October 10th, 2014
One person's desire for a family-friendly function has grown into a community-wide gathering.
For the past three years, the Sweetwater Softball Church League has met on Tuesdays starting in August at the high school softball fields. The league was started by Todd Henderson, a member of Emmanuel Fellowship Church.
Read more in Friday's print edition.
The Fourth Annual "BBQ-ing in the Wind" Steak Cook Off will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18, in Roscoe during the West Texas Wind Festival. The event is sponsored by Fuller Food in Colorado City.
For more information on the Fourth Annual Steak Cook-Off, contact Armstrong at 325-235-4110.
Read more in Friday's print edition.
Memorial services for Joseph Lee Haines, 41, of Sweetwater, will be held at the Sweetwater Lake beach area on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Frankie Santiago officiating under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. He was cremated.
He died on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
He was born on April 20, 1973 in Edna, Texas. He married Shannon Terrell on Oct. 22, 2013 in Fort Sumner, New Mexico.
He loved bull riding, steer wrestling, hunting and fishing and barbecuing. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family.
FRIDAY, OCT. 10
Sweetwater varsity plays at Fort Stockton, 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity will host Miles, 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity plays at Santa Anna, 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCT. 11
Highland varsity will host Lueders-Avoca (homecoming), 6 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity plays at Levelland, 9 a.m.
Sweetwater freshman, JV and varsity teams play at Big Spring: freshmen and JV at 11 a.m., varsity at noon.
Sweetwater and Roscoe begin district play today.
But the two Nolan County six-man football teams have another test before starting district in two weeks. Blackwell (3-3) is at Santa Anna today; Highland (2-3) welcomes Lueders-Avoca in its homecoming game set for 6 p.m. Saturday.
Get a local sports recap in Friday's edition in Sports.
Sweetwaterâ€™s volleyball team can pull into a tie for the District 2-4A lead with a win at first-place Big Spring on Saturday.
Read more in Friday's edition in Sports.
Today, October 10, SISD will have an Early Release Day. The time schedule is as follows: J.P. Cowen and Southeast Elementary â€” 12:15 p.m.; East Ridge Elementary â€” 12:20 p.m.; Sweetwater High School â€” 12:50 p.m.; Sweetwater Intermediate â€” 12:55 p.m.; and Sweetwater Middle School â€” 1 p.m. Dismissal time for employees will be 1:15 p.m.
Tonight, the Roscoe Plowgirl Athletic Program will have a stuffed baked potato supper before the game against Baird from 4:30-7 p.m. in the Roscoe Collegiate ISD Cafetorium.
Today will be partly sunny with a high near 83. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 15 mph, and after 1 p.m., we'll have a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Those rain chances will bump up to 70% tonight through 1 a.m., with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 51. Winds will shift to the north at 5 to 15 mph.
For the weekend, we'll start off with rain chances, which will diminish and return on Sunday night. Expect weekend highs to increase from mid-60s on Saturday to upper 80s on Sunday, with lows in the mid 50s. Winds will vary but will increase through Sunday.
TSTC Wind Energy Technology student Josh Lacy stands atop a mobile training tower during Wednesday's Wind Fair at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex. Safety training courses which are implemented at wind turbine sites are offered through TSTC.
Keeping tabs on students and faculty at a school is a task within itself, as Sweetwater High School and Sweetwater Middle School Assistant Principals Tecka Mobley and Danette Price can attest. Monitoring everyone who enters and leaves the school is an even greater responsibility, but with the help of a new software program, the staffs at Sweetwater High School and Sweetwater Middle School are hoping to better ensure safety throughout the halls and classrooms.
Read the full story in Thursday's print edition.