August 30th, 2014

S’water runners begin at Christoval

August 30, 2014

Sweetwater High School’s cross country runners went to Christoval on Thursday for their first meet of 2014.
The Sweetwater boys finished sixth out of the 10 teams and the Sweetwater girls were ninth out of the 11 teams in their division.

See the full story in the weekend print edition.

Weekly Sports Calendar

August 30, 2014

All events are subject to change

Cross Country
Sweetwater and Roscoe runners at Eula meet (this is the season-opening meet for Roscoe).

Sweetwater varsity will host San Angelo Lake View, 4 p.m.

Sweetwater freshmen host Colorado City, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV hosts Colorado City, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity hosts Colorado City, 6 p.m.

Sweetwater freshmen will host Muleshoe, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV will host Muleshoe, 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV will play at Hamlin, 6 p.m.
Highland JV will play at Gordon, 4 p.m.


Fans fill Mustang Bowl

August 30, 2014

Fans filled the stands with red at Mustang Bowl on Friday evening during the Family RV Center Sammy Baugh Classic. See page 6 of the weekend print edition for more on the game.

Blueford retires from Texas DPS

August 30, 2014

The Texas Department of Public Safety recently hosted a retirement reception honoring George Blueford, Jr., Custodian II, for over 32 years of faithful and dedicated service to the Texas Department of Public Safety in Sweetwater. Shown are Sgt. James Arnwine (left) presenting George Blueford (right) with his retirement certificate.

NIE program to kick off this Tuesday

August 30, 2014

The Sweetwater Reporter will kick off its annual Newspaper in Education (NIE) program on Tuesday, Sept. 2, with an increase of area teachers and local business sponsors participating in this year's program.
For the Newspaper in Education (NIE) program, each school district is asked and encouraged to provide pertinent news about their students such as honor rolls, scholastic achievements, extracurricular activities, band accomplishments and sports news. Photos and stories are also featured from students when submitted to the paper.

See the full story in the weekend print edition.

The Hub to host free concert

August 30, 2014

The Hub Christian Youth Center is presenting a free concert on Sunday, Sept. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at their location at 2014 South Concho in Roby (60 miles northwest of Abilene).

See the full story in the weekend print edition.

Celebrating with a bike ride

August 30, 2014

Shown are Savannah Martinez, Ector Martinez, Brandon Martinez, Noel Mendez and Eddie McCann celebrating a successful first day of school on Monday, Aug. 25, with a bike ride through their neighborhood.

Volunteer drivers needed at SNAP

August 30, 2014

For some elderly Sweetwater residents, the hot meal delivered to them by Senior Nutrition Activities Program (SNAP) could be the only meal they eat all day.
More than 160 local senior citizens rely on the meal, which SNAP drivers deliver each weekday without fail — even when the mostly volunteer staff is shorthanded — a problem SNAP director Tonya Challis deals with every week.

See the full story in Monday's print edition.

Mary Morris

August 30, 2014

Funeral services for Mary Morris, 81, of Sweetwater, are pending with MCcoy Funeral Home.
Morris died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Online condolences may be expressed at

August 29th

Charlie Lou Broadwell

August 29, 2014

On Aug. 27, 2014, Charlie Lou Broadwell went to her everlasting home; she was the wife of R.E. Broadwell for 61 years and the loving mother of Connie Broadwell, Richard Broadwell (Vicki Broadwell, daughter-in-law), Patricia Broadwell and Debbie Veal (David Veal, son-in-law).

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