Archive - 2014

August 13th

Diane Eileen Creel

August 13, 2014

Diane Eileen Creel, age 62, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 at Kristi Lee Manor Nursing Home in Colorado City.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Mike Crowley officiating. Interment will be at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.

Highland eager for return to postseason

August 13, 2014

It’s been five years since Highland played for a Six-Man (now Class 1A) state championship. But it probably feels like an eternity to Hornet fans because Highland hasn’t been back to the playoffs since.

Wednesday's local weather

August 13, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 95. Winds will be from the east-southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 70 and east-southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

August 12th

VIDEO: Is Peyton and Eli Manning’s Latest Attempt at Rapping a Touchdown?

August 12, 2014

VIDEO: Is Peyton and Eli Manning’s Latest Attempt at Rapping a Touchdown?

VIDEO: Tributes Pour In For Robin Williams As Celebrities, Fans Mourn

August 12, 2014

A video tribute to Robin Williams

Outstanding citizens, business nominations being taken

August 12, 2014

It's that time again to nominate the 2014 Outstanding Young Citizen, Outstanding Female Citizen, Outstanding Male Citizen and Business of the Year.

New church to give 200 backpacks

August 12, 2014

A new, local congregation is hoping to make an impact in the community as they prepare for their official church launch.
On Sunday, Aug. 17 from 6-7:30 p.m., Bethel Sweetwater will have a back to school backpack/school supply giveaway at Newman Park. Bethel Sweetwater is an extension of Bethel Assembly in Anson.
Two hundred backpacks filled with elementary school supplies will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis. Also at the event, 500 hot dogs will be given away.

Richard Fergeson State Farm hosts back to school event

August 12, 2014

Many attended the back to school event at Richard Fergeson State Farm on Monday. Free hot dogs and school supplies were given away and children enjoyed a bounce house.
See more photos on Page 10 of Tuesday's edition.

Commission leaves burn ban in place, will mull medical chopper service contract

August 12, 2014

A bit more rain is needed before the Nolan County Commissioners Court will agree to lift the burn ban.
The commission voted unanimously to leave the ban — which hasn't been lifted since late May — in place for now.
"We want to see a general rain over most of the county before we lift the ban," said County Court Judge Tim Fambrough.
The commission agreed to revisit the issue at the next regular meeting.
A presentation by Randy Teague of AirMedCare Network focused on bringing more comprehensive coverage to Nolan County and its residents.

Heroes in an SUV — Turtle rescue

August 12, 2014

Angie Collier and James Villanueva were in the right place at the right time when the two — in a Nolan County Sheriff’s Office SUV — turned their lights on and stopped traffic to help a frightened turtle to safety.
The turtle was crossing Hailey Street and stopped and hid inside its shell before making it to the sidewalk when traffic started to pick up.

FRIDAY, AUG. 22 Football Roscoe JV (5 p.m.) and varsity (6 p.m.) teams at Munday (scrimmage)....
The Sweetwater offense continued to fly high in Thursday’s final scrimmage against Clyde at...
Sweetwater High School’s volleyball tournament kept its season record over .500 entering a...

 

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