Archive - 2013
Maria C. Aguirre-AcuĂ±a, Associate Vice President Enrollment Management at Texas State Technical College West Texas has been named to the Executive Committee for the Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (TACARO).
AcuĂ±a has been with TSTC West Texas for 27 years. She graduated with her AAS from TSTC in 1986 and began working as a student recruitment officer at the college. AcuĂ±a continued her education earning a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a Masters in Management from Wayland Baptist University.
Patti Neill, Nolan County District Clerk, announced today that she would not seek another term. Her current term will end on Dec. 31, 2014, and she intends to complete her commitment.
Neill began her career with the county in 1977 as a deputy for Betty Bryant in the County Tax Assessor-Collector's office, then began working for District Clerk Vera Holloman in 1990. She ran for the office 16 years later when Holloman decided to run for re-election. At the time of her retirement, Neill will have served two terms.
Viola Sue Hankins lived 70 wonderful years. After her brave fight with breast cancer in 2006, her strong will to live and unwavering faith in God carried her through; until her battle resumed and on Oct. 7, 2013, she passed away at her home in Cloudcroft, N.M.
Sue was born Feb. 28, 1943, in Ft. Worth to Eugene and Mary Loraine Bristow. She had two sisters, Winona Jamison and Helen Hargett; her parents and Winona preceded her in death.
Joe K. Smith, 77, of Abilene, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 at Wisteria Place Nursing Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road. A committal service will follow at noon at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.
Kimberly Dunn is one of three female artists performing for the Sweetest Day Benefit Concert Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. The three young women represent multiple genres of music, offering a variety of entertainment to music lovers â pop, soul and Texas country.
The Trinity Baptist Church Family welcomes Dr. Ken Lyle, Sr. as Interim Pastor, effective Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. âBro. Kenâ was born in Houston. He has been married to his beautiful wife, Judy, for 56 years. The Lyles have four married children, Christine Waddail, Sandra Hammack, Dr. Ken Lyle, Jr. and Scott Lyle. They have 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Bro. Ken and Judy live in Abilene where they enjoy reading, writing and travel.
Amanda Morrow (right) is the newest member to be inducted to the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club. She is shown receiving her membership certificate from Mitch Moore, club president.
Also, the Kiwanis Club recently inducted new officers to the club for the 2013-2014 year. The induction ceremony was led by William Smith, the Lieutenant Governor for Division 35.
Officers inducted were Jerrie Gee (president), Chris Stephens (vice president), Rachel Newberry (secretary), and Jared Monday (treasurer). Find photos of the induction ceremony on Page 3 of today's edition.
The Sweetwater City Commission held a brief discussion on Tuesday on the bids for the construction of a new police department.
During the September 10 meeting, six bids were opened, with the price ranging from $5.3 to $6.7 million. The item was tabled at that meeting, however, in order for the architect to review the bids in detail.
At Tuesday's meeting, City Manager Eddie Brown expressed that the bids came in higher than expected, which left the commissioners with the option to accept the low bid or reject all of the bids. Thus, approval was given to reject the bids.
Graveside services for Carl Wayne Tyler, 75, of Abilene, formerly of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 at Sweetwater Cemetery. Robert Murphy will officiate with interment to follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13 at McCoy Funeral Home.
Tyler died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 at Abilene Regional Medical Center in Abilene.
He was born Oct. 28, 1937 in Sweetwater. He married Clara Tyson on Nov. 11, 1958 in Sweetwater.