March 18th, 2011
In its final game before todayâ€™s District 5-3A opener at Big Spring, Sweetwaterâ€™s softball team showed some resiliency here on Thursday by coming all the way back from a five-run deficit to tie Levelland, 5-5, at the Jerry Collins Complex.
But the Loboettes then put together the winning rally with three runs in their half of the sixth inning to break the deadlock and held on for an 8-5 victory over the Lady Mustangs.
One person was killed in a three vehicle traffic accident on I-20 and Highway 84 between Sweetwater and Roscoe, according to DPS Senior Trooper Sparky Dean.
An 18-wheeler, a wrecker, and a truck collided, sending all three vehicles into the grassy shoulder and twisting one of the 18-wheelers onto its side.
The 18 wheeler driven by Tem Tanh from Georgia was merging onto I-20 from US 84. Tanh lost control of his rig and it rolled onto its side.
Sweetwater firefighters, along with help from the Nolan Volunteer Fire Department, Maryneal Volunteer Fire Department and the Texas Forrest Service, extinguished a fire along Highway 70, just south of CR 153 on the Burwick Ranch, beginning at about 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The fire burned less than 100 acres and took 5-6 hours to extinguish. The fire was thought to be caused by a truck pulling a trailer with a blown out tire, according to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden.
On Monday morning, March 14, the board of directors of SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) met for its regular meeting at the Chamber of Commerce.
Only a few action items were presented at the meeting which were approved. Among them were the minutes for the February 2011 meetings, the financial statements from January 2011 and the payment of accounts payable.
Women Infants and Children (WIC) have teamed up with surrounding hospitals to help patients get the most out of their breastfeeding experience.
WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors are professionally trained through the Texas Department of State Services WIC Counselors program curriculum. Counselors are carefully chosen for their own breastfeeding experience and employed by the WIC program to assist and encourage pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.
On display at the County-City Library during the month of March is the work of young talented artists within the Sweetwater school system. March is Youth Art Month.
CORPUS CHRISTI â€” Lola Pike McDonald passed away peacefully at the age of 80, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, in Corpus Christi, TX surrounded by her loving family. After moving from Sweetwater, Lola lived in Fort Worth, TX for many years and later in Portland, TX with her daughter.
Service: Her body was cremated. A private graveside service will be held in Sweetwater, on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Roy Thomas Horton, 94, of Sweetwater, formerly of Winnie and San Angelo, Texas, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at the Nolan Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
A graveside service will be held at the Sinton Cemetery in Sinton, Texas, on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Rick Vire officiating. McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater is in charge of arrangements.
Roy was born in Walcott, Arkansas, on Jan. 24, 1917 to Arthur Thomas and Rozeler Turner Horton. His early life was spent in Arkansas and Oklahoma before his family moved to San Patricia County in South Texas.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s softball team tries for its second straight win when it hosts Levelland at 3 p.m. today after a 16-8 victory at Lamesa on Monday that improved the team to 8-7 this season. Sweetwater begins district play Friday when it goes to Big Spring for a 7 p.m. contest.
Seven players had multiple-hit games Monday at Lamesa. Keyli Turner had five hits and Kendra Crosson and Alicia Finn four each, while Suede Shirley, Taylor McKoy and Kinsey Browning had three hits and Kelsi Crosson two for the Lady Mustangs.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Alicia Finn smiles as she runs as she circles the bases following a home run that she hit at the Lady Mustangsâ€™ tournament in February. Finn was one of several Sweetwater players who had big offensive games in a 16-8 win at Lamesa on Monday. The team begins district play on Friday when the Lady Mustangs travel to Big Spring for a 7 p.m. game.