March 14th, 2014
NRG Yield, Inc. (NYSE: NYLD), led by President and CEO David Crane and members of the companyâ€™s leadership team, visited the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and rang The Opening BellÂ®.
Among the leadership team members was Sweetwater resident Olga Balderas, who was the only representative from Texas. Balderas shared that she does not know who selected her for this opportunity--which she called "unbelievable" as she was informed only a few days before making the trip.
Mrs. Bobbie Jo Banks, age 69, of Colorado City, passed away at a Lubbock hospital on March 11, 2014. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church with Reverend Tommy Jackson officiating.
Bobbie was born on March 23, 1944 in Sylvarena, MS to A.B. and Christine Bender. Bobbie married Russell Banks on Oct. 16, 1978, in Reno, NV. She was a member of Mt. Rose Baptist Church in Sweetwater.
Stephenville â€” Coach Boyd Lowry, 90, principal, coach and teacher, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 14, 2014, at the Lacy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Howard Martin officiating assisted by Bob Cervetto. Burial will follow at Erath Gardens of Memory Cemetery with military honors. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are by Lacy Funeral Home.
Coach Lowry was born on Feb. 15, 1924, to H.L. and Roxie (Young) Lowry. He married Joyce Marie Fields on August 14, 1954, in Fairy, Texas.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s softball team, which ended non-district play by defeating Midland Christian 14-12 here Monday, will get its district season started with a game at Snyder â€” the defending champs â€” at 5 p.m. today.
The teams split their two games last year, with Sweet-water winning here 11-8 en route to a second-place finish and a second straight playoff berth while winning a bi-district championshp, the first since the school began playing softball.
The Sweetwater baseball teamâ€™s win streak has gone to the next level.
It reached double digits after a 9-5 win here Thurs-day over Lubbock Estacado for the Mustangs (13-3), who have now won 10 in a row since a 3-3 start.
Sweetwaterâ€™s 13 wins are already the second most in a season under sixth-year head coach Roland Herrera, and just six fewer than last yearâ€™s squad that advanced to the Region I-3A quarterfinals after finally ending a nine-year playoff drought.
Legendary former coach W.T. Stapler, who in 1985 led Sweetwater to the only state championship in the schoolâ€™s history, will be among the inductees into the Texas High School Hall of Fame in Waco on May 3.
Stapler was 51-16-2 in at Sweetwater from 1980-85, and in his final game the Mustangs, who were making only their second state finals appearance ever, beat defeated Tomball 17-7 to win the state title. The pre-vious year, Sweetwater won its first district champion-ship and earned its first playoff berth in 20 years.
AT BIG SPRING
8th grade boys
Triple jump â€” Chris Thompson 2nd (35-11 1/4); Kiante McCoy 6th (33-11)
Long jump â€” Kiante McCoy 2nd (17-0); Isak Alvarez 6th (16-3)
2400 â€” Kade Kent 5th (9:21.84)
400 relay â€” 3rd (47.80 â€” Chris Jackson, Chris Thompson, Trenton Hicks, John Medina)
800 â€” Daniel Avila 6th (2:35)
100 â€” John Medina 3rd (12.47)
800 relay â€” 4th (1:42.88 â€” Chris Jackson, Chris Thompson, Trenton Hicks, Kiante McCoy)
1600 â€” Daniel Avila 4th (5:46.78); Tristan Longoria 5th (5:47)
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 78. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 5 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 51 and winds from the east-southeast at 5 to 10 mph. We'll also see a slight chance of sprinkles after 1 a.m.
This weekend, we'll have a 20% chance of showers all the way through Sunday night. With a high on Saturday in the mid-70s, northern winds will come in on Saturday night for a low around 43. Temperatures will stand at 59 on Sunday, with a low around 34.
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Sweetwater High School student Payton Moore was named Kiwanis Sophomore of the Year for the 2013-14 school year. She is the daughter of Mitch and Ryan Moore.
The date for this year's Taste of Sweetwater has been set, as announced by City Manager Eddie Brown during his report at Tuesday's city commission meeting.
The event will be held on Monday, April 14 at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex, which shows the restaurant availability within Sweetwater. Proceeds from the Taste of Sweetwater benefit the local Senior Nutrition Activities Program, or SNAP.