Archive - Aug 2013
The City of Sweetwater officially made an appointment for the position of City Secretary/City Comptroller during Tuesday's meeting of the Sweetwater City Commission.
Approval was given for Patty Torres to fill the role, which will be effective this Friday. Following the resignation from Carolyn Lawrence a year ago, Torres has served in an interim role while also continuing her other duties.
Funeral services for Virgil Wayne "Jack" Stacy, 84, of Sweetwater will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with a 3 p.m. graveside service at Nancy Smith Cemetery near Glen Rose, Texas. Pastor Eric Von Atzigen will officiate with funeral services under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Stacy died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at his home.
This precious woman became an Angel in Heaven.Â God gave her wings on Aug. 14, 2013.
She was born in Cortez, Colo. on Sept. 20, 1955.Â She was raised in Mozelle, TX and graduated from Mozelle High School in 1973.
She married her best friend Michael â€śBlueâ€ť Bredemeyer on Jan. 19, 1978.Â They celebrated 35 years of the most loving and nurturing marriage, full of fun and laughter.Â
She was the mother of two children, and the Mimi of two grandchildren.Â She was a homemaker and a Doe of The Sweetwater Elks Lodge.Â She also spent years volunteering for the Sweetwater Little League.
Our beloved mother and grandmother, Faye Hanes, passed from this life into the arms of Jesus on Aug. 12, 2013.
Faye was born Feb. 15, 1921, on the family farm outside Wingate, Texas to Oscar and Mae Howard. Faye married Aubrey A. Hanes and together raised three children at Welch, Texas. Faye spent her life working and serving others â€” she loved to sew, cook and garden. Faye was a member of South Plains Church of Christ where she participated in Silvertones Senior Adults and Pillow Ministry for Hospitalized Children.
Most people have heard the familiar expression: close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.
Itâ€™s something Highlandâ€™s football team can certainly relate to the past two years under coach Jeff Shelton.
In 2011, the Hornets were a missed extra-point conversion away from the play-offs. Last year, Highland â€” though winless in district play â€” lost nailbiters (at least for six-man football) in two of its three games.
A 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms are likely today. The high will be near 89 with partly sunny skies and a northeast wind around 10 mph.
The rain chances decrease tonight to about 30%; otherwise, expect mostly cloudy conditions with a low around 68. Winds from the north-northeast around 5 mph will become calm later on.
Learn more at weather.gov.
Incoming Sweetwater Middle School seventh graders received Apple iPads for the coming school year on Monday, making it seventh through tenth grade with the devices at Sweetwater ISD. Sixth graders will also receive iPads in the fall.
Shown is Daniel Mendoza receiving his iPad from SMS Technology Director Sue Schlueter on Monday.
The Sweetwater Reporter staff recently received awards from the West Texas Press Association Better Newspaper Contest.
The newspaper received two third place wins â€” one in photography and one in advertising composition and first place in the General Excellence Division.
Shown are (back row) staff writer Melissa Winslow, sports editor Ron Howell, (front row) managing editor Tatiana Rodriguez, publisher Glenn Stifflemire and staff writer Belinda Serrano.
U.S. Representative Randy Neugebauer visited with Sweetwater and Nolan County business leaders on Monday morning at Texas State Technical College. Neugebauer talked about redistricting concerns and updated everyone on happenings in Washington.
A major point of concern he brought up was the national debt. Neugebauer stated "People, including the government, need to learn how to live within their means. We must get our fiscal house in order."
During Monday afternoon's session of the Nolan County Commissioners' meeting, the commissioners met with Turner Construction and Wigington Hooker and Jeffry Architects in order to discuss and determine the GMP (guaranteed maximum price) for the Nolan County Sheriff's Office and Jail.
Mike Kaiman, the vice president/general manager of Turner Construction, offered a history of the project. In mid-2012, a budget was established at the total of $9.8 million for the sheriff's office and jail.