June 25th, 2013
Students attending the Building a Mustang Tennis Camp (in no particular order) were Gretchen Sweek, Christa Arnold, Allison Marlett, Tyler Marlett, Gisela Solano, Kate Hall, Anna Hall, Caleb Reed, Katie Reed, Sierra McCoy, Breeana Torres, Tabatha Baugh, Valerie Moore, Keely Sweek, Tres Ortega, Josh Reeves, Alexis Muchado, Mia Valdez, Josh Browning, Jordan Dunlap and Deztene Sweek.
The Sweetwater High School softball team was recently honored with a resolution by the Sweetwater ISD for making the playoffs.
Pictured from left are players Jaya Atkins, Megan Holsey, Shaneese Brown, Lena Lovelady, Alyssa Heredia and head coach Tony Heredia, and (second from left) SHS principal Stacy Jones.
Sweetwater High School players Rhett Torres, Michael Hunt, Kaleb Hoover, Isaiah McGee and Dylan Bennett (from left) attended the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches â€śCamp of Champsâ€ť at Southwestern University in Georgetown recently.
During the TABC camp, they teamed up with five players from Hereford High School to form â€śSweet-Herdâ€ť in a tournament where they finished as runnerups after compiling a 9-4 record.
Expect mostly sunny skies today, with a high near 99 and southern winds at 15 to 20 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 75. Winds will be from the south around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
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Tomorrow at 10 a.m., the Adult Literacy/ESL (English as a Second Language) class will meet at the County-City Library, located at 206 Elm in Sweetwater.
Instructors will help attendees learn how to read, improve their reading and/or English skills, or help them in reading to their children.
For more information, call 235-4978 or visit www.sweetwaterlibrary.org.
Custom Touch Homes recently unveiled their workforce housing project planned for Nolan County at a ribbon cutting ceremony, hosted by the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce. The project is geared towards oil field workers in the Cline Shale region. Custom Touch Homes unveiled a sample unit at the event. Those who attended the event got to walk inside the unit. Modern amenities included automatic water heaters and ample-sized kitchens and kitchenettes.
Adam McGonegal, paramedic, was hired by the Sweetwater Fire Department at the end of May. Originally from Castle Rock, Colorado, McGonegal was a paramedic there for four and a half years before moving to Texas.
McGonegal, his wife, Sarah, and their two children, Ella and Mya, currently live in Sweetwater. "My wife and I lived in Abilene in the early 2000s and we really enjoyed the people and the area," McGonegal said. "We want our kids to grow up around good people."
The Class of 1968 is celebrating their 45th reunion and will alsoÂ hostÂ the 2013 All-Class Reunion on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the WASP Museum at the old Avenger Field, west of Sweetwater. There will also be an allÂ classesÂ reception on Friday night at the Texas Theater, a golf tournament at the Sweetwater County Club on Saturday morning andÂ Sunday morning church services at Newman ParkÂ according to Marilyn Kuss, reunion coordinator.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Simona Castro, 96, of Abilene, will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Charles Okonkwo officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
A Rosary will be said by Lupe Medellin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Castro died Sunday, June 23, 2013 in Abilene.
She was born Feb. 18, 1917, in Fredricksburg, Texas. She married Cipriano Castro on Jan. 5, 1933 in Sweetwater.
Sweetwater will have four Little League all-star baseball teams competing in District 5 tournaments that begin today and continue through July 5.
Sweetwaterâ€™s 9-10 year-old Little League all-stars are Harrison Foster, Logan Cornutt, Hector Medina, Cooper Hrbacek, Ricky Dela-paz, Jacob Roden, Jonathan Gallegos, Ector Martinez Jr., Braxton Gomez, Ethan Cortez, Skyler Painter and Jacob Cantu. Rodney Foster will serve as manager of the team with Ray Cornutt and Andrew Medina serving as assistant coaches.