Archive - 2014

March 4th

Jaycees President, artist team up for this year’s Round-Up logo

March 4, 2014

Jaycees President Clint Parks worked with artist Glen Bedgood to design the 2014 Rattlesnake Round-Up logo. Each year, the president works with an artist to create a unique logo for the Rattlesnake Round-Up. Parks has known Bedgood for a number of years and knew of his artistic background. Bedgood has also done the logos for the ‘94 and ‘98 Rattlesnake Round-Ups.

TNB to host Chamber Coffee

March 4, 2014

Texas National Bank will host the monthly Chamber of Commerce Coffee and belatedly celebrate Texas Independence Day at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 5, in the bank’s lobby at 400 East Broadway.
Guests will be invited to enter a drawing for a framed Texas flag print to be given away at the conclusion of the coffee.

Wyatt Duke Lipscomb, Jr.

March 4, 2014

Wyatt Duke Lipscomb, Jr., 89, of North Richland Hills, formerly of Odessa, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the Green Valley Health Care. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the Roscoe Cemetery near Roscoe, with Rev. Brian Brownlow officiating, under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.

Local sports calendar

March 4, 2014

Sweetwater varsity boys at Seminole tournament.
Sweetwater JV girls at Abilene tournament.
Sweetwater varsity at Midland Greenwood tournament.
Sweetwater JV at San Angelo tournament.
Sweetwater varsity at Brownwood tournament.
Sweetwater JV at Brownwood tournament.
Sweetwater middle school teams at Big Spring meet.
Roscoe junior high teams host Blackland Divide meet.
Highland junior high teams at Robert Lee meet.
Sweetwater varsity at Midland Greenwood tournament.

SW takes 2nd at B-Spring

March 4, 2014

After reaching the title game of the Silver Bracket at Big Spring’s Crossroads tournament, Sweetwater’s softball lost to Lamesa 6-5 in five innings on Saturday for a second-place finish.
The offense was led by Abby Garcia, who had two hits including a home run and scored twice; and Kat Montoya, who hit a two-run double. Morgan Gomez also doubled and Savanna Hall, Lauren Jones and Shaneese Brown also hit safely for the Lady Mustangs, who out-hit Lamesa 7-5 but saw their record fall to 8-6. Annaliese Espinoza and Hall pitched for Sweetwater.

Local forecast for Tuesday

March 4, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 58. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 40 and south-southeast winds around 10 mph.
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March 3rd

Fire department extinguishes East Oklahoma house fire

March 3, 2014

The Sweetwater Fire Department stopped a house fire this morning on the 200 block of E. Oklahoma in Sweetwater. Two people were in the house at the time of the blaze and made it out safely.
The fire was caused by faulty wiring to the water heater, according to authorities. The fire was contained to the two back rooms of the home.
The family is staying with relatives that live nearby.

Tuesday is Election Day

March 3, 2014

Voters will head to the polls for the primary election this Tuesday, March 4 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to decide which federal, state and county officials will appear on the November election ballot for their respective party.
County races include County Judge, District Clerk, County Clerk, Justice of the Peace and County Chairman. In addition, County Precincts 2 and 9, as well as Precincts 4 and 8, will vote for County Commissioners for Precincts 2 and 4.
Thus, Precincts 1, 3, 4, 6 and 7 do not have any commissioner races.

TFU elects Wes Sims President for 10th Term

March 3, 2014

Wes Sims was re-elected to a tenth consecutive two year term as President of the Texas Farmers Union (TFU) during the organization's 112th annual convention in Corpus Christi. Sims, a family farmer and cattle producer from Sweetwater, was first elected in 1996 to lead the Texas family farm and ranch group.

Melma Lee Johnson

March 3, 2014

Funeral services for Melma Lee Johnson, 69, of Sweetwater, will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Pastor T.J. Jackson officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A wake will take place from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, March 14, 2014, at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Johnson died Monday, March 3, 2014, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Online condolences may be expressed at

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