Archive - Jan 9, 2014


Whataburger’s “Monterey Melt” burger returns

January 9, 2014

SAN ANTONIO – Dec. 30, 2013 – Whataburger’s Monterey Melt burger, which was introduced earlier this year for a limited time, returns to the menu today at 3 p.m. as an All-Time Favorite, joining a select group of the company’s most famous menu items.

Guilty pleas

January 9, 2014

Several pleaded guilty during recent 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings.
Enrique Lombrana Gamez pleaded guilty to failure to register as a sex offender, a third degree felony. For his plea, Gamez was sentenced to two years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He was also ordered to pay a $2,000 fine, $782 in court costs and $819 in attorney's fees. He will receive two days credit towards his sentence for time already served in jail.

BNSF adding road in Sweetwater

January 9, 2014

The BNSF Railway, as part of their $28 million expansion in Sweetwater, is adding a road that will create access to the transload facility off of FM 419 just north of the Cape and Son entrance.
The project is expected to be completed by early to mid-summer.

Cline Shale Alliance luncheon to be held tomorrow

January 9, 2014

The Cline Shale Alliance will host its quarterly luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex (west hall) in Sweetwater.
The cost of the luncheon is $25 per person. Pay by credit card in advance online with Cline Shale Alliance ( All attendees must RSVP and pay in advance via Cline Shale Alliance. Luncheon sponsorships are available at $250.
"Join us as we prepare for increasing intensity in the Cline Shale operations region and as investment adds new life to West Texas," said Cline Shale Alliance representatives.

Pioneer Museum hosts Chamber Coffee

January 9, 2014

The Pioneer Museum was the host for the monthly Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce coffee event on Wednesday.
Shown attending the event are Mark Garcia, Thea Serrano, Terry Locklar and Lyndi Locklar.

Herman Ray Williams

January 9, 2014

Graveside services for Herman Ray Williams, 77, of Sweetwater will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Sweetwater Cemetery. Reverend Jimmy Don Bennett will officiate and interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Williams died Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Nolan Nursing and Rehab Center.
He was born February 26, 1936 in Brady, Texas. He married Glenda Faye Williams on June 14, 1959 in Hamlin, Texas.

Three area teams in 1st

January 9, 2014

Three area high school basketball teams are in first place in their districts after winning games Tuesday.
The Blackwell boys are 4-0 in District 14-A, Divis-ion II after a 54-40 victory over Bronte.
The Hornets were led by Matthew Lowry’s 20 points while improving to 9-3 for the season. Blackwell steadily built its advantage throughout the game, leading 5-2, 20-14 and 35-28 at the quarter breaks. Mason Magness added 11 points for the Hornets, who are tied with Water Valley for the lead in District 14-A. The teams will meet on Friday in Water Valley in a first-place showdown.

All-Big Country

January 9, 2014

Nine Nolan County high school football players — three each from Roscoe, Highland and Blackwell — received All-Big Country recognition this week from the Abilene Reporter-News in either Class 1A or Six-Man. And two of the players — Roscoe receiver Shelton Toliver and Highland defensive lineman Gaga Soedarsono — were named to the first team in 1A and Six-Man, respectively.
Toliver, a 6-0, 185-pound senior, caught 78 passes for 987 yards and 17 touch-downs for the Plowboys. Soedarsono, a 5-10, 175-pound junior, had 97 tackles and 12 sacks this season for Highland.

Freshman, JV girls tip off district

January 9, 2014

Sweetwater’s freshman and junior varsity girls basketball teams began district action this past Friday by playing home games against Big Spring and traveled to Greenwood on Tuesday. The freshman girls are 1-1, losing to Big Spring 28-23 and defeating Greenwood 41-23, while the JV girls are 0-2, losing to Big Spring 33-28 and falling 33-24 to Greenwood.

Roscoe boys win again

January 9, 2014

Roscoe’s junior high boys basketball teams won again on Monday to stay unbeat-en this season.
The ‘A’ team (7-0) won 26-18 in their game as Jesse Ortega and Camden Boren had nine points, Parker Payne four, Tagen Adkins two and Paul Pantoja and John Castillo one.
The ‘B’ team won 13-11 in its game to improve to 6-0 for their season.
The Plowboys were led individually by Nicholas Limones and Ty Fullwood with four points, while Mason Hernandez had three and Jr Guia two.

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