Archive - 2014

January 14th

County preparing time capsule

January 14, 2014

At the Monday morning meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners, discussion was held on a time capsule for the Nolan County Courthouse.
Precinct 3 Commissioner Tommy White explained that they have been thinking about this project for some time. In order to fill the capsule, citizens are encouraged to bring a small item, such as a coin or business card.
Items can be brought now up until February 28 to Jerry Hunt in the County Judge's office. The size of the time capsule will depend on how many items are submitted.

Minnie Ola Franklin

January 14, 2014

Minnie Ola Franklin, 90 years young, a long time resident of Sweetwater, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, in Odessa, Texas. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Reverend E.D. Ingram officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Born to the late Josephine and Hal Taylor in Calvert, Texas on Oct. 15, 1923. Mrs. Franklin came to Sweetwater in the late 1960s. She was a long time member of the Pentecostal Church.

Kimberly Lynn Powell

January 14, 2014

Funeral services for Kimberly Lynn Powell, 54, of Colorado City, are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
Powell died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in Dallas.
Online condolences may be expressed at

SW to begin 4-3A homestand vs. Snyder

January 14, 2014

Some home cooking, anyone? Both of Sweetwater’s varsity basketball teams will try for that when they begin a string of four home games out of the next five starting today, when the Lady Mus-tangs and Mustangs will both play host to Snyder.
The varsity girls, who are 2-1 in District 4-3A after a 57-38 win at Monahans on Friday, will host Snyder (0-3) at 6:15 p.m.
The varsity boys, who are 0-1 in district, host Snyder (0-1) in the nightcap which tips off at 7:30 p.m.

Varsity girls basketball team

January 14, 2014

Pictured here are the members of the 2013-14 Sweetwater High School varsity girls basketball team.
Standing from left, Kayla Chowning, Shaneese Brown, head coach Al Miller, Taylor McPherson, Hayley Brownlow; and kneeling, Cierra Knox, Nisha Williams, Lexi Castillo, Abby McPherson and Maddie Jones.

Highland, Roscoe girls play for lead in 13-A

January 14, 2014

The Highland and Roscoe girls basketball teams have already put some distance between themselves and the rest of the teams who play in District 13-A, Division II by starting 3-0. All of the other four teams have at least two defeats. Tonight, the 13-A co-leaders meet in Highland at 6:30 p.m. to decide the outright leader.
Highland has played two actual district games, but got a forfeit victory over Loraine, which decided to cancel its season, this past Friday. Roscoe defeated Ira, 45-39, in its last game.

Sweetwater's weather for Tuesday

January 14, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 55. Winds will be breezy with a western wind around 15 to 25 mph. In the afternoon, winds will shift to the north and gusts could get as high as 35 mph.
Expect clear skies tonight, with a low around 28 and northern winds at 5 to 15 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the west.
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January 13th

(Bill) William Henry Null, Jr.

January 13, 2014

(Bill) William Henry Null, Jr., age 81, of Colorado City, (former resident of Sweetwater) passed away on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at Kristi Lee Manor in Colorado City.
His body was cremated. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene, with Rev. Clay Jacobson officiating. Burial will follow with the Military Honor Guard. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

Texas Transportation Commission approves funding for Nolan County project

January 13, 2014

AUSTIN — In an ongoing effort to improve safety, the Texas Transportation Commission recently approved nearly $424,000 for a project to install additional safety lighting on I-20 at US 84 in Nolan County.
Willis Electric Co., Inc. of Abilene was awarded the project, which will add lighting to about three miles of roadway in the area. Work is expected to begin this spring.

Nolan County Crime Stoppers' Crime of the Week

January 13, 2014

On Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, the Nolan County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a burglary that occurred at a residence located in the 400 block of South Elm Street in Roscoe.
It was reported that sometime between Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at 8 a.m. and Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at 4 p.m., an unknown person(s) used force to enter the residence. Once inside, the suspect(s) took two jewelry boxes containing an assortment of jewelry.

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