May 10th, 2013
Getting to the playoffs and then beating Fabens in bi-district last weekend was, for Sweetwaterâ€™s players, the culmination of a dream theyâ€™ve had since their first Little League game.
But now thereâ€™s more to come, starting today when the Mustangs (17-14) begin their best-of-3 area series with Pampa at 7:30 p.m. at Lubbock Christian Uni-versityâ€™s Hays Field.
â€śI talked to some of these guys when they were 9 and 10 years old about setting a goal of going to the playoffs when they were in high school,â€ť said head coach Roland Herrera. â€śWe defi-nitely donâ€™t want to stop.
Today will be cloudy with a high near 77, with northeast winds at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could be as high as 20 mph, and we also have a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Those chances drop to 30% tonight, but we'll see mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 55. Winds will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph, becoming light and variable.
This weekend, we'll see highs in the upper 70s with lows in the mid to upper 50s. Get a full look at your weekend weather now at weather.gov.
On Saturday, May 11, registered voters in Roscoe have the opportunity to head to the polls to cast their vote in a bond election approved by the Roscoe Collegiate Independent School District (RCISD) Board of Trustees for the construction of a $3.5 million Capstone Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Research Center.
Regular voting will take place on Saturday, May 11 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the RCISD Cafetorium, located at 1201 West 7th Street in Roscoe.
This Saturday, registered voters in Sweetwater will have the opportunity to cast a ballot for the city election.
All four precincts will vote at Sweetwater Middle School, located at 305 Lamar. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The only contested race on the city ballot is for mayor, which is between incumbent Greg Wortham and Frankie SoRelle.
However, running unopposed for Precinct 1 on the City Commission is incumbent Larry May. Ricky Castro, also an incumbent, is running unopposed for Precinct 3.
A Swing for the Cure Breast Cancer Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, May 11 at Sweetwater Country Club with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Pictured here are Jill Locklar, left, and Carola Martin with some of the pink Titleist golf bags that will be given as prizes for the winning team.
The cost to play in the tournament will be $50 per person, with prizes awarded for first, second and third places. All proceeds will be used to benefit breast cancer awareness.
Every year, National Nurses Week focuses attention on the diverse ways America's 3.1 million registered nurses work to save lives and to improve the health of millions of individuals. This year, the American Nurses Association (ANA) has selected "Delivering Quality and Innovation in Patient Care" as the theme for 2013.
National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12. These permanent dates enhance planning and position National Nurses Week as an established recognition event.
Eight members of the Republican Women of West Texas recently went to hear Ted Cruz speak at McMurry University in Abilene.
Shown from left to right (bottom left) are Johnnie Howell, Teresa Beckmeyer, Tanya Terry, Ann McCarthy, Aida Pantoja, Ted Cruz, Sara Hulcy and Peggy Lofton. Not pictured is Barbara Rainey.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 37 calls for service, issued one citation and made no arrests on May 7, 2013.
The SPD received 22, 911 calls.
â€˘ 1100 block of Silas.
â€˘ 1800 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€” 400 block of E. Avenue D.
â€˘ Assault â€” 400 block of W. Colorado.
â€˘ Duty upon striking an unattended vehicle â€” 1100 block of Crane.
â€˘ Assault â€” 1600 block of Woodruff.
â€˘ Burglary â€” 600 block of Silas.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Terry Bradley, 39 â€”Â Warrants.
â€˘ Christopher Ramos, 21 â€”Â Assault.
Nolan County will be well-represented at this yearâ€™s UIL track and field meet.
A total of 12 athletes â€” with at least one from all four county high schools â€” will be traveling to Austinâ€™s Mike A. Myers Stadium on the University of Texas campus. Eleven athletes are competing at the state meet on Friday, when competition for Class 1A, Division II will be held (see schedule).
Jesus Leanos of Roscoe (boys 3200-meter run) will be the first local athlete to compete at 8:20 a.m. Lea-nos â€” like all 12 of the local competitors â€” is making his first state appearance.
Expect partly sunny skies again today with a high near 87. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph, and we also have a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms.
The rain chances get bumped up to 30% tonight, as we'll have mostly cloudy conditions with a low around 60. Winds will come from the southeast at 10 to 15 mph, becoming northeastern after midnight.
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