Archive - 2013

February 22nd

Results returned from body found along I-20

February 22, 2013

The results from the body found in July along Interstate 20 in Sweetwater have returned from the University of North Texas (UNT) Center for Human Identification, according to Detective Lance Richburg with the Sweetwater Police Department.
The remains found belong to Gabriel Salinas, born March 29, 1948. His last known permanent address was in Gruver, Texas; however, Salinas worked and lived in different places throughout the area.

Pageant contestants attend tea

February 22, 2013

This year's Miss Snake Charmer Pageant contestants attended the pageant tea recently at Java Jax in Sweetwater.

Sprucing up the high school track

February 22, 2013

Shown are Payton Moore, Ashley Parker, Marissa Sanchez and Abby Garcia all helping Coach Jessica Withrow spruce up the Sweetwater High School track by painting the high jump cover and all of the trash cans to get the track ready for the track and field season.
Sweetwater will be hosting the Rattlesnake Relays this year.

Blotters for February 20, 2013

February 22, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 54 calls for service, issued three citations and made one arrest on Feb. 20, 2013.

The SPD received 15, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Disorderly conduct — 300 block of Lamar.

Arrested by SPD:
• Gary Taylor, 50 — Public intoxication.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served no civil papers and made one arrest on Feb. 20, 2013.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Chad Eugene Parsons, 19, of Sweetwater — Warrant/criminal mischief.

Calls for service:
• Burglary — CR 108.
• 911 hang up — FM 608.

Pauline Byrd

February 22, 2013

Pauline Byrd
Pauline Byrd, age 85, of Sweetwater, passed away on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at her residence.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at Fourth and Elm Church of Christ with Mike Crowley officiating. Burial will follow at Palava Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

Oleta Worsham

February 22, 2013

Oleta Worsham, age 85, of Abilene, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Sweetwater Cemetery with Rev. James Baker officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

Weekend weather for Sweetwater

February 22, 2013

Today will bring in seasonal temperatures with sunny skies and a high near 49. Winds will be from the north-northeast around 5 mph.
Tonight, expect mostly clear skies and a low around 31, with northern winds around 5 mph. After midnight, they will shift to the south.
This weekend we'll see highs in the 60s, but winds will gradually increase Saturday night into the entire day on Sunday. Lows will be in the 40s, but will decrease to the mid-30s on Sunday night.
Visit weather.gov to get a full weekend preview.

February 21st

Joyce Mae Dhane Harris

February 21, 2013

Joyce Mae Dhane Harris, age 67, a resident for the past five years at Kristi Lee Manor, passed away at Mitchell County Hospital on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at Kiker-Seale Chapel. Rev. Tommy Fraley will officiate with cremation to follow. Services are under the care and direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.

Word of God Church not closing its doors

February 21, 2013

According to Pastor of the Word of God Church, Dale Stowe, the church is “going into the final phase of the vision that God has given for this ministry.”
“This ministry has always been focused on the vision of where God is taking us, said Stowe. “It has never meant to be a churchy experience, it has always been a tool to allow the Holy Spirit to work in those who are called. Training your ears through the Word of truth to be able to hear God's small still voice so that we can be led by the Spirit of God.”

SHS students participate in visual art scholastic event

February 21, 2013

Pictured are Sweetwater High School students Austin Watts, Joslynne Bohall, Whitnee Murff, Maty Montgomery, Laura Duclos, Destiny Neves, Amber Hernandez and Ashley Kincheloe. These students participated in the Visual Art Scholastic Event (VASE).
Watts, Bohall, Montgomery, Duclos, Hernandez and Kincheloe all received Superior ratings. Hernandez advanced to the state level with two pieces and Duclos advanced with her self portrait.

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