Archive - 2014

March 20th

Luncheon to discuss the economics of tourism

March 20, 2014

Bronte community leaders will host a regional network luncheon sponsored by Texas Midwest Community Network (TMCN) on Tuesday, March 25, at the Bronte Community Center, 116 NE Railroad Street. Community leaders from neighboring communities are invited to attend, enjoy the local cuisine and discuss mutual concerns. The luncheon is held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and cost is $12.50 per person; reservations are requested.

Thursday's local forecast

March 20, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 76. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 55 and south-southeast winds around 15 mph. Gusts could get as high as 25 mph.
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March 19th

Two local elementary schools honored by Imagine Learning

March 19, 2014

East Ridge Elementary School has been selected as a World-Class School, the highest distinction in the Imagine Nation customer recognition program. Only 26 schools met the rigorous usage standards required of World-Class Schools for the 2012–2013 school year. "We congratulate you on achieving this high honor through your consistent use of Imagine Learning and welcome you as a citizen of Imagine Nation," said Imagine Nation representatives.

Business consortium partners with TSTC West Texas for $955,052 job-training grant

March 19, 2014

Buzzi Unicem USA, Ludlum Measurements Inc., UpWind Solutions Inc. and Wind Energy Turbine Services Inc. have partnered with Texas State Technical College West Texas (TSTC West Texas) to provide job training using a $955,052 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

2014 TSTC Chancellor’s Excellence Awards announced

March 19, 2014

Texas State Technical College is honoring 14 members of its faculty and staff with the TSTC Chancellor’s Excellence Award. Three employees from TSTC West Texas earned the award this year; Jay Burks, Welding Instructor; Ray Fried, Vice President of Administrative Services and Mayra Juarez, Assistant Financial Aid Officer. The TSTC Chancellor’s Award for Excellence was established to recognize the outstanding contributions and achievements of faculty and staff who serve the students of TSTC and the communities of Texas.

John V. Dudley

March 19, 2014

John V. (Johnny Vaughn) Dudley, age 75, of Abilene (former resident of Nolan), passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at The Oaks at Radford Hills.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Slater’s Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

Evaristo Hernandez, Jr.

March 19, 2014

Evaristo Hernandez, Jr., age 48, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at his residence.
His body was cremated. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Evaristo was born on Nov. 29, 1965 in Sweetwater, Texas to Evaristo Hernandez, Sr., and Virginia (Hermisillo) Hernandez. He was a Catholic.
He is survived by two sons, Brant Hernandez and Nathan Hernandez, both of Sweetwater; two grandsons, Brant Hernandez, Jr. and Lorenzo

Roy Lynn Hickson

March 19, 2014

Graveside services for Roy Lynn Hickson, 61, of Poolville, Texas will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Sweetwater Cemetery. Rev. Mike Sells will officiate and interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Hickson died Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in Poolville, Texas.
Roy was born Aug. 2, 1952, in Rotan, Texas to Buford and Pauline Hickson. He loved cars and motorcycles. He was a diesel mechanic.

Local sports calendar

March 19, 2014

Sweetwater JV and varsity teams compete at Snyder’s Canyon Reef Relays.
Sweetwater varsity hosts Big Spring, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity hosts Big Spring, 5 p.m. (JV game was canceled)
Sweetwater varsity will play at Monahans tournament.
Highland and Blackwell varsity and junior high teams will compete at meets in Trent.
Roscoe and Highland varsity athletes will compete at San Angelo Relays.
Roscoe JV boys will compete at Jayton meet.
Sweetwater JV will play at Big Spring, noon.

Mustangs beat GW on error in 9th

March 19, 2014

GREENWOOD — It’s not always easy and not always that pretty, but Sweetwater High School’s baseball team keeps finding ways to win.
The Mustangs, winners of 10 straight entering Tues-day’s District 4-3A opener at Greenwood, made it 11 in a row with a 7-6, nine-inning win. The game was ultimately decided when Greenwood’s rightfielder made a two-out error in the top of the ninth on a fly ball by Sweetwater’s James Clift that scored Tyler Beasley, who had singled and came around from first with the go-ahead run.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 23 Cross Country Sweetwater varsity at Irion County meet held in Mertzon. Tennis...
Both Sweetwater Middle School eighth grade teams defeated Snyder in football action this past...
SWEETWATER HIGH SCHOOL AT MILES Varsity Boys: 3rd place — 65 points (3 miles) JV Girls: 1st place...


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