Archive - Jan 2014

January 27th

Rangers nip Mustangs

January 27, 2014

In a game that was criti-cal for both teams, Sweet-water and Midland Green-wood played it close all the way in their District 4-3A boys game here Friday.
However, for the most part, the Mustangs held the lead — until the very end.
With his team trailing by two, 61-59, Greenwood’s Grant Franklin was fouled on a 3-point attempt with 9.4 seconds remaining and given three free throws.

Highland, Roscoe girls wrap up playoff berths

January 27, 2014

Highland and Roscoe are going back to the Class 1A, Division II girls playoffs after winning Friday in very convincing fashion. High-land blasted Ira, 72-20, to hold on to first place in District 13-1A, D-II at 7-0. The Lady Hornets are 21-2 overall with three games left in the regular season before going back to the playoffs for the 13th straight year.
Roscoe beat Westbrook in its game Friday, 46-22. The Plowgirls are 6-1 in District 13-1A and will host Highland this Friday.

SFSA has three more signups set for softball

January 27, 2014

Three more signups for the Sweetwater Fastpitch Softball Association will be held at the Fourth and Elm Church of Christ warehouse. The three signups are set for Friday, Jan. 31; Tuesday, Feb. 4; and Friday, Feb. 7 from 6-8 p.m on each day for girls 5-14 years of age. Call Tracy Villanueva at (325) 455-5485 or Gloria Martinez at (325) 721-8080 for more information.

January 24th

Darrell Kenneth “Ken” Kinsey

January 25, 2014

Darrell Kenneth “Ken” Kinsey, 71, of Lake Sweetwater, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
No services are planned at this time. Mr. Kinsey was cremated.
Online condolences may be expressed at

January 24th

Crime Stoppers announce Crime of the Week

January 24, 2014

Nolan County Crime Stoppers has announced this week's Crime of the Week.

Texas Wind Energy Clearinghouse hosts sixth Transmission Summit

January 24, 2014

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.

Dry roads reported in the area

January 24, 2014

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.

VFW donates to Girl Scouts

January 24, 2014

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

January 24, 2014

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.

George N. "Junior" West, Jr.

January 24, 2014

Funeral services for George N. “Junior” 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.

Michael Lawrence was named the Sweetwater Mustangs Player of the Week.
Sweetwater’s Kensi Chowning goes up for one of her team-high 13 kills in Tuesday’s non-district...
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