Archive - 2014

August 1st

Special election called Sept. 9

August 1, 2014

Texas Governor Rick Perry has called a special election for Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, to fill the unexpired term of Texas State Senate District 28 seat, vacated by Sen. Robert Duncan.
Those running for the position are former Texas Tech Vice Chancellor Jodey Arrington, Wolfforth resident Epifanio Garza, former Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham and State Rep. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock.
The County Clerk's Office wants to remind voters that the September election is special-called. The regular general election will still be held on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Upgrades ongoing at SHS athletic facilities

August 1, 2014

The modernization of Sweetwater High School's athletic facilities has been an ongoing project for Shane Mobley, who is entering his third season as SHS head football coach and athletic director.
This year, the upgrades have continued with the addition of new stadium seating at historic Mustang Bowl. Reserved for season ticket holders, the new seats can hold up to 900 fans.

Leafy Sue McClure

August 1, 2014

Leafy Sue McClure, 84 of Odessa, joined her Savior, Thursday, July 31, 2014.
Sue was born June 2, 1930 to J.F. and Ruby Turner in Sweetwater, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, J. F. "Dick" and Ruby Turner; and brothers, Jesse Turner, Robert "Bob" Turner and Ray Turner.

Reverend William Jackson, Jr.

August 1, 2014

Celebrating the Life of William Jackson, Jr.
When first diagnosed with cancer, he was asked by his physician whether he wanted to fight it or not and his response was his favorite quote: “Let us march forth in that high Roman fashion and make Death proud to take us.”
And that he did.

Donnie Guelker

August 1, 2014

Donnie Guelker, age, 77, of Colorado City, died Friday morning in a local hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the New Life Ministries Church with Revs. James Williams and James McCormick officiating. Burial will follow in the Colorado City Cemetery under the care and direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.
Donnie was born Dec. 29, 1936, in Hermleigh to Wilbur and Stella Cantwell Laurens and had been a lifelong resident of Mitchell and Nolan counties. She was a waitress for many years and a member of the New Life Ministries Church in Colorado City.

School to begin Aug. 11 in Roscoe

August 1, 2014

Roscoe Collegiate Independent School District is operating under an Early College High School Early Start Waiver from the TEA.
The waiver allows the district to start two weeks prior to the fourth Monday in August, closely aligning their instructional calendar with the district’s primary higher education partners.
For a full calendar go to the district’s homepage at www.roscoe.esc14.net.

Emmanuel Fellowship Church to host Superkid Academy

August 1, 2014

Broadway Baptist Church

Twisted T, 12th Street Laundry welcomed by Chamber

August 1, 2014

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce and Chamber Ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Twisted T Liquor and Gifts and 12th Street Laundry, located at 100 E. 12th Street. Members of the community and other local business owners attended the event.

Menacing dog captured, owner facing more fines

August 1, 2014

A pit bull which has allegedly killed more than 20 cats during a one-month span was captured by animal control officers Thursday morning.
Several formal complaints were filed by residents living on and around the 1600 block of San Carlos, prompting a summons to be issued by the Sweetwater Municipal Court to the dog's owner, David Pat Lewis.
Lewis was fined $1,800 after pleading guilty to charges stemming from the incidents Wednesday.

Cornerstone Fellowship to host TCPB

August 1, 2014

Teen Challenge of the Permian Basin (TCPB) is a Christian focused rehabilitation for people with life controlling problems. Through a relationship with God, students in this program heal and learn to help others do the same.
On Sunday, Aug. 3, at Cornerstone Fellowship, Teen Challenge will share with the community how God has changed their lives. Church members invite the public at attend the event at 807 W. Alabama at 11 a.m.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 19 Football Sweetwater varsity will host Snyder, 7:30 p.m. Roscoe varsity will play...
Today’s 7:30 p.m. match-up between Sweetwater and Snyder won’t affect either team’s playoff chances...
Sweetwater’s tennis team begins its fall district season by hosting Big Spring star-ting at 9 a.m....

 

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