Over the past two decades childhood and adolescent obesity has risen at an alarming rate.
Here are just some of the statistics:
Kathy Smartt and Tracey Smola are shown judging pumpkins at J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center. Each class decorated pumpkins to be judged. There were bats, hamburgers, cats and much more on display.
The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Texas is $3.29, five cents less than the average last week, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.Â
The national average is $3.44, three cents less than last week.Â The statewide average price is 15 cents less than the national average.Â The most expensive gasoline average in the state is in Amarillo at $3.36.Â Corpus Christi is reporting the least expensive average in the state at $3.14 for a gallon of regular unleaded. Sweetwater is currently reporting $3.39 for a gallon of regular unleaded.
Students at Sweetwater Intermediate School decorated pumpkins and displayed them on the porch of the Pioneer Museum.
Milton George Bradley was born on July 29, 1927, in Temple, Texas to parents Lewis and Alberta Bradley. The second of three sons, Miltonâ€™s nickname was G Boy.
Milton Bradley attended high school in Temple, Texas. Growing up in the depression, young G Boy would sometimes have to chase jack rabbits for food and the skill helped to make him an extremely fast runner. As a track and football star in high school, he had an opportunity to race against the late, great Jessie Owens and almost beat him. Jessie Owens gave G Boy his own nickname of â€śSpeedyâ€ť.
Family and friends of Wanda Sharrock Ingram celebrated her life of 77 years on Oct. 27, 2011 at First Baptist Church in Lubbock. She died on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011.
Wanda Nell was born Sept. 11, 1934, in Sweetwater, Texas to Orin Ted and Eavvie Sharrock. She graduated from Crane High School and later earned a Bachelorâ€™s degree from Mary Hardin Baylor College in Belton, Texas. Wanda retired from Texas Utilities in 2000, after serving as a training supervisor for 20 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lubbock.
With less than four min-utes to play in the first half, things were looking good for Sweetwater in Fridayâ€™s battle with Brownwood for a district playoff berth at Mustang Bowl.
While the game was tied at 7-7, Sweetwater had the ball and, after forcing a Brownwood punt moments earlier, had the momentum as well. But then things started to go sour for the Mustangs as Brownwood made its decisive run.
Brownwood 28, JV White 8
Brownwood scored in the first, second and fourth quarters in beat-ing Sweetwater White, which scored on an 11-yard touchdown pass from Kaegan Jeffrey to Martese Harris in the third quarter plus a two-point Jeffrey conversion pass to Duanta Williams. â€śThe kids played tough and gave 100 percent all four quarters,â€ť said coach Jarrett Vickers.
Brownwood 22, JV Red 8
Brownwood and Sweetwater Red were locked in an 8-8 tie at halftime until the host team pulled away over the final two quarters.
ASPERMONT â€” This is one Highland wonâ€™t forget for awhile.
The Hornets, a big under-dog to Aspermont, stayed with their hosts from start to finish in a thrilling six-man football game Friday.
The Sweetwater High School volleyball team held a ceremony to recognize its players after Tuesdayâ€™s match against Wylie that ended the season. The three seniors getting special recognition at the ceremony are pictured here in front. They are, from left, Allie Zavaleta, Alicia Finn and Kinsey Browning. Also pictured are back row, coach Liz Miller, Taylor McPherson, Kendra Crosson, Kathleen Campbell, Shelby Cason, Larissa Locklar and Suede Shirley.
Photo by RuthAnn Campbell