November 2nd, 2012
The West Texas Rehabilitation Centerâ€™s Round-Up for Rehab events in Sweetwater this week were a huge success as the largest amount ever was raised during the two events. The Shrimp Peel and Auction on Tuesday combined with the sale at on Wednesday at Sweetwater Cattle Auction this year raised $62,260 according to Dan Huggins, Director of Donor Relations at the West Texas Rehab Center. Last yearâ€™s record total of $33,000 dollars was almost doubled. Huggins said, â€œWow, we are in awe of the amount raised by our great friends in the Sweetwater area.
The eighteenth annual Diabetes Texas Style workshop will be Saturday, Nov. 3, in the Shelton Building, 2000 Pine Street, Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene. Registration and exhibits open at 8 a.m. and the workshop concludes at 11:45 a.m.
Success is being seen at Sweetwater ISD in the choral department, as several choir students from Sweetwater Middle School (SMS) and Sweetwater High School (SHS) students recently made the TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) South Zone Honor Choir.
The students auditioned on Saturday, October 20 in Abilene for coveted seats in the choir, in which several SHS choir students helped with the audition. The choir is composed of 7th, 8th, & 9th grade students from throughout the Big Country area.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 63 calls for service, issued four citation and made five arrests on Oct. 31, 2012.
The SPD received eight, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Assault â€” 300 block of Lamar.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€” 800 block of E. 14th.
â€¢ Theft â€” 1900 block of E. Broadway.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€” 1500 block of Silas.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Amanda Eggleston, 33 â€” Possession of marijuana/possession of controlled substance in correctional facility.
Funeral services for Kevin Mueller, 23, of Hiram, Georgia, are pending at McCoy Funeral Home.
Mueller died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, in Georgia.
It all comes down to this: the winner of todayâ€™s Sweetwater vs. Monahans game at Mustang Bowl will take a big step toward and possibly make the playoffs that begin in two weeks.
The teams have identical 2-1 records in District 4-3A and are locked in a second-place tie in the district behind Wylie (3-0) with just two games left.
Sweetwater is seeking its first playoff berth in four years, while Monahans was a state semifinalist this past season and was considered, along with Wylie, the dist-rict favorite by most pre-season prognosticators.
These Highland girls will be competing in a regional cross country meet on Saturday at Arlingtonâ€™s Vandergriff Park along with several Highland boys. From left are Lora Stewart, Maddie Moseley, Kailee Hall, Beth Richburg, Taylar Hammond, Sabrina Romero and Hannah Allen.
The Highland regional boys qualifiers are Sheldon Hall, Eli Shelton, Kevin Box, Brenden Huckabee and Jeremy Hall.
Roscoeâ€™s Mirian Solis will also be competing at the regional cross country meet.
We should see partly sunny skies on Sunday, with a high near 73 and north-northwest winds around 5 mph. In the afternoon, they will become south-southeast.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies, with a low around 52 and south winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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On Saturday, it will be mostly sunny with a high near 74. Southern winds at 5 to 10 mph will become northern in the afternoon, and we'll see a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. along with the cold front.
Expect the rain chances to remain throughout the nighttime hours, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 51. Winds from the northeast will be around 5 mph.
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Friday's weather is looking lovely, with sunny skies and a high near 85. Winds will be from the south at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
The football forecast will be mostly clear, with a low around 57. Winds will remain from the south at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts topping out at 20 mph.
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