Archive - Jun 2013
David â€śJetsâ€ť Gonzales, 50, of Sweetwater, passed away at his home. Graveside services for David will be Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Hermleigh Cemetery in Hermleigh. Father Roy Badilles will be officiating services. Family and friends will be meeting Saturday, June 22, 2013 at McCoy Funeral Home at 9 a.m. for visitation.
David was born July 21, 1962 to parents Faustino Gonzales and Elida Bernal in Snyder. He worked at Pepsi Bottling Company in Abilene for last three years and previously worked for Stromanâ€™s Exxon in Sweetwater.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 95, although heat index values will make it feel like 98. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 72 and southern winds at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could be as high as 20 mph.
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Both westbound lanes of Interstate 20 at the US 84 overpass under construction in Nolan County are currently closed due to an overnight wreck. The westbound main lanes of I-20 remain closed for law enforcement to continue their investigation of the crash.
The driver of an 18-wheeler wrecked into the side of the overpass on Monday night and died at the scene. According to emergency authorities, it took about an hour to get the driver out of the truck and many rescue tools were used in the process. Members of the Sweetwater Fire Department and Roscoe Fire Department assisted in the recovery.Â
The winners of the Chip Off The Ol' Block contest, sponsored by the Sweetwater Reporter, were Nathan and Kamryn Wiltse.
In honor of Father's Day, Wiltse won a prize package from Higginbotham, Just Cuts and Buck's Steaks and Bar-B-Que.
The Texas Department of State Health Services has confirmed the stateâ€™s first case of West Nile illness of the season. DSHS is urging people to take precautions to reduce the risk of contracting West Nile virus, a mosquito-borne illness.
West Nile illness was confirmed in an adult male from Anderson County. The patient is recovering from the neuroinvasive form of the disease. Additional details about the patient are not being released to protect the patientâ€™s identity.
Jerren Villa (fourth from right), a recent Sweetwater High School graduate, is shown here receiving a $1,000 scholarship from the Sweetwater Fastpitch Softball Association.
Pic-tured with Villa from left are SFSA board members Matt Weaver, Eli Espin-oza, Haylee Owen, Tracy Villanueva, Delores Gut-ierrez, Chris Gomez and Adrian Gomez.
Villa was a first team all-district infielder this past season for the SHS softball team, which won its first playoff game in school history and advanced to the Class 3A area playoffs.
Today, expect partly sunny skies with a high near 91. Winds will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph, and we'll also have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Tonight, our precipitation chances increase to 30 percent, mainly after 8pm. Otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 72 and southeast winds around 5 mph.
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Shown are members of the first place team in the Nolan County Crime Stoppers Golf Tournament including Michael Longoria, Chino DeLeon, Steve Chapman and David Shumaker.
The second place team in the Nolan County Crime Stoppers Golf Tournament included Mark Garcia, Alex Garcia and David Garcia.
The last place team in the Nolan County Crime Stoppers Golf Tournament included team members Jimmy Moses, Pio MuĂ±oz, Nicholas Anthony and Frank Conard.
Find photos on Pages 1 and 2 of today's edition.
The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club and Sweetwater Lake & Marina are coming together to host a Kids Fishing Tournament on Saturday, July 20 at the Lake Sweetwater Boat Ramp.
The event will run from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., with lunch and prizes to follow.
There will be a $5 entry fee per participant, which will cover the costs for lunch, gifts and prizes. Prizes will be awarded for the Biggest Fish, Smallest Fish and Outstanding Angler to the following age groups: 3 to 5 year olds, 6 to 8 year olds, 9 to 12 year olds and 13 to 16 year olds.
This afternoon, we'll see a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1pm. Otherwise, it will be mostly sunny with a high near 96 and winds from the south around 15 mph. Gusts will be as high as 25 mph.
Tonight, the rain chances bump up to 50% and we'll have mostly cloudy conditions with a low around 72. Winds will remain from the south at 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
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