March 13th, 2014
A flag raising ceremony to honor members of the 1996 and 1997 Sweetwater High School softball teams will be held Friday, March 21 at the Jerry Collins Complex.
The ceremony will be held prior to the 2014 teamâ€™s District 4-3A home opener against Big Spring at 5 p.m.
The 1996 and 1997 teams were the first from SHS to play softball after it became a UIL-sanctioned sport, and also the first two teams from SHS to make the playoffs after advancing to the bi-district round at the end of the regular season.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s junior varsity softball team will start District 4-3A play at Snyder at 7 p.m. Friday.
Standing from left: coach Tony Heredia, Gabby Fuentes, Lauren Jones, Rebecca Gonzales, Carissa Espinoza. Kneeling: Davina Walker, Isabel Mendez, Destiney Renteria, Alyssa Villanueva.
Not pictured are player Kristi Ward and coach Alyssa Harwell.
The Sweetwater baseball team ends the non-district portion of its schedule by hosting Lubbock Estacado in a game at noon today. Sweetwater (12-3) comes in with a nine-game winning streak after a 9-8 win against Andrews here Monday. The Sweetwater JV plays Esta-cadoâ€™s JV at 3 p.m. today.
Sweetwaterâ€™s varsity goes to Greenwood for its district opener next Tuesday.
Isaiah McGee of Sweet-water has recently earned Class 3A second team all-state recognition as an all-purpose back by the Texas Sports Writers Association.
McGee, a 5-9 junior, racked up over 1,000 yards receiving and rushing last season for the Mustangs with eight TDs â€” four receiving and four rushing. He also scored on a fumble return, and in December earned all-state honorable mention by the Associated Press Sports Editors as a defensive back. McGee caught 33 passes for 595 yards and rushed for a team-high 419 yards, while also finishing second on the team with 98 tackles.
Today will be sunny with a high near 67. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 46 and southern winds around 15 mph. Gusts could get as high as 25 mph.
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NOLAN COUNTY â€” The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will begin a project this week to make major improvements to US 84 in Nolan County from Roscoe to the Mitchell County line.
At the Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED) board meeting held on Monday morning, an update on the BNSF (Burlington Northern Santa Fe) rail transload facility was given by Geoff Haney, president of Cape and Son.
By mid-June, 60% of the facility should be opened to handle the commodity market of wheat. The remaining 40% should open by mid-July.
An extensive amount of new track is being added, with 40,000 feet being added by BNSF. Cape and Son is also adding 18,000 feet of new track.
The West Texas Children's Advocacy Center is partnering with Wal-Mart of Sweetwater with the help of Angie White to provide information about raising healthy children. The project is called Every Little Step.
The WTCAC will have information about keeping children safe Â from physical and sexual abuse. They had an information table at Wal-Mart in the baby section on Feb. 21, Feb. 28, March 7, and will again on March 14, from 1-3:30 p.m.
Pictured is Peggy Parrott, child interviewer and Madison Black, client case manager.
The City of Sweetwater will be having an election on Saturday, May 10 for two seats on the city commission.
Running for Precinct 2 Commissioner are incumbent Jim McKenzie and Miesha Hand. Jeremy Wilks is running against incumbent Jerod Peek for Precinct 4 Commissioner.
Only residents who live in Precincts 2 and 4 will vote for the two commission seats. Photos of the two precincts can be found on Page 3.
Precinct 2 includes residents who live on the southeast side of town--east of Robert Lee Street, south of West Texas Avenue, east of Lamar and south of East Avenue C.
Nathaniel Marcus Way left this world March 4, 2014.Â He was born June 16, 1990 in Fort Hood, Texas.