November 17th, 2014

Francisco Rudolfo (Rudy) Herrera, Jr.

November 17, 2014

Francisco Rudolfo (Rudy) Herrera, Jr., age 50, of Sweetwater, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 at his residence.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel recited by David Mendez.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 at Holy Spirit Parish (Immaculate Heart of Mary) with Bishop Joe Vasquez officiating. Burial will follow later at Highland Memorial Cemetery in Stamford. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

S’water girls lose game at S-Angelo L’View

November 17, 2014

Sweetwater traveled to San Angelo Lake View for a non-district girls basketball game Saturday and lost to the Maidens, 70-33, as their record fell to 0-2.

Read more in Monday's edition.

AARP meeting scheduled tonight

November 17, 2014

Tonight, the Nolan County Chapter 2009 AARP will meet at the SNAP building at 6:30 p.m. A business meeting and musical program will be presented.
A covered dish meal will be served. Please come and bring a dish.

Local forecast for Monday

November 17, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 40, with wind chill values between 14 and 24. Winds will come from the north-northwest at 5 to 10 mph, shifting to the east-northeast in the afternoon.
Expect clear conditions tonight, with a low around 25 and wind chill values between 16 and 21. Winds will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph, becoming south after midnight.

VIDEO: Big 12 Big Plays: Texas' Pass Attack Leads The Way

November 17, 2014

Welcome to bowl eligibility, Texas Longhorns. See how Tyrone Swoopes' two touchdown passes led Charlie Strong's team past Oklahoma State for their sixth win of the season.

Weekly sports calendar

November 17, 2014

Sweetwater 7th grade ‘A’ and ‘B’ girls will host Snyder (season openers) at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Roscoe junior high boys will host Winters starting at 5 p.m.
Roscoe junior high girls at Winters starting at 5 p.m.
Highland junior high teams will host Borden County (season openers) starting at 6 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams at Bronte (season openers) starting at 6 p.m.
Sweetwater boys will host Early (season openers for both teams): freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.

Blackwell beats RS for 6th win in a row

November 17, 2014

TRENT — The Blackwell Hornets have gotten hot at the right time.
Friday’s 52-6 Class 1A, Division II bi-district win over the Rising Star Wild-cats was the sixth in a row for Blackwell (7-3), which will face Sands in the area round.

Read more in our weekend edition.

Highland is shut out by No. 1 in state

November 17, 2014

ANSON — No. 1 Crowell is off to a good start in the Class 1A, Division II foot-ball playoffs.
The Wildcats (10-0) — who are in their third year of direction under former Blackwell athlete and coach Nathan Hayes — began defense of their Division I six-man title on Friday with a 60-0 bi-district win over Highland.

Read more in our weekend edition in Sports.

November 15th

Sweetwater, Bridgeport will play in Stephenville

November 15, 2014

Sweetwater found out Friday who its next playoff opponent will be. The Mustangs will face Bridgeport in a Class 4A, Division II area round matchup.
Sweetwater, which was ranked 10th in the state at the end of the regular season, will take a flawless 11-0 record into the game while Bridgeport, which beat Ferris 35-14 in bi-district on Friday, is 8-3.
Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. this Friday at Tarleton State University's Memorial Stadium in Stephenville, according to Mustang coach Shane Mobley.

WTCAC seeks end of year donations

November 15, 2014

'Tis the season to be generous. That's what the staff at the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center (WTCAC) hopes as the year draws to a close.
"We want to remind people that we are a nonprofit," said Madison Black, client case manager at WTCAC. "We accept a lot of different kinds of donations, but right now, we need monetary donations. That's a big part of our funding."

See the full story in our weekend edition.

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