Archive - 2014
If youâ€™ve driven by the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium at night lately, you may have noticed something different. There are now colorful lights coming from the towersâ€™ windows.
Read more in Tuesday's edition.
Suddenlinkâ€™s Abilene-Snyder-Sweetwater system team has won an award for the highest customer satisfaction scores of any Suddenlink cable system, based on company surveys conducted the past year. The system also won the award in 2012.
Read more in Tuesday's edition.
Melba Aileen Gillis, 97, went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 1, 2014. Aileen was born Aug. 30, 1917 in Jacksboro, TX.
She is survived by her son, Bobby Gillis and wife Billie of Sweetwater; one brother; four sisters; eight grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren with two more on the way. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Aileen was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle Gillis; son, Clyde Gillis; grandson, David Gillis; brother; sister; and her parents.
It comes as no surprise that the All-District 2-4A, Division II football team is loaded with Mustangs.
After a season that saw an outright district championship, unbeaten regular season and trip to the state quarterfinals, 24 Sweetwa-ter players have been given some kind of all-district recognition for their outstand-ing achievements.
Read more in Tuesday's edition in SPorts.
Today, December 9, the RPMH Diabetic Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. They will be meeting in the hospital cafeteria for a Christmas party.
The Sweetwater Jaycees have hooked up a direct line to the North Pole again this year. Call in will be tonight from 6-8 p.m. Children are welcome to call and let Santa know what they want for Christmas. The numbers to call are 236-5812, 725-0113 or 933-9855.
Also, the Sweetwater Aglow Community Lighthouse will have their meeting at 7 p.m. at Lighthouse Assembly of God Church, located at 412 Newman. Speaking will be Minnie Castro from the Aglow Team.
We'll see some patchy fog before 10 a.m, which will lead in to partly sunny skies and a high near 65. Winds will be from the south around 5 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 48 and south-southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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Bicycles are always a popular gift at Christmas time, and many parents are shopping now for that perfect new bicycle for their child â€“ maybe even their first bicycle. This is an excellent opportunity to teach children about the importance of wearing a helmet to protect their head. According to National Safe Kids, helmets can reduce the risk of severe brain injury by up to 88%, but only 45% of children wear bike helmets. Safe Kids also reports that bicycles are associated with more injuries in children than any other product except automobiles.
The Sweetwater campus held a toy drive to help Goodfellows this holiday season.Â Employees and PTK student organization assisted in the drive. Pictured from left to right are Maria Aguirre, David Whitlock-PTK, Marisol Solis, Karen Waller, Ian Robertson, Irene Gill, Jan Harvey, Monica Wagner, Kristin Smith (Goodfellows representative) Jennifer Rosas, Edwin Chavez-PTK, Joni Coons and Rick Nelson.
The Sweetwater Goodfellows held their toy distribution on Friday, helping many families with Christmas toys for children of Nolan County that they might not have otherwise. Many volunteers â€” including individuals, organizations and businesses, contributed their time at the distribution and Christmas party. See more photos in today's edition.
Melinda Michelle Torres was serenaded by Angels on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014.
A Celebration of Melindaâ€™s life will be on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 at 12 noon at Holy Spirit Parish Catholic Church with Reverend Father Charles Okonkwo and Reverend Father Michael Rodriguez officiating, directed by McCoy Funeral Home. A Rosary will be on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014 at 7 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home Chapel of Memories.