January 26th, 2011
USG recently announced the retirement of Johnny Almanza, Hourly Supervisor in the #3 Board Department, after 31 years of dedicated service. Johnny selected a utility trailer as his retirement gift. "The employees of the Sweetwater plant would like to thank Johnny for his years of dedicated service, his personal commitment to safety and for his impact on the outstanding achievements of our plant over the years. We wish you the best in your future endeavors."
Sweetwater ISD has launched a new website that will provide importantÂ information to parents and community members.Â The site can be found at http://www.sweetwaterisd.net.
Maria "Vickie" Castillo, 58, of Sweetwater, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, in Mt. Pleasant, TX.
Services were held at Curry-Wellborn Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, with Pastor Joshue Luna officiating. Interment was at Neville's Chapel Cemetery.
Ms. Castillo was born in Chihuahua, Mexico on Feb. 29, 1952, the daughter of Benito Castillo and Gregoria Najera Castillo.
SNYDER â SHS basketball teams enjoyed a big night on Tuesday. But it was the Snyder High School squads who came away with victories as the host Tigers and Lady Tigers teamed up to sweep a District 5-3A doubleheader against Sweetwater.
Snyderâs girls improved to 2-3 in district (16-9 overall) with a 56-40 win, while the boys romped to a 71-33 victory over Sweetwater for their first district win.
For the Lady Mustangs, Tuesdayâs defeat was a setback to their playoff hopes.
The Highland girls and Roscoe boys collected key district basketball wins on Tuesday.
The Lady Hornets are now 7-2 in District 11-A, Division II after crushing Ira, 62-27. Callie Sandus-kyâs 24-point effort paced Highland, which was ahead 13-1, 31-5 and 47-15 at the breaks.
Kara Hughey added 11 points for Highland, who maintained its half-game lead over Loraine for second place. The teams meet at Highland Friday. Sierra Allen had eight points, Beth Richburg and Shyan Womack six, Jessica McCain four and Lora Stewart three.
Many awards and celebrations were on hand at the regular session meeting of the SISD Board of Trustees on Thursday night, Jan. 20, held at the Administration Building.
Two monetary donations were received from Charlie Peek with Brookshire's and Jackie Alvarez of Coca-Cola. The board approved the donations to be used for the general fund. Another gift given to the school board was a plaque from Steve Ellinger with CADCO. The company was in charge of the renovations done with the concession stands in Mustang Bowl as well as other improvements around the district.
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) announced the first-ever recipients of its new Seal of Approval for wind turbine service technician training programs.
The AWEA Seal of Approval program assesses whether educational and training institutions with technician programs are teaching the skills that an entry-level service technician needs, as identified by experts among AWEA's 2,500 company members.
The first three recipients of the Seal of Approval are:
âą Texas State Technical College's (Sweetwater, Texas) Associates of Applied Science in Wind Energy & Turbine Technology program.
While itâs true that neither Sweetwater or Snyder has had much success on the basketball court so far in District 5-3A., itâs nearly always interesting when the two schools face each other.
Fans will get a double dose of the rivalry today, as Sweetwater visits Snyder in a 5-3A varsity twinbill that starts with the girls game at 6 p.m. The boys contest is scheduled to tip off at about 7:30 p.m.
Both of Sweetwaterâs powerlifting teams had good showings when competing at season-opening meets Thursday at Big Spring.
The Sweetwater girls scored 31 points in placing second to Abilene High out of 13 teams at their meet.
RECENT JV RESULTS
Roscoe JV girls 24, Stamford JV girls 4
Torrey Willman 8, Justina Brasuell 5, Stina Tomlin 4, Kendall Moses 4, Eva Aguayo 3.
Roscoe JV girls 38, Hamlin JV girls 27
Justina Brasuell 10, Eva Aguayo 8, Torrey Willman 6, Kendall Moses 4, Tiffany Seider 4, Alex Cuellar 3, Whitney Williams 2, Stina Tomlin 1.
Stamford JV boys 40,
Roscoe JV boys 6
Dillon Freeman 4, Emilio Morales 2.
Hamlin JV boys 44,
Roscoe JV boys 23
Dillon Freeman 7, Emilio Morales 7, Luke Rovig 4, Brant Burnett 3, Kyle Bromley 2.
HIGHLAND JH TOURNEY
Ira boys 53,
Highland boys 17