February 26th, 2011
Edgar Rex George was born July 10, 1940, to Wilton and Nadine Hobbs George in Maryneal, Texas. Rex died on Feb. 26, in Abilene, Texas under the care of hospice.
Jimmie and Kaye Joy of Roscoe were selected as winners in the America's Farmers Grow Communities SM Program, which gives farmers the opportunity to win $2,500 for their favorite local non-profit organizations. The donations are available through the Monsanto Fund. The Joys have designated the Roscoe High School FFA to receive the Award in Nolan County. An award ceremony was presented on Thursday, Feb. 17, at the Roscoe High School Ag Building.
A former Big Country resident is making huge strides at his Big Bend occupation.
Randy Guzman, the son of Jose and Gloria Guzman of Roscoe, was recently named as the interim general manager of Southwest Texas Municipal Gas (SWTMG) Corporation by the company's board of directors.
Two Rotary International programs will be the topics of discussion at the Sweetwater Rotary Club meeting to be held on Monday, Feb. 28. The noon-time meeting will be held at the TSTC West Texas Sweetwater campus in the banquet room located north of the cafeteria.
Jack Campbell will be the guest speaker and will discuss the Rotary Youth Exchange. Campbell currently serves as the Rotary District 5730 Chairman of the Rotary Youth Exchange program.
Hastings Entertainment in Sweetwater has not only made some changes on the inside â€” they have some great events arriving visually for the readers and musically for those music listeners.
Speaking with Thomas Jowers, manager of the Hastings located at 1102 E. Broadway, he has arrived to the Sweetwater Hastings with many new ideas. He welcomes local artists of all kinds. Jowers wants to get all of the community involved with Hastings events. From children's Easter egg hunts, to cartoon character events, and much more for families and adults.
Jayci Shelton, a senior at Sweetwater High School, won medals in two events recently at an indoor invitational track meet held at Texas Tech University. She ran the 55-meter hurdles in 8.97 seconds for a first-place finish out of a field of 52 competitors â€” some from Class 5A â€” with seven heats. In addition, Shelton was third in the 400 meters out of a field of 150 girls with a time of 1:01.57. The latter race had 25 heats and also included runners from Class 5A schools.
THURSDAY, MARCH 3
Sweetwater varsity hosts SHS Wood Bat Classic tournament through Saturday, March 5.
Sweetwater JV plays at Abilene tournament through Saturday, March 5.
Sweetwater JV plays at Eula tournament through Saturday, March 5.
Roscoe junior high teams at Rotan meet.
Highland junior high teams at Sands meet.
FRIDAY, MARCH 4
Sweetwater JV and varsity boys play at Andrews tournament through Saturday, March 5.
Sweetwater varsity girls play at regional preview tournament in Lubbock through Saturday, March 5.
The Sweetwater High School tennis team recently had several top individual finishes when it competed at an invitational tournament in Levelland.
In boys singles, Chris Hernandez took third place while Michael Foust won consolation honors. Austin Cotherman and Brandon Ellison teamed up to finish third in boys doubles. On the girls side, Heidi Taylor was fifth in singles while the pairing of Jenny Ordway and Dugan Thompson teamed up for a second-place finish in girls doubles.
The Sweetwater girls, serving as the host team, had two individual winners at their powerlifting meet held Saturday and also had a second-place team finish.
Kelsey Painter (670 total pounds) won the 132-pound class while Allie Zavaleta (595 pounds) won the 123-pound class for Sweetwater, which scored 32 points to finish behind only Abileneâ€™s 42. Sixteen schools were represented in the meet.
Three members of the Sweetwater High School girls track team began their 2011 season by competing recently at an indoor invitational meet at Texas Tech University.
Jayci Shelton started out her senior year with a bang by collecting two medals at the meet. Shelton won the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 8.97 seconds in a field of 52 girls. Shelton also placed third â€” out of 150 competitors â€” in the girls 400-meter dash with a time of 1:01.57.