February 24th, 2014
ABILENE â€” Theyâ€™ve often battled for district championships in the past.
But on Friday, the stakes were even higher for High-land and Roby as the two old rivals met in a Region II-1A, Division II girls semifinal at Abilene Christian Univer-sityâ€™s Moody Coliseum.
And unlike most of those earlier meetings, this one was no contest.
No. 2-ranked Highland (27-3) was in complete control from the opening tip, racing to a 12-0 lead before Roby got on the board with 4:57 left in the first quarter.
The Sweetwater Jaycees are gearing up for the 56th Annual Worldâ€™s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up.
Media day is held a few weeks before the Round-Up every year where Miss Snake Charmer contestants are introduced to the media and the Jaycees demonstrate how to milk the snakes of their venom to make anti-venom. The Sweetwater Jaycees Rattlesnake Round-Up is an educational event held on the second weekend of March.
Broadway Baptist Church
A couple of weeks ago on what is famously known as â€śGround Hog Dayâ€ť in Punxsutawney, PA, Phil saw his shadow, which is supposed to mean six more weeks of winter.Â Honestly, it doesnâ€™t make me feel any better knowing winter will carry way into the month of March.Â
A groundbreaking ceremony took place on Thursday afternoon at 400 E. Avenue A in Sweetwater â€”Â the site for the new Sweetwater Police Department.
Sweetwater Chief of Police Brian Frieda and Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham spoke at the ceremony, saying that the new building has been a long time coming and construction is expected to be finished by December.
April 25-26 - Deep Creek Art Festival is now accepting applications for the Spring 2014 festival, April 25-26, 2014 in Snyder. Deadline for applications is March 15, 2014.
The Deep Creek Art Festival is a juried art festival. Jurors will select artists' in 14 categories: Painting, 2D Mixed Media, 3D Mixed Media, Clay, Digital, Drawings/Pastels, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metalwork, Photography, Sculpture and Wood. There is a $15 non-refundable fee per application.
Esperanza (Hope) Rodriquez, age 67, of Sweetwater, passed away on Feb. 19, 2014, at Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo, Texas.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Johnny Guzman officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Daniel Lee (Dan) Giesler, 85, passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Boerne, of heart failure.
He was a native of Sweetwater, and was born Jan. 7, 1929, to Robert Lee (Lee) Giesler and Jewel McLaughlin. Dan graduated from Sweetwater High School in 1948.
Dan married Nita Faye Clark in the First United Methodist Church of Colorado City on June 28, 1948. Married for 64 years, they were best friends with a bond that was unassailable and forged from love and laughter.
They have run roughshod over their first two playoff opponents â€” much as they did consistently during the regular season â€” beating Santa Anna 73-26 in bi-district and 19th-ranked Cross Plains 62-35 in the area round.
Today, the No. 2-ranked Highland girls basketball team returns to yet another comfort zone â€” Abilene Christian Universityâ€™s Moody Coliseum â€” where at 7 p.m., the Lady Hornets will begin defense of their Region II-1A, Division II title in 2013 that sent them to the girls state tournament in Austin for the first time in school history.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 69. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 10 to 15 mph, increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 46 and southern winds around 15 mph.
We'll see a bit of a warm up on Saturday, with a high near 80 and a low around 51. Sunday's high will be near 70, with winds shifting ton the north-northeast in the afternoon leading to a low around 36.
Get a full weekend weather preview now at weather.gov.
A total of $23,807 was raised on Wednesday for the Muscular Dystrophy Association during the annual MDA Lock-Up that took place at the Sweetwater fire station. According to organizers, this year has raised the most money ever in Sweetwater during an MDA Lock-Up. A total of 32 "Jailbirds" contributed to the money raised, getting donations from businesses, organizations and individuals for the cause.