January 7th, 2013
BIG SPRING â€” 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.
Sweetwaterâ€™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 â€” beginning late in the first quarter and ending early in the third stanza â€” to turn an 11-5 deficit into a 24-11 advantage.
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.
Sweetwater High School will honor its 2012 fall sports athletes with a banquet Thursday, Jan. 10 starting at 6 p.m. The banquet will be held at the Nolan County Coliseum annex.
Athletes in football, cross country and volleyball will be recognized for their hard work and dedication.
Also, Sweetwaterâ€™s cheerleaders and trainers will be introduced and thanked for their support.
A highlight video will be shown at the banquet and the Mustang Booster Club will also have a silent auction during the banquet to support the athletes.
Six senior football athletes from Sweetwater and two from Roscoe have garnered academic all-state recogni-tion from the Texas High School Coaches Association. The eight athletes are listed:
Alex Garcia: Class 3A, 2nd team
Kyle Lambert: Class 3A, 2nd team
Ryan Linebaugh: Class 3A, 2nd team
Cole Maxwell: Class 3A, 2nd team
Sean Morrow: Class 3A, 2nd team
Nick Nemir: Class 3A, Honorable mention
Jose Rangel: Class 1A, Division 2; 1st team
Brant Burnett: Class 1A, Division 2; Honorable mention
Expect mostly sunny skies and a high near 54 today, with south-southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a low around 34. Winds will be from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
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People in Sweetwater have heard the rumors, but now it's a reality that could bring in hundreds of jobs.Â
It's being referred to as the Cline Shale and much similar to whatâ€™s been happening in the oil industry in areas like Midland-Odessa is beginning to happen right here in the Big Country.
Sweetwater has long been known for its wind turbines, but lately there has been talk of another type of machinery headed that way.
"There's been a lot of talk about oil companies coming in," said one Sweetwater resident.
They're calling it the next oil boom.
Shown are (from left to right) Ken Becker, Goodfellows; Jay Cole, Infigen Purchasing Agent; Michael Jimenez, Infigen Plant Manager for Sweetwater 4 & 5 Wind Farms; and Troy Ryan, Infigen Plant Manager for Sweetwater 1,2 & 3 Wind Farms. Infigen recently gave a $5,000 donation to the Sweetwater Goodfellows, who help families in need with food and toys during the holiday season. Financial donations can be made any time of the year and can be sent to Sweetwater Goodfellows, P.O. Box 1148, Sweetwater, TX, 79556.
Teachers can play a significant role in helping students learn the importance of making informed monetary decisions. As a member of The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT), Texas National Bank was presented with the opportunity to nominate a teacher in the community who is currently promoting financial literacy.
Ruth Pendergrass Barton, 78, died Nov. 23, 2012 in Colorado Springs. She was a professor of English at Colorado College for 40 years, teaching courses that ranged from the poetry of W.B. Yeats to childrenâ€™s literature to science in literature.
Memorial services at Colorado Collegeâ€™s Shovel Memorial Chapel were held Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at 2 p.m. and the interment of Professor Bartonâ€™s ashes will be at the Spring Creek Cemetery in Bosque County near Meridian, Texas Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at 1 p.m.
Over $14,000 was raised for the American Heart Association by Nolan County residents, organizations and businesses in 2012, including money from the annual Nolan County Heart Walk. Money raised for the American Heart Association goes towards research about heart disease.
One local man "walked the walk" at the Nolan County Heart Walk as he has been fighting heart disease for many years.