Archive - 2014

December 12th

Sammie Joyce Williams

December 12, 2014

Sammie Joyce Williams, age 82, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 in Sweetwater, surrounded by her friends and family.
Her body was cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Sammie was born on March 19, 1932 in Hillsboro, Texas to Garland Clifford “Pete” and Annie Ruth (Craig) Emmons. On March 8, 1949, she married J.H. “Willie” Williams and together they had four sons and three daughters.

Local hoops schedule

December 12, 2014

FRIDAY, DEC. 12
Sweetwater varsity boys will play at Stanton tournament through Saturday, Dec. 13.
Sweetwater varsity girls will play at Stanton tournament through Saturday, Dec. 13.
Sweetwater JV boys will play at Post tournament through Saturday, Dec. 13.
Sweetwater JV girls will play at Abilene High tournament through Saturday, Dec. 13.
Sweetwater freshman boys will play at Coleman tournament through Satur-day, Dec. 13.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade ‘A’ and ‘B’ girls will host tournament through Saturday, Dec. 13.
Roscoe varsity boys will host tournament through Saturday, Dec. 13.

Blackwell all-district

December 12, 2014

Eleven Blackwell High School football players have been given all-District 7-1A, Division II recognition for their outstanding play.

Learn more in Friday's edition in Sports.

Local weekend activities

December 12, 2014

On Saturday, December 13, the last Trade Days for 2014 will be at the Roscoe Community Center building, located at 100 Bois D'Arc, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
There will be breakfast and lunch and treats available at the concession stand (to go plates will be available). There will be many vendors with something for everyone: Christmas ornaments, handmade crafts and jewelry, Scentsy, unique gifts, seasons and refurbished items, collectibles and more.
The Sweetwater Fast Pitch Softball Association will have a brisket fundraiser at Wal-Mart starting at 9 a.m.

This weekend's weather outlook

December 12, 2014

This morning, we'll see patchy fog before 10am; otherwise, we should have partly sunny skies and a high near 68. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 5 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 55 and southern winds around 10 mph.
For the weekend, we'll have highs in the upper 60s with lows in the upper 50s dropping down to the low 40s on Sunday night. Starting on Saturday evening, rain chances will enter the area but will clear out by Sunday night.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

December 11th

Leadership Sweetwater tours local plants during economy session

December 11, 2014

During the economy session of Leadership Sweetwater, the class toured Buzzi Unicem, USA in Maryneal and United States Gypsum (USG) in Sweetwater.
Shown are USG Plant Manager Jeff Grimland, Chris Bibb, USG General Foreman Russell Davis, Mary Reeves, Sylvia Lomas, Tatiana Rodriguez, Stacy Dove, Debbie Johnson, Larissa Place, Andy Vaselaar, Jared Kupcak, Michael Ables, Orlando Lara, Dr. Ron Morris and USG Service and Quality Manager David Sanchez.

Texas Workforce Commission honors regional collaboration with $30,000 award

December 11, 2014

Recently, the West Texas Energy Consortium (WTxEC or Consortium) received the “Industry Sector Outreach Award” from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) at the Annual State Conference in Grapevine. Honoring significant workforce efforts in targeted occupations and positive impacts made to employers, the award includes a $30,000 endowment and recognizes the success experienced in just one short year with the Consortium’s exceptional, integrated approach.

Read more in Thursday's edition.

Leigh Byrd

December 11, 2014

Leigh Byrd, age 66, of Sweetwater, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 at her residence.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 at Fourth & Elm Church of Christ with Mike Crowley officiating. Burial will follow at White Church Cemetery in Taylor County, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

Betty L. Wortham

December 11, 2014

Betty L. Wortham, age 78, of Sweetwater, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 at Sweetwater Healthcare Center.
Her body will be cremated. A memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

Local and area hoop teams go to tournaments

December 11, 2014

Sweetwater’s boys and girls participate in Stanton’s basketball tournament starting today, while Roscoe’s boys host their Blackland-Divide Invitational. The Highland boys are also in the field for the latter event.

Read more in Thursday's edition.

GRAPE CREEK — Three players hit double figures as the Sweetwater boys easily defeated Grape Creek,...
Four Sweetwater High School athletes — offensive lineman Ty Crain, receiver Michael Lawrence,...
TUESDAY, DEC. 16 Sweetwater boys at Grape Creek — JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m. Roscoe girls...

 

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