Archive - Nov 2013
Sweetwater High School junior Alex Moschella recently published his second book. His most recent work is a collection of poetry titled "Pathways" and can be purchased at Amazon.com.
Moschella spent many years of his childhood undergoing tests and later experienced vivid imaginary play, where his imagination mixed with reality. He was later diagnosed with high-functioning autism/Asperger's syndrome.
There will be no residential refuse service on Nov. 28, or Nov. 29, in order for City of Sweetwater employees to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with their families. All residential containers will be serviced during the remainder of the holiday week. The landfill and "citizens drop-off center" will be closed on those two days. All hand pick-up customers and roll-out cart service will be serviced on Wednesday, Nov. 27.
Commercial refuse customers will be picked up on Friday, Nov. 29. Commercial customers whose pick up is on Thursdays will be picked up on Wednesday, Nov. 27.
The Woman's Forum recently made a donation in the amount of $2,259 to the Pioneer Museum from their Evening at the Museum/Pumpkins on the Porch event.
Shown are Phyllis Morris, Adele Mims, Lita McEachern, Gayle Greer, Dr. Judy Clayton, Kent Boatright, Karan Bergstrom, Suzan Hughes-Kennedy, Kathy Shadley, Janet Setliff, Melonnie Hicks and Betty Myers.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Elvira Garza Caballero, 86, of Sweetwater will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Deacon Bill Butler will officiate and interment will follow at Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A Rosary will be said at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Caballero died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab.
She was born March 28, 1927 in Goliad, Texas. She married Francisco "Frank" Caballero in 1946 in Sinton, Texas.
Military graveside services for James Everett âJimâ Lane, Jr., 59, of Hermleigh, formerly of Sweetwater, will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 at Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery in Goldthwaite, Texas with Pastor Doug Holtzclaw officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, from 6:30-9 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Lane died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, in Hermleigh, Texas. He was born April 25, 1954, in Midland.
Vesta Lea Wilson, 62, died early Monday morning, Nov. 25, 2013 at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at Highland Baptist Church. Rev. Keith Clower will be officiating and interment will follow at Decker Cemetery directed by McCoy Funeral Home.
There will be a formal family visitation on Friday at Highland Baptist Church from 1 p.m. until service time.
Vesta, lovingly know as âSisâ was born in Sweetwater, Texas on Aug. 11, 1951 to Jack and Beulah Chapman. She married Don L. Wilson Nov. 4, 1973 in Blackwell, Texas.
This morning, there will be a slight chance of rain, snow, and sleet before noon. Otherwise, we'll see partly sunny skies with a high near 39. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph, becoming north northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 10%.
Tonight, expect mostly cloudy skies, with a low around 29 and northern winds at 10 to 15 mph, shifting to the west after midnight. Expect wind chill values between 19 and 24.
Learn more at weather.gov.
MONDAY, NOV. 25
Sweetwater JV and varsity boys play at Stanton at 6 and 7:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade âAâ boys play at Wall starting at 5:30 p.m.
Roscoe junior high âAâ teams and âBâ girls host Ira starting at 5 p.m.
Highland junior high teams will host Loraine starting at 6 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams will play at Bronte starting at 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, NOV. 26
Sweetwater freshman boys will host Wall, 6 p.m.
Sweetwater girls will play at Abernathy â JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater freshman girls at Midland Christian, 5 p.m.
Blackwell ISD is closed on Monday.
Highland ISD begins at 10 a.m., buses run two hours late on Monday.
Roby ISD begins at 10 a.m. on Monday.
Sweetwater ISD begins at 10 a.m., buses run two hours late on Monday.
Texas State Technical College Sweetwater campus opens at 10 a.m. on Monday.
Kids Kampus and Lang Aycock Daycare Centers in Sweetwater will open at regular times but will not have transportation to schools on Monday.
The winter weather that blew in late Thursday and early Friday caused several changes to area basketball schedules.
Sweetwater's JV and varsity boys and varsity girls have cancelled tonight's games at Stanton, although both boys teams have rescheduled their games for Monday. Details will be in Sunday's sports section. Sweetwater boys coach Al Hunt also said that the JV and varsity boys home games with Wall that were scheduled Tuesday are cancelled. The freshman boys will play their game Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the main high school gym, however.