April 17th, 2014
Nine Sweetwater track athletes will be the first from Nolan County to try for regional berths today by going to the District 3-3A/4-3A area meet in Pecos.
The 2014 contingent from Sweetwater includes six boys and three girls â€” all of whom had top-four finishes at the district meet in Big Spring and need a similar showing to go to Lubbock for the Region I-3A meet set for April 25-26 at Texas Tech University.
Highland will be hosting the District 13-1A/14-1A area track meet on Friday.
A 15-1 win over Monahans Tuesday broke Sweetwater out of its recent tailspin and got the team back on track entering the final two games of the regular season. The Mustangs (4-4 district) may need to win one of those two games to reach the Class 3A playoffs for the second straight year. First, the Mustangs will play at first-place (7-1) Wylie begin-ning at 4:30 p.m. Friday.
Today will be partly sunny with a high near 69. Winds will be from the east around 10 mph.
We'll have a 20 percent chance of showers tonight, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 53. Winds will be from the north around 5 mph.
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A Sweetwater woman was killed Tuesday morning in a two vehicle crash along US Highway 180 about 11.1 miles west of Roby.
Brenda Karen Rainey, 61, of Sweetwater was driving a 2001 Volkswagon Jetta west on U.S. Highway 180 around 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday when she was struck by a man driving a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup heading east.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as Frank Perez Reyes, Jr., 84, of Snyder. He crossed the center stripe, hitting Raineyâ€™s vehicle head-on.
The community of Sweetwater once again stepped to the plate to help those in need. The Nolan County Senior Nutrition Activities Program (SNAP), held the 28th Annual Taste of Sweetwater at the Nolan County Coliseum annex building.
Twenty three local food establishments participated in this yearâ€™s event, with all types of food represented. According to SNAP director, Tonya Challis, the crowd numbered at about 350 and helped to raise about $3,568 for the non-profit organization.
The Nolan County United Way's Charles Roberson Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014, with a 9 a.m. shotgun start at the Sweetwater Country Club.
The tournament will benefit Nolan County United Way's nine local agencies: Big Country Medical Reserve Corps, Boy Scouts, Cancer Services Network, Gateway Family Services, Girl Scouts, SNAP, Sweetwater BackPack Buddies, West Texas Children's Advocacy Center and Women's Resource Center.
Pre-registration fees are $200 per team or $50 per individual. The cost to register at the tournament will be $240 and $55, respectively.
Discussion was held at Monday's Nolan County Commissioners meeting regarding the county's pending project from the TxDOT (Texas Department of Transportation) grant which would be used to repair county roads from oil and gas exploration, development or production.
County Attorney Lisa Peterson shared that the county received $751,155, an increase from the $675,000 they were expecting to receive. While the application is available online, some issues were noted which led to concerns from the county's legal team.
Funeral services for Karen (Bunn) Rainey, 61, of Fisher County, Texas, will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 18, 2014 at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Reverend Keith Clower will officiate. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at McCoy Funeral Home.
Rainey died Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in Fisher County, Texas.
She was born Oct. 29, 1952, in Ranger, Texas. She married A.L. â€śRockâ€ť Rainey on March 8, 1974 in Fisher County.
LUBBOCK â€” Despite a solid 77 in Tuesdayâ€™s final round, Sweetwaterâ€™s Michael Hunt just missed reaching the Class 3A state golf tournament in Austin.
Huntâ€™s two-day 152 score at the District 4-3A tournament (75-77) garnered him an overall 11th place medalist finish.
The number 15 has signi-fied a lot of things for the Sweetwater baseball team this season when it comes to Monahans.
It represents the number of wins the Mustangs had during their 15-3 start this season before a 7-3 loss at Monahans on March 25.
It also represents the total number of runs the team had scored in its last four games since that loss as the team endured a 1-4 tailspin. But on Tuesday, in their final home game, it represented the Mustangsâ€™ final score in a 15-1 win over the Loboes in five innings at Sportsmanâ€™s Park.