Archive - Nov 5, 2011

SHS graduate passes experience to young sailors

November 5, 2011

A local resident is making waves and food, all at the same time.
Culinary Specialist 1st Class (SW) Bobby Atkins recently boarded the USS Carl Vinson to teach the young Vinson sailors how to make homemade pizza. His 17 years of Navy service has given him numerous opportunities to teach culinary arts to junior Sailors.
Mr. Atkins praised the "hardworking" sailor-cooks for their "youth and motivation...a multi-talented group that juggles many things at a time."

Whataburger’s biggest fans stop in Sweetwater

November 5, 2011

Rockport, Texas residents Karl and Carol Hoepfner — officially named "Whataburger's Biggest Fans" by the restaurant — stopped into the Sweetwater location on Friday morning, Nov. 4, 2011 during their tour to visit every single Whataburger site.
Wearing their Whataburger shirts, bracelets and — most notably, their blue hats speckled with the pins mimicking the stickers on specially made orders ("no onions", "mustard", etc.), the couple recounted their journey from overnight pastime to journey of a lifetime.

Crews begin removing night and truck speed limit signs in Big Country

November 5, 2011

Crews began removing night and truck speed limit signs in TxDOT’s 13-county Abilene District on Friday, Nov. 4.
The 65 mph nighttime and truck speed limit was eliminated by HB 1353 enacted by the 82nd Legislature. Although the law went into effect Sept. 1, signs are just now coming down because the removal had to be scheduled by contract throughout the entire state, said Roy Wright, P.E., Transportation Operations Director for TxDOT’s Abilene District.

Louella Davenport Byrne Hall

November 5, 2011

Louella Byrne Hall lost her long fight with cancer Nov. 4, 2011; she is at peace with her lord and Savior. Louella was 88 years, 25 days young, she was born Oct. 10, 1923, in Mertzon, Texas, to Lottie Stedham Davenport where she lived till moving to Mitchell County. She joined the First Christian Church at the age of 12 and was an active member. She was an active member in the Colorado City church and raised her family there as well, but she attended the First Methodist Church of Colorado City, then the Westbrook church with her daughter.

UPDATE: Services Set for ACU Bus Crash Victim Anabel Reid

November 5, 2011

A Celebration of Life service for 19-year-old Anabel Reid will be held Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Broadway Church of Christ in Lubbock, Texas.
She died Friday of injuries from the one-vehicle bus accident that sent 16 people from ACU to area hospitals.
As of Saturday evening, seven remained hospitalized, three in critical condition.

Earlier story:
An Abilene Christian University sophomore was killed Friday afternoon when the bus she was on crashed on US Highway 83 in southern Runnels County.

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