Archive - 2014

March 14th

Trinity Baptist Church calls Bro. Matt McGowen as Pastor

March 14, 2014

Broadway Baptist Church
There was a farmer who had a big brush pile that he wanted to burn. As he began to prepare it for burning, he noticed a little bird had built a nest in it. Out of concern for the bird, he destroyed the nest. When he came back days later, he found that the bird had rebuilt the nest. He destroyed the nest again, but the bird built it again, and again the farmer destroyed it. Finally, the little bird gave up. Can you imagine that little bird going home and saying to

Purchases approved by city

March 14, 2014

Various purchases were approved by the Sweetwater City Commission during their meeting held on Tuesday.
Among them were three pickup trucks to be purchased through the Texas Buy Board. A half-ton, four-door crew cab will be used by Code Enforcement; a 3/4-ton, extended cab four-wheel-drive truck will be used by Source of Supply; and a half-ton, extended cab four-wheel-drive truck will be used at the Purification Plant.

Several pleas entered in District Court

March 14, 2014

Several have recently entered pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings.
Steve Garcia Lopez pleaded guilty to failure to register as a sex offender, a third degree felony. He was sentenced to three years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He was also ordered to pay a $2,500 fine, $782 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees. He will have 208 days credit towards his sentence for time already served in jail. He will also have to register as a sex offender no more than 30 days after his release.

Local VFW donates to Farm League team

March 14, 2014

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2479 recently donated $300 to the Sweetwater Farm League (7 and 8 years old) Marlins baseball team.
Shown (from left) is Linda Posey accepting the check on behalf of the baseball team from Richard Posey with the VFW.

Street name to be changed to Coliseum Drive

March 14, 2014

On Tuesday, the Sweetwater City Commission approved making a change to the address of the Nolan County Coliseum during their regular monthly meeting.
A request from the Nolan County Coliseum board was submitted to the commission to change a portion of 17th Street and Jack Hazard Drive (located within Newman Park), starting at FM 419 and ending at Cypress Street which passes by the front of the Coliseum, to “Coliseum Drive”.

NRG Yield, local resident visit the NYSE

March 14, 2014

NRG Yield, Inc. (NYSE: NYLD), led by President and CEO David Crane and members of the company’s leadership team, visited the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and rang The Opening Bell®.
Among the leadership team members was Sweetwater resident Olga Balderas, who was the only representative from Texas. Balderas shared that she does not know who selected her for this opportunity--which she called "unbelievable" as she was informed only a few days before making the trip.

Bobbie Jo Banks

March 14, 2014

Mrs. Bobbie Jo Banks, age 69, of Colorado City, passed away at a Lubbock hospital on March 11, 2014. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church with Reverend Tommy Jackson officiating.
Bobbie was born on March 23, 1944 in Sylvarena, MS to A.B. and Christine Bender. Bobbie married Russell Banks on Oct. 16, 1978, in Reno, NV. She was a member of Mt. Rose Baptist Church in Sweetwater.

Coach Boyd Lowry--February 15, 1924 – March 11, 2014

March 14, 2014

Stephenville — Coach Boyd Lowry, 90, principal, coach and teacher, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 14, 2014, at the Lacy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Howard Martin officiating assisted by Bob Cervetto. Burial will follow at Erath Gardens of Memory Cemetery with military honors. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are by Lacy Funeral Home.
Coach Lowry was born on Feb. 15, 1924, to H.L. and Roxie (Young) Lowry. He married Joyce Marie Fields on August 14, 1954, in Fairy, Texas.

SHS at Snyder for opener

March 14, 2014

Sweetwater High School’s softball team, which ended non-district play by defeating Midland Christian 14-12 here Monday, will get its district season started with a game at Snyder — the defending champs — at 5 p.m. today.
The teams split their two games last year, with Sweet-water winning here 11-8 en route to a second-place finish and a second straight playoff berth while winning a bi-district championshp, the first since the school began playing softball.

‘Stangs win their 10th straight in last tuneup

March 14, 2014

The Sweetwater baseball team’s win streak has gone to the next level.
It reached double digits after a 9-5 win here Thurs-day over Lubbock Estacado for the Mustangs (13-3), who have now won 10 in a row since a 3-3 start.
Sweetwater’s 13 wins are already the second most in a season under sixth-year head coach Roland Herrera, and just six fewer than last year’s squad that advanced to the Region I-3A quarterfinals after finally ending a nine-year playoff drought.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 19 Football Sweetwater varsity will host Snyder, 7:30 p.m. Roscoe varsity will play...
Today’s 7:30 p.m. match-up between Sweetwater and Snyder won’t affect either team’s playoff chances...
Sweetwater’s tennis team begins its fall district season by hosting Big Spring star-ting at 9 a.m....


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