October 4th, 2011
Highland was on the verge of handing Gordon its first loss of the year this past Friday. But the Longhorns, who trailed 32-16 at halftime and 56-40 after three periods, ran off the last 22 points to deny the Hornetsâ€™ upset bid and pull out a 62-56 win at Highland.
Highland (2-4) enjoyed 16-point leads on four separate occasions, the last time after a 67-yard kickoff return by Ron Covington for a TD and Steven Testerâ€™s PAT to make it 56-40 in the third period, only to see Gordon pull out the win on a 1-yard run with just 1:37 left and improve to 6-0.
Sweetwaterâ€™s varsity tennis team played a quad match in San Angelo this past Saturday that also involved Andrews, San Angelo Central and Fredericksburg. In girls singles, Heidi Taylor defeated Fredericksburgâ€™s No. 1 player 7-6, 7-4 (7-5). Also beating Fredericksburg in girls singles were Addisyn Cleckler (8-2) and Kristen Casto, who battled it out and won 6-3, 4-6 (10-6) against the No. 5 player. Casto also prevailed by an 8-6 score in her singles match against San Angelo Central.
The Sweetwater seventh grade Red volleyball team won first place at a Lubbock Cooper tournament held on Saturday. The team picked up wins over Lubbock Cooper, Shallowater, Lubbock Christian and Levelland. Pictured on the back row from left are Brittany Peeples, Bergen Trevino, Lauren Jones, Kaitlyn Foster, Maddie Berry and Kensi Chowning. On the front row are Christa Martin, Annaliese Espinosa, Davina Walker, Rhylee Meneses and Natalie Valdez. The team is coached by Jill Locklar.
On September 20, Katherine Dickson and her family gave 4th graders from Roscoe, Highland and Blackwell the opportunity to participate in the Kids on the Land (KOL) program at the 69 Ranch near Maryneal, in which Ms. Dickson owns the land. Peggy Maddox, former SISD SEEK teacher and now Director of Kids of the Land program for Holistic Management International developed the program which provides a day of hands-on activities to help students reconnect to the land where they live.
AUSTIN - During their regular monthly meeting Thursday, the Texas Transportation Commission selected Phil Wilson as the Texas Department of Transportationâ€™s (TxDOT) 19th executive director, effective October 17, 2011. Wilson currently serves as senior vice president of public affairs for Luminant, an electric generation company headquartered in Dallas, and previously served as Texas Secretary of State.
Brysen Cantu, a student of Mrs. Hastey at Sweetwater Christian School, had top sales in the school's Cookie Dough Fundraiser. He and the other students sold cookie dough during the month of September in order to raise money for the school, which is a non-profit organization. Sweetwater Christian School is located at 507 Locust Street.
On Saturday, Oct. 1, at 6:50 p.m., three people were killed and one was injured in a two vehicle head on crash in Coleman County. Mario Gonzales Rios was driving a 2008 Hyundai four door East bound on U.S. HWY 67 near the community of Talpa in Coleman County. Lucio Mendoza was driving a 2004 GMC pickup West bound on the same highway. The East bound Hyundai, driven by Rios, crossed over into the West bound lane striking the GMC pickup head on.
Sula Faye Redden, 91, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 at her daughterâ€™s home in Nolan County.
Funeral services will be held at at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at Broadway Baptist Church in Sweetwater with the Rev. Lyndel Hix and the Rev. Chris Stephens officiating. Interment will be in the Sweetwater Cemetery beside her loving husband of 64 years directed by McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
There will be a family visitation Monday, Oct. 3, at McCoy Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m.
Antonio B. Quintana, age 95, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011 at his residence.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel recited by Carlos and Connie Rodriguez.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Roscoe Cemetery.
MONDAY, OCT. 3
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams at Big Spring, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
TUESDAY, OCT. 4
Sweetwater 7th grade teams host Wylie, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 8th grade teams at Wylie, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater teams host Snyder â€” freshmen and JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5
Sweetwater and Roscoe runners at Merkel meet.
THURSDAY, OCT. 6
Sweetwater JV Red and White teams host Wylie, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe 7th and 8th grade teams at Hamlin starting at 4 p.m.
Roscoe JV at Hamlin, 6:30 p.m.