May 20th, 2013
Hailey Darlene Dunn was a cheerleader, saxophonist, on the softball and basketball teams, a doer and a leader. But it all ended mysteriously in December 2010 when the 13-year-old West Texas girl disappeared.
Through prayers, songs, pictures and shared memories, Hailey's friends, family and schoolteachers gathered Sunday at Colorado Middle School â where she was a student â to remember a young girl whose remains were found in March.
"Hailey was a doer. She set an example for others to follow. She will always be one of us in spirit," Mark Merrell, the middle school principal said.
National Junior Honor Society for the Sweetwater Middle School recently held its induction ceremony for new members at the First Presbyterian Church in Sweetwater.
Following an evaluation from the city engineers, Sweetwater will remain in Stage I of the city's Drought Contingency Plan.
As stated during City Manager Eddie Brown's report during the May meeting of the City Commission, Enprotec/Hibbs & Todd made the determination from its recent water availability assessment. Stage I involves limiting the use of water on a voluntary basis.
Carlos Xavier Alvarado, Sr., 63, of Sweetwater died on Sunday, May 19, 2013 in Abilene.
Rosary will be recited at McCoy Funeral Home at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by Deacon Bill Butler, with Holy Mass of Christian Burial to be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Father Bush will officiate. Final disposition will be cremation. Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
He was born on Jan. 20, 1950, in Sweetwater.
LUBBOCK â One day, maybe soon, the members of the Sweetwater baseball team will step back and realize what an amazing season theyâve had.
But now that it has finally ended, most of them prob-ably think they should still be playing.
After rallying from a 4-0 deficit to take leads of 5-4 and 6-5 late in Saturdayâs contest, the Mustangs simply couldnât put Andrews away in their Region I-3A quarterfinal series at Lubbock Christian University.
Expect hot and sunny conditions today, as the high will be near 100 with south-southwestern winds around 20 mph. Gusts will be as high as 25 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 66. Winds will be from the southwest at 5 to 15 mph, becoming southeastern after midnight. Gusts could top out at 20 mph.
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The Sweetwater Mustang baseball team lost 7 to 6 to Andrews in eight innings. Andrews won best of three in the Regional Quarterfinals 2 to 0 and advances to the Regional Semifinals.
Funeral services for Kenneth "K.C." Norman, 71, of Sweetwater, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Pastor Sharron Brown will officiate and interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Norman died Sunday, May 12, 2013 at University Medical Center in Lubbock.
He was born July 5, 1941 in Sylvester, GA. He married Martha Green on April 19, 1969 in Sweetwater.
The 32nd Judicial District Attorneyâs Office hosted a reception in honor of law enforcement officers who have served and protected local communities and the state of Texas as part of National Police Week. During the reception, a documentary was presented, but not before a surprise presentation was made.
The Sweetwater City Commission gave authorization for city staff to go out on bids for the construction of a new police station during their meeting on Tuesday morning.
The architect is very close to finishing the plans; upon their completion, this approval grants permission for the city to begin obtaining bids.
Other bids were discussed during the meeting as well. Approval was given to allow staff to go out for bids to sell five surplus, real properties owned by the city.