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September 3rd, 2012

Annual Jamaica held Sunday

September 3, 2012

The annual Jamaica (pronounced Hah-my-kah) festival at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Sweetwater raised funds for the parish on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012. The event featured an array of food, refreshments, games for all ages and music. Shown is Braelyn Gaytan fishing for a prize at one of the booths at the Jamaica. Running the booth were Carolyn Flores and Sierra Flores.

Elizabeth "Betty" Elliott Seitz

September 3, 2012

Elizabeth (Betty) Elliott Seitz, age 61, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at Hendrick Medical Center.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at Sweetwater Cemetery with Chaplain E.J. Chafin officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

I-County tops Roby

September 3, 2012

Irion County didn’t com-plete a pass, had 85 yards in penalties, committed four turnovers and its first two possessions ended with fumbles on Roby’s side of the field Saturday at the Sammy Baugh Classic.
But Roby failed to take full advantage and committed several mistakes as well that proved costly. In the end, the Hornets were able to break a 14-14 halftime tie and pull out a 30-20 win over the Lions in the season opener for both teams.

Everman routs Del Valle

September 3, 2012

Saturday’s final game of the Sammy Baugh Classic had one of the most intriguing matchups in the event’s history: a battle between a pair of perennial Class 4A playoff teams located more than 600 miles apart.
And in the first quarter alone, it had a 65-yard kickoff return to open the game plus a Classic-record 82-yard punt and a safety.
But the game ultimately proved to be onesided, as Everman easily defeated El Paso Del Valle 48-10.

September 2nd

Mustangs stop Mavs as Mobley wins debut

September 2, 2012

In one sense, the feeling that Sweetwater head football coach Shane Mobley had after Friday’s season-opening 23-13 win over Eastland at the Sammy Baugh Classic in Mustang Bowl was probably not a lot different from what he had felt on 40 other occasions while serving as an assistant on four playoff teams here from 2004-08 that had a combined 40-13 record.
But there were some major differences this time.

Highland falls to MC

September 2, 2012

JAYTON — A very young Highland team was unable to stay with Motley County in its season opener Friday, as the highly-regarded Matadors jumped out to a 26-6 lead after one period en route to 60-12 win.
After giving up the game’s first two touchdowns, High-land got within 12-6 when Michael Hyde scored on a 1-yard run. But the Hornets couldn’t get any closer than that as Motley County — coming off a state runnerup finish in Six-Man Division II and ranked No. 2 in this year’s preseason poll — answered with three more touchdowns before Highland could score again.

September 1st

Mustangs celebrate Sammy Baugh Classic win

September 1, 2012

The Sweetwater Mustangs defeated the Eastland Mavericks 23-13 on Friday evening, Aug. 31, 2012, at the Sammy Baugh Classic at Mustang Bowl.

August 31st

Nominations now being accepted for 2012 Outstanding Citizens, Business of the Year

August 31, 2012

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for those to be honored as Outstanding Young Citizen, Outstanding Female Citizen and Outstanding Male Citizen for 2012. Nominations are also being accepted for Sweetwater's Business of the Year award.
Deadline for submission of nominations is 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7. Honorees will be announced at the annual Chamber Banquet planned for Monday, Sept. 24.

Voting precincts being consolidated

August 31, 2012

Due to the recent redistricting process, Nolan County has once again been put into US District 19 instead of being split between Districts 19 and 11. The voter registrar's office is in the process of consolidating voting precincts 10 through 14 back into their original precincts before the 2009 redistricting.

SISD approves budget

August 31, 2012

The 2012-2013 budget for the Sweetwater Independent School District (SISD) was approved during the SISD Board of Trustees' meeting, held at noon on Thursday, August 30, 2012.
The budget had already been presented at a recent workshop held on August 15, which was based on the passing of the Tax Ratification Election. While several changes were listed for the new budget, one of the significant differences was that there would be an increase for all pay scales.

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