Archive - 2013

November 25th

Woman’s Forum donates to Pioneer Museum

November 25, 2013

The Woman's Forum recently made a donation in the amount of $2,259 to the Pioneer Museum from their Evening at the Museum/Pumpkins on the Porch event.
Shown are Phyllis Morris, Adele Mims, Lita McEachern, Gayle Greer, Dr. Judy Clayton, Kent Boatright, Karan Bergstrom, Suzan Hughes-Kennedy, Kathy Shadley, Janet Setliff, Melonnie Hicks and Betty Myers.

Elvira Garza Caballero

November 25, 2013

Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Elvira Garza Caballero, 86, of Sweetwater will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Deacon Bill Butler will officiate and interment will follow at Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A Rosary will be said at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Caballero died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab.
She was born March 28, 1927 in Goliad, Texas. She married Francisco "Frank" Caballero in 1946 in Sinton, Texas.

James Everett Lane, Jr.

November 25, 2013

Military graveside services for James Everett “Jim” Lane, Jr., 59, of Hermleigh, formerly of Sweetwater, will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 at Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery in Goldthwaite, Texas with Pastor Doug Holtzclaw officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, from 6:30-9 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Lane died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, in Hermleigh, Texas. He was born April 25, 1954, in Midland.

Vesta Lea "Sis" Wilson

November 25, 2013

Vesta Lea Wilson, 62, died early Monday morning, Nov. 25, 2013 at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at Highland Baptist Church. Rev. Keith Clower will be officiating and interment will follow at Decker Cemetery directed by McCoy Funeral Home.
There will be a formal family visitation on Friday at Highland Baptist Church from 1 p.m. until service time.
Vesta, lovingly know as “Sis” was born in Sweetwater, Texas on Aug. 11, 1951 to Jack and Beulah Chapman. She married Don L. Wilson Nov. 4, 1973 in Blackwell, Texas.

Local forecast for Monday

November 25, 2013

This morning, there will be a slight chance of rain, snow, and sleet before noon. Otherwise, we'll see partly sunny skies with a high near 39. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph, becoming north northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 10%.
Tonight, expect mostly cloudy skies, with a low around 29 and northern winds at 10 to 15 mph, shifting to the west after midnight. Expect wind chill values between 19 and 24.
Learn more at weather.gov.

This week’s basketball

November 25, 2013

MONDAY, NOV. 25
Sweetwater JV and varsity boys play at Stanton at 6 and 7:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade ‘A’ boys play at Wall starting at 5:30 p.m.
Roscoe junior high ‘A’ teams and ‘B’ girls host Ira starting at 5 p.m.
Highland junior high teams will host Loraine starting at 6 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams will play at Bronte starting at 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, NOV. 26
Sweetwater freshman boys will host Wall, 6 p.m.
Sweetwater girls will play at Abernathy — JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater freshman girls at Midland Christian, 5 p.m.

School delays and closings

November 25, 2013

Blackwell ISD is closed on Monday.

Highland ISD begins at 10 a.m., buses run two hours late on Monday.

Roby ISD begins at 10 a.m. on Monday.

Sweetwater ISD begins at 10 a.m., buses run two hours late on Monday.

Texas State Technical College Sweetwater campus opens at 10 a.m. on Monday.

Kids Kampus and Lang Aycock Daycare Centers in Sweetwater will open at regular times but will not have transportation to schools on Monday.

November 22nd

Weather forces several changes to local, area basketball schedules

November 22, 2013

The winter weather that blew in late Thursday and early Friday caused several changes to area basketball schedules.
Sweetwater's JV and varsity boys and varsity girls have cancelled tonight's games at Stanton, although both boys teams have rescheduled their games for Monday. Details will be in Sunday's sports section. Sweetwater boys coach Al Hunt also said that the JV and varsity boys home games with Wall that were scheduled Tuesday are cancelled. The freshman boys will play their game Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the main high school gym, however.

Marsha Harris announces candidacy for District Clerk

November 22, 2013

Marsha Harris is announcing her candidacy for the office of District Clerk in Nolan County.
“As life-long residents of Nolan County and current residents of Blackwell, my husband of 29 years, Ronnie ‘Rabbit’ Harris and I have raised two wonderful children,” she said.
Their son, Garritt Harris, is a graduate of Blackwell CISD and Western Texas College. Brooklyn Harris, their daughter, is a senior at Blackwell CISD. In addition, they are all members of First Baptist Church in Blackwell.

Connie Jamison announces candidacy for District Clerk

November 22, 2013

Connie Broadwell Jamison is announcing her candidacy for District Clerk of Nolan County.
Sweetwater is her hometown and she is a graduate of Sweetwater High School and Columbia Secretarial College. She is the daughter of R.E. Broadwell (deceased) and Charlie Broadwell.
Jamison has two sisters, Patricia “Treet” Broadwell and Deb Veal, and one brother, Richard Broadwell (deceased), one brother-in-law, David Veal, and one sister-in-law, Vicki Broadwell.

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