Archive - Nov 9, 2010
Cholla Petroleum is moving forward on their projects with Nolan County. They requested access to county property near the coliseum and received approval from the county commission at Monday's regular meeting.
Also at the meeting, Sheriff David Warren requested that the Sheriff's Department be able to purchase two new vehicles, from the 2010/2011 budget. Commissioners approved the request.
Many area residents attended the TSTC Health Fair on Thursday, Nov.4. Those in attendance were able to have many free tests done and came away with many goodies and information for a healthy life. Shown above are TSTC nursing students Stephanie Brewer, Nicole Barnett, Jamie Cleveland, Chasidy Tomlin, Amber Rice, Jacque Wall and Christy Storey.
Take the time and thank a veteran.
Veterans Day is a day for remembering how our freedom was given to us. The Roscoe American Legion Post #227, will be having a flag raising ceremony and free breakfast feed, on Thursday, Nov. 11.
According to Donnie Willman, the flag raising ceremony is something that has been done for the past several years. Three years ago, the breakfast feed was started.
"It's about honoring our flag, our veterans and showing patriotism," Willman said.
Judge Glen Harrison heard one plea during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday.
Anthony Thomas Lopez pled true to revoking his probation. He was originally put on probation for family violence assault, a third degree felony. He was originally sentenced on July 21, 2009 and was given five years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and had that sentence probated for three years.
Two more members were accepted into the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club.
Nathan Hartkopf and Renee Garcia were inducted as new members on the Wednesday, Nov. 3 meeting.
After the new member induction, Joshuah Ellis presented the program. Ellis is a photographer that moved to Sweetwater in April 2009. He serves as preacher for Avenue B Church of Christ. He took up photography as a hobby, but recently opened his own photography business. He is available for family, children, wedding and engagement photo shoots.
Dennis Earl Thompson, 55, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away Monday, November 8, 2010 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital, in Sweetwater. He was born on January 18, 1955, in Bryan, Texas. He married Paula Garrett on March 23, 1992 in Sweetwater.
Dennis lived in Sweetwater for over 40 years. He was retired from Coca Cola after five years where he was a marketing coordinator. He had also worked at Rolling Plains Compress and Mahaffey Construction Company. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Army.
A graveside service for Dalton Lee Davis, 80, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, at Sweetwater Cemetery with family members officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Davis died Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, in Baird.
Sweetwater and Highland begin their 2010-11 girls basketball seasons against each other today. Highland, ranked No. 12 in Class 1A, Div. II by the Texas Associ-ation of Basketball Coaches, will host the season opener that tips off at 6:30 p.m. following a JV game at 5 p.m.
Sweetwater was 12-19 a year ago and 0-10 in district while Highland was 19-8 and advanced to the Class 1A playoffs as the second-place team in its district behind Roby. The Lady Hornets earned their lofty ranking based on the fact that all-region players Callie Sandusky and Kara Hughey are back for another year.