August 25th, 2014

First day of school for SISD

August 25, 2014

Students at Sweetwater Independent School District campuses, as well as Highland ISD and Blackwell ISD, began classes today for the 2014-2015 school year.
Shown is Tonya Casto’s first grade class putting up their backpacks before class.
Find more photos on Page 1 of Monday's edition.

Jim Wilks named President of Texas Lions Camp

August 25, 2014

Jim Wilks of Sweetwater was elected President of Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville during the camp’s Aug. 2 annual board meeting.

Nettie Ruth Newman

August 25, 2014

Services for Nettie Ruth Newman, 71, of Sweetwater, will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Mike Crowley officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
A visitation will be held on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
She died on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at Hendrick Medical Center.
She was born on March 3, 1943 in Sweetwater. She married Mannon Newman on Jan. 2, 1960 at Fourth and Elm Church of Christ in Sweetwater.

Two make Super Team; 7 honored

August 25, 2014

A pair of Sweetwater High School football players are on the All-Big Country preseason Super Team that was announced Sunday by the Abilene Reporter-News.

SHS spikers split six matches at SA

August 25, 2014

Sweetwater High School’s varsity volleyball team won three of its six matches over the weekend at San Angelo’s two-day tournament.
The Lady Mustangs, who are 9-7, will host Graham and Breckenridge Tuesday before a one-week break.

Banyard helps the Vikings defeat KC

August 25, 2014

Former Sweetwater High School athlete Joe Banyard rushed four times for 15 yards to help the Minneso-ta Vikings improve to 3-0 in NFL preseason play with a 30-12 win on Saturday night over the Kansas City Chiefs. Banyard was in three games for the Vikings last season and is competing for a ros-ter spot again this year.

Local forecast for Monday

August 25, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 97. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 74 and south-southeast winds at 5 to 15 mph.
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Weekly Sports Calendar

August 25, 2014

Sweetwater varsity plays Monahans (season opener) at Midland’s Bush Tennis Center, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater freshman (6, 7 p.m.), JV (6, 7 p.m.) and varsity (6:15, 7:30 p.m.) host Graham and Breckenridge.
Cross Country
Sweetwater varsity runners at season-opening meet in Christoval.
Football Varsity Season Openers
Family RV Sammy Baugh Classic: San Angelo Grape Creek vs. Haskell, 7:30 p.m.
Highland vs. Motley County at Jayton’s Gridiron Classic, 6 p.m.
Sweetwater freshmen at Lubbock High, 5 p.m.

Fall sports athletes introduced

August 25, 2014

Sweetwater High School’s fall sports athletes were introduced during “Meet the Mustangs’ on Thursday night at Mustang Bowl.
The SHS tennis team and cross country team (shown) were introduced along with the football and volleyball teams plus the SHS cheerleaders, band and student trainers. Introductions were made during and after the Sweetwater vs. Clyde scrimmages by each team’s coaches.

August 22nd

Community Captains donate school supplies

August 22, 2014

The Sweetwater Community Captains recently hosted a school supply drive and collected enough supplies and money to give backpacks and supplies to students in grades Kindergarten through fifth grade. The supplies will be distributed to Sweetwater schools to be given to students in need. Shown above are (front) Lesleigh Hodges, Nick Williams, Aaron Morrison, Nicole Morrison, (back) Sweetwater ISD Superintendent Terry Pittman and Sweetwater ISD Assistant Superintendent Kathy Smartt.

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