February 7th, 2011
Francisca Alcala, age 87, of Sweetwater, passed away Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel, recited by Maria AcuĂ±a.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Michael Rodriguez officiating followed by burial at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Once the Sweetwater boys basketball team finally got back into action Saturday after a 10-day layoff, it faced the unenviable task of trying to contain a very talented Big Spring team and standout guard Luke Adams.
The Steers, as expected, won convincingly (85-60) at Mustang Gym and Adams was amazing, hitting six treys and scoring 47 points as Big Spring moved to 4-1 in district while Sweetwater â which hosts Wylie in a makeup game at 7:30 p.m. today â stayed winless (0-5) in District 5-3A.
Sweetwater, though, was a lot tougher out than the Steers probably expected.
For the vast majority of the first half of Saturdayâs game against Big Spring, the Sweetwater girls basket-ball team appeared to be firmly in control.
The Lady Mustangs â desperate for a win in order to maintain realistic hopes of a playoff berth â seized the early momentum against the only team they have beaten in district play. But Big Spring staged a second-half comeback to win, 61-56, at Mustang Gym.
The Roscoe boys basketball team is still in playoff contention in District 9-A, Division I after a 59-24 win over Rotan on Saturday.
The Plowboys (5-3 in district, 13-10 overall) are tied with Haskell for sec-ond place after getting 21 points from Caden Smith and 20 from Cody Graham against Rotan. Devan Cole had nine, Jesus Leanos four, Juan Solis three and Keeston Ford two and the defense held Rotan to sin-gle digit scoring in all four quarters. Roscoe will host first-place Stamford (7-0) on Tuesday before ending the regular season on Friday at Munday (4-4).
Funeral services for Dorothy Louise Waddell, 78, of Midland and formerly of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery, with Fred Church officiating. The services will be under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Waddell joined her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, in Midland.
She was born on Nov. 7, 1932, in Fisher County to Ernest and Lillian (Lee) Perkins. Because of her familyâs frequent moves, she attended six different schools in 11 years.
Education is 44% of the state budget. With the projected deficits in the State of Texas current budget, school leaders across the state are busy brainstorming on how education can survive the inevitable cuts. Sweetwater ISD could suffer as much as a million dollar shortfall for at least the next two years.
Hiram Raymond âRaymeâ Beck III, age 51, of Early died Wednesday morning in Sweetwater.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel
with Pastor Todd King officiating. Burial will follow in the Winchell Cemetery in Brown County.
Today's Sweetwater-Wylie basketball games at Mustang Gym have been cancelled due to the weather and rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 7. The JV girls and boys will play their games at 4:30 p.m., while the varsity girls and freshman boys will play at 6 p.m. and the varsity boys and freshman girls will tip off at 7:30 p.m.
Many 18-wheelers slowly drove along Interstate 20 on Thursday night. With temperatures remaining below freezing, it'll be at least another day until the roads clear up. As TxDOT has warned this week, don't travel unless you need to. Crews are working to clear accidents, but they keep happening, so it's very slow going for the drivers on Interstate 20 in Nolan, Taylor and Callahan Counties.
J.B. Roberts, the Rotary International Chairman of Hunger Plus, will be making a special presentation on feeding the hungry at a meeting held by the Rotary Club on Monday, Feb. 7, at noon. It will be held at Texas State Technical College Sweetwater campus in the banquet room located north of the cafeteria. Guests are welcome to attend the Monday lunch meeting and hear Roberts' presentation on Hunger Plus.