August 30th, 2011
Despite losing its two bracket play matches on Saturday at a weekend tourney in Wolfforth Frenship, the Sweetwater High School volleyball team has exceeded its victory total for the entire 2010 season.
Sweetwater went 2-1 in Fridayâs pool play and will enter todayâs match at Abilene Cooper with a 12-10 record. The match will begin at approximately 6 p.m. The Lady Mustangs ended 2010 with an overall mark of 11-28.
Josh Larue is the first Sweetwater High School Player of the Week. The 5-8, 220-pound senior defensive tackle came up big in the Mustangsâ 10-0 season-opening win over Vernon last Friday. He had five solo tackles, three for a loss, two sacks, one quarterback pressure and one assisted tackle.
MCCAMEY â Water Valley needed just one half of football to defeat Blackwell Saturday as it cruised to a 78-6 victory at the West Texas Six-Man Shootout.
Water Valley, in its first game under ex-Highland coach Karry Owens, enjoyed a 46-6 advantage at the end of the first period and added 32 points in the second stanza to end the game due to six-manâs 45-point mercy rule.
Jayden Jones scored the only Blackwell points on a 3-yard run in the first quarter. He was the Hornetsâ leading rusher with 30 yards on seven carries and also caught a 36-yard pass.
Roscoe quarterback Dillon Freeman is pictured in action during the team's season-opening football game. The Plowboys began on Friday at Albany and lost to the state-ranked Lions 57-7. Roscoe will try to regroup when the team takes on Hawley at Sweetwaterâs Sammy Baugh Classic at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Highland will travel to Loraine on Friday for a 7:30 p.m. game. The Hornets began Thursday and lost 24-8 to Bryson at the âRumble in the Jumbleâ Classic in Trent.
Crane Service, Inc. of Sweetwater recently introduced the GMK 7550, a 550-ton crane. The local business welcomed the huge addition in its continued efforts to offer a wide range of services. The crane was on location for the community to view in Sweetwater during an open house event on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011.
For the past 51 years, Crane Service has specialized in rigging along with heavy hoisting and hauling to the greater Southwest region of the United States.
At about 7:58 p.m. Saturday evening, Aug. 27, 2011, Texas Highway Patrolman Ricardo Molina attempted to stop a 1994 Buick for traffic violations which occurred five miles east of Colorado City on IH-20 in Mitchell County.
Sunday was have been the 14th birthday for the missing Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn.
On Saturday dozens of people gathered to commemorate her birthday and remember her disappearance.
Saturday marked eight months since she was reported missing.
Hailey's mother Billie Dunn was in attendance and had harsh words for law enforcement officials in charge of the investigation.
"They need to get out there and find my daughter," Dunn said.
United States Gypsum announced the retirement of Doyle Clemmer, Quarry Equipment Operator, after 41 years of service. Doyle selected a flat screen TV and a new phone as his retirement gifts. "The employees of the Sweetwater Plant would like to thank Doyle for his years of dedicated service, his personal commitment to safety and for his impact on the outstanding achievements of our plant over the years. We wish you the best in your future endeavors."
Doyle Clemmer (right) is shown accepting his retirement plaque from Plant Manager, Buck Cason.
Family visitation and viewing for James Joseph Frawley U.S.N. (Ret), 73, of Sweetwater, will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Military Honors performed at 3:30 p.m. by the United States Navy Honor Guard. Final disposition will be cremation at his request under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Frawley died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.
Frank A. Davis, age 85, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, at his residence.Â
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. Ward Hayes and Rev. Eric Von Atzigen officiating.Â Burial will follow at Garden of Memories with the United States Navy Honor Guard.Â Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.Â