October 27th, 2011
Bugs invaded the Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater on Saturday, Oct. 22. Eight Region 14 high schools competed in the inaugural BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) Robotics competition, where Roscoe took home top honors.
Students went head-to-head in the categories of robotics, marketing, exhibits, engineering notebook and spirit and sportsmanship. Roscoe placed first in exhibits, marketing and sportsmanship snagging the overall BEST award, while Sweetwater placed first in robotics. Both teams are now preparing for the regional round in Dallas on Nov. 18-20.Â
Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED) has a redesigned website that went live last Friday. The new website (with information still under construction) will better represent the community and SEEDâ€™s efforts in business expansion and retention. It is much easier to navigate, according to SEED staff members and allows the SEED staff to keep it updated in house. "The new website, along with social media connections, will assist us in making sure our community and our customers are aware of the progress Sweetwater is experiencing," said SEED Executive Director Ken Becker.
Halloween is just around the cornerâ€¦and the folks at WTU Retail Energy have their costumes ready and are honing their survival skills against zombies as they tune in one of their favorite shows, AMCâ€™s The Walking Dead. So they put our heads together, literally picking them off the floor, to help pass on some basic survival skills, in case of a zombie apocalypse.
First, youâ€™ll need to recognize said creatures. Then, youâ€™ll need to spot any subtle infiltrations by them.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 46 calls for service, issued five citations and made two arrests on Oct. 25, 2011.
The SPD received 17, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle â€” 1100 block of Elm.
â€˘ Possession of drug paraphernalia â€” 1700 block of Lamar.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Christopher Medina, 24 â€” Warrants.
â€˘ Tammy Williams, 24 â€” Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on Oct. 25, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
1/1/1928 - 10/19/2011
Mildred Louise (Britton) Montgomery Green passed away peacefully with family at her bedside.Â She was preceded in death by her parents, Alex and Verna Britton of Loraine; two brothers, Harold Britton of CA and Gene Britton of Loraine, TX; and the loss of a son, Johnny Mac Montgomery.Â SheÂ was a loving grandmother, mother, wife, daughter, sister and a loving friend.
THURSDAY, OCT. 27
Sweetwater JV Red and White teams at Brown-wood, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe junior high at Ralls (7th and 8th grade) starting at 4 p.m.
Roscoe JV at Ralls, 6:30 p.m.
Highland junior high hosts Aspermont, 6 p.m.
Highland JV vs. Chilli-cothe JV at Rule, 7 p.m.
Blackwell junior high hosts Paint Rock, 6 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity will play Abilene Cooper JV at Abilene starting at 4 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams host Brown-wood, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCT. 28
Sweetwater varsity hosts Brownwood, 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater wraps up its season Friday when it hosts Brownwood at Mustang Bowl. Or does it? Coach Craig Slaughter sure hopes thatâ€™s not the case.
Because for the first time in Slaughterâ€™s three-year tenure, his team is playing for a trip to the playoffs.
Sweetwater (4-5 season, 1-2 district) can also knock Brownwood (5-3, 1-1) com-pletely out of the playoff picture with a win, assuming Wylie also wins Friday over Snyder. The Bulldogs and Tigers are both 2-0 in District 5-3A.
Sweetwaterâ€™s sub-varsity teams lost to Abilene Wylie in season-ending volleyball matches here Tuesday.
The junior varsity (2-6, 16-14) lost to Wylie 14-25, 10-25 in its final match while the freshmen (3-5, 19-6) fell 11-25, 25-18, 15-25.
A Mustang Baseball Clas-sic Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Sweetwater Country Club.
The tournament is a four-person scramble to support the Mustang baseball pro-gram, and has a 9 a.m. shotgun start.
Prizes will be awarded to the top three places. For more information, call Don Timm at (325) 235-8093 or Roland Herrera at (325) 236-1003.
Needing a win for a shot at the playoffs, Sweetwaterâ€™s volleyball team instead saw its season end here Tues-day as Wylie came to Mus-tang Gym and swept away the Lady Mustangs in three games 25-13, 25-20, 25-18.
Wylie, the district cham-pion, is 8-0 and 35-6 overall while Sweetwater ends its year at 3-5, 19-19. Despite the loss, coach Liz Miller said her team made significant progress this season. â€śThis was a very good group to work with,â€ť she said, â€śand we have a lot to look forward to next year.â€ť