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January 8th, 2013

David Valdez

January 8, 2013

Our beloved David Valdez was taken home to be with our heavenly father on January 4, 2013 at the age of 57 years old. He passed away at Hereford Regional Medical Center with his family at his bedside. David was born December 18, 1955 in Lebanon, Indiana to Manuel and Maria Valdez. He married the love of his life and best friend Margarita (Margie) Galvan Valdez on May 15, 1977 in Loraine, Texas. They moved to Hereford from Abilene in 2011.

Updated: Lady ‘Stangs host G’wood in early district showdown

January 8, 2013

Sweetwater’s Lady Mustangs resume play with an early district showdown at home against Greenwood at 7:30 today in the main high school gym after winning their opener at Big Spring. The freshman girls will play at 5 p.m. and the Junior Varsity girls will play at 6:30 p.m., both games at Sweetwater Middle School.
Sweetwater and Greenwood are two of three 1-0 teams in District 4-3A along with Wylie, which plays at Monahans today.

Tuesday's wet weather

January 8, 2013

Expect a 50% chance of showers today with cloudy skies and a high near 47. Winds will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph, shifting to the north-northeast in the afternoon.
Tonight, we're looking at a 90% chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm, some of which could produce heavy rainfall. The low will be around 41 with north winds at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could be as high as 20 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more about the potential precipitation chances.

January 7th

Two local firefighters graduate from academy

January 7, 2013

Jeff Watts, a paramedic at the Sweetwater Fire Department, recently graduated from Trainingdivision.com in Crowley, TX. Watts comes from a long line of firefighters. His grandfather, Sidney Watts, was the founder of the Shelby Volunteer Fire Department in Medina, NY. His father, Gary Watts, is still a part of that volunteer fire department, along with some uncles and cousins.

Emergency unemployment insurance benefits deadline extended

January 7, 2013

The deadline for jobless Texans to qualify for emergency unemployment insurance benefits has been extended to Jan. 1, 2014. Federal legislation signed by President Barack Obama on Jan. 2, 2013 will extend benefits to approximately 120,000 Texans who would have otherwise exhausted their unemployment benefits on Dec. 31, 2012. Claimants should continue to request unemployment benefit payments on their scheduled day.

Two cousins killed, father/son injured in one vehicle crash

January 7, 2013

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) was called to the scene of a fatal crash in Jones County on U.S. Highway 180, one mile west of the intersection with Farm Road 600 at 1:45 a.m. Sunday morning.

Oletta (Leta) Storch: 1923-2013

January 7, 2013

Oletta (Leta) Storch was born Oct. 13, 1923, and passed away on Jan. 5, 2013. She was married to the love of her life, Dick Storch. As a loving mother and friend to many, Leta showed her love by cooking and supporting people around her. She was active in her communities and loved teaching Sunday school in the Methodist church. She was multi-talented. In business, she was a realtor, a broker, dental and medical assistant and often created many recipes as a Weight Watcher’s supervisor.

This week’s hoops

January 7, 2013

TUESDAY, JAN. 8
Sweetwater girls host Greenwood — JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys at Lake View — freshmen & JV at 6:30 p.m. (Junior High gyms), varsity at 8 p.m. (High School gym)
Roscoe JV and varsity girls host Westbrook, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity girls will host Ira starting at 5 p.m.
Highland varsity boys at Paint Creek, 8 p.m.
Blackwell JV boys and varsity teams at Bronte starting at 5 p.m.
THURSDAY, JAN. 10
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade ‘A’ and ‘B’ girls play at San Angelo Lincoln, 5 and 6 p.m.

Lady Mustangs hold off B-Spring

January 7, 2013

BIG SPRING — Visiting Sweetwater out-scored Big Spring in only one of the four eight-minute quarters the teams played when they opened District 4-3A basketball play on Friday.
Still, the Lady Mustangs did just enough to outlast the Lady Steers, 35-33, in a game that was in doubt until the final seconds.
Sweetwater’s big quarter came in the second when it blanked Big Spring 12-0 to take a 20-11 halftime lead.
But the Lady Mustangs actually ran off 19 straight points — beginning late in the first quarter and ending early in the third stanza — to turn an 11-5 deficit into a 24-11 advantage.

Roscoe, Highland romp

January 7, 2013

The Roscoe and Highland girls tipped off District 13-A, Division II basketball play with lopsided victories on the road Friday.
Roscoe routed Hermleigh 75-34, while Highland was a 53-21 winner at Westbrook. Roscoe and Highland share the early district lead with Ira, which beat Loraine 63-41 in its opener.
The 75 points was the highest output of the season for the Plowgirls (12-8), whose 41-point victory just missed equalling a season-best margin. Individually, Roscoe got scoring from nine different players.

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