Archive - Nov 2010
It takes a lot to stop a good cause.
The Nolan County United Way Halloween on the Green may have started out rainy, but it didn't end that way.
Teams had their tee-time pushed back a couple of hours, but once they got started nothing was stopping them. There were a total of 16 teams playing for the cause.
The West Central Texas Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is hosting the sixth annual family caregiver conference, Taking Care of You Too! on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Abilene Civic Center. In observance of National Family Caregivers Month*, this conference is designed to provide support, recognition, and encouragement to family caregivers across the 19 county West Central Texas region.
Daylight saving time is coming to an end. Time will revert back to standard time on Sunday, Nov. 7. All clocks will need to be set back one hour. The standard time to change clocks, according to the Daylight Saving Time Web site, is at 2 a.m. The 2 a.m. changeover was chosen to ensure as little disruption as possible. At this time, most people are at home and when train travel was a major factor, the fewest trains were running at this time. The early morning time also prevents the time change from changing days, which would happen if the change occurred at midnight or 1 a.m.
Cameron Fox is the Football Player of the Week for Sweetwater. Fox, who is a 5-9, 155-pound senior, was a starting split end and cornerback for the Mustangs this year. Against Brownwood, Fox recorded a team-high six solo tackles, one for a loss, and assisted on another tackle while on offense, he caught one pass for seven yards in the teamâs final game of the season.
First Downs â 159; Rushes-yards â 422-1883; Passing yards â 1029; Total yards â 2912 (291.2 avg.); Passing â 80-157-10; Fumbles-Lost â 34-12; Penalties-Yards â 53-421; Points scored â 166 (16.6 avg.).
First Downs â 136; Rushes-yards â 301-1630; Passing yards â 1281; Total yards â 2911 (291.1 avg.); Passing â 85-166-7; Fumbles-Lost 19-8; Penalties-Yards â 67-571; Points allowed â 279 (27.9 avg.).
Last Tuesday, Oct. 26, the Nolan County Jail was thoroughly inspected by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards. The inspection lasted most of the day and checked for compliance in all areas of the jail operation.
âIf you really want to see a Texas Sheriff smile; just let him pass jail inspection,â said Sheriff David Warren. âOur jail facility is responsible and accountable for over 600 standards of responsibility under the Texas minimum jail standards. Jail inspections are tougher and more comprehensive than ever before and so I couldnât be more pleased to know that we are in compliance.â
First Financial Bank, N.A., Sweetwater has promoted Rodney G. Foster, a veteran banker and active civic leader, to Executive Vice President and Senior Lending Officer.
Foster has worked for First Financial Bank in Sweetwater since 1997, most recently as Senior Vice President. He received a Bachelorâs degree in agricultural economics and a Masterâs degree in agriculture from Texas Tech University. Foster is a graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University and the Management Development Program from the Texas Bankers Association.
A total of 3,548 ballots were cast in Nolan County including mail in, early voting and ballots cast on Election Day.
Many residents entered straight party votes including 652 for the Republican Party, 408 for the Democratic Party, 18 for the Libertarian Party and two for the Green Party.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Ray B. Longoria, Sr., 64, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Michael Rodriguez officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at McCoy Chapel or Memories, recited by Johnny Cave.
Longoria died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2010, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.