July 1st, 2014
Funeral services for Carl Roy Smith, Jr., 38, will take place at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at Bull Dog Stadium in Miles. A private burial will follow. Adams and Starks Funeral Home of San Angelo is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Smith died Monday, June 30, 2014, at Shannon Medical Center.
Survivors include his grandfather, Clarence Cockrell of Hempstead; mother, Patricia Lynn Smith and wife, Leigh Ann Smith, both of Sweetwater; son, Austin Smith; daughters, Lillian Smith of Ballinger and Gloria Brianne Richmond of Huffman; and a sister, Trisha Smith of Sweetwater.
Andrea Melendrez, age 80, of Sweetwater, passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Nolan Nursing and Rehab.
As per her wishes, her body was cremated. A rosary will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Holy Spirit Parish (Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church).
Andrea was born on Nov. 30, 1933, in Sweetwater to Jose and Angela (Rosas) Gomez. She was a member of Holy Spirit Parish (Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church). She was a homemaker.
Marshall Bryan Lister, age 51, of San Angelo, passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at Shannon Medical Center.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Slaterâ€™s Chapel Cemetery in Nolan, with Kevin Johnson officiating. Burial will follow. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Marshall was born on June 22, 1963 in Sweetwater to John Marvin and Sharlene Mae (Porter) Lister. He was a Baptist.
Betty Lois Brazelton, age 73, of Trent, passed away on June 28, 2014 at United Regional Hospital in Wichita Falls.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Trent United Methodist Church with Pastor Glenda Pearl West officiating. Burial will follow at Newman Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 from 6-7:30 p.m.
After a disappointing day that saw all three local teams in action lose on Monday, Sweetwaterâ€™s Junior League (ages 13-14) all-stars are suddenly the only survivor in District 5 Little League tournament baseball action in Abilene.
Today, July 1 kicks off a three-day Mustang Junior Golf Clinic at the Sweetwater Country Club for ages 5 and up. The clinic will run Tuesday through Thursday, July 1-3.
Sessions are from 9-11 a.m. each day. A fee will be charged, but family discounts are available.
For more information, call Ashley Timm at (325) 338-8055 or Don Timm at (325) 235-8093.
Starting at 10 a.m., the County-City Library will have its Adult Literacy/ESL class.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 95. Winds will be from the south around 15 mph, and after 1 p.m. we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Those rain chances will bump up to 30 percent tonight, with partly cloudy skies and a low around 70. Winds will come from the south-southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.
Celebrate Independence Day in Sweetwater at the Annual Lions Club 4th of July Parade on Friday, July 4, beginning at 10 a.m.
Those who wish to participate in the parade are asked to begin lining up along the 200 block of Ash Street at 9:30 a.m. The parade will then begin at 10 a.m. Parade viewers can watch as the parade makes its way south on Ash Street to Broadway, then east on Broadway to turn onto Elm Street, where it will head towards Newman Park. The parade will then come to its end in the Nolan County Coliseum parking lot.
First Baptist Church hosted Vacation Bible School this past week. They used "Agency D3" (Discover, Decide, Defend) curriculum from Lifeway and raised money for missions.
They raised $483 â€” enough money to send clean water to a village and a goat to a family through Heifer International. As a reward for the fund raising effort, Lisa Eaker kissed a goat, Renee Ross took a pie to the face and Tique Hamilton shaved his beard (shown).
An early morning fire that began around 5 a.m. on Monday engulfed a home near Fifteenth and Vine Streets in Sweetwater.
The house was a total loss and was caused by an electrical problem with an air conditioning unit that was in a front window of the home. The homeowner was not home at the time of the fire.