September 26th, 2011
BIG SPRING â€” Sweet-waterâ€™s volleyball team has made big strides this sea-son. But the Lady Mustangs were unable to pull off what would have been a big upset in Fridayâ€™s district opener at Big Spring.
The Lady Steers, ranked No. 9 in the latest Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 3A poll, swept past the Lady Mustangs by scores of 25-20, 25-21 and 25-15.
Sweetwater Red 6
Sweetwater Red (1-4) got its only points on a 43-yard pass from Seth Peeples to Nathan Weidebusch in the fourth quarter but came up just short at Mustang Bowl. On defense, Kris Duran had an interception and tipped pass and Chris Castro had a tackle for a loss.
â€śWe played hard and are proud of the kidsâ€™ effort,â€ť said coach Al Hunt.
Sweetwater Red 45,
The Sweetwater JV Red team jumped out to a 33-0 lead after the opening per-iod as they improved to 4-1 this season.
MONDAY, SEPT. 12
vs. Big Spring
7TH GRADE RED
Won 25-17, 23-25, 25-8
Points â€” Maddie Berry 19, Kensie Chowning 13, Brittany Peeples 6, Lauren Jones 4, Kaitlyn Foster 1, Rhylee Meneses 1, Christa Martin 1. Coach Jill Locklarâ€™s comments: â€śThe girls played much better than they did the last two weeks. I am proud of them.â€ť
7TH GRADE WHITE
Lost 25-27, 21-25
Points â€” Danielle Vega 9, Jacinda Garcia 7, Katelyn Painter 6, Sonia Sanchez 3, Robbi Hannah 2, Amber Smith 2. Attacks â€” Amber Smith 2, Danielle Vega 2, Jacinda Garcia 1, Robbi Hannah 1, Katelyn Painter 1.
8TH GRADE WHITE
The Future Sweetwater class of 2012 started their program on Wednesday morning at Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater. Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, the program is designed for students to learn in a hands-on, interactive environment which allows them to have fun and bond while they learn and problem solve. The Future Sweetwater program follows the same basic setup and curriculum as Leadership Sweetwater, but is geared towards the youth.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its 47th Annual Membership Banquet on Monday, Sept. 26, at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex. The theme for this year's banquet is "Spotlight on Sweetwater".
There will be eight spaces open for businesses to "spotlight" their products/services. It is first come, first serve. There will not be a fee â€” however, you must be registered. Please call the Chamber for more information and registration.
The BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) Robotics competition recently received a donation from Ludlum Measurements, a major sponsor of the program. Don Ludlum, Larry Ludlum and Richard Smola of Ludlum Measurements are shown presenting the check to BEST Steering Committee members Joni Coons, Austin Mullins and Director Terry Blankenship. The next round of competition will take place on Saturday, Oct. 15, for Practice Day at the Sweetwater TSTC (Texas State Technical College) campus.
The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Texas is $3.38, six cents less than the average last week, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.Â
The national average is $3.56, also six cents less than last week.Â The statewide average price is 18 cents less than the national average.Â The most expensive gasoline average in the state is in Amarillo at $3.47.Â Ft. Worth is reporting the least expensive average in the state at $3.30 for a gallon of regular unleaded. Sweetwaterâ€™s gas price is currently $3.48 for a gallon of regular unleaded.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 50 calls for service, issued no citations and made five arrests on Sept. 21, 2011.
The SPD received 28, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Information only â€”Â 300 block of NW Georgia.
Arrested by SPD
â€˘ Londa Bussey, 44 â€”Â Public intoxication.
â€˘ Raymond Balderas, 60 â€”Â Criminal trespassing warning/possession of a controlled substance.
â€˘ Kenneth Acorn, 22 â€”Â possession of a controlled substance.
â€˘ Courtney Frausto, 22 â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘ Anthony Brown, 25 â€”Â Warrant.
Anne Little, age 62, of Sweetwater, Texas, arrived in heaven on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011.Â Â Â
A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 at 2 p.m., at First Christian Church with Rev. Eric Von Atzigen officiating.Â She will rest peacefully at Garden of Memories.Â Arrangements under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.Â
Bernard Joe Ferris passed away on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, in Abilene, Texas. Bernie was born Nov. 16, 1922, in Denver Colorado, and grew up in Lakewood, Colorado. He received a Bachelorâ€™s and a Masterâ€™s degree in geological engineering from the Colorado School of Mines where he was awarded Shell Oil Companyâ€™s first graduate fellowship in petroleum geology.