Archive - 2014

May 29th

Don Borton

May 29, 2014

Don Borton, 67 of Abilene, passed away peacefully at Hendrick Medical Center on May 26, 2014. A service is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 29, 2014 in the Piersall Chapel, 733 Butternut Street with burial to follow at 3 p.m. in Electra, Texas. A visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. in the funeral home.

Sweetwater's weather for Thursday

May 29, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 86. Winds will be from the north at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 65 and north-northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. Winds will become southern after midnight.
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May 28th

Sixteen WASP attend Homecoming

May 28, 2014

Sixteen WASP traveled back to Sweetwater for the Ninth Annual WASP Homecoming held Saturday, May 24.
Pictured (in no particular order) are Lois Bristol Young, Roby Anderson, Bee Haydu, Nell Bright, Dawn Seymore, Betty Strohfus, Florence Shutsy Reynolds, Kathleen A. Hilbrandt, Norma (Penny) Halberg, Shirley Chase Kruse, Dorothy Lucas, Pauline White, Florence Moscott, Virginia Lee Doerr, Jean McCreary and Mary Helen Foster.

Runoff election results announced

May 28, 2014

The runoff election was held yesterday, with only 894 ballots cast in Nolan County. 790 ballots were submitted from the Republican Party, while 104 were from the Democratic party.
The race with local implications was for the Republican nomination for District Clerk. Jamie Clem took the spot with 477 votes, while her opponent, Connie Jamison, obtained 308 votes.
Listed below are the remaining results from Tuesday's election:

Republican Ballot:
Lieutenant Governor:
David Dewhurst - 290
Dan Patrick - 466

Attorney General:
Ken Paxton - 331
Dan Branch - 396

Chamber welcomes Washita Valley Enterprises

May 28, 2014

Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, along with other Chamber members, welcomed Washita Valley Enterprises, Inc. to Sweetwater’s Industrial Park with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday.

Irene Young

May 28, 2014

Graveside services for Irene Young, 96, of Sylvester, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Sylvester Cemetery. Rev. Mark Lasater will officiate and interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Young died Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.
She was born Sept. 16, 1917, in Bronte, TX. She married Albert A. Young on July 11, 1936 in Sweetwater.
Irene was a member of Sylvester First Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and lived in Sylvester since 1979, coming from Breckenridge.

Local forecast for Tuesday

May 28, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 85. Winds will be from the north at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 63 and north-northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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May 27th

Community members attend Hoyt Place Grand Re-Opening

May 27, 2014

Hoyt Place would like to send a "big thank you to the Chamber members, community members, healthcare workers, friends and families who supported us in making our Grand Re-Opening a success! With people like you, we are able to fulfill Envilant’s ultimate goal of enriching the lives of our seniors through meaningful relationships and vibrant communities. Through your support, we can continue to build community relationships that will assist us in fulfilling our mission statement to become the nation’s most trusted senior living provider." 

Authorities respond to weekend wrecks

May 27, 2014

Authorities responded to several wrecks over the weekend including a wreck on Interstate 20 on Sunday afternoon (shown) involving a pick-up truck and an 18-wheeler. No injuries were reported at that wreck.
Another wreck occurred on Monday evening around 7:30 p.m. involving an 18-wheeler that was headed west and crossed the center median, taking out the cable barrier. Emergency authorities took care of two diesel leaks at the wreck and no injuries were reported.

Nolan County sees several storms

May 27, 2014

Nolan County has recently seen several thunderstorms with abundant lightning accompanying the much needed rain. The shown photo was shot west of Sweetwater.

Several Sweetwater High School football players will be spending Thursday and Friday in College...
James Clift, a 2014 grad-uate of Sweetwater High School and former SHS athlete, has been named by...
A Mustang Golf Camp was held this past week at Sweetwater Country Club for ages 5 and up. Seated...


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