March 3rd, 2014
Note: Sweetwater JV and varsity softball teams idle this week
MONDAY, MARCH 3
Sweetwater JV hosts Abilene Cooper sophomores, 6 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity girls will play at Comanche tournament.
Blackwell teams will play at Christoval tournament.
Sweetwater middle school teams host Greenwood starting at 4 p.m.
TUESDAY, MARCH 4
Sweetwater varsity boys will play at Seminole tournament.
Sweetwater JV girls will play at Abilene tournament.
THURSDAY, MARCH 6
Sweetwater varsity plays at Midland Greenwood tournament.
Highland seniors Beth Richburg and Sierra Allen console each other after the Lady Hornets' basketball season ended Friday with a 53-45 loss to Calvert in the Class 1A, Division II state semifinals at Austin. Highland, which advanced to the state tournament for the second straight year, finishes 28-4. See a story on the game and many more pictures from the tournament in today's Sports section on Pages B1-B3.
AUSTIN â€” The Highland girls basketball team knew what it was up against on Friday when it faced a Calvert squad whose considerable speed and ability to create turnovers with its wall-to-wall defensive pressure compensated for a big size disadvantage against the Lady Hornets.
What Highland could not have expected, however, was the kind of shooting performance delivered by Calvertâ€™s Jaylonn Walker.
Area firefighters were still battling hot spots on Saturday morning near CR 175 in Nolan County after a grass fire began around 2:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon with high winds contributing to the spread of the blaze. The fire is located just above Nolan near the intersection of CR 174 and CR 175.
"As of this morning there is no smoke in the air, but there are still hot spots that crews are finishing," said Matthew Lanier, Wildland Urban Interface Specialist with the Texas A&M Forest Service.
Connie Broadwell Jamison is a candidate for Nolan County District Clerk.
Sweetwater is her hometown and she is a graduate of Sweetwater High School and Columbia Secretarial College. She is the daughter of R.E. and Charlie Broadwell, and she has two sisters, Patricia "Treet" Broadwell and Deb Veal; one brother, Richard Broadwell; one sister-in-law, Vicki Broadwell; and one brother-in-law, David Veal.
Robert â€śBobbyâ€ť Alcala Gonzales, Jr., age 59, of Sweetwater, passed away on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 in Lubbock, Texas.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 3, 2014 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Deacon Bill Butler
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel recited by Lupe Medellin. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Robert M. Gonzales, Sr., age 88, of Sweetwater, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at Hendrick Medical Center.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel, recited by Lupe Medellin.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 3, 2014 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Deacon Bill Butler
officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Broadway Baptist ChurchÂ
According to an article, Henry Ford asked some engineers to box the transmissions for his Model-T Fords in certain sized boxes. He gave meticulous dimensions and material instructions for these boxes.Â The builders were confused, but they did as they were told.Â
When the transmissions were delivered, the factory workers took apart the boxes and used them for the floorboards!Â Mr. Ford was thinking ahead!Â
On Thursday morning, Feb. 27, 2014, at about 10:07 a.m., Deputy Duwon Sterling with the Nolan County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of someone burning trash or debris at 125 Loop 170, also known as Avenger Field Road inside the city limits of Sweetwater.
The Sweetwater High School baseball team held a brief ceremony on Thursday to honor Wes Bishop, the former director of physical therapy at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital, who died last October.
Bishopâ€™s wife Margaret came out to throw the first pitch prior to the Mustangsâ€™ game against Pampa, before receiving a baseball autographed by members of the team.
This yearâ€™s annual Wood Bat Classic was renamed the Wes Bishop Wood Bat Classic, honoring a man who made numerous contributions to Sweetwaterâ€™s baseball program and was also a youth baseball coach here for 20 years.