March 18th, 2015

Sweetwater native receives Founders Award from International Drag Racing Hall of Fame

March 18, 2015

Dave Densmore, 70, eldest son of Beth Densmore of Sweetwater and the late Dr. Al Densmore, was among six honorees Thursday night at the 25th annual induction ceremonies for the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame. Densmore received the Founders Award from Hall of Fame creator and drag racing legend Don Garlits.

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Local sports calendar

March 18, 2015

Sweetwater varsity plays at Ranger JC, 2 p.m.
Sweetwater JV teams at Snyder tournament.
Sweetwater varsity teams at Jim Ned tournament in Abilene’s Rose Park starting at 8 a.m.
Highland varsity teams at Jim Ned tournament.
Roscoe and Highland junior high teams at Roby meet.
Sweetwater JV teams at Snyder tournament.
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams host Snyder (district openers) at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
Roscoe and Highland varsity teams at Roby meet.

Classic champs

March 18, 2015

Sweetwater High School divided into two teams at its recent Lady Mustang Softball Classic at Jerry Collins Complex. Shown are the members of the tournament champion team.

SW has pair of HJ winners at B-Spring

March 18, 2015

Sweetwater’s Abby Garcia and Deshaun Williams won first-place medals in the girls and boys high jump, respectively, at Big Spring’s track meet on Friday.

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Sweetwater girls golfers dominate at Lamesa tourney

March 18, 2015

Sweetwater High School’s girls golf teams had a 1-2 finish this past Wednesday at the Lamesa Invitational tournament. Sweetwater No. 1 (varsity team) shot 375 to place first and Sweetwater No. 2 (JV team) shot 399 to place second.

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Wednesday's local weather

March 18, 2015

Today, we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 68. Winds will be calm and then shift to the south-southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 55 and southern winds around 5 mph.
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March 17th

FFB, SPD form partnership to stop financial exploitation of elderly

March 17, 2015

First Financial Bank, N.A., and the Sweetwater Police Department have joined together to launch an Elderly Financial Exploitation and Abuse awareness and prevention program. The program will begin immediately in all First Financial Bank locations in the Sweetwater area.

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Softball celebration

March 17, 2015

Abby Garcia reacts after her three-run homer for Sweetwater in the seventh inning Monday gave her team an 8-5 softball win over Ballinger at the Jerry Collins Complex. The Lady Mustangs play again today at Midland and begin district play Friday when they entertain to Snyder.

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Motion for new trial denied

March 17, 2015

Joe Frank Cuellar will not receive a new trial, according to Phillip Gill, chief investigator with the 32nd Judicial District Attorney's Office.

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'Dr. Burger Day' held at SIS, SMS

March 17, 2015

Math enthusiasm may be an oxymoron for many. But if anyone can get grade school kids fired up about arithmetic, it's Dr. Edward Burger.
Burger, who appeared at Sweetwater Intermediate School and Sweetwater Middle School on Friday, is a virtual rock star among mathematicians — as well as president of Southwestern University in Georgetown.

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