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September 17th, 2012

Ralph W. Porter, Jr.

September 17, 2012

Graveside services for Ralph W. Porter, Jr., 81, of Nolan, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Slater's Chapel. Rev. Vic Meyer will officiate and interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Porter died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
He was born June 11, 1931 in Dora, Texas. He married Wanda Curtis on Jan. 27, 1957 in Lovington, NM. Ralph was a member of Nolan Baptist Church.

Elizabeth Dawn McRae

September 17, 2012

Elizabeth Dawn (Burnett) McRae, 62, Nolan County native and former Sweetwater High School teacher, was called to her Heavenly Rest Friday, September 14, 2012 at the home of her daughter in Sherman, Texas, while comforted by her daughter, mother, two sisters, and numerous devoted and helpful friends.
Celebration of Life Memorial is scheduled for Wednesday, September 19, at 2 pm, Christ Church Plano in the Chapel 4550 Legacy Dr., Plano TX 75024 – Phone 972-618-0222.

Weekly Sports Calendar

September 17, 2012

MONDAY, SEPT. 17
Volleyball
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams play at Big Spring at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 18
Tennis
Sweetwater varsity hosts Wall, 4 p.m.
Volleyball
Sweetwater freshman and JV teams host Miles (separate gyms) at 5 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity will host Miles, 6:15 p.m.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 20
Football
Sweetwater 7th grade teams at Wall at 4 and 5:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade teams at Wall at 6:30 and 7:45 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater freshmen will host Wall, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV will host Wall, 6:30 p.m.

Mustangs gallop past Buckaroos

September 17, 2012

BRECKENRIDGE — It started out looking like a blowout win for Sweetwater in the first half of its initial road game of the season.
But then it got a little scary in the second half against a Breckenridge team that refused to go down easily.
In the end, however, the Mustangs came up with two fourth-quarter touchdowns to stretch a five-point lead into a 33-14 victory.
Sweetwater — which began a three-game road swing that will also include games at Wall this Friday and Brownwood on Sept. 28 before starting district play — improved to 2-1, while Breckenridge fell to 0-3.

Blackwell and Highland are winners

September 17, 2012

Blackwell and Highland both won on Friday, while Roscoe is still looking for its first victory of the still-young 2012 season.
Highland (1-2) picked up its first win with a come-from-behind 46-44 road triumph at Loraine. Michael Hyde’s 16-yard touchdown run tied it at 44 with 39 seconds left in the back-and-forth game and Hyde also kicked the PAT, giving Highland a dramatic win after the defense stopped Loraine on its last series.

S’water tennis team captures 18 matches vs. L-View JV

September 17, 2012

Sweetwater High School’s tennis team won 18 of 19 matches against San Angelo Lake View’s junior varsity on Tuesday in its first 2012 fall matches.
Girls doubles — Kristen Casto and Jenny Medellin won 8-2; Gewel Cherry and Teresa Perez-Poe won 8-2; Kayla Sage and Vida Gamez won 8-3.
Boys doubles — Brian Vause and Stephen Shipp won 8-3; Isaiah Hernandez and Billy Reeves won 8-4; Michael Redondo and Key-gan Valdez won 8-5.
Mixed doubles — Mark Butler and Brianna Hicks lost 5-8.

SMS teams start season

September 17, 2012

Three Sweetwater Mid-dle School football teams began their 2012 season Thursday at Breckenridge. Their results follow:
Breckenridge 42, 8th grade Red 14
Sweetwater Red scored on a 10-yard touchdown run by Javier Olguin in the third quarter and a 10-yard touchdown run by Hunter Mobley in the fourth quarter. Jacoby Hunt converted the PAT following Mobley’s run.
On defense, Olguin had a fumble recovery.

V’ball team wins title

September 17, 2012

The Sweetwater Middle School eighth grade Red volleyball team won all three matches to take first-place honors at the Sweetwater
Middle School tournament held Sept. 8.
Sweetwater defeated Col-orado City 20-25, 25-9, 25-17 in its first tournament match, then defeated Brownwood 25-11, 25-17 and Albany 25-3, 25-2 to capture the championship.
Prior to playing in the tournament, the team lost on Sept. 6 to Wylie 22-25, 15-25. Sweetwater lost to Snyder by scores of 21-25, 23-25 on Sept. 10.

Local weather for Monday

September 17, 2012

Monday's weather will be warmer than the past few days with sunny skies and a high near 86. Winds from the south-southwest at 5 to 10 mph will become north-northwest in the afternoon.
Tonight, we'll see increasing clouds with a low around 59. Northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph will change to north-northwest winds after midnight, and after 1 a.m., we'll have a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Any cold fronts coming in this week? Visit weather.gov to find out.

September 15th

Blotters for Sept. 13, 2012

September 15, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 43 calls for service, issued no citations and made five arrests on Sept. 13, 2012.

The SPD received 34, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 900 block of E. 17th.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 1000 block of Oak.
• Assault — 500 block of E. 14th.

Arrested by SPD:
• Male juvenile, 12 — Assault.
• Samantha Rodriguez, 17 — Possession of marijuana in drug free zone.
• Breanna Havner, 19 — Warrants.
• Jared Strube, 27 — Public intoxication.
• Michael Espinoza, 20 — Public intoxication.

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