Archive - Feb 3, 2011
For the second time in two years, a longtime and highly-successful Nolan County high school football coach is resigning to pursue other ventures.
Highlandâ€™s Karry Owens, after building one of the top six-man programs in Texas in 18 years as head coach, confirmed this week he is stepping down at the end of the current school year.
According to Owens, he made the decision last week to resign for personal reasons. While he did not elaborate, he said it was not due to any problems with the school or the administration.
Many braved the cold weather on Wednesday to make it to the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce coffee event hosted by Ludlum Measurements. Tours of the building were given to those in attendance.
Availon Inc., a wind turbine service provider, has announced the appointment of Nancy Howlett as the sales account manager for Sweetwater, Texas. In this role she will be responsible for Availonâ€™s sales efforts in the West Texas region.
There have been a number of cases of flu in the area, therefore, the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD) encourages residents to get vaccinated this flu season. Getting vaccinated is the best way to stop the spread of flu. "It's important to get vaccinated now to help keep yourself and your family healthy," stated Linda Kite, SNCHD public promotions coordinator.
Funeral services for Betty Lou Rowan, 71, of Sweetwater, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. Ward Hayes officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Rowan died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.
Rosa Martinez, age 85, of Sweetwater, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, in Sweetwater.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Due to the continuing cold weather and icy roads, all Sweetwater Independent School District campuses will be closed for the third day on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011.
Sweetwater Reporter rural routes may see a delay in their paper delivery due to dangerous road conditions this week. Please be patient with this delay. You will receive all missed papers once the roads become safe.
ERCOT continues in EEA LEVEL 3. All load has been restoredÂ to areas that were affected by the rolling scheduled outages. ERCOT is still at 3000 Mw's on short supply but generation is still being restored to the system.
Oncor continues to work outages in the service area from other causes. Anyone that is still without power should contact the outage reporting number at 888-313-4747.