Archive - 2013

August 9th

Local weekend weather outlook

August 9, 2013

Expect mostly sunny skies today with a high near 97. Winds will be from the west at 5 to 10 mph, becoming north-northeastern in the afternoon.
After 1 p.m., we'll have a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms, which will last through 1 a.m. Otherwise, we'll see partly cloudy conditions with a low around 73. Winds will be from the east-northeast from 5 to 10 mph.
This weekend, expect highs in the mid to upper 90s with lows in the mid 70s. Winds will vary throughout the weekend but will reach up to 15 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

August 8th

Local cheerleaders bring home awards

August 8, 2013

Sweetwater High School and Sweetwater Middle School cheerleaders recently attended Universal Cheerleading Association camp in San Angelo.  
The SHS cheerleaders won many blue superior ribbons in dance and cheer. SHS was named camp champions in the varsity division in cheer, game day preparation and fight song.
"The SHS cheerleaders worked extremely hard and are ready for football season," said Kassidi Seaton, cheer sponsor. "Big Red, Katie Fox, attended camp with the cheerleaders and learned many new skits and techniques."  

Local paramedic injured in motorcycle accident

August 8, 2013

22-year-old Nicholas Barton of Sweetwater, a paramedic with the Sweetwater Fire Department, was critically injured in a motorcycle wreck on Wednesday morning in Fisher County.
Barton was eastbound on his motorcycle on FM 57 at 9:15 a.m. A westbound Dodge Ram pickup turned in front of Barton, and the motorcycle collided with the passenger side of the Dodge.
Barton was taken to University Medical Center in Lubbock in critical condition.

Kandy Myers retires after 13 years

August 8, 2013

Nolan County Attorney Administrative Assistant Kandy Myers recently retired from her position at the Nolan County Courthouse after 13 years of service.
She is shown with her family at a retirement reception held in her honor. Pictured are Melissa Foerster, Colton Foerster, Kandy Myers, Cody Myers, Audrey Foerster, Roger Myers and Kimberly Foerster.
See more photos on Page 11 of Thursday's edition.

Eliseo V. Gomez

August 8, 2013

Eliseo V. Gomez, age 83, of Sweetwater, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 at his residence.
A rosary will be held Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at 7 p.m. at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Chapel, recited by Lupe Medellin.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, with Rev. Charles Okonkwo officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

Sweetwater's forecast for Thursday

August 8, 2013

Today will be mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 100 and southern winds around 10 to 15 mph. After 1 p.m., we'll have a 20% chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Those rain chances will remain in the area until 1 a.m.; otherwise expect mostly cloudy conditions with a low around 75. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.

August 7th

RPMH opens new physicians clinic

August 7, 2013

Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, Chamber members, community members, friends and family helped to mark the official opening of the new Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital Physicians Clinic with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday morning.
Doctors who will be in the new clinic are Dr. Robert Eaker, Dr. Summer Walthall, Dr. Tim Jones, Dr. Ron Dennis and Family Nurse Practitioner Marcie Crisp.

Pleas entered in District Court

August 7, 2013

Three people have recently entered pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings.
Oscar Charles Walton was sentenced to four years of community supervision after he pleaded guilty to fraudulent use of identifying information, a state jail felony. He will also have to pay a $4,000 fine, $343 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees. Walton will also have to serve 120 hours of community service.

Texans to take part in Tax Free Weekend beginning Friday

August 7, 2013

It seems as if there is one more thing to check off the "back to school" list — Tax-Free Weekend.
From Friday, August 9 through Sunday, August 11, Texans will take part in the savings to get their kids ready to head back into the classroom. This year marks the 15th year that the Lone Star State has offered savings to residents in their school clothing and supply purchases.
Since 2007, the annual shopping event has been scheduled to fall closer in line with the start of the majority of public schools. Any item priced under $100 is eligible for tax-free savings.

Bobby Jack Bentle

August 7, 2013

Bobby Jack Bentle, age 57, of Spring, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 at St. Luke’s Hospital in The Woodlands, due to complications from heart surgery.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at First Presbyterian Church of Sweetwater, with Kary Fry officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Family will receive friends at the First Presbyterian Church on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 beginning at 6 p.m.

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