August 7th, 2012
In his first NFL game Sunday in Canton, Ohio, ex-Sweetwater High star Joseph Banyard ran for a team-high 18 yards on five carries as New Orleans Saints beat the Arizona Cardinals 17-10 in the season-opening Hall of Fame exhibition game.
In addition to his running, the 213-pound Banyard caught one pass for negative-3 yards and also spent some time on defense, as he recorded two solo tackles.
It's another hot one out there today, as Sweetwater is looking at mostly sunny skies and a high of 101. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 MPH. We're also expected to have a 20% chance of precipitation that could come in the form of isolated showers and thunderstorms.
We keep those rain chances throughout the evening, with a low of 76 and partly cloudy skies. Winds will be light and variable, shifting to the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Learn more about your local weather at weather.gov.
Sweetwater Municipal Swimming Pool lifeguards Zack Longoria (left) and Jonathan Carr (right) paddle along on a surf board with their friend Cody Meyers (center) on a hot summer day.
AARP Driver Safety Program is giving a special offer to all teachers and personnel employed by the school system, as well as all who are retired, to take the Driver Safety Course for $5.
The course is good for three years and those who complete the course could get up to 10% off on car insurance. Call your insurance agent for information as to how much you could save.
Sweetwater Independent School District is sponsoring the classes which will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at the Sweetwater High School. The building is located at the corner of Crane and 12th Street.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has two dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a female border collie mix and a female boxer mix. According to Sweetwaterâ€™s animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.
The supply list for Sweetwater Independent School District has been updated. Notice that hand sanitizer and wipes have been removed from the list. Parents are asked to not send these products to school with their children. Children should be monitored when using products that contain alcohol because it poses a possible health risk to them. In order to provide children with a safe and healthy learning environment, automatic hand sanitizer dispensers have been installed in multiple locations on every campus and their use will be monitored by teachers.
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Two area crashes claimed the lives of two area residents on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012.
At 1:36 a.m. on Saturday, Sammy Ken Castillo, 39, of Snyder, was driving a 2003 Yamaha motorcycle east bound on County Road 4114 in Scurry County. At the intersection of County Road 4114 and County Road 4129, the driver lost control and the vehicle left the roadway and overturned. Castillo was pronounced dead at the scene by Judge Jule Culp at 2:04 a.m. His body was taken to Wright Colonial Funeral Home in Snyder. The next of kin have been notified. Castillo was not wearing a helmet.
Peggy P. Pemberton, age 75, of Sweetwater, Texas (Formerly of Coleman, Texas) passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2012 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ward Hayes officiating.
Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Peggy was born March 19, 1937 in Quemado, Texas. She was a homemaker. She was a former resident of Coleman, Texas. She loved to travel.
Sweetwater High School football players showed up early today for their first official day of practice of the 2012 season.
The more experienced Mustang players held their practice at the Bowl, while new players were at the practice field located between Crane and Ragland streets.
The Mustangs will have full contact drills in pads starting Friday, and their first of two scrimmages will be here Aug. 18 against Wichita Falls Hirschi.
To be normal,
Would be a sin
Worse than vodka, brandy,
â€” Alex Moschella, "A World in My Eyes: The Dusk of Autism"
The author of the poetry book is a relative unknown...but he happens to be a local high schooler.
Fifteen-year-old Moschella--an incoming Sweetwater High School sophomore--has been writing poetry since sixth grade, filling up composition books to deal with his autism/Asperger's syndrome. When he showed his hobby off to some of his high school teachers, one of them encouraged him to take his writing to the next level.