Archive - 2013
Bettye Scott, age 68, of Sweetwater, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 at Hendrick Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Carey officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Bettye was born on April 8, 1945 in Hubbard, Texas to R. K. and Elvan (Smith) Jackson. She married Eugene Scott, Sr. on April 22, 1965 in Sweetwater. She worked for U.S. Gypsum for 22 years before retiring.
Sweetwaterâ€™s tennis team is at Midland for a 1 p.m. match with Monahans after winning its Saturday match 11-8 at Greenwood.
Boys doubles â€” Key-gan Valdez and Billy Reeves lost 0-8; Chris Shoemaker and Tyler Stacy won 9-7; Marc Butler and Christian Ulbrich lost 5-8.
Mixed doubles â€” Bry-an Vause and Jenny Medel-lin won 8-0.
Girls doubles â€” Crys-tal Foust and Teresa Perez-Poe won 8-1; Naomi Gon-zales and Rebecca Gonzales won 8-4; Gisela Selano and Ezzy Mermella won 8-0.
Today will be sunny with a high near 92. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 67 and south-southeast winds around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
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Texas State Technical College West Texas has been named to the coveted Military Friendly SchoolsÂ® list for the fourth year in a row. The annual list is compiled by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The 2014 Military Friendly SchoolsÂ® list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace Americaâ€™s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.
During halftime of the Roscoe Ployboys Homecoming football game, the Football Sweetheart and Beau and Band Sweetheart and Beau were crowned.
Shown are Football Beau Jesus Leanos and Football Sweetheart Whitney Williams with crown bearers Jayce Arnwine and Dakota Freeman.
Selected as Band Beau and Sweetheart were Antonio Gallegos and Danielle Dean.
Shale Show 2013 will take place Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 1-2 at the Nolan County Coliseum in Sweetwaterâ€™s Newman Park. Shale Show is the inaugural version of an energy technology showcase, business networking, and information sharing event that will be held in every odd-numbered year in Sweetwater, in the heart of the Cline Shale and America's Energy Solutions Region.
Shale Show is open free to the oil and gas industry, regional leaders and businesses, and to the general public. A very limited number of indoor and outdoor display spaces are still available for a fee.
Nolan County received rain this weekend and local photographer Ryan Smith was able to capture this stunning photo at Newman Park.
A memorial service for Robert Lewis Etheridge will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at Abundant Life Assembly of God Church in Merkel with Rev. Joseph Busnell and Rev. Robert Etheridge officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
Etheridge died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at his home in Merkel.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.
Richard Elton Butts, age 69, of Sweetwater, passed away on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 at Sweetwater Healthcare Center.
His body was cremated. No services are planned at this time.
Richard was born on April 19, 1944 in Henderson, Nev. to Jack W. and Evelyn (Sanders) Butts. He worked as a service manager for Goodyear Tire for 17 1/2 years and 7-11 Auto for 10 years before retiring. He married Sharon Pugh on Dec. 18, 1964 in Roby, Texas.
Today will be sunny with a high near 87. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 10 to 15 mph.
We'll see mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 62 and south-southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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