November 17th, 2014

Highland is shut out by No. 1 in state

November 17, 2014

ANSON — No. 1 Crowell is off to a good start in the Class 1A, Division II foot-ball playoffs.
The Wildcats (10-0) — who are in their third year of direction under former Blackwell athlete and coach Nathan Hayes — began defense of their Division I six-man title on Friday with a 60-0 bi-district win over Highland.

Read more in our weekend edition in Sports.

November 15th

Sweetwater, Bridgeport will play in Stephenville

November 15, 2014

Sweetwater found out Friday who its next playoff opponent will be. The Mustangs will face Bridgeport in a Class 4A, Division II area round matchup.
Sweetwater, which was ranked 10th in the state at the end of the regular season, will take a flawless 11-0 record into the game while Bridgeport, which beat Ferris 35-14 in bi-district on Friday, is 8-3.
Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. this Friday at Tarleton State University's Memorial Stadium in Stephenville, according to Mustang coach Shane Mobley.

WTCAC seeks end of year donations

November 15, 2014

'Tis the season to be generous. That's what the staff at the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center (WTCAC) hopes as the year draws to a close.
"We want to remind people that we are a nonprofit," said Madison Black, client case manager at WTCAC. "We accept a lot of different kinds of donations, but right now, we need monetary donations. That's a big part of our funding."

See the full story in our weekend edition.

Recovering at home easier with home-based healthcare

November 15, 2014

On any given day, more than 1.45 million patients across the nation are receiving professional healthcare services from the comfort of their own home. With recovery plan outlined by their physician, Nolan County residents, along with the surrounding counties, appreciate the many benefits home health services provide.
"Coping or recovering from an illness presents all types of challenges for patients," said Sherma Barham, R.N., director of RPMH. "We provide care in the patient's home and in familiar surroundings which in itself can have a positive and therapeutic effect."

Leland L. Bardwell

November 15, 2014

Leland L. Bardwell, 90, of Sweetwater, passed away on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at Lamum-Lusk Sanchez Texas State Veterans Hospital in Big Spring.
Per his wishes, he was cremated at Meyer and Smith Funeral Home in Big Spring.
He was born on January 10, 1924 in Hylton, Texas. He married Jo "Todd" Scott on March 2, 1962 in Sweetwater.
He served in the U.S Navy from June 4, 1942 until August 14, 1961. He worked at the U.S. Post Office in Sweetwater from March 21, 1964 until January 3, 1989. He was a former member of the Elks and VFW.

November 14th

Rubik's cube, green plastic soldiers, and bubbles in Toy Hall of Fame

November 14, 2014

There are three favorites that are still getting a little playtime as new inductees into the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York.

Mustangs trample Perryton, 50-13

November 14, 2014

CANYON — Sweetwater’s football team was seriously tested on Thursday for the first time since it defeated Monahans three weeks ago to clinch a playoff berth.
The Mustangs trailed in a game Thursday for the first time since that 63-34 win, as Perryton led 7-0 in the opening minutes.

See the full story in our Friday edition.

Local Sports Calendar

November 14, 2014

Highland vs. Crowell (Class 1A, Div. I bi-district playoff), 7:30 p.m., Anson.
Blackwell vs. Rising Star (Class 1A, Div. II bi-district playoff), 7:30 p.m., Trent.
Vernon vs. Fort Stockton (Class 4A, Div. II bi-district playoff), 7:30 p.m., Sweetwater.
Coleman vs. Crane (Class 3A, Div. II bi-district playoff), 7:30 p.m., Roscoe.
Sweetwater freshman, JV and varsity girls play at San Angelo Lake View: freshmen at 10:30 a.m., JV at noon, varsity at 1:30 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity girls will host Lockney starting at 2 p.m.

Wildcats rally past the Plowboys

November 14, 2014

BIG SPRING — For the first three quarters, Roscoe and Wink went back and forth at each other on the scoreboard — the Plowboys answering ever Wildcat TD with one of their own.
But Roscoe, which led after each period, wound up on the losing end of a 36-28 decision in a Class 2A, D-II bi-district contest.
Roscoe (5-6) held leads of 14-6, 21-14 and 28-22 at the quarter breaks.

See the full story in our Friday edition.

Plowgirls fall to RL in opener

November 14, 2014

The Roscoe girls basketball team led 7-5 after one quarter of its season opener on Tuesday, but Robert Lee dominated the middle two periods to win, 37-28.
Robert Lee managed to build a double-digit lead by outscoring Roscoe 23-9 in the second and third quarters, and the Plowgirls were unable to catch up.
Mia Herrera was the top scorer for Roscoe with nine points while Sunshine Saddler finished with eight.
Samantha Ortega scored five points, and Dani Dean and Selena Perez both finished with three points.

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