April 30th, 2013
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 172 calls for service, issued 11 citations and made 13 arrests from April 26-28, 2013.
The SPD received 119, 911 calls.
â˘ 100 block of Hailey.
â˘ 200 block of NE Georgia.
Calls for service:
â˘ Criminal mischief â 1200 block of Ragland.
â˘ Theft â 800 block of E. Avenue D.
â˘ Consumption of alcohol by a minor â 1600 block of Cypress.
â˘ Runaway â 700 block of W. Sixth.
â˘ Information only â Sweetwater area.
â˘ Forgery of financial institution â 200 block of Chester.
â˘ Assault â 100 block of Oak.
REGION I-3A - (Texas Tech Universityâs Fuller Track, Lubbock):
110 hurdles â Nick Nemir 15.74 (did not make finals)
400 dash â Kaleb Hoover 51.50 (made finals)
300 hurdles â Nick Nemir 40.33 (made finals)
Triple jump â Deandre Gatson 42-9 1/2 (8th place)
Long jump â Nick Nemir 21-5 1/2 (4th place)
400 dash â Kaleb Hoover 52.66 (7th place)
300 hurdles â Nick Nemir 38.95 (3rd place)
800 relay â 1:47.84 (9th place â did not make finals)
Expect mostly sunny skies today with a high near 92. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts up to 25 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 66 and southeast winds at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts could top out at 25 mph.
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BreAnne Richardson, FCCLA member at Blackwell High School, was recently named the Best of Texas Outstanding Special Achievement Student by the Texas Career and Technology Council (TCTC). This state-wide award is in recognition of the studentâs achievements, academics, service and participation during high school.
On Saturday, May 11, registered voters in Roscoe have the opportunity to head to the polls to cast their vote in a bond election approved by the Roscoe Collegiate Independent School District (RCISD) Board of Trustees for the construction of a $3.5 million Capstone Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Research Center.
Regular voting will take place on Saturday, May 11 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the RCISD Cafetorium, located at 1201 West 7th Street in Roscoe.
The Sweetwater High School softball team won its first bi-district championship ever by beating Pecos, 11-1, on Saturday in five innings. The Lady Mustangs will now advance to take on Pampa in the area playoffs this week.
The players on this year's team are Abby Garcia, Lena Lovelady, Shaneese Brown, Cierra Knox, Jerren Villa, Suede Shirley, Kendra Crosson, Keyli Turner, Maty Montgomery, Kelsi Crosson, Alyssa Heredia, Morgan Gomez, Megan Holsey and Jaya Atkins.
See a story about the game in the Sports section online or on page 10 in today's edition.
April is National Financial Literacy Month, and the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) encourages parents to use this opportunity to teach their children the importance of financial literacy. IBAT recently announced the three recipients of its Teaching Excellence in Financial Literacy AwardâSkylar Houston from Sweetwater High School, Lynn Scotty from Utopia High School and Linda Comer from Wellington High School.
As the clock winds down to graduation, Sweetwater High School (SHS) seniors were honored during Thursday night's AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Dinner Celebration held at the SHS cafeteria.
AVID is a national college-readiness program that is designed to increase the number of students who not only enroll but persevere in a four-year college or university.
Eva Crouch Rainey, 93, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2013 in Sweetwater.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, at Garden of Memories with Rev. Keith Clifton officiating. Visitation will be held Monday, April 29, from 6-7:30 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home. Services will be under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
WOLFFORTH â Sweet-waterâs 2013 softball team just keeps rewriting history.
The Lady Mustangs (21-13) â who were already the first softball team in the 17-year history of Sweet-waterâs program to record 20 wins â added another historical footnote Saturday when they routed Pecos, 11-1, in five innings for their first playoff win ever.
âWe wanted it pretty bad,â said senior pitcher Maty Montgomery, who allowed just four hits and struck out three to get the victory. âIt feels good.â