May 18th, 2013
The Sweetwater City Commission gave authorization for city staff to go out on bids for the construction of a new police station during their meeting on Tuesday morning.
The architect is very close to finishing the plans; upon their completion, this approval grants permission for the city to begin obtaining bids.
Other bids were discussed during the meeting as well. Approval was given to allow staff to go out for bids to sell five surplus, real properties owned by the city.
The Sweetwater City Commission once again took a look at the city ordinance on storage containers during their meeting on Tuesday at City Hall.
Chapter 18 of the Code of Ordinances, entitled "Miscellaneous Provisions and Offenses," dealt with allowing freight and portable storage containers in certain zoning districts. The ordinance was previously passed, but after a request by the commissioners, it was reconsidered by the city to make it more business friendly.
A friendly and familiar face has rejoined the Sweetwater Reporter advertising team. Brenda Morales, Sweetwater native, reprised her advertising executive role in March of 2013. She first brought her advertising expertise to the Sweetwater Reporter from 2002-2003 and then again from 2008-2010.
Morales was born and raised in Sweetwater. She graduated from Sweetwater High School in 2001 and then again from Texas State Technical College in 2007 with a degree in digital imaging and design.
The Sweetwater Mustang baseball team was sent off to Lubbock for the Region I-3A quarterfinal best-of-3 series at Lubbock Christian Universityâ€™s Hays Field on Friday with several schools having a honk rally. The Mustangs lost their first game last night by one run and will play again today at 2 p.m. Check back for scores.
All nine starters on the Sweetwater softball team â€” which this year won the first playoff game in the programâ€™s 17-year history before losing in the area round â€” have been honored by receiving all-district recognition in 4-3A.
Five of the starters made the first team â€” infielders Suede Shirley and Jerren Villa, outfielders Kelsi Crosson and Megan Holsey and pitcher Maty Montgomery â€” while two were named to the second team and two others earned all-district honorable mention.
LUBBOCK â€” Speed made the difference in deciding the winner of Fridayâ€™s opener between Sweetwater and Andrews in their Region I-3A quarterfinal baseball series at Lubbock Christian Universityâ€™s Hays Field.
District MVP â€” Adrianna Hernandez, Snyder, Jr.
Newcomer of the Year â€” Bailey Garcia, Snyder, Fr.
Co-Offensive MVPs â€” Alexis Proulx, Snyder, Soph.; Kassie Maddox, Greenwood, Soph.
Co-Defensive MVPs â€” Logan Yarbar, Big Spring, Sr.; Nikki Salazar, Monahans, Jr.
Coach of the Year â€” Kristin Williams, Snyder.
Pitcher â€” Maty Montgomery, Sweetwater, Sr.
Catcher â€” Makenley Luns-ford, Wylie, Jr.
A Lady Mustang Basketball Camp will be held June 3-6 at the middle school gym on 305 Lamar Street. The camp is for students who have completed grades 2-8.
The camp sessions will be from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $35 which includes a T-shirt. Pre-registration is appreciated.
A concession stand will be available. The campâ€™s goal is to improve playersâ€™ skills through instruction in individual skills and fun team competitions.
Four people were transported to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital on Thursday after three school buses bumped together after school, causing only minor injuries. One bus was disabled as well.