Archive - Jan 24, 2014
Nolan County Crime Stoppers has announced this week's Crime of the Week.
The Sixth Annual Transmission Summit was held at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex this week.
Over 100 people were registered. The Summit is hosted and sponsored by the Texas Wind Energy Clearinghouse.
The ONCOR presentation talked about the issues West Texas would have without the CREZ expansion. Mr. Collin Martin with ONCOR mentioned that their business has increased 20% year over year.
It is mainly due to the growth of the oil and gas industry and the related support service and manufacturing industry.
Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) crews in the Brownwood District worked overnight to clear snow and ice from roads and bridges. Although conditions have improved, some counties are reporting patches of black ice. McCulloch, San Saba, Mills and Lampasas Counties were most affected by the storm, and drivers should be cautious if traveling in these areas.
All areas of the Abilene District are reporting dry roads.
Icy conditions are affecting other regions of the state. Drivers are strongly encouraged to check road conditions before deciding to travel this morning.
Lionel Mendez, VFW Post 2479 Commander is shown presenting a check to Judy Leighow, Service Unit Manager with the Girl Scouts of America.
Dalton Ray Gage, 66, passed away Jan. 24, 2014, in Lubbock after a fierce battle with cancer.
Dalton was born May 31, 1947, in Sweetwater to Clifton and Rilla Thompson Gage. He married Kitty Taylor on Aug. 24, 1967 in Loraine. He graduated from Sweetwater High School in 1965 and attended Texas Tech University.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services for George N. â€śJuniorâ€ť West, Jr., 85, of Richfield, Idaho, formerly of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Reverend Frankie Santiago will officiate and interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
West died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at his residence in Richfield.
He was born Feb. 21, 1928, in Knoxville.
The 2013-14 Sweetwater varsity boys basketball team is pictured here.
Standing from left are Dylan Bennett, Deâ€™andre Gatson, Michael Hunt, Kaleb Hoover, Rhett Tor-res, Jacob Peyton; seated, Isaiah McGee, J.P. Poe, assistant coach Chris Carruthers, head coach Al Hunt, assistant coach Jarrod Gee, Quentin Wet-sel, Marquees Jenkins.
Things have soured lately for both of Sweetwaterâ€™s basketball teams, and both are badly in need of a win heading into tonightâ€™s Dis-trict 4-3A home games with Midland Greenwood.
Thatâ€™s especially true for the girls (2-4), who have lost their last three games. The boys are on a two-game skid and are 1-3 after losing at Big Spring, 55-45, on Tuesday.
Sweetwaterâ€™s freshman basketball teams were both winners against Big Spring while the JV teams lost their games on Tuesday.
Sweetwaterâ€™s freshman girls are 3-3 in district play after a 47-30 win. Lauren Jones had 16 points and Kaitlyn Foster 13 for Sweetwater, while Jennifer Medellin and Davina Walker had six, Sonya Sanchez four and Danielle Vega two.
Last year, the Highland and Roscoe girls were 1-2 in the final District 13-1A bas-ketball standings.
With just four games left in the season, it looks like a repeat could be in order, especially if both teams win today. Highland hosts third-place Ira (4-2) and Roscoe hosts fourth-place Westbrook (2-4). Highland clinches a playoff berth for the 13th straight year with a win. Roscoe would also be in the playoffs again if it can knock off Westbrook, which would leave each of the bot-tom three teams in the district with at least five losses with only three games left in the season.