Archive - Jul 23, 2011

Hastings announces the closing of its Sweetwater store

July 23, 2011

AMARILLO, Texas, — Hastings Entertainment, Inc., a leading multimedia entertainment retailer with 145 stores in 20 states has announced the closing of its 1102 East Broadway location on Aug. 20, 2011. The store will be conducting a going out of business sale through Aug. 20, 2011.
The Sweetwater, Texas location is closing due to store operating profit being less than that required by management. This location employs approximately 35 full and part-time associates. All gift cards can be redeemed at www.gohastings.com.

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Plowboy football campers

July 23, 2011

These students entering grades 2-9 attended a Plowboy Football Camp this past week in Roscoe. Pictured in no particular order are Jordan Blain, Xavier Lujan, Aidan Hermosillio, Zachary Parrett, Caleb Camacho, Chase Cathey, Vincent Pantoja, Alec Pantoja, Paul Pantoja, Kolten Hope, Zeke Murphy, Skyler Pulatte, Austin Willman, Cade Garrett, Grady Underwood, Madoc Underwood, Wesley Parish, Jared Cowen, Braiden Moore, Christian Diaz, Francisco Garcia, Luke Wilson, Kevin Lavalas and Dayton Heaps.

Mustang football campers

July 23, 2011

These students entering grades 4-9 attended a Mustang Football Camp this past week. Pictured in no particular order are Zack Bearden, Zane Bearden, Clay Birkham, Lane Burgess, Ty Crain, Tate Fullwood, Ty Fullwood, Alex Gallegos, Carlos Gallegos, Branson Guelker, Mark Guevara, Gage Hannah, Ky Hoover, Grant Howe, Patrick Hutson, Dylon Jeffrey, Keagan Jeffrey, Travis Macon, Corey Mendez, Max Nemir, Tate Rainey, Tyler Rea, Adrian Vizzerra, Kurt Wetsel and Luke Williams.

Reserved tickets to S’water games up for renewal to option holders through Aug. 5

July 23, 2011

Reserved season football tickets to Sweetwater games for the 2011 season are up for renewal to the current option holders through Friday, Aug. 5.
Tickets may be purchased at the Sweetwater ISD administration building, located on 207 Musgrove.
Tickets are $30 for Sweetwater’s five home games which will be against Vernon on Aug. 26, Mona-hans on Sept. 2, Early (homecoming) on Sept. 16, Big Spring on Oct. 14 and Brownwood on Oct. 28.
Reserved ticket sales for the general public will go on sale on Monday, Aug. 8. The last day to purchase season tickets will be Friday, Aug. 19.

Generous donation made by prize winner

July 23, 2011

The drawing for the four Rangers tickets and $150 Mastercard to benefit the Wounded Warriors project was held Friday, July 15, 2011 at Texas National Bank. Raffle tickets were sold to raise money for the Wounded Warriors Alliance. Funds from the ticket sales will send a wounded soldier to Eagles Summit Ranch in Junction, TX for both training and tools needed to turn tragedy into triumph. Drawing the winner was Jim Kelley, Chief of Police. The winner of the prize package was Ron Johnston. Ron very generously donated the tickets and Mastercard to the family of local Wounded Warrior Cpl.

United Way golf tournament set

July 23, 2011

Hot temperatures aren't stopping Nolan County United Way from driving for a good cause. 
The summer golf tournament Drive for United Way has been set for Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Sweetwater Country Club. There will be an 8 a.m. scramble with a shotgun start. 
“The funds raised from the tournament will once again go towards supporting our 10 local agencies,” Wendy Smartt, NCUW executive director, said. 

ICCA to host special event

July 23, 2011

Currently on a global tour, the International Coin Collectors Association (ICCA) will be making a stop in Sweetwater, TX at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel, located at 300 SE Georgia Ave., on Monday, July 25 through Saturday, July 30. The show hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The ICCA will be purchasing coins, paper currency, gold and silver on behalf of their global network of collectors, dealers and refineries. This special event is free and open to the public.

Cars, Cruises and Cash sweepstakes continues at Brookshire’s

July 23, 2011

On Wednesday, July 13, Brookshire’s launched a new sweepstakes called “You Save, You Win: Cruises, Cars and Cash.”
The program will run through October 4, and customers at every Brookshire’s store will have an opportunity to win prizes guaranteed to be given away.
Eight customers from each store will win an exciting cruise for two. Also, two customers from each store will win a $100 Brookshire’s gift card during each week of the promotion.

KXOX promotes Cars, Cruises and Cash at Brookshire’s

July 23, 2011

Rosie Tovar and Richard Ferguson with KXOX were at Brookshire's Thursday, July 21, to help promote the Brookshire's Cars, Cruises and Cash Sweepstakes.

Israel "Bombie" Morales, R.N.

July 23, 2011

Funeral services for Israel "Bombie" Morales, R.N., 51, of Sweetwater, will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 25, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Frankie Santiago officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A Rosary was said at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Morales died Friday, July 22, 2011, at Shannon Hospital in San Angelo.

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