October 28th, 2011
The 2nd Annual Bike Ride for Missions recently made a stop in Sweetwater at Sonic Drive-in on Wednesday, Oct. 26.
The ride helps to raise money for the missions program at New Life Temple in Abilene. The missions program supports missionaries from all over the world, from foreign to domestic missionaries and their causes.
Shown are the 2011-2012 SHS Pops Sensations. Pictured from left to right are Albert Lejia, Laney Wallace, Haylee Stewart, Ashley Erwin, Crysten Ivy, Marissa Ramirez, Shelby Ezzell, Tatum Maxwell, Jeremy Kamer, Rachel Hunt, Leigha Armstrong and Emily Richardson. Their first performance was at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Texas State Technical College Extravaganza.
Several local churches and organizations are planning Halloween and Fall events.
The public is invited to attend the forthcoming FBC Fall Festival on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Bring the entire family and enjoy food, game booths, an air slide, cake walk, prizes and lots of family fun. FBC members are asked to bring individually wrapped candy to the church office to be given away by the various booths.
Highland Baptist Church Fall Festival
Many families attended the annual Halloween Extravaganza, hosted by Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater. Lily the Ladybug was worn out from all the fun. She is the daughter of Ramiro and Lupe Lopez of Sweetwater and has two big brothers, Ramiro, Jr. and Luis.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 51 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on Oct. 26, 2011.
The SPD received 25, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Family violence assault â€” 200 block of Orange.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Female juvenile, 14 â€” Terroristic threat.
â€˘ Jimmy Medina, 22 â€” Warrant.
â€˘ Jaime Garcia, 26 â€” Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 11 calls for service, served five civil papers and made three arrests on Oct. 26, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Barry Michael Pieratt, 57, of Post â€” Warrant/motion to revoke probation.
FRIDAY, OCT. 28
Sweetwater varsity vs. Brownwood, 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity hosts Ralls, 7:30 p.m.
Highland varsity at Aspermont, 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity at Paint Rock, 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCT. 29
Mustang Baseball Clas-sic to support high school baseball program, 11 a.m., Sweetwater Country Club.
Sweetwater varsity at Snyder, time TBA.
It wonâ€™t be Game 7 of the World Series, but the stakes for tonightâ€™s game between Sweetwater and Brownwood at Mustang Bowl â€” which is set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. â€” will be just about as high.
Itâ€™s the season finale for Sweetwater (1-2, 4-5), which must beat Brownwood to have a shot at claiming a playoff berth for the first time since 2008. The Lions come in at 1-1, 5-3 and still have a game with Wylie to end their regular season.
Snyder and Wylie, who are both 2-0 in district, will play tonight in Wylie for the outright 5-3A lead.
Bugs invaded the Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater on Saturday, Oct. 22. Eight Region 14 high schools competed in the inaugural BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) Robotics competition, where Roscoe took home top honors.
Students went head-to-head in the categories of robotics, marketing, exhibits, engineering notebook and spirit and sportsmanship. Roscoe placed first in exhibits, marketing and sportsmanship snagging the overall BEST award, while Sweetwater placed first in robotics. Both teams are now preparing for the regional round in Dallas on Nov. 18-20.Â
Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED) has a redesigned website that went live last Friday. The new website (with information still under construction) will better represent the community and SEEDâ€™s efforts in business expansion and retention. It is much easier to navigate, according to SEED staff members and allows the SEED staff to keep it updated in house. "The new website, along with social media connections, will assist us in making sure our community and our customers are aware of the progress Sweetwater is experiencing," said SEED Executive Director Ken Becker.
Halloween is just around the cornerâ€¦and the folks at WTU Retail Energy have their costumes ready and are honing their survival skills against zombies as they tune in one of their favorite shows, AMCâ€™s The Walking Dead. So they put our heads together, literally picking them off the floor, to help pass on some basic survival skills, in case of a zombie apocalypse.
First, youâ€™ll need to recognize said creatures. Then, youâ€™ll need to spot any subtle infiltrations by them.