March 20th, 2012
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s softball and baseball teams hope to get back on the win-ning track today when they play District 5-3A games at home today against Wylie.
The SHS softball team, which is 10-6 overall but 0-1 in District 5-3A after losing to Big Spring on Friday, will face Wylie at 6:30 p.m. after a JV game at 5. The baseball team â€” which begins district play at 7 p.m. â€” has lost its last two games and seen its season record drop to 6-6-1.
The 32nd Judicial District Court room was busy today with several guilty pleas being heard by Judge Glen Harrison. Keep checking for updates or read tomorrow's Sweetwater Reporter for the full story.
The Sweetwater Junior Varsity Mustang baseball game with Wylie has been cancelled for today. They will play a double header on Saturday, April 7, 2012.
The 2012 U.S. FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) was held the first weekend of March for the Regional events in San Antonio. Competing in that Regional were 64 teams representing a number of states and Mexico. The game this year was entitled â€śRebound Rumble.â€ť Traveling down to the Alamo Regional was the Roscoe Plowbots who made their third straight appearance in the FRC contest. The objective in the game was for teams, along with their alliance teams, to score as many baskets in goals that ranged from two to eight feet high.
High Sky Childrenâ€™s Ranch and the West Texas Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center have once again partnered to host the Seventh Annual West Texas Child Abuse Awareness Family FunFair in Sweetwater. The FunFair will be held at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex on Wednesday, April 4, from 4-6:30 p.m. The Time of Remembrance will start at 6:05 p.m. and organizers ask that everybody stay for the ceremony honoring children who have been victims of child abuse.
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 84 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1200 PM CDT FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES:
JavaJax will be hosting a very special, mid-week live music performance on Wednesday evening, March 21. En route from Austin's SXSW (south by southwest) Music Festival to a show in Lubbock on March 22, Hudson Moore will be playing in Sweetwater.
Pedro P. Elizardo, Jr., age 88, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Monday, March 19, 2012 at Nolan Nursing & Rehab.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Lionel Mendez, Sr. officiating. Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Charles Okonkwo officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangments are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
All four of Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s athletes placed at the girls state powerlifting meet that was held on Saturday in Corpus Christi.
Loni Mendez had SHSâ€™ top finish, placing seventh in the 181-pound weight class. She lifted 795 pounds with a 315-pound squat, 165-pound bench press and 315-pound dead lift.
Pictured is Gloria Isom, Shelia Ellison, Tanja Jennings and Linda Kite all employees at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department.Â They areÂ busy gettingÂ ready for the Biggest Loser Winner ContestÂ which became a nightmare on Elm Street with 47 teams registering for the contest. All team members will weigh-in on Monday at their designated location andÂ the contest willÂ kick-off at 6 p.m. at the Sweetwater High School track field.