Archive - 2013
A very rare plant is finally flourishing within Sweetwater.
Mamie Thomas of Sweetwater is the owner of a century plant. The plant has been on her property for the past 45 years and only blooms once at the end of its lifespan.
For the past month, the century plant has been in bloom and producing flowers. Thomas said that on average, the plant has grown about three feet per day and has now grown up to over 30 feet tall.
However, now that the blooming has taken place, the century plant is slowly starting to die.
The Pioneer Museum in Sweetwater is searching for any information on this photo. Anyone with information on who the men in the photo are, when it was taken or leads to other information or to people who may have more information may call Melonnie Hicks or Betty Turner at the museum at 325-235-8547.
The hours of the museum are Tuesday through Friday from 1-5 p.m. Any and all information is appreciated.
Graveside services for Jessie Lee Johnson, 90, of Abilene, will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 at Blackwell Cemetery. Rev. Claude McKiddy will officiate and interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Johnson died Monday, Aug. 5, 2013 at Crest View Retirement Center in Bryan, Texas.
Two of Sweetwaterâ€™s football players are shown with head coach Shane Mobley during an offensive drill that was held this morning at Mustang Bowl as practices began for the 2013 season.
Players begin full contact drills in pads starting Friday.
Sweetwater High School begins football practices for the 2013 season Monday at its practice field starting at 7 a.m. All players will work out in shorts until Friday, the first day pads and full contact is permitted.
Sweetwaterâ€™s first scrimmage will be held Aug. 16 at Wichita Falls Hirschi, followed by the teamâ€™s final scrimmage Thursday, Aug. 22 vs. San Angelo Lake View at Mustang Bowl.
Sweetwater High School volleyball practices at the SHS gym begin Monday, just one week before the season opens with a match at Grape Creek on Aug. 12. Scrimmages will be at San Angelo Central and Frenship this Friday and Saturday, respectively. There are just three home matches â€” Aug. 15 vs. Abilene Cooper, Sept. 10 vs. Lamesa and Sept. 24 vs. Levelland â€” before district play starts Sept. 28 at Monahans. Here is the practice schedule through Thursday, Aug. 8:
MONDAY, AUG. 5
6:30 a.m. â€” Roll check
7:15-8:45 p.m. â€” Strength and conditioning
8:45-9:15 a.m. â€” Break
Roscoe, Highland and Blackwell begin practices for the 2013 football season on Monday.
Roscoe, under new head football coach and former Sweetwater assistant Jake Freeman, will work out from 6:30-10 a.m. at its practice field this week. Freeman, a former standout Roscoe player who gradua-ted in 1997, also was a star player in college at Hardin-Simmons University.
Freeman replaces Jona-than Haseloff, who resigned last month to be the head football coach at Morton High School.
Sweetwater High School will begin practices for all 2013 cross country athletes on Monday, Aug. 12 at the high school gym, according to SHS cross country coach Christi Adams.
The first-week practices will begin at 8 a.m., accor-ding to Adams.
The 2013 cross country meet schedule has not yet been released.
Graveside services for Marvin D. Walker, 81, of Sweetwater will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at Sweetwater Cemetery with Rev. Claude McKiddy officiating. Military graveside rites will be performed. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Walker died Friday, Aug. 5, 2013, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital recently announced the promotion of Cody Joe Paty to Director of Physical Therapy. Wes Bishop, director of physical therapy for over 35 years, has announced that he will step down from this position but will continue to provide professional therapy services at RPMH. Bishop wisely offered Paty a position in the PT department 11 years ago. Paty, a 1994 graduate of Sweetwater High School, graduated from Abilene Christian University in 1998 and PT School at Hardin Simmons University in 2001. During his college years, he worked summers in the RPMH PT department.