March 15th, 2013
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s varsity softball team will begin district play against Snyder at 5 p.m. today at Jerry Collins Complex. The JV softball team will also start district against Snyder immediately after the varsity game today.
Pictured kneeling from left are Megan Holsey, Abby Garcia, Maty Montgomery, Jerren Villa, Morgan Gomez, Keyli Turner; standing, head coach Tony Heredia, Angela Garza, Kelsi Crosson, Alyssa Heredia, Shaneese Brown, Suede Shirley and Kendra Cros-son.
Not pictured are player Savanna Hall and assistant coach Al Miller.
Get ready for a very warm and windy weekend, as today's high will be near 84 with sunny skies. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 15 mph, gusting as high as 25 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 57 and south-southwest winds at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts could be as high as 30 mph.
Saturday's high will be 93 with south-southwest winds gusting as high as 35 mph. With the small cool front coming in Saturday night, we'll see a slight decrease on Sunday. The high will be around 74 with a low around 49.
Get all the details on the weekend forecast now at weather.gov.
Stacy Dove was the winner of the Texas National Bank Chamber Coffee door prize. The bank provided the prize, a 30" x 25" framed print that commemorates Texas' battle for independence.
The bank and its employees are proud of their Texas heritage and host the Chamber Coffee at the beginning of March each year in recognition of Texas Independence Day.
During Monday morningâ€™s SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) board of directorsâ€™ meeting, one update offered information on various upcoming events that the economic development group will be involved with.
Kirstin Smith, the Asst. Marketing/Admin. Director, stated that in a little over a month, Senior Interview Day will be conducted on Tuesday, April 23 and Wednesday, April 24. Volunteers are needed to interview the students, and board members can either take part themselves or send a representative from their business to attend.
Step back in time with Bennie Wheels, Johnny Cash tribute artist, at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. and enjoy classic Johnny Cash hits that are still loved today by all generations.Â
He not only offers a sound and look comparable to Cash. His wife, Renee, also looks and sounds like June Carter Cash, and she will perform alongside her husband as she has on the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium stage before.
With the city election coming up on Saturday, May 11, approval was given at Tuesday's Sweetwater City Commission meeting for the appointment of election judges and alternate judges.
They will be Kevin Shipp and Jim Kelley (Precinct 1), Ada Belle Clark and Rhea Hendrix (Precinct 2), Barbara Baker and Chris Stephens (Precinct 3) and Ann McCarthy and Olga Balderas (Precinct 4).
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 43 calls for service, issued two citations and made one arrest on Mar. 12, 2013.
The SPD received 14, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Theft â€” 1100 block of E. Broadway.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Female juvenile, 15 â€” Runaway.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served two civil papers and made one arrest on Mar. 12, 2013.
Arrested by DPS:
â€¢ Jessica Lynne Hallford, 27, of Abilene â€” Driving while intoxicated.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Reckless driver â€”Â I-20 MM 261 west bound.
Graveside services for Dorothy Anola Galloway, 92, of Kingwood, Texas formerly of Sweetwater, will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Sweetwater Cemetery. Rev. Brian Brownlow will officiate with interment to follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Galloway died Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Regent Care Center in Kingwood.
Sweetwater High School tennis player Zac Bax makes a face while hitting a return.
Bax and Bryan Vause teamed up for a second-place finish in boys â€˜Aâ€™ doubles at Brownwood while Michael Redondo and Brandon Howell teamed up to win consolation in boys â€˜Bâ€™ doubles.
Also, Tyler Stacy was second in boys â€˜Câ€™ singles at Brownwood and Victoria Carly was second in girls â€˜Câ€™ singles.
Alexis Thompson and Ashley Lara of Sweetwater will compete at the girls state powerlifting meet on Saturday after both of them placed second at regionals. The state meet will be in Corpus Christi.
Thompson lifted a total of 515 pounds to finish second in the 114-pound class at the regional meet in Fort Stockton. Lara lifted a total of 630 pounds in the 198-pound class.
Both are making their first trip to the state meet for Sweetwater.
Donald Baker of Sweet-water will compete at the boys state meet to be held March 23 in Abilene. He will be competing in the 148-pound weight class.