October 18th, 2012
Helen Smith Allen, affectionately known as "Sissy", age 91, passed away on Oct. 18, 2012, in San Angelo, Texas.
Graveside services will be held at Mount Zion Cemetery in Fisher County, Texas under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home, 403 Locust in Sweetwater.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at First Baptist Church Chapel, 37 East Harris Avenue in San Angelo.
Family will receive friends from 6- 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at the funeral home.
THURSDAY, OCT. 18
Sweetwater 7th grade Red and White teams will host Midland Greenwood (high school practice field), 4:30 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 8th grade White and Red teams will host Midland Greenwood (Mustang Bowl), 4:30 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater freshmen at Big Spring, 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater JV (combined team) at Midland Greenwood, 6 p.m.
Roscoe junior high at Ranger (one team), 5 p.m.
Roscoe junior varsity at Albany, 6:30 p.m.
Highland and Blackwell junior high and JV teams are idle.
FRIDAY, OCT. 19
Sweetwater varsity will host Midland Greenwood, 7:30 p.m.
Since playing each other for the first time ever in 2000, Sweetwater and Mid-land Greenwood have met on an almost annual basis.
In that time the Mustangs and Rangers have played each other 11 times, includ-ing three times in the play-offs, with Sweetwater hold-ing a 7-4 edge. In fact, the teams faced each other twice in the same season in 2002 and 2005, when they met during both the regular season and the playoffs.
But the rivalry has a new wrinkle this year.
The Mustang Moms will host a spaghetti supper prior to the Sweetwater vs. Midland Greenwood foot-ball game. The supper will be served at the Sweetwater High School cafeteria from 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19.
The plate will include spaghetti, bread, salad, corn, dessert, tea and water.
SRPC sight-in-day is set for Saturday
Today will be sunny and cooler with a high near 78. Winds from the east-southeast will be from 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight and a low around 49, with eastern winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the south.
Want an early outlook on the weekend weather? Visit weather.gov to find out.
â€śThis fragrant, light dish will wake up your wintertime,â€ť says Texas State Technical College Culinary Institute Chef Denise Shavandy. â€śThis meal can be made ahead of time, it reheats nicely. Traditionally the dish is cooked in a tagine pot, but can be cooked in any covered pot or slow cooker.â€ť
â€śThis is a nice, moist dish. We want to keep the liquid, so make sure your dish remains covered while it cooks as noted in the recipe,â€ť shared Shavandy.
Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemon and Olives
When voters head to the polls on Tuesday, November 6, two names will stare them in the face for United States Representative in District 19: the well-known Republican incumbent Randy Neugebauer and Libertarian candidate Richard "Chip" Peterson.
Peterson is currently a Professor Emeritus at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. He is a former Professor of Finance at the university, where he is also the holder of the I. Wylie and Elizabeth Briscoe chair of bank management.
Linda Linn hosted a Telling Our Stories workshop at the County-City Library in Sweetwater on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. Another class will be held Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. The previous class, held in February, had their stories made into a book. "We hope to add the stories from this class to the book that is in the library from the previous class," said Becky Brock, Library Director.
The workshop is free and open to anyone of any age. No sign-up is necessary; just show up to the class. Linda says "When you think about writing your life story, it can be overwhelming."
A public hearing was held concerning the FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas) rating report during the SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees' meeting, which took place on Monday evening, October 15 at the Administration Building.
A preliminary report was given over the summer, with SISD garnering the highest rating, Superior--an achievement they have earned for the past seven years. The district's score, at 68, comes in well over the passing rate of 52.
With no public input heard on the matter, the board then approved the FIRST rating report.
Two people entered pleas to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012.
Israel Perez pled true to revoking his probation. He was originally put on probation for driving while intoxicated on Aug. 4, 2007, a third degree felony. His date of conviction was Nov. 30, 2007. For is plea, Perez received five years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He will also have to pay a $1,200 fine, $466 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees. He will receive 349 days credit towards his sentence for time already served in jail.