October 5th, 2012
The local extension of Texas State Technical College (TSTC) West Texas has been getting ready for its second year of their BEST robotics program on its campus which began on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2012.
The first of three events for the Big Country BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) competition was the BEST Kickoff which was Saturday, Sept. 7. Participants were introduced to the game where rules were reviewed and a demonstration was provided before entry kits were distributed to each school.
A Coors Light truck overturned on Highway 84 yesterday, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012.
According to authorities, the truck driver came off of the exit on Highway 84 to go west bound on Interstate 20 and took the exit too quickly. The truck then slid across the interstate and flipped over.
There were no serious injuries.
Dr. Jennifer Johnson, a local sports medicine physician and graduate of Sweetwater High School, along with Texas Sport and Spine in Abilene are the first to provide free computerized concussion testing to Sweetwater High School athletes and students at risk for concussion. ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is a computerized concussion evaluation system currently being used by the NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, IRL and USA Olympic teams in addition to many area universities, and it will now be made available to Sweetwater High School.
Funeral services for Roland Maldonado, 52, of Garland, Texas, will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Rev. Ward Hayes will officiate. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Maldonado died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, in Garland, Texas.
He was born Aug. 20, 1960, in Sweetwater.
SAN ANGELO â€“ Chester Collier passed away in his home on Oct. 3, 2012. His last wish was that everyone be joyful and not let this time be filled with sorrow. He said, â€śI am never alone, God is always with me.â€ť
Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at the Loraine Cemetery. Services are under direction of Shaffer Funeral Home/Sherwood Way.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 53 calls for service, issued 10 citations and made six arrests on Oct. 3, 2012.
The SPD received 16, 911 calls.
â€˘ 800 block of Sam Houston.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1600 block of Henderson.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Male juvenile, 14 â€”Â Disruption of classroom.
â€˘Â Michael Rains, 39 â€”Â Warrants.
â€˘Â Ronald Gray, 57 â€”Â Public intoxication.
â€˘Â Uri Belanger, 34 â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘Â Jared Yeazel, 37 â€”Â Warrant/evading.
FRIDAY, OCT. 5
Sweetwater varsity idle.
Roscoe varsity will host Cross Plains (Mum Night), 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity will play at Andrews team tournament starting at 8 a.m.
Sweetwater varsity and freshman teams will play at Midland Greenwood (separate gyms) at 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV will play at Midland Greenwood, 6:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCT. 6
Highland junior high will host Lueders-Avoca (Highland homecoming), 4:30 p.m.
Highland varsity will host Lueders-Avoca (Highland homecoming), 7:30 p.m.
A 14-0 victory over Baird this past week did more than just end a long Roscoe losing streak that stretched back to the end of the 2010 season. It also put the Plowboys (1-3 overall) in the top half of the District 7-1A, Division II standings.
Now that Roscoe has finally tasted success, coach Jonathan Haseloffâ€™s team hopes to build on it and gets to do so tonight when it hosts Cross Plains (1-0, 2-2). The Buffaloes are also coming off a win after their 26-0 victory over Gorman last Friday.
Itâ€™s been awhile since the Sweetwater High School tennis team has seen action due in part to the weather. But if Mother Nature permits, the team is scheduled to play at a two-day tournament in Andrews today and Saturday.
Sweetwater last played on Sept. 25 at Abilene Cooper, and played it close only to lose 11-8. Results follow:
Girls doubles â€” Jenny Medellin and Kristen Casto won 8-5; Gewel Cherry and Teresa Perez-Poe won 8-6; Vida Gamez and Ashley Heaton won 8-0.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s three volleyball teams will continue a three-game road swing today when they go to Midland Greenwood, with the varsity match set to tip off at 5 p.m.
A win today will be critical to Sweetwaterâ€™s playoff hopes after the Lady Mus-tangs lost to Wylie â€” the No. 1 team in the state in Class 3A â€” on Tuesday to fall to 1-3 in District 4-3A with six games left. Greenwood is also 1-3, but is coming off its first district win Tuesday against Snyder, also the only team Sweetwater has beaten in district play.