June 13th, 2011
According to the Texas Forest Service, right at 500 acres were burned in a fire near Lake Trammell over the weekend. The fire was said to have been caused by a person illegally burning during a burn ban. The person was given a citation.
Some eye-opening results coupled with some optimistic responses are being discovered following the SISD's "Aim For Success" abstinence education program.
The data taken from the 788 SISD students that completed and submitted the survey was compared to results from over 80,000 students nationwide who were surveyed during the 2009-10 school year through the Aim for Success initiative. The survey was broken down by gender into four age groups: 11-12 year olds, 13-14 year olds, 15-16 year olds and 17-19 year olds.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Membership Appreciation Luncheon on Friday, June 10, 2011, at Texas State Technical College. Many attended the event and heard several speakers including Jacque McCoy, Tom Rees, Helen Manroe, Ken Becker, Mark Mims and Bob Sagmeister.
A graveside service for Lois Darlene Pate,78, of Blackwell, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at Ford Chadbourne Cemetery in Coke County, Texas with Rev. John Curry officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Pate died Sunday, June 12, 2011, in San Angelo.
Erna Lee Jones loving mother of Dwayne and Mickey, Calvin and Ginger, Randel and Maggie, Vonda and Mike, LaRue, Carlos and Belinda, passed away on June 11, 2011
Born Feb. 8, 1926, in Claytonville to Odis and Georgia Ratliff, sister to Oleta and Dale King. She attended Hobbs School and lived most of her life in Fisher County married to Leo Jones.
Girls who recently com-pleted grades 1-7 attended a Lady Mustang Basketball Camp this past Monday through Thursday at Sweet-water Middle School.
SMS coaches Sandra Gra-ham, Jill Locklar and Carla Lambert were in charge of the camp, which included several fun team and individual competitions, along with a few Lady Mustang basketball players.
Pictured above are the girls who attended this yearâ€™s camp.
Boys who recently completed grades 3-8 attended Mustang Basketball Camps this past Monday through Thursday at the Sweetwater High School gym.
SHS boys basketball coach Al Hunt was in charge of both the morning session, which was for boys who have completed grades 3-5, and the afternoon session for boys who have completed grades 6-8.
Pictured are the campers in grades 3-5.
The Sweetwater Venom also played in the tournament and finished in third place. Back row from left are J.J. Cunnings, Wendy Abbott, Mike Buckner, Andrew Medina, Anthony Gomez and Gary Delgado; middle row, Brendan Delgado, Thomas Hernandez, Braxton Gomez, Jayton Cunnings, Jacob Roden, Brett Buckner, Dylan Nathan; front row, Hector Medina, Seth Garcia, Cody Carey, James (Bubba) Gonzales and Cooper Hrbacek.
The Sweetwater Select won a 7-8 year-old baseball tournament held here June 4-5. Back row from left are Kelly Wehba, Ray Cornutt, Eli Cunningham, Michael Cantu, Stephen Presley, Melisa Presley and Tommy Wood; middle row, Logan Cornutt, Ricky Delapaz, Hayden Wehba, Rylen Moncada, Jonathan Gallegos, Skyler Painter, Austin Moreland; front row, Brendin Atkins, Korben Cunningham, Drew Gholson, Jacob Cantu, Blade Wood, Leo Holsey and Ector Martinez.
A pair of Sweetwater baseball teams made up of 7- and 8-year-olds took first and third place, respective-ly, at a tournament held here on June 4-5.
The two local teams were the Select, which won first-place honors, and the Venom, which took third place at the event.
The Select split its two pool games, losing to the Brownwood Reds 14-12 and beating the Dyess Athletics 8-1. In bracket play, the Select edged the San Angelo Rangers 13-12 on June 4, then beat the Venom 14-9 on June 5 to earn a rematch later that day with Brownwood in the final.