April 14th, 2014
Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 55. Winds will be breezy, with a north-northwest wind at 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 34. Winds will be from the north-northwest at 10 to 15 mph becoming north-northwest at 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
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Nine track athletes from Sweetwater High School are going to area competition after top-four finishes at the District 4-3A track meet that wrapped up Thursday in Big Spring.
The SHS boys qualified six athletes in a total of seven events, including two relays, and scored 81 points as a team to place third.
Both Isaiah McGee and Johnathan Browning are going to the area meet in four boys events. McGee, who scored an individual meet-high 26 points, qualified in the long jump, 200 dash and as a member of the 400 and 800 relays, which both had second-place finishes.
Michael Hunt (left) and Mason Andrews placed fourth and eighth, respectively, among all medalists to earn all-district honors at the District 4-3A boys golf tour-nament.
Hunt will be competing as a medalist Monday and Tuesday at the Region I-3A tournament being held in Lubbockâ€™s Shadow Hills Golf Course.
Also earning all-district honors at the District 4-3A girls golf tourney was Sweetwaterâ€™s Corynn Martin (10th place).
BIG SPRING â€” Falling behind early has been common for Sweetwaterâ€™s baseball team since district play began. It happened again Friday as Big Spring led 3-0 after two innings and 4-0 after three. The Mustangs got one run back in the fifth and scored two more runs to make it 4-3 in the sixth, but couldnâ€™t get any closer as Big Spring held on for a 5-3 victory over Sweetwater.
The Mustangs fell to 3-4 in district, with a more im-pressive 16-7 overall record, and are now tied for fourth place with Monahans with only three games left in the regular season.
BIG SPRING â€” Despite out-hitting Big Spring 7-5 on Friday, Sweetwater fell to the Lady Steers, 7-1 Ââ€” all of the runs scoring with two outs in the fourth inning.
Sweetwater scored its run in the fifth inning on two-out singles by Abby Garcia and Megan Holsey, but was unable to do more damage on the scoreboard. Garcia stole second before Holseyâ€™s hit, then beat the throw to the plate to make it 7-1.
The Amos and Garrett Youth Group participated in a fun exercise program with the residents of Nolan Nursing and Rehabilitation in Sweetwater. The youth group plan to come once monthly to fellowship and sponsor active games. Smiles, giggles and friendly competition were shared during the inter-generational activity.
A lot of trends seem to come and go, and the re-emergence of the rainwater harvesting method seems to prove this point.
Commonly used in the early 1900s to converse water, rainwater harvesting is making a comeback in the state of Texas. The method captures, diverts and stores rainwater for later use, according to the Texas Water Resources Institute.
Governor Rick Perry has declared April 13-19 National Telecommunications Week in honor of those individuals working 9-1-1 dispatch. Each year, the second full week of April is dedicated to the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators. It was first conceived by Patricia Anderson of the Contra Costa County (Calif.) Sheriff's Office in 1981 and was observed only at that agency for three years. Members of the Virginia and North Carolina chapters of the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) became involved in the mid-1980s.
Rito L. Ramon, Sr., age 74. of Sweetwater, passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Sweetwater Healthcare Center.
His body was cremated. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.