May 7th, 2013
When the month of May arrives in Texas, only the best spring high school athletes and teams are still competing. And last year, for the first time in memory, Nolan County was not represented at the state track meet in Austin.
REGION I-3A AREA PLAYOFF
Lubbock Christian Universityâ€™s Hays Field
Records: Sweetwater 17-14; Pampa 13-11
Game 1: 7:30 p.m. Friday
(Pampa will be the home team)
Game 2: Noon Saturday
(Sweetwater will be the home team)
Game 3: 30 minutes after the conclusion of Game 2, if necessary (coin flip to decide home team)
NOTE: The Sweetwater-Pampa winner advances to the Region I-3A quarterfinals
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 84 and winds from the south at 15 to 20 mph. After 4 p.m., we'll see a 20% chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms.
The rain chances will continue until 1 a.m.; otherwise, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 61. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.
A memorial for Hailey Dunn has been scheduled.
The public has been invited to pay their respects at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, at Colorado City Middle School. The service will be held at the gymnasium, in the area known as "The Pit."
This will be the only chance for the public to pay their respects before Hailey is laid to rest, as the family will have a private service for her burial.
Remains found at Lake J.B. Thomas in March were identified as the Colorado City teen's last month. She had been missing since December of 2010.
On Tuesday, May 7, Sweetwater Independent School District will host Kindergarten Round-Up at Southeast Elementary School. Personnel from Southeast Elementary will be registering students that will be attending Kindergarten next year in the 2013-2014 school year.
Sweetwater's Cole Maxwell holds up his team's bi-district championship trophy as teammate Shawn Campbell watches following the Mustangs' 7-6 Game 3 win over Fabens on Saturday.
Maxwell was the winning pitcher for Sweetwater, which plays Pampa in the Class 3A area playoffs beginning Friday at Lubbock Christian University.
See details of Saturday's action in Page 10 of today's edition or our online Sports section.
Ryan Linebaugh, son of Ronny and Portia Linebaugh, will be graduating in May with honors from Sweetwater High School. He will also be graduating Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society from Western Texas College with an Associate's of Arts Degree on May 10.
Recently, 11 students from Sweetwater Middle School competed in the TMSCA (Texas Math and Science Coaches Association) State competition. In attendance were 106 schools and over 2000 middle school students from all over the state of Texas. The competition consists of four different sections. Students compete in Number Sense, Calculator, Mathematics and Science.
Marvin L. "Buddy" Scarborough, age 71, of Arlington, passed away on Monday, May 6, 2013 in a Dallas hospital.
His body will be cremated. No services are planned at this time.
Arlice Maxine (McFaul) Heffernan, age 88, of Sweetwater, passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at Sweetwater Cemetery with Ray Browning officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.