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Youth New Year’s Eve bash tonight

December 31, 2012

A local church youth group is offering middle school and high school students a new opportunity to ring in the New Year in a safe and fun setting.
The Salvage Yard is the sixth through twelfth grade student ministry at Emmanuel Fellowship Church in Sweetwater. The group will be sponsoring the "AllThingsNew - New Year's Eve Bash" on Monday, December 31 at the church, located at 1418 Hailey.
Doors to the event will open at 8 p.m. and there will be a $10 entry fee with food and drinks available. Each person will also be entered for chances to win door prizes, including $100 in cash.

Officers participate in active shooter training

December 31, 2012

Several times a year, members of the Sweetwater Police Department and the Nolan County Sheriff's Office participate in active shooter training while Sweetwater students are on vacation. Each year, the training takes place at a different school and officers train in tactical exercises on active shooter response.

This week’s basketball

December 31, 2012

TUESDAY, JAN. 1
Highland varsity girls and boys at Newcastle starting at 2 p.m.
THURSDAY, JAN. 3
Sweetwater boys will host Coahoma — freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, JAN. 4
Sweetwater girls at Big Spring (district openers) — JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity girls at Hermleigh (district openers), 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Highland varsity girls at Westbrook (district opener), 6:30 p.m.
Highland varsity boys host Paint Creek, 6:30 p.m.
Blackwell JV boys and varsity teams host Robert Lee starting at 5 p.m.

SW boys win Anson tourney

December 31, 2012

Kaleb Hoover scored 16 points, Rhett Torres 13 and Dylan Bennett 11 as Sweet-water won the championship of Anson’s tournament by defeating Merkel 61-53 on Saturday.
Sweetwater (9-7) finished 4-0 at the tournament and has won its last five games overall. The Mustangs, who host Coahoma on Thursday, placed both Hoover and Bennett on the all-tournament team while avenging a 13-point loss to Merkel in early December.

New Year's local forecast

December 31, 2012

Your New Year's Eve forecast will be mild, with mostly sunny skies today with a high near 59. Winds will be from the southwest at 10 to 15 mph and will increase to 15 to 20 mph in the morning. Gusts could top out at 25 mph, and we also have a 20% chance of rain before noon.
Tonight will be cooler with a low around 30 and partly cloudy skies. Winds will be from the southwest at 10 to 15 mph, and after midnight they will become northern winds.

Ex-SW star wins a state title as coach

December 31, 2012

Patrick Goodman is now part of an elite club.
Twenty-seven years after helping Sweetwater High School win a Class 4A football state championship in 1985 as a player, Goodman — now an assistant coach at Navasota — was part of another state title celebration on Dec. 21 when the Rattlers defeated Gilmer, 39-3, at Arlington’s Cowboys Stadium to win the Class 3A Division II championship.

Lady Mustangs off to 2-1 start at Slaton

December 31, 2012

SLATON — The Sweetwater girls basketball team picked up pool-play wins over Tahoka and Petersburg on the first two days of action before suffering their first loss Friday when they fell to host Slaton, 49-32, at the West Texas Invitational Tournament.
On Thursday, Sweetwater (14-8) opened play by defeating Tahoka 52-30.

‘Stangs get 3 wins at Anson tourney

December 31, 2012

ANSON — After enjoying a nine-day holiday break, the Sweetwater boys basketball team won its first three games at Anson’s three-day tournament to move over .500 for the season.
Sweetwater (8-7) opened the tournament on Thursday by getting pool-play wins over Roby (59-36) and Sey-mour (45-38) before completing pool play on Friday when the Mustangs topped Christoval, 56-49.
Sweetwater was to play Merkel, the other pool-play winner, on Saturday to end the tournament.

This week’s basketball

December 31, 2012

TUESDAY, JAN. 1
Highland varsity girls and boys at Newcastle starting at 2 p.m.
THURSDAY, JAN. 3
Sweetwater boys will host Coahoma — freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, JAN. 4
Sweetwater girls at Big Spring (district openers) — JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity girls at Hermleigh (district openers), 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Highland varsity girls at Westbrook (district opener), 6:30 p.m.
Highland varsity boys host Paint Creek, 6:30 p.m.
Blackwell JV boys and varsity teams host Robert Lee starting at 5 p.m.

Manuela L. Flores

December 31, 2012

ABILENE — Manuela L. Flores, 88, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
Mass of Christian Burial was at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at St. Francis Catholic Church with Father Bhaskar Menden officiating. Burial followed in Mount Hope Cemetery in Anson, directed by Abilene Funeral Home. A wake service was held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, at St. Francis Catholic Church.
Mrs. Flores was born May 17, 1924, in Karnes County, Texas to the late Ildefonso and Rafaela Longoria.

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