Archive - Jan 14, 2014

Upcoming events announced at Cline Shale luncheon

January 14, 2014

Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham offered an outlook on the oil and gas industry and also noted some upcoming events to attendants of the Cline Shale Alliance luncheon held at the Nolan County Coliseum on Friday.
While the Permian Basin is currently the second-largest oil development in the world, some projections note that the Cline Shale will surpass that. As a result, challenges will be seen and must be ready to be faced.
While no set map has been made of the Cline, already a lot of activity has been seen and a prime opportunity has presented itself for industry leaders.

DivorceCare resuming at Trinity Baptist Church

January 14, 2014

Trinity Baptist Church is resuming one of their ministries, as the DivorceCare sessions will begin on Thursday evening, January 16.
The class will be held at the church, located on the corner of Hailey and Santa Fe, in the "Encouragers" Sunday School classroom. Attendees are asked to use the Family Life Center entrance.

County preparing time capsule

January 14, 2014

At the Monday morning meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners, discussion was held on a time capsule for the Nolan County Courthouse.
Precinct 3 Commissioner Tommy White explained that they have been thinking about this project for some time. In order to fill the capsule, citizens are encouraged to bring a small item, such as a coin or business card.
Items can be brought now up until February 28 to Jerry Hunt in the County Judge's office. The size of the time capsule will depend on how many items are submitted.

Minnie Ola Franklin

January 14, 2014

Minnie Ola Franklin, 90 years young, a long time resident of Sweetwater, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, in Odessa, Texas. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Reverend E.D. Ingram officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Born to the late Josephine and Hal Taylor in Calvert, Texas on Oct. 15, 1923. Mrs. Franklin came to Sweetwater in the late 1960s. She was a long time member of the Pentecostal Church.

Kimberly Lynn Powell

January 14, 2014

Funeral services for Kimberly Lynn Powell, 54, of Colorado City, are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
Powell died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in Dallas.
Online condolences may be expressed at

SW to begin 4-3A homestand vs. Snyder

January 14, 2014

Some home cooking, anyone? Both of Sweetwater’s varsity basketball teams will try for that when they begin a string of four home games out of the next five starting today, when the Lady Mus-tangs and Mustangs will both play host to Snyder.
The varsity girls, who are 2-1 in District 4-3A after a 57-38 win at Monahans on Friday, will host Snyder (0-3) at 6:15 p.m.
The varsity boys, who are 0-1 in district, host Snyder (0-1) in the nightcap which tips off at 7:30 p.m.

Varsity girls basketball team

January 14, 2014

Pictured here are the members of the 2013-14 Sweetwater High School varsity girls basketball team.
Standing from left, Kayla Chowning, Shaneese Brown, head coach Al Miller, Taylor McPherson, Hayley Brownlow; and kneeling, Cierra Knox, Nisha Williams, Lexi Castillo, Abby McPherson and Maddie Jones.

Highland, Roscoe girls play for lead in 13-A

January 14, 2014

The Highland and Roscoe girls basketball teams have already put some distance between themselves and the rest of the teams who play in District 13-A, Division II by starting 3-0. All of the other four teams have at least two defeats. Tonight, the 13-A co-leaders meet in Highland at 6:30 p.m. to decide the outright leader.
Highland has played two actual district games, but got a forfeit victory over Loraine, which decided to cancel its season, this past Friday. Roscoe defeated Ira, 45-39, in its last game.

Sweetwater's weather for Tuesday

January 14, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 55. Winds will be breezy with a western wind around 15 to 25 mph. In the afternoon, winds will shift to the north and gusts could get as high as 35 mph.
Expect clear skies tonight, with a low around 28 and northern winds at 5 to 15 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the west.
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