March 20th, 2013
Nelson Alfred Dressler, age 95, a longtime Sweetwater resident, died Monday, March 18, 2013 at Snyder Healthcare Center after a lengthy illness.
Services for Mr. Dressler will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home with Dr. Tommy Culwell officiating. Interment will follow at the Garden of Memories in Sweetwater, under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20
Sweetwater JV and varsi-ty girls will play at Lamesa tournament.
THURSDAY, MARCH 21
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams at Maverick Relays in Eastland.
Sweetwater middle school teams are at Badger Relays, Merkel.
Roscoe junior high teams at Roby meet.
FRIDAY, MARCH 22
Sweetwater varsity at Big Spring, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV at Big Spring at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater varsity plays at Monahans tournament.
Highland and Blackwell varsity and junior high teams at meets in Trent.
SATURDAY, MARCH 23
The home field has been kind to Sweetwaterâ€™s base-ball team this year, and the Mustangs took advantage of those familiar surroundings to win their District 4-3A opener on Tuesday against Midland Greenwood.
Despite being out-hit 7-6, Sweetwater prevailed 4-3 as the Mustangs (9-10 overall) scratched out a 4-1 lead through five innings and held on in improving their home record to 7-1.
Sweetwater, which never trailed, used its small-ball abilities to take a 2-0 lead in the second inning and added single tallies in the fourth and fifth innings.
After a district-opening win over Snyder four days earlier, the Sweetwater softball team had another chance to make a big statement in the early 4-3A race when it hosted Midland Greenwood on Tuesday.
And the Lady Mustangs looked ready to do that over the first five innings as senior pitcher Maty Montgomery pitched a shutout while Sweetwater opened a 2-0 lead at the Jerry Collins Complex.
Expect mostly sunny skies on this first day of spring with a high near 68. Winds will be from the northeast at 5 to 15 mph.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a low around 53 with southeastern winds at 15 to 20 mph.
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Texas State Technical College West Texas is hosting the 2013 Southwest Energy Summit on Wednesday, March 20 and Thursday, March 21, 2013. Energy industry employees from across the state will converge on Sweetwater for the two-day summit which includes sessions on oil and natural gas, wind energy, nuclear energy, workforce and regional infrastructure, transportation and Coal.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has several dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption are a male heeler mix, a female chihuahua and a female chihuahua mix.
According to Sweetwaterâ€™s animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.
Following a twenty-year run of Star Search--the local talent show sponsored by the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club, the civic group is unveiling a new type of talent show in an effort to boost involvement.
Introducing..."Sweetwater's Got Talent."
With only one performing act at last year's Star Search finals in the high school division, change was necessary, according to Kiwanis Club president Mitch Moore. The format of the show at the finals will be changed to resemble the television talent show "America's Got Talent" but with a local twist.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital recently held their second annual Treadmill Walkathon benefiting the American Heart Association in February. RPMH would like to thank the community, family and friends for their support in this event.
Pictured is Donna Boatright, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital Administrator, presenting Donnie Rupert, American Heart Association representative with a $2,460 check. The Walkathon committee members are Carla Howard (far left), Mary Garza (second from right) and Leigh White (far right).
Not pictured is Irene Garcia.
During his City Manager's report at the March meeting of the Sweetwater City Commission, Eddie Brown discussed the outcome of the city's dispute toward the application for a $7.5 million loan to the Bitter Creek Water Supply Corporation (BCWSC).
At their meeting held on February 28 in Austin, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved the loan. Sweetwater was represented by some members of city staff at the meeting, but they were unable to make their case to the board.