September 23rd, 2011
The BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) Robotics competition recently received a donation from Ludlum Measurements, a major sponsor of the program. Don Ludlum, Larry Ludlum and Richard Smola of Ludlum Measurements are shown presenting the check to BEST Steering Committee members Joni Coons, Austin Mullins and Director Terry Blankenship. The next round of competition will take place on Saturday, Oct. 15, for Practice Day at the Sweetwater TSTC (Texas State Technical College) campus.
The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Texas is $3.38, six cents less than the average last week, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.Â
The national average is $3.56, also six cents less than last week.Â The statewide average price is 18 cents less than the national average.Â The most expensive gasoline average in the state is in Amarillo at $3.47.Â Ft. Worth is reporting the least expensive average in the state at $3.30 for a gallon of regular unleaded. Sweetwaterâ€™s gas price is currently $3.48 for a gallon of regular unleaded.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 50 calls for service, issued no citations and made five arrests on Sept. 21, 2011.
The SPD received 28, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Information only â€”Â 300 block of NW Georgia.
Arrested by SPD
â€˘ Londa Bussey, 44 â€”Â Public intoxication.
â€˘ Raymond Balderas, 60 â€”Â Criminal trespassing warning/possession of a controlled substance.
â€˘ Kenneth Acorn, 22 â€”Â possession of a controlled substance.
â€˘ Courtney Frausto, 22 â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘ Anthony Brown, 25 â€”Â Warrant.
Anne Little, age 62, of Sweetwater, Texas, arrived in heaven on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011.Â Â Â
A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 at 2 p.m., at First Christian Church with Rev. Eric Von Atzigen officiating.Â She will rest peacefully at Garden of Memories.Â Arrangements under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.Â
Bernard Joe Ferris passed away on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, in Abilene, Texas. Bernie was born Nov. 16, 1922, in Denver Colorado, and grew up in Lakewood, Colorado. He received a Bachelorâ€™s and a Masterâ€™s degree in geological engineering from the Colorado School of Mines where he was awarded Shell Oil Companyâ€™s first graduate fellowship in petroleum geology.
Sweetwater varsity at Midland Greenwood, 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity hosts Munday (Mum Night), 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity will host Highland varsity, 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater teams at Big Spring (district openers) â€” freshmen and JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity plays Andrews, Midland Christian and Wolfforth Frenship in Midland starting at 10 a.m.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s freshman volleyball team plays its district opener at Big Spring today. Team members are, back row standing from left, coach Jessica Withrow, Zanisha Williams, Abby McPherson, Bailey Ber-nal, Corynn Martin, Caroline Brennan, Kala Wofford, Dana Hohn, Savanna Hall, Kori-Ana Gutierrez; middle row, Katie Melendrez, Isabel Mendez, Marissa Duran, Megan Holsey, Valeria Zavaleta; front row, Alexis Castillo, Marina Duran and Maddie Jones.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s junior varsity volleyball team also plays its district opener at Big Spring today. Team members are, back row standing from left, coach Al Miller, Lexi Stewart, Whitnee Murff, Kayla Chowning, Zanesha Collins, Destiny Osteen, Allison Winslett, Shaneese Brown, Sage Nelson, manager Ashley Erwin; middle row, Caroline Lawrence, Alexis Thompson, Bri Painter, Micaela Reschman, Lena Lovelady, Karlee Murff, Janell Walker; front row, Anna Venegas, Alexis Williams, Megan Carney, Trinity Wright (manager), Katherine Montoya and Vanessa Rodriguez.
The SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Directors held a regular meeting on Monday evening, Sept. 19, 2011 at the Administration Building.
A public hearing took place concerning the FIRST Rating report, though no one was in attendance to offer input. A brief overview on the report was given by SISD Business Manager Nathan Elhert, citing specific indicators within the report that regarded the district.
Being as it has been one of the driest years on record for the State of Texas, homeownersâ€™ landscapes have suffered. Letting your grass go is not a huge loss, since grass can be re-seeded without a huge cost. However, replacing trees and large shrubs can be very expensive. That is why some landscapers suggest making it a priority to save your trees and not to worry too much about your lawn.