Archive - Feb 4, 2011
Education is 44% of the state budget. With the projected deficits in the State of Texas current budget, school leaders across the state are busy brainstorming on how education can survive the inevitable cuts. Sweetwater ISD could suffer as much as a million dollar shortfall for at least the next two years.
Hiram Raymond â€śRaymeâ€ť Beck III, age 51, of Early died Wednesday morning in Sweetwater.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel
with Pastor Todd King officiating. Burial will follow in the Winchell Cemetery in Brown County.
Today's Sweetwater-Wylie basketball games at Mustang Gym have been cancelled due to the weather and rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 7. The JV girls and boys will play their games at 4:30 p.m., while the varsity girls and freshman boys will play at 6 p.m. and the varsity boys and freshman girls will tip off at 7:30 p.m.
Many 18-wheelers slowly drove along Interstate 20 on Thursday night. With temperatures remaining below freezing, it'll be at least another day until the roads clear up. As TxDOT has warned this week, don't travel unless you need to. Crews are working to clear accidents, but they keep happening, so it's very slow going for the drivers on Interstate 20 in Nolan, Taylor and Callahan Counties.
J.B. Roberts, the Rotary International Chairman of Hunger Plus, will be making a special presentation on feeding the hungry at a meeting held by the Rotary Club on Monday, Feb. 7, at noon. It will be held at Texas State Technical College Sweetwater campus in the banquet room located north of the cafeteria. Guests are welcome to attend the Monday lunch meeting and hear Roberts' presentation on Hunger Plus.
Java Jax is bringing in not just one performer this coming Saturday, but two in the same night. Performing together will be Will T. Massey and fiddler Richard Bowden. This will be their first visit to Java Jax this weekend.
Bowden did not grow up in West Texas. He moved to Lubbock in the 1970s and spent over 10 years in the Lubbock music scene. Bowden played approximately 10 years with the The Main Brothers Band in Lubbock as the fiddler and mandolin player in the group.
FORT WORTH, TEXAS â€“ Elizabeth Rozzlle of Blackwell, a Blackwell FFA student, was among the winners in the Calf Scramble event during the Jan. 30, 7:30 evening performance of the Rodeo at the 115th edition of the legendary Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show. Parents of the winner are Jerry and Laura Rozzlle. Sponsors for Elizabeth's effort are Marty and Mary Martha Richter of Fort Worth.
Funeral services for Charles Homer Martin, Sr., 72, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Mike Sells officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Martin died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, in Lubbock.
Funeral services for Dorothy Louise Waddell, 78, of Midland and formerly of Sweetwater, are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
Waddell died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, in Midland.
With more rough weather in the forecast today, quite a few Nolan County sports teams continue to see their planned events affected.
At press time this morn-ing, the Sweetwater varsity girls and boys basketball teams were planning to play their scheduled games against Wylie here today, though the times had not been officially announced.
However, the games are still in doubt and could very well be moved to another date, since Wylie has called off classes today.