October 31st, 2012
First Downs â€” 149; Rushes-yards â€” 252-1200; Passing yards â€” 1790; Total yards â€” 2990 (373.8 avg.); Passing â€” 113-194-5; Fumbles-Lost â€” 26-10; Penalties-Yards â€” 62-503; Points scored â€” 194 (24.3 avg.).
First Downs â€” 157; Rushes-yards â€” 317-1743; Passing yards â€” 1142; Total yards â€” 2885 (360.6 avg.); Passing â€” 110-187-7; Fumbles-Lost 11-8; Penalties-Yards â€” 53-420; Points allowed â€” 185 (23.1 avg.).
Sweetwater was defeated by Big Spring by close mar-gins in both sub-varsity high school football games this past Thursday.
The freshmen lost 8-0 and the JV fell to Big Spring 22-18. The freshman game was deadlocked 0-0 until Big Spring got the only points in the fourth period. Mark Lawrence, Daniel Maldonado, Dylan Jimenez, Austin Kamer, Adrian Viz-zerra and Dâ€™Jaman West were offensive standouts for the freshmen while stand-outs on defense were Viz-zerra, Maldonado, Israel Vera, Branson Guelker, Denzell Moore, Jâ€™Corey Amos, Michael Lawrence and Max Nemir.
Big Spring 14, 7th grade White 8
Noah Martinez caught a 40-yard scoring pass from Kurt Wetsel and Alexander Kittley added the two-point run for Sweetwater Whiteâ€™s only points.
Texas Williams was also an offensive standout while Jeremiah DeLeon, Christo-pher Reed, Reese Dahl, Zachary Winslett and Garret Ehlert were standouts on the defensive side.
7th grade Red 30, Big Spring 8
The Halloween forecast is looking great, with sunny skies and a high near 80. Winds from the west around 5 mph will become east-northeast in the afternoon.
Tonight's trick-or-treating will be clear with a low around 56, with southern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Learn more about your local weather at weather.gov.
Many Halloween and Fall themed activities have been happening this past week with many of those activities happening today and tomorrow.
Texas State Technical College will be hosting the Halloween Extravaganza once again this year. The date is Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 from 6-9 p.m. in the Student Center at the TSTC Sweetwater campus. Student organizations from the TSTC campus as well as community organizations, church groups and youth groups will be providing fun and spooky games for the evening. Candy and games will be given away as prizes.
Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham recently hosted a meet and greet for Christi Craddick, the Republican candidate for the Texas Railroad Commission. The event was held on Friday afternoon, October 26 in downtown Sweetwater.
Craddick has local ties, as her mother grew up in Sweetwater and their family played a strong role in the development of the community for over a century. At the local gathering, some of Craddick's family members were in attendance--such as her young daughter, mother and her grandmother, Jo Nayfa of Sweetwater.
Two Sweetwater teachers recently participated in a workshop organized by Humanities Texas on the plays of William Shakespeare.
Jennifer Aiden and Mary Burrows, who teach English at Sweetwater High School, attended the workshop, which offered teachers the opportunity to work closely with leading scholars, studying the historical and cultural contexts of Shakespeareâ€™s work and strategies for teaching his plays. Nearly 50 teachers from around the state participated.
The workshop was held at the historic Byrne-Reed House in Austin. Â
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 119 calls for service, issued five citations and made seven arrests from Oct. 26-28, 2012.
The SPD received 41, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€” 1000 block of W. 6th.
â€¢ Theft â€” 100 block of S. Hopkins.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Raul Garcia, 57 â€” Warrant.
â€¢ Jim Creek, 29 â€” Evading/driving while intoxicated.
â€¢ Einesio Rivera, 49 â€” Driving while intoxicated.
â€¢ Marilyn Johnson, 31 â€” Warrant.
â€¢ Breanna Havner, 19 â€” Warrant.
ARLINGTON â€” Virginia Elizabeth Barry Hendricks, age 94, of Arlington, Texas entered into eternal heavenly rest on Oct. 25, 2012.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 at Wade Family Funeral Home Chapel, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington with Dr. James Scirratt officiating. Entombment followed the service at Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington. The family received friends on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, from 6-8 p.m. at Wade Family Funeral Home.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s varsity tennis teams begin their final week of action during the fall season at 4 p.m. today when they go to Midland Lee for matches with Monahans. Sweetwater then ends fall play with a match at Big Spring at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Last week, Sweetwater hosted Abilene Cooper on Oct. 23 and also traveled to Brownwood for a match on Oct. 27. Sweetwater lost in both matches, falling to Cooper 14-5 and to Brownwood 12-7.
Sweetwaterâ€™s singles and doubles results for both of the matches follow:
ABILENE COOPER 14, SWEETWATER 5