Archive - 2013

December 26th

Sammy Sanchez

December 26, 2013

Sammy Sanchez, age 40, of Sweetwater, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at Hendrick Medical Center.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel recited by Lupe Medellin. .
Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at Holy Spirit Parish (Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church) with Rev. Charles Okonkwo officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

Mustangs to play in Anson tournament beginning Friday

December 26, 2013

Sweetwater's Marquees Jenkins goes up for a shot while being guarded by two Colorado City defenders in a game earlier this month.
The Mustangs will play in Anson's two-day basketball tournament starting Friday.

Thursday's local forecast

December 26, 2013

Today will be sunny with a high near 52. Winds will be from the west-southwest around 5 mph, becoming calm in the afternoon.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 31 and light southern winds increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the evening.
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December 24th

Fantasy and Reality: A closer look at Christmas

December 24, 2013

"Isn't there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?" asked a little block-headed boy in the 1965 classic carrying his namesake, A Charlie Brown Christmas, by Charles M. Schultz.
Ask anyone this question and you will probably get a different answer each time. But the timeless holiday movie shares what we hope Christmas to be, what it has become and what it really is about.

Big'un's Tumbleweed Adventure

December 24, 2013

After we rolled into the sleepy little town of Sweetwater, Texas, from New Mexico, the natives looked happy to see us, which was a surprise. Pretty soon after our wind-driven trip, we were lassoed by matrons wanting to use us for their annual Tumbleweed Snowmen displays. Shorty, my sidekick, was placed atop Betsy, my medium-size girlfriend of many miles. I was the base of this new operation, I guess because I am quite rotund.

Mr. and Mrs. Claus visit Goodwill

December 24, 2013

Shown are Mrs. Claus and Santa Claus, also known as Peggy and Ted Kimbrell of Sweetwater, visiting Goodwill in Sweetwater this week. The couple posed for photos with many of the children of the community and the store also offered free photos, taken by Roxsand Lecroy.

Cornerstone Christian wishing everyone a Merry Christmas

December 24, 2013

The staff and students at Cornerstone Christian School want to wish everyone a heartfelt Merry Christmas!

Roy Howard Tucker

December 24, 2013

Roy Howard Tucker, age 76, of Fort Stockton, passed away Dec. 22, 2013, after a brief battle with cancer. Howard was born Aug. 23, 1937, in Blackwell to W.O. and Mary Blair Tucker. He married Leona Mae Backhaus on Jan. 9, 1958, in Roscoe. Howard worked as a construction inspector for the Texas Highway Department in Sweetwater, Stanton and Fort Stockton, where he retired after 36 years of employment. He was an Elder of Faith Lutheran Church in Fort Stockton for 45 years. He also served for many years on the Board of El Buen Vecino, the Fort Stockton Christian Thrift Store.

Suddenlink donates to WTCAC

December 24, 2013

Suddenlink in Sweetwater has once again donated to the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center. Pictured are Madison Black and Teresa Zarate with WTCAC and Mark Crain, Leticia Morales, Marla Reddic and David Weaver all with Suddenlink. This is the fourth year for Suddenlink to donate to the WTCAC.

RPMH names Employee of the Year

December 24, 2013

Pictured are Paul Romero and Dietary Supervisor, Brenda Hollis. Romero was named the 2013 RPMH February Employee of the Month and was voted Employee of the Year by his co-workers. He has been with RPMH since January 2001. He and his wife Michelle live in Sweetwater and have four children, Bianca, Nick, Aaron and Lindsey.

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