February 5th, 2014
The Sweetwater and Big Spring girls basketball teams are fit to be tied for the second straight year.
Once again, they will have to meet for a third time to remedy the problem.
Sweetwater and Big Spring, who both finished 4-6 in District 4-3A play after the regular season wrapped up on Tuesday, will meet at 8 p.m. Friday in Colorado City for a district tiebreaker to decide the No. 4 (fourth place) and final playoff berth.
The sand silos shown are part of Santrol (Division of Fairmont Minerals). The sand will be used in the fracking process of horizontal drilling.
These three silos, when completed, will hold approximately 26 million pounds of frack sand (equivalent to approximately 130 Railcar loads or 520 semi loads).
Santrol is locating in the new BNSF Sweetwater Logistic Center behind the Sweetwater Country Club golf course.
A house on the 200 block of Bois D Arc was a total loss after a fire engulfed the home this morning, according to Roscoe Fire Chief Gary Armstrong.
The alarm came in to the station around 2:25 a.m. on Wednesday morning and the Roscoe Fire Department sent two fire trucks to the scene. The Sweetwater Fire Department assisted, sending one fire truck to the scene. According to Armstrong, the house was fully involved when firefighters arrived.
The two people in the house got out of the house safely, but some pets living in the home did not survive.
Of the five gynecologic cancers that women are typically prone to, cervical cancer is the easiest to prevent through testing and early detection. Still, more than 12,000 women across the nation develop the cancer each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Knowing how to talk with your doctor about risks and symptoms continues to be key in combating the seventh leading cancer among Texas women. âLike most cancers, being proactive in doing your research and talking with your physician about risks is imperative,â said Dr.
Stephenville â Services for Carl E. Ryden, 75, pharmaceutical cattle sales representative, will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at The First Baptist Church, Stephenville, with Rev. Richard Grant officiating. Burial will follow at West End Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at Lacy Funeral Home.
Carl was born in Georgetown, Texas on July 21, 1938, to Milton G. and Merle (Beaver) Ryden. He married Carolyn Ann Ryan on June 24, 1961, on the Texas A&M Campus. She preceded him in death on Jan. 28, 2001.
ABILENE â Going into Tuesdayâs game at Wylie, the Sweetwater girls basket-ball team knew it might be playing not only for the final time against Wylie as a district opponent, but for the final time this season.
But after losing 61-28 to the No. 4 Lady Bulldogs, the Lady Mustangs got good news. Big Spring also lost to Midland Greenwood, 47-36, forcing a District 4-3A tie-breaker to decide the No. 4 playoff spot later this week.
ABILENE â Despite a 82-39 loss Tuesday at Wylie and a 2-6 district record, Sweetwaterâs boys basketball team can still make the playoffs.
But they probably canât afford another loss in either of their last two games.
Sweetwater stayed within striking distance of Wylie â the No. 5 team in Class 3A â for most of the first half but was overwhelmed over the final two periods.
Wylie, 23-3 overall and a perfect 8-0 in district play, was up 7-0 before the Mus-tangs scored.
Today will be partly sunny and cold, with a high near 26 and wind chill values between 7 and 15. Winds will be from the north around 15 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 14 and wind chill values between 4 and 9 degrees. Winds will be from the north-northeast at 10 to 15 mph, and after 1 a.m. we'll have a 20 percent chance of snow.
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The 2014 football schedule for Sweetwater High School, which was released today by Mustang head football coach Shane Mobley following Monday's biennial realignment by the University Interscholastic League, is a blend of the familiar and the unfamiliar.
It also includes just two teams that had a winning record this past season, although six went to the playoffs in 2013.
Of the 10 games on Sweetwater's 2014 schedule, five will be against schools the Mustangs faced the past two years â current District 4-3A foes Midland Greenwood, Monahans and Snyder along with Andrews and Breckenridge.
The Meek Blood Center bloodmobile will be in the First Financial Bank parking lot on Wednesday, Feb. 5, from 12-6 p.m. There is a critical need for all blood types.
"The weather, the holidays and illness have resulted in fewer donors," said Frances Baker, donor recruiter.
"At the same time, most of the hospitals we serve are at full capacity and the need for blood is constant," Baker continued. Meek Blood Center supplies all of the blood used for patient care at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.