August 16th, 2014
Many entities have been battling a blaze on the 69 Ranch near Maryneal since Friday. The cause of the grass fire was said to have been a blown transformer and volunteer firefighters have stated that the fire has been hard to access, with part being in a ravine and also burning on two sides of a nearby railroad track. Shown in the photos is a train trestle bridge burning.
MONDAY, AUG. 18
Sweetwater JV (6 p.m.) and varsity (7 p.m.) teams at Sterling City.
TUESDAY, AUG. 19
Sweetwater freshman (6 p.m.), JV (7 p.m.) and varsity (8 p.m.) teams play at Water Valley.
THURSDAY, AUG. 21
Sweetwater freshman, JV and varsity teams will host Clyde (scrimmage), times TBA. Note: All of Sweetwater High Schoolâs fall sports athletes will be introduced afterward.
FRIDAY, AUG. 22
Roscoe JV (5 p.m.) and varsity (6 p.m.) teams at Munday (scrimmage).
Highland JV and varsity host Jayton (scrimmage) starting at 6 p.m.
SAN ANGELO â It looks like opposing defenses may be in for another long year against Sweetwater when the season begins Aug. 29.
Sweetwater, which aver-aged 34 points a season this past year, scored six times on Friday in its season-opening scrimmage when the Mustangs traveled to San Angelo to face the Class 5A Lake View Chiefs.
This past week Sweetwater Middle School held a three-day volleyball camp for students entering grades 4-8 this year. Pictured above are the students, who inclu-ded the following: Marissa Villanueva, Zoee Jeffrey, Blayke Bewley, Summer Turner, Josie Sanchez, Kara Lehnert, Elli Lehnert, Kaci Webb, Riley Dodd, Nikki Gutierrez, Kaylee Campbell, Samantha Jones, Mia Valdez, Kyrsten Smith, Christyn Allen, Kolbi Turner, Julia Rees, Kathryn Browning, Annisa McCollom, Maddie Hicks, Cyera Pieper, Kaitlyn Chance, Miranda Sloan, Shavie Green and Meghan Olguin.
Sweetwater High Schoolâs volleyball team won its first two matches of the year by defeating two San Angelo area schools, Grape Creek and Lake View, this past week before losing at Abilene Cooper on Thursday.
Sweetwater swept both Grape Creek and Lake View by 3-0 scores, beating Grape Creek at home 25-19, 25-19, 25-13 this past Monday and winning at Lake View on Tuesday by scores of 25-18, 25-11 and 26-24.
Starting on Monday, Sept. 8, a new square dancing class will begin.
The class will be held from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Jack Lambert Recreation Room, located at 604 Jack Lambert Drive in Sweetwater.
In square dancing, eight people work together as a team as they execute the choreographed routines timed to fit current-day popular songs.
Square dancing has been the National Dance for over 200 years and is the state folk dance of 17 states, including Texas. Couples, singles and teens participate in square dancing across the U.S. and internationally.
Avondale Baptist Church
We invite you to join us at Avondale Baptist Church. We have Sunday school for all ages every Sunday morning at 9:45 a.m. Our Sunday worship services are at 10:50 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer meeting is at 7 p.m. Our Wednesday evening service is an old fashion prayer meeting where we do nothing but pray for our community, church, nation and world. Avondale Baptist Church meets at 1405 Hoyt Street.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce held their annual New Teacher Luncheon on Thursday at The Center at the local TSTC (Texas State Technical College) West Texas campus.
The new teachers were welcomed by Chamber President Zollie Steakley, who made some remarks along with Sweetwater ISD Superintendent Terry Pittman. Twenty-five new teachers were introduced at the gathering.
Three of the new teachers will teach at TSTC: Shannon Weir, Jerry Johnson and Joe Lucas. Within Sweetwater ISD, J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center will welcome Stephanie Harrell and Salvador Barrego.
For those in the community who are looking for a great way to close out the summer, Emmanuel Fellowship Church of Sweetwater invites you to an evening of worship with âClovertonâ this Sunday at 7 p.m.
Leola Hartgraves Clark, age 91, of Sweetwater, passed away into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at Garden of Memories with Pastor Chester McCown officiating. Burial will follow.