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December 9th

Christmas parade rescheduled

December 10, 2011

The annual Christmas parade, themed this year as "Under the Christmas Tree," has been rescheduled and will be starting at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12. The parade will begin at Higginbotham’s and will continue to Pecan Street. Judging will be at 4 p.m. in the Higginbotham parking lot. Candy may be thrown carefully to the crowd. Entries are not required to be lighted, just decorated. Walking entries are welcome, as are strollers, dogs on a leash, skaters, those riding scooters, bicycles or go-carts.  Small children must have an adult walking with them.

TSTC honor graduates recognized at recent commencement exercises

December 10, 2011

Texas State Technical College-West Texas held commencement exercise on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011. Honor graduates were recognized at the ceremony.
Sweetwater Honor graduates included Theresa Cowart, Culinary Arts; Reid McIntyre, Wind Energy Technology; Dean Beard, Wind Energy Technology; Rusty Brown, Wind Energy Technology; Jonathan Gammell, Applied Engineering Technology; Ramiro Lopez, Applied Engineering Technology; Jesus Zubia, Applied Engineering Technology; Ashley Stroman, Software Business Accounting; and Russell Toner, Wind Energy Technology.

Local churches plan special Christmas services

December 9, 2011

Avondale Baptist Church

TSTC donates to Goodfellows

December 9, 2011

The Texas State Technical College Staff Senate organized a non-perishable food and toy drive to benefit the school's food pantry and the Sweetwater Goodfellows. Staff Senate members invited any and all to donate to the cause before donating the items to their respective entities on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011.

Band spreads cheer

December 9, 2011

Last Friday the Sweetwater High School Band completed a whirlwind tour of five campuses in six hours, performing at Sweetwater Intermediate School, J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center, East Ridge Elementary School, Southeast Elementary School and Sweetwater Middle School. The band performed for over 2000 students.
The band performed a variety of holiday favorites, including Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride. “It was so neat watching the little kids faces when they heard the crack of a whip or the horse whinny,” commented junior baritone soloist Laura Duclos.

Broadway Baptist to celebrate 80th anniversary

December 9, 2011

Broadway Baptist Church in Sweetwater, located at 710 E. Third, will be celebrating its 80th anniversary this weekend with back-to-back special events.
On Dec. 10, 1931, eleven people met in an abandoned broom factory to begin an independent, mission-minded Baptist church. Nicknamed the “Old Mule Barn” for its structure and hay-covered floors, the members met there until a building was constructed on the same corner.

2A semifinal to be played here today

December 9, 2011

Local sports fans who are needing their high school football fix and don't want to travel can watch the Mules play the Cardinals tonight.
Football teams from Muleshoe and Melissa will be in Sweetwater today for a Class 2A, Division I state semifinal playoff starting at 7 p.m. at Mustang Bowl.
Tickets for the playoff game will be sold for $7 each at the gate.

Blotters for December 7, 2011

December 9, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 60 calls for service, issued 12 citations and made one arrest on Dec. 7, 2011.

The SPD received 19, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 900 block of Lamar.

Arrested by SPD:
• Danny Nichols, 53 — Public intoxication.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served one civil paper and made one arrest on Dec. 7, 2011.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Teresa Vera Guajardo, 23, of Sweetwater — Warrant/silent abusive calls to 911 service.
Calls for service:
• Close patrol — Highway 70 South.

James Albert Jones

December 9, 2011

James Albert Jones, age 72, of Blackwell, Texas passed away on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, at his residence.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at Blackwell Cemetery with Rev. John Curry officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

SW loses; area girls win

December 9, 2011

Sweetwater’s teams were both first-round losers at the Stanton tournament on Thursday. The boys (4-6) lost to Midland Christian 53-39 while the girls (6-8) lost 56-37 in their opener against Midland Classical.
Kaleb Hoover scored 14 points and Taylor Jones 13 for the boys, who were scheduled to play again at 1:30 p.m. today. The girls, who got 14 points from Alicia Finn and 10 from Kendra Crosson, played Stanton’s JV at 10:30 a.m.
At Highland’s tourna-ment, both the Roscoe and Highland girls won though the Plowgirls also lost. The teams play each other at 6:30 p.m. today.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 19 Football Sweetwater varsity will host Snyder, 7:30 p.m. Roscoe varsity will play...
Today’s 7:30 p.m. match-up between Sweetwater and Snyder won’t affect either team’s playoff chances...
Sweetwater’s tennis team begins its fall district season by hosting Big Spring star-ting at 9 a.m....

 

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