Archive - Dec 2010
This year Texas National Bank purchased Sweetwater Mustang stadium seats and distributed them free of charge to Mustang fans making a minimum $20 per seat donation to the Goodfellows of Sweetwater.Â Speaking about theÂ fundraiser Texas National Bank President Bill Johnson said, "I think our staff came up with a great idea this year.Â The Goodfellows program is such an important service for the kids of our community, and this fundraiser attracted the interest and participation of a wide group of our citizens."Â Chris Casto and Trey Atkin presentedÂ donation from the fundraiserÂ totaling $1,275.00 to
Every day, millions of people count on volunteer and rural community fire units to protect them and their property. More than 825,000 volunteer and small town firefighters do their jobs mostly without recognition and often without the latest equipment or training.
The Sweetwater Fire Department has won a 2010 Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigadeâ„¢ grant. Chosen from more than 120 applicants in Georgia-Pacific facility communities in 23 states, the unit received $5,000 to purchase new equipment and gear.
(Sweetwater and Austin) â€“ The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) recently voted to issue an air permit for the proposed Tenaska Trailblazer Coal plant in Sweetwater, Texas. This is the third coal plant permitted in 2010 and the eleventh coal plant recently permitted in Texas that has yet to go online.
Anytime Fitness, the world largest and fastest growing 24-hour co-ed fitness franchise, is pleased to announce it is open for business in Sweetwater, next to Hibbetts and Hastings. A grand opening celebration will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Luke thought he was just ordinary. He did his daily work without notice, kept himself out of trouble and did what he was told. That was why he was totally shocked when he was told he was selected for the yearly journey. Not just an ordinary journey but the Christmas Eve trek to the Stockyards. The Stockyards, to the uninitiated, was the magical place in Fort Worth where, for many years, all the animals gathered.
Several topics affecting many facets of the Sweetwater Independent School District were discussed in a regular session at the monthly board meeting held on Monday evening, Dec. 13.
Terry Minami from Abilene taught a group of children and adults how to make holiday origami ornaments at the County-City Library.Â Be sure to go by and see the beautiful origami ornaments they made to decorate the library's Christmas tree.
Alton Keith Mulanax, age 59, of Sweetwater, passed away Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Sweetwater Cemetery with Rev. Chris Stephens officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Keith was born Aug. 18, 1951, in Snyder, Texas. He was a Baptist.
The Sweetwater boys and girls varsity basketball teams will have tough games against Class 2A opponents when they return to non-district action today at separate locations.
The boys (5-6) will go to Bangs, currently ranked 16th in Class 2A, for their game that is scheduled to tip off at 7:30 p.m. The Mustangs ended a five-game losing streak with a 36-33 win over Breckenridge here on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the Sweet-water girls (10-8) will host Ballinger at 6:30 p.m. after Tuesdayâ€™s 64-46 win over Lamesa that was the Lady Mustangsâ€™ fourth straight this season.
Sweetwater ISD recently completed their 2010-2011 United Way Campaign for the local Nolan County Chapter.Â Through the generosity and support of the SISD team members, Sweetwater ISD donated $10,000 to the local agencies supported by the Nolan County United Way.Â The top contributing campus was Sweetwater Intermediate School and the biggest increases from last year were Sweetwater High School and J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center.