Archive - 2010
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.
The Rev. Robert Roland Sauer, 74, of Allen, Texas, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, at Roscoe Cemetery with Pastor Gordon Illausky officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
The memorial service, with a reception following, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 821 South Greenville Avenue in Allen, Texas.
Olney ~ Dawson Payne Boydstun, age 6, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at his home in Olney.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at the First Baptist Church of Olney with the Rev. Andy Graham of Southside Baptist Church officiating, assisted by the Rev. Charles Fischer of Abilene, Texas.Â Interment followed at Restland Cemetery under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home of Olney.
Dawson was born on Jan. 21, 2004, in Sweetwater to Misty Donn (Walters) Schneider and Trey Boydstun. He was a student at Olney Elementary School.
Sweetwater's football season may be over, but Mustang Bowl will be a busy place this weekend.
The Texas high school playoffs are set to begin and three bi-district games will be played here, including two on Saturday, said Danny Escobar with the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce playoff committee.
The local postseason play starts Friday when Canyon Randall and Lake Dallas meet in a Class 4A, Division II matchup at 7 p.m. Hereford and Denton meet in another Class 4A, Division II contest at 3 p.m. Saturday.
The TSTC Board of Regents appointed Michael L. Reeser as Chancellor of the Texas State Technical College System. Reeser will begin his tenure as the ninth CEO of the TSTC System immediately. â€śMike has a history of innovative student-focused leadership,â€ť said TSTC Board Chair Rolf Haberecht, Ph.D. â€śHis passion and boldness will serve the entire system well as TSTC becomes the leader in building the economic vibrancy of Texas by striving to develop the technical competence of all Texans,â€ť added Dr. Haberecht.