Archive - Feb 2011

February 28th

Homes lost in weekend fire

February 28, 2011

Ten to thirteen homes were lost when a fire hit the northern edge of Colorado City and forced evacuations Sunday night, according to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden.
The fires when fueled by high winds Sunday and extremely dry conditions.
The fires forced the evacuation of many homes in Colorado City late Sunday, as well as a nursing home, Kristi Lee Manor, in Colorado City.
"The Big Country Medical Reserve Corps set up a shelter in Colorado City due to the evacuations and they did an excellent job in setting it up," said Madden.

Sea of red at heart luncheon

February 28, 2011

A sea of red could be seen on Friday at the Wear Red Day Luncheon held at Texas State Technical College, hosted by the Nolan County American Heart Association Board. The luncheon was held to promote women's heart health during heart month. Guest speaker was Susan Hash of Abilene, shown above. Hash is employed by TSTC in Abilene and is a recent cardiac survivor.

Voluntary resignation program discussed at SISD board meeting

February 28, 2011

The SISD Board of Trustees met for their regular meeting on Thursday evening, Feb. 24, at the Administration Building.
The board discussed and approved to begin the process for a voluntary resignation incentive program at the meeting. By setting the plan in motion, the district intends to address the declining revenue, promote early notification and provide ample time and information for the district in order to address next year's staffing, scheduling and budget needs.

SMS students receive honors at Solo and Ensemble Contest

February 28, 2011

Eleven Sweetwater Middle School Choir students recently competed in their Region Solo & Ensemble Contest at McMurry University in Abilene. Congratulations go to the following on earning a Superior 1st Division rating on their Solo: Terryonna Gillmore, Sara Henington, Gwan Hill, Dylan Jimenez, Cierra Knox, Abby Lynch, Abby McPherson, Jamee Rhoades and Lilly Smith.
Those earning an Excellent 2nd Division rating on their Solo are: Victoria Jimenez and Hailee Tipton.

William Alexander "Bill" Armstrong Jr.

February 28, 2011

William Alexander (Bill) Armstrong, Jr. of Sweetwater, 79, passed away Feb. 27, 2011 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at McCoy Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Vernon Baker and Rev. Chris Rodriguez officiating. Burial will follow at the Garden of Memories Cemetery under the care and direction of McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
A visitation will be held at McCoy Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, from 9-10 a.m.

Lillian Maresh Martin

February 28, 2011

Lillian Maresh Martin, age 79, passed away Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater, Texas. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
She was born Oct. 9, 1931 in Ganado, Texas to I.E. “Ike” and Vlastie Maresh. She graduated high school from Central High School in San Angelo, and attended Angelo State where she met the love of her life Dale D. Martin. They were married July 24, 1952, at First Methodist Church in San Angelo.

Amos Lee Roberts

February 28, 2011

Funeral services for Amos Lee Roberts, 79, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Chris Stephens officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Roberts died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at Hendrick Medical Center.

Daryl Joe Sisk

February 28, 2011

Daryl Joe Sisk, 66, of Sweetwater, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at his home.
Mr. Sisk was cremated and a memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Sisk was born March 22, 1944, in Valley Mills, Texas. He married Sharon E. Carl on Nov. 16, 1992, in Nolan County. He was a retired engineer for Santa Fe Railroad and had lived in Sweetwater for the past 17 years and Brownwood before. He was a U.S. military veteran.
Survivors include his son, Charles Sisk and wife Pat of Sweetwater; and granddaughter, Crystal Lynn Sisk of Sweetwater.

Two receive 5-3A honors

February 28, 2011

A pair of Sweetwater’ athletes, Paxton Kelley and Taylor Jones, have received all-District 5-3A basketball honors for their outstanding play this past season.
Kelley, a 6-8 senior post, was named to the first team and received all-district honors for the second straight year. He averaged a team-high 15.3 points in district play and also led the Mustangs in rebounds and blocks.
Jones, a 5-9 junior guard, was named to the second team. Jones averaged 14.6 points in district play and was the team’s floor leader.

February 26th

Newcastle eliminates Highland

February 26, 2011

ABILENE — For the first 3 1/2 quarters of Friday’s Region II-A, Division II semifinal playoff, the Highland girls basketball team was able to match everything Newcastle could throw at them.
Holding a 47-44 lead with just 4:20 to play, the Lady Hornets appeared to be in great shape to reach the regional finals for only the second time in school history.

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