Archive - 2014
Highland ISD has qualified four students for the 2013-2014 UIL State Cross-Examination Debate Meet to be held on March 10-11 at the University of Texas in Austin.
Qualifiers include First place winners, Junior Teammates Taylar Hammond and Kevin Pantoja; and second place winners, Freshmen Teammates Kellse Cornett and Cheyanna Petty.
The Texas Primary election was held yesterday, with 1,635 ballots being cast in Nolan County. From that total, 1,171 ballots were from the Republican party, with 464 from the Democratic party.
Listed are the results from Tuesday's election. The candidate with the most votes in a contested race will be identified with an asterisk (*).
United State Senator:
Michael "Fjet" Fjetland-31
David M. Alameel-77
Maxey Marie Scherr-73
United States Representative, District 19:
Wendy R. Davis-281*
Funeral services for Bobbie Lucille (Davenport) Strother, 82, of Roscoe will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 7, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Roscoe. Rev. Adam Davis will officiate and interment will follow at Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Thursday, March 6, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Strother died Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
She was born June 8, 1931 in Roscoe. She married D.C. Strother on July 20, 1947, in Breckenridge.
Sweetwater has a total of three first team selections on the all-District 4-3A basketball teams and 11 players in all have been honored.
For the Sweetwater boys, senior Kaleb Hoover made the first team for the third straight year and another senior, Dylan Bennett, is on the first team for the first time. Bennett was a second team pick as a junior and earned honorable mention as a sophomore. In addition, senior Deâ€™andre Gatson and junior Rhett Torres are second team all-district picks while junior J.P. Poe and sophomore Michael Hunt earned all-district honora-ble mention.
Today will be partly sunny with a high near 57. Winds will be from the west-southwest at 5 to 15 mph, becoming north in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 32 and breezy winds from the north at 15 to 20 mph. After midnight, winds will decrease to 5 to 10 mph.
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Clint Parks, Sweetwater Jaycee President and Chairman of the 56th Annual Worldâ€™s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up, has released the schedule and prices for the upcoming Round-Up on March 7-9, 2014. The Jaycees have released that they will be paying $15 per pound for live Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes. The Jaycees have collected more than 300,000 pounds of Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes since the start of the Round-Up in 1959.
The 2013 Racial Profiling Report from the Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) was received during the Nolan County Commissioners' meeting last Monday morning, with Sheriff David Warren presented the information to the commissioners.
No complaints of racial profiling were lodged against any NCSO member during the 2013 calendar year. Over the past year, 346 people were stopped by NCSO deputies, which was broken down into six different ethnic categories.
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 â€˜94 and â€˜98 Rattlesnake Round-Ups.
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 bankâ€™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., 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.