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October 28th, 2011

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October 28, 2011

FRIDAY, OCT. 28
Football
Sweetwater varsity vs. Brownwood, 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity hosts Ralls, 7:30 p.m.
Highland varsity at Aspermont, 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity at Paint Rock, 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCT. 29
Golf Tournament
Mustang Baseball Clas-sic to support high school baseball program, 11 a.m., Sweetwater Country Club.
Tennis
Sweetwater varsity at Snyder, time TBA.

Mustangs hope today isn’t the end

October 28, 2011

It won’t be Game 7 of the World Series, but the stakes for tonight’s game between Sweetwater and Brownwood at Mustang Bowl — which is set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. — will be just about as high.
It’s the season finale for Sweetwater (1-2, 4-5), which must beat Brownwood to have a shot at claiming a playoff berth for the first time since 2008. The Lions come in at 1-1, 5-3 and still have a game with Wylie to end their regular season.
Snyder and Wylie, who are both 2-0 in district, will play tonight in Wylie for the outright 5-3A lead.

October 27th

BEST bugs invade Sweetwater

October 27, 2011

Bugs invaded the Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater on Saturday, Oct. 22. Eight Region 14 high schools competed in the inaugural BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) Robotics competition, where Roscoe took home top honors.
Students went head-to-head in the categories of robotics, marketing, exhibits, engineering notebook and spirit and sportsmanship. Roscoe placed first in exhibits, marketing and sportsmanship snagging the overall BEST award, while Sweetwater placed first in robotics. Both teams are now preparing for the regional round in Dallas on Nov. 18-20. 

SEED goes LIVE with new website

October 27, 2011

Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED) has a redesigned website that went live last Friday. The new website (with information still under construction) will better represent the community and SEED’s efforts in business expansion and retention. It is much easier to navigate, according to SEED staff members and allows the SEED staff to keep it updated in house. "The new website, along with social media connections, will assist us in making sure our community and our customers are aware of the progress Sweetwater is experiencing," said SEED Executive Director Ken Becker.

Survive a zombie attack this Halloween

October 27, 2011

Halloween is just around the corner…and the folks at WTU Retail Energy have their costumes ready and are honing their survival skills against zombies as they tune in one of their favorite shows, AMC’s The Walking Dead. So they put our heads together, literally picking them off the floor, to help pass on some basic survival skills, in case of a zombie apocalypse.
First, you’ll need to recognize said creatures. Then, you’ll need to spot any subtle infiltrations by them.

Blotters for October 25, 2011

October 27, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 46 calls for service, issued five citations and made two arrests on Oct. 25, 2011.

The SPD received 17, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a vehicle — 1100 block of Elm.
• Possession of drug paraphernalia — 1700 block of Lamar.

Arrested by SPD:
• Christopher Medina, 24 — Warrants.
• Tammy Williams, 24 — Warrants.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on Oct. 25, 2011.

Arrested by NCSO:

Mildred Louise (Britton) Montgomery Green

October 27, 2011

1/1/1928 - 10/19/2011
Mildred Louise (Britton) Montgomery Green passed away peacefully with family at her bedside. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alex and Verna Britton of Loraine; two brothers, Harold Britton of CA and Gene Britton of Loraine, TX; and the loss of a son, Johnny Mac Montgomery. She was a loving grandmother, mother, wife, daughter, sister and a loving friend.

Local Sports Calendar

October 27, 2011

THURSDAY, OCT. 27
Football
Sweetwater JV Red and White teams at Brown-wood, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe junior high at Ralls (7th and 8th grade) starting at 4 p.m.
Roscoe JV at Ralls, 6:30 p.m.
Highland junior high hosts Aspermont, 6 p.m.
Highland JV vs. Chilli-cothe JV at Rule, 7 p.m.
Blackwell junior high hosts Paint Rock, 6 p.m.
Tennis
Sweetwater varsity will play Abilene Cooper JV at Abilene starting at 4 p.m.
Volleyball
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams host Brown-wood, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCT. 28
Football
Sweetwater varsity hosts Brownwood, 7:30 p.m.

SW looks to extend season

October 27, 2011

Sweetwater wraps up its season Friday when it hosts Brownwood at Mustang Bowl. Or does it? Coach Craig Slaughter sure hopes that’s not the case.
Because for the first time in Slaughter’s three-year tenure, his team is playing for a trip to the playoffs.
Sweetwater (4-5 season, 1-2 district) can also knock Brownwood (5-3, 1-1) com-pletely out of the playoff picture with a win, assuming Wylie also wins Friday over Snyder. The Bulldogs and Tigers are both 2-0 in District 5-3A.

V’ball teams lose to Wylie

October 27, 2011

Sweetwater’s sub-varsity teams lost to Abilene Wylie in season-ending volleyball matches here Tuesday.
The junior varsity (2-6, 16-14) lost to Wylie 14-25, 10-25 in its final match while the freshmen (3-5, 19-6) fell 11-25, 25-18, 15-25.

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