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May 6th, 2013
Sweetwater's Cole Maxwell holds up his team's bi-district championship trophy as teammate Shawn Campbell watches following the Mustangs' 7-6 Game 3 win over Fabens on Saturday.
Maxwell was the winning pitcher for Sweetwater, which plays Pampa in the Class 3A area playoffs beginning Friday at Lubbock Christian University.
See details of Saturday's action in Page 10 of today's edition or our online Sports section.
Ryan Linebaugh, son of Ronny and Portia Linebaugh, will be graduating in May with honors from Sweetwater High School. He will also be graduating Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society from Western Texas College with an Associate's of Arts Degree on May 10.
Recently, 11 students from Sweetwater Middle School competed in the TMSCA (Texas Math and Science Coaches Association) State competition. In attendance were 106 schools and over 2000 middle school students from all over the state of Texas. The competition consists of four different sections. Students compete in Number Sense, Calculator, Mathematics and Science.
Expect partly sunny skies today with a high near 77. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 5 to 15 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 56, and southeastern winds at 5 to 15 mph.
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May 4, 2013 marks the 105th anniversary of the formation of the Sweetwater Fire Department. On May 4, 1908 two companies, Chemical Company No. 1 and Hose Company No. 1, came together and started the Sweetwater Volunteer Fire Department. Original charter members from both companies included Bud Brown (foreman), Tom Morris, Jess Hamby, Ed Wilkinson, Dan L. Childress (chief), Dr. A. Brann (foreman), Henry Moffett, D.B. Brown, and Eley Pate. Two more companies, Engine Company No. 1 and Hook and Ladder Company No. 1, were organized on March 2, 1914. Charter members for both were T.B.
Clear Fork Crime Stoppers, in cooperation with the Fisher County Sheriffâ€™s Office, is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information about a burglary of a habitation which occurred Sunday, April 21, south of Roby. Items taken include firearms and ammunition, a flat screen TV, electronics, a Pampered Chef knife set and other knives. The victim of this crime is offering a substantial cash reward in addition to the money offered by crime stoppers.
Anyone with information about this crime is urged to call the tipline at 800-222-TIPS or text CFCS@CRIMES. All callers remain anonymous.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting for Amole Express, located at 2014 Lamar Street. Chamber Ambassadors and members of the community joined in welcoming the business to Sweetwater. Shown are Debbie Anthony, Brenda Stirl, Leah Andrews, Don King, Noland Harvey, Lita McEachern, Carla Perez, holding Sophia, Janis McDowell, Mike Fernandez, Martin Perez, Trey Aiken, Teresa Perez, Rosie Tovar and Aida Pantoja.
Midwest Finance went all out during Paint the Town Purple Week to support Nolan County Relay For Life, celebrate cancer survivors and remember those who are no longer with us. Shown are (back row) Yvonne Bugarin, Veronica Reschman, Michele Rowe, Johnny Castereno (bottom row) Tommy Ortega, Jessica Talamantez, Justin Castereno and Gloria Castereno. The Mayor declared April 29, 2013 through May 4, 2013, as American Cancer Societyâ€™s Paint the Town Purple Week. Midwest employees wore their purple on Friday and the business was decorated in purple.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Abilene District will begin a project May 6, to preserve area highways with seal coating.
More than 257 miles of state-maintained roadways are part of the districtâ€™s 2013 seal coat program.Â Roadways in Nolan, Mitchell, Howard, Borden, Scurry, Fisher, Taylor, Callahan, Haskell, Jones, Stonewall and Shackelford counties will receive $7.9 million worth of preventive maintenance seal coat work.
Nolan County and the City of Sweetwater have a new emergency and mass notification provider. The transition from DeltAlert to the industry-leading, high-speed mass notification system, CodeREDÂ®, began earlier this year.