Archive - 2014
Roscoe Police Officer Steven Spencer stands beside the department's new 2014 Chevy Tahoe.
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Leonor C. Hernandez, age 82, of Sweetwater, passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at her residence.
As per her wishes, her body will be cremated. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Leonor was born on April 11, 1932 in Camp Wood, Texas to Genaro and Gregoria (Beltran) Carrillo. She was a member of Holy Spirit Parish (Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church). She was a homemaker. She was a resident of Sweetwater for four 1/2 years coming from Sonora, Texas.
Cynthia Ann (Cindy) Sutton, age 54, of Sweetwater, passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at her residence.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Dusty Lovell officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
District 5 all-star tourna-ments begin on Saturday, and Sweetwater will have Little League teams participating in four age divisions â€” 9-10, 10-11, 11-12 and Junior League (13-14) at Abilene-area parks.
Sweetwaterâ€™s 9-10 year-old all-stars will start out by playing Snyder in two pool games on Saturday and Monday in Snyder. After that, the team will be seeded according to pool results and will advance to bracket play, which begins June 26 and is double-elimination, and runs through July 4.
Today will be partly sunny with a high near 89. Winds will be breezy and from the south-southeast at 15 to 20 mph. We'll also have a 20% chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms, which will remain through the evening hours.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 73 and south-southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could get as high as 25 mph.
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Grayson, Maura and Crae Chapman, children of Stewart and Jaci Chapman, all students at Highland Junior High School in the Highland Independent School District have been selected to travel to the Houston/Galveston area as participants in Education in Action's Lone Star Leadership Academy, June 22-27, 2014. The students' selection for the Academy was based on their outstanding academic success, demonstrated leadership ability, successful completion of a precious Lone Start Leadership Academy program, and their involvement in school and community activities.
Sweetwater ISD is considering the establishment of a tuition-based Pre-K in the district, which was discussed at the June meeting of the SISD Board of Trustees.
Following the closure of Sweetwater Christian School, the district was being contacted by parents who were looking for a place to enroll their children, which began the process of Sweetwater ISD determining if they would be able to meet the need.
The Sweetwater Fire Department received its new rescue truck last week to replace the rescue truck involved in an accident in November 2013.
The new truck is almost identical to the last, with some additions â€” a front-end winch and adjustable halogen flood lights.
The Community Captains of Sweetwater, along with the 32nd Judicial Bar Association, will be hosting a Juneteenth Basketball Tournament Fundraiser on Friday and Saturday, June 20 and 21, at both Sweetwater Middle School gyms. The tournament will be five on five style with three divisions: 18 and under (boys), 18 and under (girls), and adults.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 91. Winds will be breezy and from the south-southeast at 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
We'll also have a 20% chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms, which will increase to a 30% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms this evening. Expect a low around 47, with mostly cloudy skies and a breezy, southeast wind at 15 to 20 mph.
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