May 20th, 2013
Expect hot and sunny conditions today, as the high will be near 100 with south-southwestern winds around 20 mph. Gusts will be as high as 25 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 66. Winds will be from the southwest at 5 to 15 mph, becoming southeastern after midnight. Gusts could top out at 20 mph.
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The Sweetwater Mustang baseball team lost 7 to 6 to Andrews in eight innings. Andrews won best of three in the Regional Quarterfinals 2 to 0 and advances to the Regional Semifinals.
Funeral services for Kenneth â€śK.C.â€ť Norman, 71, of Sweetwater, will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2013, at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Norman died Sunday, May 12, 2013, at University Medical Center in Lubbock.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.
The 32nd Judicial District Attorneyâ€™s Office hosted a reception in honor of law enforcement officers who have served and protected local communities and the state of Texas as part of National Police Week. During the reception, a documentary was presented, but not before a surprise presentation was made.
The Sweetwater City Commission gave authorization for city staff to go out on bids for the construction of a new police station during their meeting on Tuesday morning.
The architect is very close to finishing the plans; upon their completion, this approval grants permission for the city to begin obtaining bids.
Other bids were discussed during the meeting as well. Approval was given to allow staff to go out for bids to sell five surplus, real properties owned by the city.
The Sweetwater City Commission once again took a look at the city ordinance on storage containers during their meeting on Tuesday at City Hall.
Chapter 18 of the Code of Ordinances, entitled "Miscellaneous Provisions and Offenses," dealt with allowing freight and portable storage containers in certain zoning districts. The ordinance was previously passed, but after a request by the commissioners, it was reconsidered by the city to make it more business friendly.
A friendly and familiar face has rejoined the Sweetwater Reporter advertising team. Brenda Morales, Sweetwater native, reprised her advertising executive role in March of 2013. She first brought her advertising expertise to the Sweetwater Reporter from 2002-2003 and then again from 2008-2010.
Morales was born and raised in Sweetwater. She graduated from Sweetwater High School in 2001 and then again from Texas State Technical College in 2007 with a degree in digital imaging and design.
The Sweetwater Mustang baseball team was sent off to Lubbock for the Region I-3A quarterfinal best-of-3 series at Lubbock Christian Universityâ€™s Hays Field on Friday with several schools having a honk rally. The Mustangs lost their first game last night by one run and will play again today at 2 p.m. Check back for scores.
All nine starters on the Sweetwater softball team â€” which this year won the first playoff game in the programâ€™s 17-year history before losing in the area round â€” have been honored by receiving all-district recognition in 4-3A.
Five of the starters made the first team â€” infielders Suede Shirley and Jerren Villa, outfielders Kelsi Crosson and Megan Holsey and pitcher Maty Montgomery â€” while two were named to the second team and two others earned all-district honorable mention.
LUBBOCK â€” Speed made the difference in deciding the winner of Fridayâ€™s opener between Sweetwater and Andrews in their Region I-3A quarterfinal baseball series at Lubbock Christian Universityâ€™s Hays Field.