April 16th, 2014
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 76. Winds will be from the south at 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 52 and breezy winds from the south-southeast around 20 mph.
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The Destination Imagination team from Sweetwater Intermediate School traveled to Austin for their state tournament on April 11. Students on the team are pictured from left to right, Kimberly Arpin, Danner Foust, Ethan Cortez, Jazzel Villa, Jacqueline Arellano and teacher, Kayla Scott.
Destination Imagination is an educational program where student teams use creativity and team work to solve problems and present the solutions.
The Easter Bunny will make a special visit to Doug Sitter State Farm on Lamar this Thursday, April 17, from 4-5:30 p.m.Â Bring your camera and stop by to take a free photo with the bunny.Â Also, register to win prizes and enjoy treats for the kids.
"We have so much fun doing this every year. We love seeing so many adorable children so excited to see the Easter bunny and pick out a treat from her basket.Â And sometimes we even have an adult or two that joins in on the fun," said Doug Sitter.
On Friday, March 7, the West Texas Energy Consortium (WTxEC or Consortium) hosted a regional meeting for all community and technical colleges in the Consortium's region. The eight colleges in attendance included: Cisco College, Ranger College, Texas State Technical College West Texas, Howard College both San Angelo and Big Spring campuses, Western Texas College, Odessa College and Midland College.
A number of initiatives were proposed including a Regional Transfer Agreement that will align classes and programs across the region to simplify transference among regional partners.Â
Graveside services for Harry Lee Hartgraves, 71, of Abilene, formerly of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sweetwater. Reverend Chris Stephens will officiate and interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Hartgraves died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Care Inn of Abilene.
TUESDAY, APRIL 15
Sweetwater varsity hosts Monahans, 7 p.m.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Michael Hunt at Region I-3A tournament, Lubbock.
Sweetwater varsity and junior varsity teams will host Monahans at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
THURSDAY, APRIL 17
Sweetwater qualifiers will compete at 3-3A/4-3A area meet in Pecos (top four in each event will advance to the Region I-3A meet at Lubbockâ€™s Texas Tech University on April 25-26).
FRIDAY, APRIL 18
Sweetwater varsity at Wylie, 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity at Wylie, 4:30 p.m.
The District 4-3A playoff picture is unsettled, but a win today at home would help the Sweetwater baseball teamâ€™s chances of making the postseason.
And avenging a 7-3 loss on March 25 when Sweet-water played at Monahans would be nice, too.
Wylie (6-1) has a one-game lead over Big Spring with Sweetwater and Mona-hans (3-4) tied for fourth with three games left, one game behind Snyder (4-3). The top four teams will ad-vance to the playoffs.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Michael Hunt has a shot at a state tournament medalist berth after an opening 75 Mon-day at the Region I-3A tour-nament in Lubbock.
He trails Andrewsâ€™ G.K. Morrison (71) by four shots at the Shadow Hills Golf Course and is tied for sev-enth place entering todayâ€™s final round. The top three individuals not on one of the top three teams will go to the state meet in Austin as medalists April 28-29, and Hunt would advance to the state meet in his current position.
Here final results for Blackwell athletes placing at the District 14-1A track meet held at Robert Lee. All Blackwell athletes qualifying for the area meet in Highland are in bold print.
Here final results for all Highland and Roscoe athletes placing at the District 14-1A track meet held at Highland. All Roscoe and Highland athletes qualifying for the area meet in Highland are in bold print.