January 19th, 2011
BIG SPRING â Going into a hostile gym and faced with an almost must-win situation Tuesday, the Sweetwater High School girls basketball team came through with one of its best games of the season.
Getting a team-high 16 points from Kinsey Brown-ing and Taylor McKoy, the Lady Mustangs streaked to their first District 5-3A win of the season as they routed Big Spring, 59-35, on the Lady Steersâ home floor.
BIG SPRING â Ahead 5-0 just 13 seconds into the game, the Sweetwater boys basketball team was unable to hold on for long Tuesday as Big Spring rallied for a convincing 75-46 win.
Sweetwater (0-2 district, 6-16 season) also failed to stop Big Springâs outstand-ding guard, Luke Adams, who hit eight 3-pointers en route to a 37-point performance at the Steersâ gym. Big Spring, which is ranked No. 24 in Class 3A in this weekâs statewide poll, im-proved to 2-0 in district and remained in a tie for the early District 5-3A lead with Abilene Wylie.
While itâs only Janu-ary, the official start of the high school âspringâ sports season is almost here as the Sweetwater and Roscoe powerlifting teams and the Sweetwa-ter tennis team begin competing on Thursday.
It's a boy!
The 2011 New Year Baby arrived on Jan. 4, at 10:10 p.m.. The baby boy was born, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds and was 19 inches long.
The New Year Baby was welcomed by his parents, the staff of RPMH and gifts from numerous local merchants and businesses.
The following is a list of items, donated by the local businesses:
More help is coming in as the search for thirteen-year-old Hailey Dunn continues.
A member of the KlaasKids Foundation, Brad Dennis, was scheduled to come to Colorado City on Monday evening after being contacted by Hailey's family to assist local investigative efforts. According to the KlaasKids Foundation website, Dennis has led numerous search and rescue efforts with over 20 years experience, has taught thousands in seminars, and has completed various courses in law enforcement tactics.
Funeral service for Mrs. Mary Nell Griffin, 87, of Alexander City, will be Friday, January 14, 2011 at 2 p.m., at the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home.
Bro. Miles Crouch and Bro. John David Parker will officiate. Burial will follow in the Lebanon Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 14, 2011 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Radney Funeral Home.
D. W. âBuckâ Hamilton, 85, of Sweetwater passed away on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 at Snyder Oaks Nursing Home in Snyder, Texas.
He was born on July 24, 1925 in Shep, Taylor County, Texas. He married Vera Paveluk on September 3, 1969 in Sweetwater and they made their home at Lake Sweetwater.
Hamilton was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, three sisters and two brothers. He is survived by his wife, Vera Hamilton of Lake Sweetwater; son Gary Hamilton and wife Gail, of West Monroe, Louisiana, three grandsons, three great grandsons and one great granddaughter.
While their district races are just getting underway, both the Sweetwater girls and boys basketball teams need to start getting wins if they expect to contend for postseason play.
And with just eight district games, itâs no secret that the 0-2 Lady Mustangs and 0-1 Mustangs can ill afford many more defeats.
Both teams return to 5-3A action today when they travel to Big Spring for games at 6 and 7:30 p.m., respectively, after losing at Wylie this past Friday.
8th grade White 26, Brownwood 13
Gwan Hill 6, Chris Figueroa 6, Jeremy Witt 4, Roman Rivera 4, Nick Haley 2, Jonathan Neri 2, Austin Watts 2.
8th grade Red 55, Brownwood 34
Duante Williams 17, Rhett Torres 12, Hayden Reeves 11, Bray Amos 5, Sean Norman 4, Martes Harris 4, Isaiah McGee 2.
Brownwood 26, 7th grade White 12
Isaiah Gonzales 8, Adan Sanchez 2, Andrew Briley 1, Adrian Salazar 1.
Brownwood 29, 7th grade Red 16
Michael Hunt 5, Hardy Escobar 4, Mark Lawrence 3, Michael Lawrence 2, Denzell Moore 2.
Sweetwater Police officers responded to a 911 call, of an unresponsive male at Apache Bend Apartments, on Saturday, Jan. 15 shortly before 2 p.m..
According to Chief of Police Jim Kelley, officers found Carvin Coy Lemmons, 43, of Sweetwater deceased, upon arrival at the scene.
"Lemmons was found with one stab wound to the mid-section," Kelley said.
The investigation led officers to Shayquapla (Shay) Walker. Walker, Lemmons long-time girlfriend, reportedly arrived at the apartments, stabbed Lemmons and fled the scene.
"Walker has been cooperative with investigators," Kelley said.