February 14th, 2013
The Sweetwater girls basketball team will play its area round playoff game with Lubbock Cooper at 6 p.m. Friday at Post High School.
Sweetwater (21-14), making its first postseason appearance since 2005, defeated Fort Stockton 58-43 in bi-district after winning a third-place district tiebreaker against Big Spring last Friday. Lubbock Cooper (29-4) earned a first-round playoff bye as District 2-3A champion.
The game will be the first half of a playoff doubleheader, as Wylie plays Levelland starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday's winners will play each other in the regional quarterfinals next week.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, along with members of the community, welcomed Nicole Neff at the new Edward Jones office, located at 110 E. Broadway with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Pictured are (in no particular order) Ken Becker, Aida Pantoja, Ben Sparks, Margaret Sparks, Tim Fambrough, Clint Singleton, Debbie Anthony, Nicole Neff, Sally Neff, Russ Petty, Janis McDowell, Stanley Neff, Tom Henderson, Mickey Neff, Rosie Tovar, Wayne Chowning, Kirk Maberry, Jacque McCoy, Kirby Andrews and Gil Cherry.
A recap of the recent Cline Shale Session was given during Monday's SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) board meeting by Kirstin Smith, during her monthly Asst. Marketing/Admin. Director update.
The meeting, which took place last Friday in Colorado City, saw higher attendance than anticipated with 166 participants. The rise in attendance was largely credited to representatives from state agencies and other groups.
Fourth grade student at Sweetwater Intermediate School, Danner Foust, collected money throughout the school, his church and family to donate to Mrs. Andrea Renteria, his homeroom teacher.
Her family recently lost their home and all of their belongings in a fire.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 58 calls for service, issued five citations and made four arrests on Feb. 12, 2013.
The SPD received 19, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 1100 block of E. Broadway.
â€¢ Credit card abuse â€”Â 100 block of E. Louisiana.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 300 block of Lamar.
â€¢ Criminal trespass â€”Â 1400 block of Hughes.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Male juvenile, 14 â€” Obstruction.
â€¢ Emilio Morales, 17 â€” Unlawful restraint.
â€¢ Britten Speels, 25 â€” Warrants/evading in vehicle.
â€¢ Mark Williams, 29 â€” Evading in vehicle.
THURSDAY, FEB. 14
Sweetwater boys and girls host meet.
Roscoe boys and girls at Sweetwater meet.
Sweetwater varsity at Abilene High tournament through Saturday, Feb. 16.
Sweetwater JV hosts tournament starting at 8 a.m.
FRIDAY, FEB. 15
Class 3A girls area playoff: Sweetwater vs. Lubbock Cooper, 6 p.m., Post High School.
Class 1A girls area: Highland vs. Zephyr, 7 p.m., Clyde High School.
District 13-1A, Division II boys playoff seeding tiebreaker: Highland vs. Hermleigh, 4 p.m., Roscoe Collegiate High School.
The playoff season will get started for Highlandâ€™s basketball teams on Friday.
Technically, the Highland girls (27-4) â€” who ended the regular season Feb. 5 as District 13-A, Division II champions with a perfect 10-0 mark â€” will have the only playoff game. The Lady Hornets take on Zephyr in the area playoffs at Clyde with tip-off set for 7 p.m.
Meanwhile, the Highland boys make a much shorter trip today â€” to Roscoe â€”to play a district tiebreaker game against Hermleigh that will start at 4 p.m.
Clyde broke open a close game against Sweetwater with a seven-run sixth in-ning on Tuesday en route to beating the Lady Mustangs, 16-7, in their opening game of the 2013 season at the Jerry Collins Complex.
Sweetwater led only once â€” 2-0 after one inning â€” but trailed only 8-7 after coming up with three runs in the bottom of the fifth.
Your Valentine's forecast will be sunny with a high near 66. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 5 to 15 mph, shifting to the east-northeast in the afternoon.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 35 and winds from the north-northeast at 5 to 10. After midnight, they will increase to 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
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The West Texas Art Guild is sponsoring a Children's Art Show at the County-City Library for the month of March. The show will be divided into five age groups as follows: Ages 3-5; ages 6-8; ages 9-11; ages 12-14; and ages 15-18.
The name and age of the child must be attached to the back of the artwork.