Archive - 2013
The Sweetwater City Commission took action on Tuesday to begin the lengthy process of annexation for several properties located in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the city.
For the first two portions, a development agreement was offered in accordance to section 43.035 of the Texas Local Government Code, due to the fact that they had been appraised for tax purposes as land for agriculture or wildlife management (subchapter C or D in Chapter 23 of the Tax Code), or as timber land (subchapter E).
This past weekend, Sweetwater High School student Larissa Locklar exhibited her show lambs at the Permian Basin Fair in Odessa.
She was awarded a $1,500 Market Lamb scholarship for her FFA and academic achievements.
This yearâ€™s first confirmed case of West Nile illness in Mitchell County has been reported. The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department is urging people to take precautions to reduce the risk of contracting West Nile virus, a mosquito-borne illness.
West Nile illness was confirmed in an adult male who remains hospitalized with the neuroinvasive form of the disease. Additional details about the patient are not being released to protect the patientâ€™s identity.
The 2013 Sweetwater Heart Walk is scheduled to take place tomorrow, Sept. 14 at the Sweetwater Mustang track field. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., with the walk starting at 9 a.m.
The local Heart Walk has been taking place for over 20 years and is a fundraising initiative which supports the American Heart Association (AHA). Two years ago, the walk was changed from its spring schedule to become a fall venue, according to event coordinator Jerrie Gee.
An 18-wheeler carrying propane tanks wrecked in Nolan County near Blackland Road on Friday morning.
After close inspection by first responders from the Sweetwater Fire Department, it was determined that although some of the tanks were damaged, none were ruptured or leaking and no threats were apparent.
The trailer split after the truck hit a telephone pole and the driver walked away from the wreck with no injuries.
Find more photos in page 3 of Friday's edition.
The 2013-2014 tax rate and budget for the City of Sweetwater were adopted during Tuesday morning's city commission meeting.
Approval was given for the second and final reading of the ordinance fixing and levying the tax rate of 48 cents per $100 valuation. Since this year's proposed tax rate did not exceed the effective tax rate, a motion to adopt the ordinance did not require the language about "tax increase," as stated in 26.05 (b) of the Property Tax Code.
Graveside services for James Paul Owens of Sweetwater will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 at Sweetwater Cemetery. Rev. Herman Bealer will officiate with interment to follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 from 7-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Owens died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
James loved golf, fishing and listening to gospel music. He is survived by his loving wife, six daughters, three sons, two brothers, one sister, 21 grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jose "Joe" Aguirre, Jr., age 76, of Sweetwater, (former resident of Del Rio, Texas), passed away on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 , at Sweetwater Healthcare Center.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 at Sunset Memorial Oaks Funeral Home in Del Rio, Texas.
On the morning of Sept. 11, 2013 Brian passed away after his short battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family. Brian was 38 years old.
Brian was born in Chandler, Ariz. on Oct. 10, 1974 to Roger Gibbs and Kathy Ransom. Brian was a loving and caring man. He loved football, Nascar and working in his yard. Brian was a great friend to many and a hard worker. He loved his family very much and always made time for his niece and nephew.