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September 13th, 2011

Daniel G. Martinez, Sr.

September 13, 2011

Daniel G. Martinez, Sr., age 74, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 at Hendrick Medical Center. 
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Johnny Deleon officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home. 
Daniel was born on May 21, 1937 in Eskota, Texas to Pascual and Felipa (Gomez) Martinez. He worked as a cement pipe manufacturer for Gifford-Hill-American before retiring. 

Football player of the week

September 13, 2011

Ryan Linebaugh has been named as Sweetwater’s Football Player of the Week. Linebaugh, a 5-9, 165-pound junior who starts at running back and linebacker, was the Mustangs’ leading rusher and tackler this past week against Levelland in a 27-8 victory. On defense he had nine solo tackles, three for a loss, plus six assisted tackles, one sack, one quarterback knockdown, one big hit and one defensed pass. On offense, Linebaugh rushed for 91 yards and two touchdowns, including a 34-yard clinching TD with 6:43 remaining.

Mustang football stats

September 13, 2011

TEAM OFFENSE
First Downs — 40; Rushes-yards — 117-453; Passing yards — 186; Total yards — 639 (213.0 avg.); Passing — 16-33-3; Fumbles-Lost — 5-2; Penalties-Yards — 18-171; Points scored — 44 (14.7 avg.).
TEAM DEFENSE
First Downs — 35; Rushes-yards — 89-300; Passing yards — 272; Total yards — 572 (190.7 avg.); Passing — 38-70-5; Fumbles-Lost 4-1; Penalties-Yards — 19-170; Points allowed — 25 (8.3 avg.).
INDIVIDUAL STATS
Rushing

Six-man results

September 13, 2011

Highland (1-2) won its first game of the season this past Friday by defeating Novice, 70-52.

7th grade Red is lone winner

September 13, 2011

The Sweetwater Middle School seventh grade Red team was the only winner in season-opening football action this past Thursday as it defeated Levelland 36-0.
Jacoby Hunt ran for five touchdowns in the victory. His TD runs went for 14, 48, 28, 4 and 70 yards. In addition, Hunt had a 63-yard run to Levelland’s 14-yard line to set up his first TD. Jordan McGee had a pair of two-point conversion runs and Daniel Olguin one.

Blackwell JH gets a W

September 13, 2011

Blackwell defeated Lueders-Avoca, 38-21, in its junior high football season opener this past Thursday.

September 12th

Mustangs celebrate Levelland win

September 12, 2011

The Sweetwater Mustangs are shown after their 27-8 win in Levelland, singing the school song.

Four earthquakes hit the Big Country

September 12, 2011

An earthquake rattled portions of the Big Country early Sunday waking some people up a little earlier than they expected.
The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude 4.4 earthquake shook the ground about 7:30 a.m. Sunday. Its epicenter was 11 miles northeast of Snyder. The 4.4 magnitude makes it the largest earthquake to occur in the Big Country in the last few years.
According to the USGS, people report feeling the earthquake from as far away as Irving, San Angelo, and Lubbock.

SISD plans Grandparents Day lunches at campuses

September 12, 2011

In honor of Grandparent’s Day on Sunday, Sept. 11, the following Sweetwater ISD campuses are inviting grandparents to eat lunch on the following days.
East Ridge Elementary will host grandparents on Tuesday, Sept. 13. On Wednesday, Sept. 14, Sweetwater Intermediate will be open to grandparents.
The Kindergarten classes at Southeast Elementary will have grandparents to lunch on Thursday, Sept. 15, while the Southeast First Grade students and J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center campuses will be open on Friday, Sept. 16.

Leadership Sweetwater class begins Sept. 13

September 12, 2011

The 2011-2012 Leadership Sweetwater class will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 13. The class will start the year with orientation at TSTC. Orientation will be facilitated by Melissa Howard.
Leadership Sweetwater is a nine-month course that educates the students about the inner workings and sometimes little-known facts about Sweetwater and the region. Each month the class will attend a different session. The course ends in May with a graduation ceremony and meal. The program is sponsored by the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce.

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