Archive - 2014
On Nov. 15, 1951, a sweet spirit made her appearance into the world. For all the years that followed, she would grace her family and friends with her many attributes, talents and love for family. Pam had an artistâ€™s soul and possessed many talents which included drawing, painting and writing. She was an animal lover and accomplished equestrian. She had a Bachelorâ€™s degree in English and education and shared her gift for and love of words and literature as a teacher for over 10 years.
TUESDAY, NOV. 18
Sweetwater varsity girls will play at Wichita Falls Hirschi: JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity girls will host Colorado City starting at 5:30 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity girls play at Clyde starting at 5 p.m.
Blackwell varsity girls will host Rotan (season opener), 6 p.m.
THURSDAY, NOV. 20
Sweetwater freshman girls will play at Clyde tournament.
Roscoe varsity girls will play at Lueders-Avoca tournament.
Roscoe JV girls will play at Cross Plains tournament.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Abby Garcia (2) is guarded by Highlandâ€™s Sabrina Romero in the teamsâ€™ season-opening game against each other last week. Both teams see action today as do the Roscoe and Blackwell girls.
After being ranked No. 4 in the preseason poll, the Highland girls basketball team jumped up all the way to No. 1 in Class 1A in the Texas Association of Basketball Coachesâ€™ first regular season poll that was released on Monday.
Read more in Tuesday's edition in Sports.
Having all four area high school football teams in the playoffs this past weekend means the boys basketball season will be delayed for most of Nolan County.
Read more in Tuesday's edition in Sports.
Today, November 18, the Jury called in the 32nd Judicial District Court has been cancelled.
Also, tonight at 6 p.m. in the SIS Cafetorium, Kathy Hale and Kristie O'Dell-Farias from Region 14 ESC will be presenting on how Math TEKS in Texas have changed and what it means.
This presentation is for parents with students in Kindergarten through eighth grade. There will be refreshments and a drawing for $50 iPad scholarships.
Today will be sunny with a high near 51. Wind chill values will be between 17 and 27 early on, with south-southwest winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 33 and south-southwest wind at 10 to 15 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.
Graveside services for Randy Alexander Anthony Rodriguez, 6, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Sweetwater Cemetery with Rev. Tommy Fraley officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Family visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
He died on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at his residence.
He was born on March 11, 2008 in Sweetwater. He was a first grade student in Sweetwater.
Polio is an infectious disease caused by a virus that lives in the throat and intestinal tract. It is most often spread through person-to-person contact with the stool of an infected person and may also be spread through oral/nasal secretions. Polio used to be very common in the United States and caused severe illness in thousands of people each year before polio vaccine was introduced in 1955. Most people infected with the polio virus have no symptoms; however, for the less than 1% who develop paralysis it may result in permanent disability and even death.
Read more in Monday's edition.
Sweetwater Goodfellows food and toy donation boxes are at the following locations: Southeast Elementary School, East Ridge Elementary School, Sweetwater Intermediate School, Sweetwater Middle School, Sweetwater High School, Roscoe Collegiate School, Texas State Technical College, Nolan County Courthouse, Higginbothams Bartlett, Sweetwater Reporter, Twisted T Liquor & Gifts, Oak Street Salon, Sun Trax, Cato's, Children's Day Out, First Financial Bank, Identity Salon, Finishline Tire & Lube, KXOX, Sweetwater TA Travel Center, Holiday Inn, Hoyt Place, McVey's Nursery and Richard Ferguson State Fa