February 4th, 2013
It looks like the Sweet-water and Big Spring girls might be on a collision course to play each other for a third time this season in District 4-3A.
And this time, it would decide which team will ad-vance to the playoffs as the districtâ€™s No. 3 seed.
For now, the two squads â€” who split their first two meetings â€” are locked in a tie for third place with iden-tical 5-4 records.
Highland will be rep-resented by two teams in the upcoming 2013 basketball playoffs after sweeping a doubleheader with Roscoe on Friday at Highlandâ€™s gym.
The Highland girls as-sured themselves of the District 13-A title by win-ning 39-17, as the Lady Hornets improved to 9-0 in district and 26-3 for the season. Roscoe, despite losing, is still in second place in the district (6-3) and needs only to beat last-place Loraine at home on Tuesday to wrap up a playoff berth.
The Highland boys will be in the postseason after edging Roscoe 38-36 in the nightcap of Fridayâ€™s doubleheader.
Since their 65-49 victory at Snyder on Jan. 15, the Sweetwater boys basketball team has had trouble not only winning games â€” the Mustangs had lost four in a row coming into Fridayâ€™s rematch â€” but also putting the ball in the basket.
Even though Sweetwater ended its losing skid against Snyder with a 46-44 win, those troubles continued at Mustang Gym against the Tigers, whoâ€™ve won just four of 25 games this season.
Sweetwater led 9-0 before Snyder got on the board, and enjoyed a 13-5 lead in the first minute of the sec-ond quarter.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s varsity tennis team won 14 of 16 matches against Mid-land Greenwood to begin its 2013 spring season here Thursday. The team plays at San Angelo Lake Viewâ€™s one-day tournament this Friday.
Individual results follow:
Boys doubles â€” Zach Bax and Billy Reeves won 8-5; Keygan Valdez and Bryan Vause won 8-3; Stephen Shipp and Brandon Howell won 8-6.
Girls doubles â€” Gewel Cherry and Brianna Hicks lost 6-8.
Mixed doubles â€” Isaiah Hernandez and Jenny Medellin won 8-0.
Expect warm temperatures today, with partly sunny skies and a high near 68. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 15 to 20 mph, shifting to the northwest in the afternoon. Gusts could be as high as 25 mph.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies and a low around 37. Winds will be from the north-northwest at 5 to 15 mph.
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The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 40 calls for service, issued one citation and made no arrests on Jan. 31, 2013.
The SPD received 16, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€”Â 200 block of E. Avenue B.
â€˘ Family violence assault â€”Â 100 block of Alexander.
â€˘ Disruption of classroom â€”Â 300 block of Lamar.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on Jan. 31, 2013.
Arrested by RPD:
â€˘ Gustavo Rivas Villa, 19, of Roscoe â€” Accident involving damage to a vehicle.
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Most any grandmother would tell you that spending time with her grandchildren is a blessing. And for Gayle Biggerstaff, the county treasurer, her decision to retire is largely based on that reasoning.
On her final day of work on Feb. 28, 2013, Biggerstaff will have served the county for twenty-six years and two months. She started working as the county treasurer on Jan. 1, 1987.
What she does
February is an excellent time to focus on refreshing families.Â The celebration of Valentineâ€™s Day creates a natural awareness of love and draws couples to evaluate how they can strengthen their relationship. To that end, February 7-14 has been declared National Marriage Week. The goal of National Marriage week is to elevate attention on the need to strengthen marriages, initiate new efforts to reduce the divorce rate, and connect couples with the tools available to build stronger marriages.
BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
We have often heard and read about the â€śLiving Godâ€ť.Â Joshua in chapter 3 verse 9 states: â€śHe is among us.â€ťÂ David in I Samuel 17 states that â€śHe is not to be defiedâ€ť, and in Psalm 42:2 we find that Davidâ€™s soul thirsted for the living God.Â Other references to the â€śLiving Godâ€ť include Psalm 84:2; Isaiah 37:17; Jeremiah 23:36; Acts 14:15;