April 2nd, 2012
SNYDER ‚ÄĒ After being held to no runs and just two hits through the first four innings, the Sweetwater softball team scored three runs in the fifth inning and held on for a 3-2 victory at Snyder to leave both teams in a tie for second place in District 5-3A at 2-2.
Sweetwater High School sent its track teams on Thursday to Colorado City‚Äôs Lone Wolf Relays for a final tuneup prior to the District 5-3A meets that will be held April 11-12 at Wylie.
Sweetwater‚Äôs varsity girls scored 76 points to record a fourth-place finish in their division, while Sweetwater‚Äôs varsity boys placed ninth with 28 points in their division. The JV boys team also competed at Colorado City on Thursday and scored 52 points for a fifth-place finish in their division.
Individual results follow (the names of individual relay runners were not made available at press time):
Roscoe High School sent three track teams to Color-ado City‚Äôs Lone Wolf Relays on Thursday for a last tuneup to district meets scheduled Wednesday and Friday in Albany. Results follow:
38 points (8th place)
3200 ‚ÄĒ Leanos 2nd (11:02.29); Burnett 5th (13:05.32)
Triple jump ‚ÄĒ Ford 5th (33-6 1/2)
Discus ‚ÄĒ Jones 3rd (108-4)
Pole vault ‚ÄĒ Dev. Free-man 2nd (11-0)
800 ‚ÄĒ Rangel 6th (2:20)
400 ‚ÄĒ Gallegos 4th (53.40)
300 hurdles ‚ÄĒ Freeman 6th (46.68)
1600 ‚ÄĒ Leanos 4th (5:09.13)
1600 relay ‚ÄĒ 6th (3:47.64)
55 points (5th place)
Members of the 2012 Sweeetwater High School junior varsity baseball team are, back row standing from left, Marquees Jenkins, Zach Carrasco, Danato Gaxiola, Duanta Williams, Hayden Reeves, Andrew Davis, Daven Alvarez, Sean Norman, head coach Kelly Tobin; front row kneeling, J.P. Poe, Isaiah McGee, Roman Rivera, Chris Figueroa, Mike McCoy, Jay Lomas. Not pictured are players Bray Amos, Ty Crain and Kaegan Jeffrey.
Sweetwater High School‚Äôs 2012 junior varsity softball team members are, back row standing from left, K.T. Toland, Nisha Williams, Savanna Hall, Shaneese Brown, Kaitlynn Rendon, Allison Winslett, head coach Al Miller; and front row kneeling, Isabell Mendez, Karlee Murff, Alexis Williams, Alex Mendez, Katherine Montoya and Lena Lovelady.
Today the Sweetwater Police Patrol Association called on the Sweetwater City Council to take a stronger role in the search for a replacement of longtime Police Chief Jim Kelley.
‚ÄúThis city is about to choose the first new police chief in 28 years,‚ÄĚ said Charley Wilkison, Director of Public Affairs at the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas, or CLEAT. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs a big step and the local association has asked to be a part of the selection process but have been told ‚Äėno‚Äô by the City Manager.‚ÄĚ
Gordon I. Root, 61, passed away on March 25, 2012, after a three year battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS). Born in Westfield, MA, Gordon retired to West Texas six years ago to begin writing a series of books commemorating the 100 year anniversary of World War I. Before falling ill he had completed three of the set including Battles East, Battles in the Alps and Balkan Battles under the pen name G. Irving Root.
Here are the top ten standings for Week 1 of the Big Country Biggest Winner Contest.
Wii Not Fit ‚ÄĒ #1 with 3.33% loss
USG ‚ÄĒ #2 with 3.11% loss
Cobra ‚ÄĒ #3 with 3.08% loss
Half Ton of Fun ‚ÄĒ #4 with 3.05% loss
The Incredible Shrinking Socialites ‚ÄĒ #5 with 2.62% loss
Weapons of Mass Reductions ‚ÄĒ #6 with 2.37% loss
Scale Tippers ‚ÄĒ #7 with 2.28% loss
Unrepentant Thinners ‚ÄĒ #8 with 2.21% loss
Flabby Gabbies ‚ÄĒ #9 with 2.05% loss
The Narrow Weigh ‚ÄĒ #10 with 1.91% loss
Robert Williams was found guilty of engaging in organized criminal activity and was given a life imprisonment sentence with a $10,000 fine on Friday afternoon, March 30, 2012 by a seven-man, five-woman jury in the 32nd Judicial District Court.
The day began with a sole witness for the defense, a former employee of Williams named Vince Johnson. Johnson employed the defendant on a couple of local roofing projects in September 2010 as noted in found employment records. Williams was paid in cash for the projects, which was typical of day help.
Cub Scout Pack #146 held an official flag ceremony for First Financial Bank's new flags earlier this week. Cub Scouts involved in the ceremony included Joshua Reeves, Xander Hilton Tucker, Grady Kidd, Nolan Mims, Jackson Ashford, Hayden Baker, Tristan Baker, Noah Hanner, Crae Chapman, Jordan Amos, Jacob Carter and Logan Wedin with Cub Scout leaders Scott Whittenburg, Mark Mims and Martin Baker. Snacks were provided for the Cub Scouts by First Financial Bank after the ceremony.