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February 26th, 2013

Deadline Thursday for children’s art entries

February 26, 2013

The West Texas Art Guild is sponsoring a Children's Art Show at the County-City Library for the month of March. The show will be divided into five age groups as follows: Ages 3-5; ages 6-8; ages 9-11; ages 12-14; and ages 15-18.
The name and age of the child must be attached to the back of the artwork.

Blotters for Feb. 22-24, 2013

February 26, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 149 calls for service, issued 15 citations and made 11 arrests from Feb. 22-24, 2013.

The SPD received 55, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 300 block of Oak.

Calls for service:
• Family violence assault — 600 block of E. New Mexico.
• Counterfeit — 500 block of E. Broadway.
• Retaliation — 1200 block of Ragland.
• Theft — 700 block of NW Georgia.
• Theft — 1100 block of E. Third.
• Burglary of a vehicle — Sweetwater area.

Arrested by SPD:
• Joseph Lee Brown, 32 — Warrant service.

February 25th

Lady Hornets to descend on Austin

February 25, 2013

ABILENE — One of the few blemishes on the Highland girls basketball team's outstanding season came in the title game of Highland's tournament in early December when the Lady Hornets lost to Garden City, 31-24.
Highland got a chance Saturday afternoon to avenge that loss in a rematch with Garden City for the Region II-A, Division II championship.
And this time, it was the Lady Kats who were left feeling blue.
Highland (31-4) answered every challenge en route to a 47-29 victory at Abilene Christian University, advancing the Lady Hornets to the Class 1A, Division II state semifinals.

J.P. Cowen offers campus report at SISD meeting

February 25, 2013

During the Monday night meeting of the Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Board of Trustees, a campus report was given on J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center.
Crystal Meneses, the principal of the school, began the presentation with the assistance of three students from the campus: Ryan Roberson, Rhylie Underwood and Owen Huckabee. They demonstrated to board members the different breathing techniques that are done at the school.

Monday's windy weather

February 25, 2013

Expect mostly cloudy skies today, with a high only near 39. Winds will be high, as a west-northwestern wind will blow at 30 to 35 mph, increasing up to 35 to 40 mph. Gusts could top out at 55 mph.
Today, we also have a slight chance today for rain and snow, as precipitation chances stand at 20%.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 29. High winds will continue from the west-northwest at 30 to 40 mph, decreasing to 10 to 20 mph. However, gusts could still reach as high as 55 mph.
Learn all you need to know now at weather.gov.

February 23rd

Young Guns are champs at Midland tournament

February 23, 2013

The Sweetwater Young Guns 11-and-under travel team won the championship at the Midland Winter Blast tournament, a Global Sports World Series Qualifier event which was played on Feb. 16-17 as part of Texas USSSA Baseball. Members of the team are, bottom row from left, Rylen Moncada, Reese Hayes, Rylan Hayes, Darian Carr, Jacob Roden; middle row, Xavier Rodela, Max Ferguson, Austin Moreland, Daiman Atkins, Blake Andrus; back row, coaches Kelly Andrus, Randall Rea and Tony Roden.

Learning at Media Day

February 23, 2013

Sweetwater Jaycee David Sager talked to a crowd about safety around Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes at Media Day on Friday.

Another big win

February 23, 2013

The Highland girls basketball team celebrated on Friday after their 55-37 victory over Baird that advanced the Lady Hornets to the Region II-A, D-II final against Garden City on Saturday. Friday’s win put Highland within one game of advancing to Austin to play in the state tournament later this week. A story on Friday’s game is on Page A6. A story on Saturday’s game will be in Monday’s paper.

Media Day fun

February 23, 2013

Terry Greenburg, editor of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, chops the head off of a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake at Media Day on Friday. Also shown is Sweetwater Jaycees President Heath Cornutt.

Media Day begins Round-Up events

February 23, 2013

2013 Media Day for the Sweetwater Jaycees World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up was held on Friday, at the local Fortin Ranch. The Miss Snake Charmer Pageant contestants beheaded and skinned Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes and members of the Sweetwater Jaycees gave demonstrations about the snakes including safety tips when coming into contact with the snakes. The Miss Snake Charmer Scholarship Pageant will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 7. The Sweetwater Jaycees World’s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up will be from Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10.

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