March 22nd, 2013
FRIDAY, MARCH 22
Sweetwater varsity at Big Spring, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV at Big Spring at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater varsity plays at Monahans tournament.
Highland and Black-well varsity and junior high teams at meets in Trent.
SATURDAY, MARCH 23
Sweetwater JV will host Big Spring, noon.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Donald Baker competes at boys state meet, Abilene.
Roscoe varsity teams are at Roby meet.
The Sweetwater High School varsity baseball team resumes District 4-3A action today. The Mustangs, who began District 4-3A play by beating Greenwood on Tuesday, will play at Big Spring (also 1-0 district) at 7 p.m.
Seated from left are Cory Mendez, J.P. Poe, Gabriel Melendez, Shawn Campbell, Quentin Wetsel; kneeling, Cole Maxwell, Greg Aiken, Ryan Linebaugh, James Clift; standing, coach Tony Cortez, coach Dane Bennett, Stephen May, Kaleb Hoover, Hayden Reeves, Dylan Bennett, coach Chad Copeland, and head coach Roland Herrera. Players Sean Morrow and Nick Nemir are not pictured.
Friday's forecast is shaping up to be mostly sunny with a high near 68. Winds will be cooler--from the north at 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 49. Winds will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph.
This weekend will be sunny, with breezy conditions on Saturday with highs in the upper 70s and lows in the mid 30s. Northern winds will result in highs near 50 and lows right around the freezing mark on Sunday.
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The 2013 Southwest Energy Summit kicked off on Wednesday, highlighting the magnitude, innovation and scope of various industries such as oil, natural gas, wind, solar, nuclear and coal.
Following a welcome by Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham, the first speaker of the event was introduced. Ben Shepperd, the president of the Permian Basin Petroleum Association (PBPA) discussed the opportunities and innovations within the oil and natural gas industry.
A retirement party for SGT Robert Clark of the Sweetwater Police Department will take place from 3-5 p.m. on Friday at Fourth and Elm Church of Christ, located at 400 Elm Street.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce, Ambassadors and members of the community joined in celebrating Emmanuel Fellowship Church's new Salvage Yard youth facility with a ribbon cutting. An open house was also held for the expanded Sanctuary and renovated childrenâ€™s wing.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 34 calls for service, issued no citations and made three arrests on Mar. 19, 2013.
The SPD received 25, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Runaway â€”Â 1400 block of McCauley.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Kenneth Acorn, 23 â€”Â Possession of controlled substance in drug free zone/warrants.
â€˘Â Ricky Amaya, 18 â€”Â Minor in consumption.
â€˘Â Estan Rosales, 19 â€”Â City warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had six calls for service, served three civil papers and made four arrests on Mar. 19, 2013.
Arrested by NCSO:
Funeral services for Jose Lorenzo Garza, Sr., 83, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Trinity Baptist Church with Al Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Garza died Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
Trent â€” Frank Lewis Moore, 65, died Sunday, March 17, 2013 in a local hospital. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 22, at Trent United Methodist Church with Reverends Norman Patton and Rex Mauldin officiating, directed by Starbuck Funeral Home.
Hardy Jean Smith, 80, of Hobbs, N.M. passed from this life March 19, 2013, in Hobbs. She was born Sept. 8, 1932, in Corum, Okla. to Andrew and Callie Liles. Jean enjoyed her grandkids and great-grand kids, loved the lake house at Possum Kingdom where she enjoyed fishing and spending time with her family.