ballinger, Texas passed away Saturday afternoon, February 16, 2013 at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
He was born May 21, 1941 to Ben Henry and Annie Marie (Kahlig) Holtman on the family farm at Olfen. He went to school there and farmed in the area. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and had a great love for his community and people, never hesitating to help in any manner he could.
Your President's Day forecast is shaping up to be mostly sunny with a high near 65. Winds will be from the west-southwest around 15 mph, shifting to the north-northwest in the afternoon. Gusts could be as high as 20 mph.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 38 and north-northwest winds around 5 to 15 mph. After midnight, they will become east-southeast winds.
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MONDAY, FEB. 18
Season openers: Sweetwater JV and var-sity host San Angelo Lake View at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater varsity and JV play Muleshoe at Tahoka at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
TUESDAY, FEB. 19
Class 1A, Division II girls regional quarterfinal: High-land vs. Water Valley, TBA.
Class 1A, Division II boys bi-district: Highland vs. Robert Lee, 8 p.m., Ballinger.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20
Sweetwater JV boys at Lamesa tournament.
THURSDAY, FEB. 21
Sweetwater varsity at Granbury tournament.
POST â€” The good start needed for Sweetwater to stay with the No. 8-ranked girls team in Class 3A failed to materialize on Friday.
Instead, Lubbock Cooper jumped out to a 13-0 lead over the Lady Mustangs be-fore they could score, and the lead ballooned from there as the Lady Pirates beat Sweetwater, 74-37.
So the Lady Mustangsâ€™ best season since 2005 â€” the last time they got to the playoffs â€” ends at 21-15.
Lubbock Cooper (30-4) will face Levelland â€” which upset No. 17 Wylie 42-37 in the nightcap of Fridayâ€™s playoff doubleheader â€” in the regional quarterfinals.
Highland was a double winner Friday, as the girls advanced to the Class 1A, Division II regional quarterfinals by beating Zephyr while the boys knocked off Hermleigh for the No. 2 playoff seed in District 13-A, Division II.
The girls, who earned a bye for winning the 13-A title, defeated Zephyr 48-29 in an area playoff at Clyde.
Highland (28-4) was led by Sierra Allen, who had 16 points, and Hannah Allen, who scored 11. With the win, the Lady Hornets will take on Water Valley in the regional quarterfinals this week. The time, date and location of the playoff was not known at press time.