Archive - Jan 26, 2013
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) was called to the scene of a two vehicle head-on collision Friday evening in Taylor County. The crash happened at 8:21 p.m. on Texas 36 and the intersection with County Road 107 (known locally as Potosi Road). Two people are dead and five are injured in the crash.
1. Jeffery Dane Davis, 27 years of age from Abilene, was pronounced dead at the scene by Judge Deatherage. The body was taken to Abilene Professional Services. Mr. Davis was the driver of the Dodge Pickup.
The Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Board of Trustees were honored with a proclamation at their board meeting on Thursday night by Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham.
All across Texas, school districts are honoring their board members this month to commemorate School Board Recognition Month. Thursday's meeting brought the proclamation to the local front.
The "Digging a Well" book signing will be held at Holiday Inn in Sweetwater on Monday from 1-5 p.m. The book's author, Sherry Long, was the secretary at the Mitchell-Scurry Baptist Associational Office under Bro. Darold Baldwin in 2001-2002.
Long is a women's ministry leader, pastor's wife, pianist, vocalist, songwriter and recently published author of "Digging a Well." The book shows how to find your aquifer in a dry and barren land.
Texas Country Band, theÂ Josh Abbott BandÂ was part of the entertainment lineup at the 2013 Black Tie & Boots Inaugural Ball on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.Â
The following are the results of the Nolan County Livestock Show.
1. Julia Rees
2. Kagen Jeffrey
3. Zoee Jeffrey
4. Dylan Miles
5. Stina Tomlin
1. Caroline Brennan
2. Brandon Stevens
3. Julia Rees
4. Dylan Miles
5. Bailey Nervig
1. Andrew Smith
2. Austin Wedin
3. Andrew Smith
4. Austin Wedin
5. Stephanie Ashford
6. Stephanie Ashford
7. Jose Rangel
8. Marc Butler
9. Alfonso Islas
10. Shirley Sanchez
Billie Sue Alberty, 79, of Sweetwater, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with McCoy Funeral Home.
Cynthia Marie Cotton, 64, passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at her residence in Sweetwater after an eight month battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born Feb. 29, 1948 in Topeka, KS.
Cindie is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Dave Cotton; and her two sons, Adam Cotton and wife Kaci of Parker, Colo. and Ben Cotton and wife Lindsey of Abilene; two sisters, Marcie Beth Lightsey and husband Tony of Broken Arrow, Okla. and Kim Bruening and husband Ron of Topeka, Kan.; and two granddaughters, Lillian and Keely Cotton; and two grandsons, Jackson and Lincoln Cotton.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 52 calls for service, issued three citations and made three arrests on Jan. 24, 2013.
The SPD received 32, 911 calls.
â€¢ 1700 block of Hailey.
â€¢ 400 block of E. Alabama.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 1700 block of Bell.
â€¢ Criminal trespass â€”Â 100 block of S. Hopkins.
â€¢ Assault â€”Â 100 block of S. Hopkins.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 300 block of Lamar.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 1200 block of E. Broadway.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Dalton Dauel, 22 â€” Theft.
â€¢ Anthony Diaz, 26 â€” Family violence assault, impeding breath/injury to a child.