December 3rd, 2012
Today will be sunny and unseasonably warm with a high near 81. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 45. Southwestern winds around 10 mph will become northern after midnight.
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The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will once again host the annual Christmas parade this year.
The parade will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Line up will begin at 4 p.m. in the Higginbotham parking lot. The parade will travel west to Pecan Street.
The theme for this year's parade will be "Peace on Earth." Remember, Santa cannot be on the float as it is the entry of the Chamber.
First Financial Bank will be serving hot chocolate on the west lawn immediately following the parade.
On Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 at 10 a.m., the Republican Women of West Texas and State Representative, Susan King, will co-host a coffee at the Pioneer City-County Museum, located at 610 East Third Street in Sweetwater.
"The newly formed organization of the Republican Women of West Texas is proud of the support we have received from our State Representative, as well as from the Texas Federation of Republican Women; the Brown County Republican Women's Club; Jane Cansino (Senatorial District 28 Committee Woman and SREC Candidate, Resource Committee Chair); and others," said event organizers.
A sad situation in unfolding at one of the local lakes, in which Lake Trammell is reaching its lowest levels and wildlife is at stake.
Recently, some dead fish were found at Lake Trammell. Eddy Campbell, the utility director of the City of Sweetwater, said that he estimates that the lake is only about thirty feet wide by fifty feet long, and only about a foot deep.
Campbell stated that in his 25 years of work with the city, this is the lowest he has ever seen Lake Trammell. The lake is man-made and was constructed sometime in the 1920s.
On Thursday, Nov. 28, wind energy technicians of every level arrived at the Texas State Technical College West Texas campus in Sweetwater for a two-day hands-on training event.
WindTech 2012 brought students face-to-face with working professionals and offered them an opportunity to network, learn in hands-on settings and engage with the latest technology. The inaugural event was organized by the college, the Texas Wind Energy Clearinghouse and Windpower Engineering and Development, a leading industry magazine.
MONDAY, DEC. 3
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade girls host Snyder, 5 and 6 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade boys play at Snyder, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Roscoe junior high teams (except â€˜Bâ€™ girls) will host Highland starting at 5 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams host Paint Rock starting at 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, DEC. 4
Sweetwater boys play at Merkel â€” freshmen at 4 p.m., JV at 5:15 p.m., varsity at 8 p.m.
Sweetwater girls play at Merkel â€” JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m., freshmen at 8 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity teams play at Trent starting at 4 p.m.
Blackwellâ€™s best football season in four years â€” one that ended with its first playoff appearance since 2008 â€” saw six Hornets make the all-District 8, Division II six-man first team and nine players honored in all.
Making the all-district first team at two positions were junior Jayden Jones at both running back and linebacker and senior Mark Monroe at both fullback and on the defensive line.
Also named to the first team for Blackwell were senior Cody Shamblin at tight end, junior Ted Chambliss at safety, junior Mason Magness at corner-back and sophomore Franck Cano on the defensive line.
After winning all three of their games on Thursday, Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s varsity basketball teams were a collective 0-3 Friday at their respective three-day tournaments in Ballinger.
However, the Mustangs and Lady Mustangs were still highly competitive as two of the defeats were by a combined three points.
Sweetwaterâ€™s sub-varsity boys basketball teams split their two games at Wall that were played on Tuesday.
The JV boys fell to Wall 60-24 to remain winless at 0-3, but the freshman boys won 44-18 in their season opener.
Marquees Jenkins scored 13 points, Johnathan Brow-ning six, Jack Poe three and Michael McCoy and Matthew Trevino one each for the JV boys while for the Sweetwater freshman boys, Denzell Moore poured in 12 points, Isaiah Gonzales seven, Colton Jackson and Michael Lawrence six, Joe Ruiz and Jâ€™Corey Amos five and Alontae Heath three.
JV RESULTS RECEIVED FROM NOV. 16-27
Roscoe JV boys 39,
Hawley JV boys 14
Rafael Aguayo 14, Luis Villa 13, Vincent Pantoja 4, Kevin Lavalais 2, Sebastian Benivamondez 2, Roman Acuna 2, Anthony Ortegon 2. Roscoe JV record: 1-0.
Roscoe JV girls 34,
Hawley JV girls 12
Olivia Saddler 10, Olivia Rovig 6, Selena Perez 6, Ashton Payne 6. Roscoe JV record not given.
Highland JV girls 16,
Roby JV girls 14
Sabrina Romero 6, Hannah Kirby 3, Bailey Garrett 2, Kelsi Johns 2, Tarin Weldy 2, Summer Huizar 1. Highland record: 2-4.