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October 25th, 2011

Stephen Edward (Steve) McGinley

October 25, 2011

Stephen Edward (Steve) McGinley, age 60, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at his residence.
His body was cremated. No formal services are planned. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Steve was born Sept. 26, 1951, in Sweetwater, Texas to D.E. (Jack) and Nancy (Neeper) McGinley. He worked for Union Pacific Railroad for many years before retiring. He married Nellie Ramon on Sept. 27, 1976 in Sweetwater, Texas.

Local Sports Calendar

October 25, 2011

TUESDAY, OCT. 25
Football
Sweetwater 7th grade at Brownwood (one game), 5 p.m.
Sweetwater 8th grade teams host Brownwood, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Tennis
Sweetwater JV hosts Big Spring, 4 p.m.
Volleyball
Sweetwater teams host Wylie — freshmen and JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, OCT. 27
Football
Sweetwater JV Red and White teams at Brown-wood, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe junior high at Ralls (7th and 8th grade) starting at 4 p.m.
Roscoe JV at Ralls, 6:30 p.m.
Highland junior high hosts Aspermont, 6 p.m.
Highland JV vs. Chillicothe JV at Rule, 7 p.m.

Lady Stangs need a win in finale

October 25, 2011

Sweetwater will host first-place Wylie in its final Dis-trict 5-3A volleyball match at 6:30 p.m. today. But if the Lady Mustangs (3-4 dis-trict, 19-18 overall) can pull off an upset, they have a chance to extend their sea-son beyond today.
Big Spring and Brown-wood, who are both 4-3, are tied for second place in district and face each other this Friday. The winner will claim the No. 2 seed in Dis-trict 5-3A. The loser, how-ever, faces a play-in against Sweetwater for the No. 3 spot if the Lady Mustangs upset Wylie (7-0), the No. 1 seed out of the district.

Football player of the week

October 25, 2011

Mateo Gonzales is the Football Player of the Week for Sweetwater. Gonzales, a 225-pound senior defensive tackle, had a team-high six solo tackles — all of them behind the line — and assisted on five other tackles for the Mustangs against Snyder this past Friday. He also had one quarterback pressure.

October 24th

Mustang Band Aces UIL Contest

October 24, 2011

On Monday night, Oct. 17, amidst roaring winds and blowing sand, the Sweetwater High School Marching Band put on a classy performance to earn them straight “1s” in UIL marching competition in Abilene. “We knew the bad weather was on the way, and it hit just as the band was preparing to perform,” explained band booster photographer Carola Martin. “We braced ourselves, and the band played and marched like it was a walk in the park.”

Early voting begins Tuesday

October 24, 2011

Early voting for the Texas Constitutional Amendment Election begins on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, in the Nolan County Clerk's Office, located at 100 E. Third Street, Suite 108 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. The last day for the County Clerk to receive an application to vote by mail is Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Rehab fundraisers this week

October 24, 2011

For the second year in a row, there will be two back-to-back fundraising events associated with the Round-Up for Rehab in Sweetwater to raise dollars for the West Texas Rehabilitation Center. A Shrimp Peel dinner and auction will be held at the Nolan County Annex on Tuesday evening, Oct. 25, the night before the sale at Sweetwater Auction which will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 26.

Rangers even Series

October 24, 2011

The Texas Rangers evened the World Series at two games apiece with a 4-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Pictured here is Texas slugger Josh Hamilton hitting a single during Saturday's game against the Cardinals. Game 5 is tonight in Arlington.

October 22nd

Blotters for Oct. 20, 2011

October 22, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued two citations and made seven arrests on Oct. 20, 2011.

The SPD received 14, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.
• Family violence assault — 1000 block of Oak Street.
• Family violence assault — 900 block of Circle Drive.
• Disorderly conduct — 1200 block of Ragland.
Arrested by SPD:
• Calvin Pittman, 53 — Theft.
• Dustin Wells, 26 — Warrant.
• Adam Garza, 25 — Contributing to a minor.
• Shawn Garza, 20 — Minor in consumption.

Ward-led Tigers crush SW, 49-20

October 22, 2011

SNYDER — Keenon Ward was every bit as good as advertised on Friday.
Ward accounted for 411 yards — 217 rushing and 194 passing — and four touchdowns as Snyder over-whelmed Sweetwater 49-20 in a District 5-3A contest.
Snyder is now 2-1 in district (7-1 overall) and tied with Wylie for first place with two games remaining while Sweetwater fell to 4-5 overall, 1-2 in district.
Despite the loss, the Mustangs can still make the playoffs with a win Friday in their season finale against Brownwoood in Sweetwater. Brownwood (5-3, 1-1) was idle this week.

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