Archive - 2013
Lupe Bermea of Sweetwater has been growing a cactus for over 14 years now in her back yard and it has grown to 15 feet. She received the cactus from a family member who brought it to her as a gift.
Bermea did state that in the winter with the low temperatures, some lower sides of the cactus have been killed. Other than that, it has been doing great.
The cactus blooms yellow flowers during the months of May through June. It grows about a foot a year, as long as weather conditions remain reasonable during the winter time. She credits part of it to the rich soil of Sweetwater.
The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club hosted a Kids Swim Day on Thursday at the Sweetwater Municipal Pool. Admission for kids age 6-12 was free and pop-ices were given to all kids.
Shown above are Kiwanis Club members handing out pop-ices to children attending the event. Pictured are Mark Garcia, Gracie Cravey, Caitlin Carr, Mitch Moore and Ryan McCorkle.
Various community groups are doing their part to support and care for the elderly of Sweetwater.
According to Melissa Regalado with the Sweetwater Housing Authority, staff members from Sweetwater Healthcare recently made a visit to the Jack Lambert apartments. The group provided a hamburger lunch to the residents, complete with fixings and side dishes.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce the promotion of Eddie Gomez to Director of Laboratory.
Gomez will be replacing Walter Best who has been the Laboratory Director since 2009 and has chosen to step down from the director position and will continue in the lab as Chief Tech.
Gomez is a 1988 graduate of Sweetwater High School and graduated from Angelo State University in 1992 with a degree in Medical Technology and Chemistry. He worked at RPMH previously as a Med. Tech. from 1992 to 2001 and has most recently been working for Community Health System facilities.
Albert Franklin Lanning, age 77, of Sweetwater, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
His body was cremated. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Mike Crowley officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
TUSCOLA â€“ Linda Sue Bilbo, 61, of Tuscola, went to be with her Savior on July 30, 2013. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at Emmanuel Fellowship Church, 1418 Hailey Street, in Sweetwater with Rev. Eric von Atzigen officiating under the direction of Bailey-Howard Funeral Home of Clyde.
The Texas Terminators, a Class A 12-under softball team, placed second recently at San Angeloâ€™s Midnight Madness tournament.
The team finished 2-0-1 in pool play and then beat the Lightning (18-0), Showtime Fastpitch (17-3), CPYL Stealth (9-0), West Texas Venom (6-1), North Texas Stixs (13-2) and Surge (8-0) in bracket play to reach the championship game before losing to the Blue Sox 5-4 in seven innings.
It's going to be hot today, with sunny skies and a high near 100. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 75 and south-southeast winds at 5 to 15 mph. Gusts could get as high as 20 mph.
This weekend, the heat will remain as highs reach the century mark. Expect lows in the upper 70s, with winds ranging from the south and southeast around 10 to 15 mph.
How long will the triple-digit heat last? Find the answer at weather.gov.
Ronald McDonald recently made a stop and the newly built Sweetwater restaurant to greet customers and visit with the children.
Shown with Ronald (left) are Kaitlyn and Kyndall Vera.
The remediation of the Nolan County Courthouse faÃ§ade was discussed during the county commissioners' meeting held Monday afternoon.
Representatives from Turner Construction made the presentation, in which they noted that the information given was a continuation of sorts from last week's meeting. The previous meeting discussed the third floor C channel modifications, which included welding.