July 13th, 2015

Local student honored at SkillsUSA Championships

July 13, 2015

Students from technical education programs in Sweetwater-area high schools and colleges won the nation's highest awards at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference.
Jon Lewis, from Sweetwater and a student at Texas State Tech College-West Texas (Sweetwater), was awarded a Skill Point Certificate in Information Technology Services.

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Free Slurpees enjoyed at 7-11

July 13, 2015

On July 11 each year a certain convenience store chain celebrates 7-Eleven Day. It is also known to customers as Free Slurpee Day. In what’s become an annual event, 7-Eleven stores give away one free Slurpee per customer on July 11. Jordan Gunter enjoys a free Slurpee from 7-11 on July 11 in Sweetwater.

July 11th

VIDEO: Confederate Flag Removed from SC Statehouse

July 11, 2015

The Confederate flag was lowered from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse on Friday, marking a stunning political reversal in a state where many thought the rebel banner would fly indefinitely

Warplane Commemorative Weekend at Great Falls Airport — Sandra Spears, President of the Board of the National WASP World War II Museum to offer presentation on the WASP program with preview at County-City Library

July 11, 2015

From 1942 through 1945 a little known presidential initiative called “Lend-Lease” sent over 8,000 U.S. warplanes to the Russian front in an effort that quite possibly kept the former Soviet Union from being bombed into submission. The 6,000 mile route used to transport these planes, referred to as the Alaska-Siberia Air Route (ALSIB) stretched from the Great Falls International Airport to the Russian airbase in Krasnoyarsk in central Siberia. Many of the aircraft were flown to Great Falls from the factories by the pilots of the famed Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) program.

SHS teacher selected by Texas Tech University for Doctorial Program

July 11, 2015

Sweetwater High School Spanish and Dual Credit teacher Kristie Vickers was notified by Texas Tech University that she was selected to complete her Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction degree beginning this fall. University Director of Graduate and International Admissions, Shelby Cearley, notified Ms. Vickers stating, "It gives me great pleasure to inform you that the Dean of the Graduate School has approved your admission."

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Many enjoy Roscoe street dance

July 11, 2015

On July 4, Old Town Park and Cypress Street in Roscoe were full of people with their coolers and lawn chairs, who enjoyed the music of Nine Mile Mountain and Cody Canada and the Departed, followed by a fireworks show. Shown above are Cody Canada and the Departed performing at the event. Shown below is the crowd at the street dance.

Roscoe team is state-bound

July 11, 2015

This Roscoe team will play in a 15-and-under Texas Teenage Junior League State Baseball Tournament in Colorado City to be held July 20-24. Standing from left are coach Ramon Granado, Francisco Garcia, Jr Guia, Veronica Cuellar, Diego Garza, coach Ralph Cuellar; kneeling, Cameron Lujan, Joel Guia, Andrew Deleon, Xavier Frith, Nathan Garcia and Blake Andrus. Not pictured are Daiman Atkins and Mason Hernandez. There will be 14 teams participating in the event at Colorado City’s Mitchell County Sports Complex.

Three former prep N-County athletes in TSMCA all-star games at W-Falls

July 11, 2015

Three recently-graduated high school athletes from Nolan County will be participating in all-star games held by the Texas Six-Man Coaches Association on July 18 at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls.
Highland’s Madison Moseley is on the West team for the girls basketball game that is scheduled to begin at noon at Midwestern State’s D.L. Coliseum.

SW eliminated at state 7-on-7 event

July 11, 2015

Sweetwater’s state title bid ended on Friday at the Texas 7-on-7 Championships with a 39-33 first-round loss to Brock in the championship bracket at College Station.
Sweetwater went 3-0 in pool play Thursday to reach the championship round as it defeated Lorena, Krum and Goliad, all by 20-22 point margins, but lost by a 39-33 score in the first bracket round for the second straight year. Sweetwater lost to Tyler Chapel Hill by that score in 2014.

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July 10th

Sweetwater sweeps its pool, advances to 7-on-7 championship bracket at Col. Station

July 10, 2015

Sweetwater won all three of its pool games Thursday at the state 7-on-7 tournament in College Station, advancing the team into the championship bracket for the second straight year.
Sweetwater — whose team is coached by Kyle Lawrence — was to play its first Division II bracket game at 9 a.m. today against Brock, with the winner to take on either Albany or Gatesville at 10:15 a.m.

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