Archive - Nov 13, 2012

Art show slated for Nov. 17

November 13, 2012

The West Texas Art Guild is presenting "A Return to the Big Country Art Show" on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at the Colorado City Civic Center, located at 157 West Second Street in Colorado City.
Guests are invited to bring their art work and spend the day enjoying an art demonstration by Leada Woods of Colorado City. In addition, attendees can tour the city's museum and walk through the "Railhead Days" arts and crafts displays. At the end of the day, everyone may pick up their work.

WASP Museum welcomes Stearman

November 13, 2012

The National WASP WWII Museum Board of Directors recently hosted a celebration of the arrival of the 1940 Boeing Stearman PT-17 on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at the WASP Museum on Avenger Field Road. Wine, cheese and refreshments were served as the Stearman flew over the museum.

Veterans honored at Nolan Nursing

November 13, 2012

Veterans who reside at Nolan Nursing and Rehab in Sweetwater were honored with an appreciation plaque ceremony on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. Pictured is Steve Allen, Horace Hoskins, Mark Bolton and Billy Brice. Veterans who were unable to attend the ceremony were John Jordan and Willie Hanley.

TxDOT recognizes employees for safety

November 13, 2012

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recently hosted its annual Safety Awards Banquet to recognize employees for outstanding efforts in vehicle, equipment and personal safety. Employees from the Nolan County maintenance section were recognized for their years of service as safe operators (no vehicle or equipment incidents) and no injury. Employees receiving awards included Joe Ashley, Danny Escobar, Elmer Green Jr., Randy Griffith, Cammy Guelker, Melissa Hinckley, Jeffery Lay, Pio Muñoz, Virgil Pruitt, Mike Rosas, Sergio Ruiz, John Scifres and Kenneth Terry.

Suddenlink team earns top customer service honor

November 13, 2012

Team includes 96 employees in Abilene, Snyder and Sweetwater
 
Suddenlink’s Abilene-Snyder-Sweetwater team has won an award for the highest customer satisfaction scores of any Suddenlink cable system, based on company surveys conducted the past year. 
Chairman and CEO Jerry Kent, Chief Operating Officer Tom McMillin and West Region Senior Vice President of Operations Dave Gilles recently visited Abilene to present the award to Suddenlink’s local team, led by Director of Operations Jason Gebhart.

Anita Ruth Cave Sowders

November 13, 2012

Anita Ruth Cave Sowders, 79, died Nov. 11, 2012. She was born Sept. 7, 1933, in Wingate and grew up there and graduated from Winters High School. She was married to Bill Hamilton and later to Alvin Sowders. He preceded her in death in 1991. She was a CNA and a member of the Eastern Star for 50 plus years. She was a Baptist.
She is survived by four children, John Hamilton and wife Connie of Sweetwater, Carole Allen and husband Lonnie of Blackwell, Susan Hamilton of Abilene and Vivian Martinez and husband Joe of Waco; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Plowgirls, Lady Hornets get Ws

November 13, 2012

The Roscoe and Highland girls were winners in area basketball action Saturday.
Roscoe improved to 2-0 with a narrow 28-26 win at Coahoma, while Highland squared its record at 1-1 as the Lady Hornets beat Eula 41-25.
Both of Roscoe’s wins have been by just two points. The leading scorers against Coahoma were Faith Boren with six points and Mirian Solis with five. Roscoe put together a second-half rally after being held scoreless in the second quarter and trailing 14-11 at halftime.

Local sports calendar

November 13, 2012

TUESDAY, NOV. 13
Basketball
Sweetwater girls at Wichita Falls Hirschi — JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe girls host Robert Lee — JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity teams host Aspermont (season openers for boys) starting at 4 p.m.
Blackwell varsity girls host Hermleigh (season opener), 6:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, NOV. 15
Basketball
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade ‘A’ boys host TLCA in season openers at 5 and 6 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater freshman girls play at Abilene High tournament through Satur-day, Nov. 17.

Blotters for Nov. 9-11

November 13, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 120 calls for service, issued four citations and made five arrests from Nov. 9-11, 2012.

The SPD received 63, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1100 block of E. Broadway.

Calls for service:
• Family violence assault — 1600 block of Grand.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 100 block of E. Louisiana.
• Theft — 200 block of E. New Mexico.
• Unattended death — 1300 block of Tonkawa.
• Interfere with emergency call — 700 block of E. Avenue D.
• Theft — 300 block of NE Georgia.
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.
• Theft — 1200 block of Lubbock.

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