November 21st, 2012
Funeral services for John Trotter, 56, of Sweetwater, will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Broadway Baptist Church with Rev. Chris Stephens and Rev. Joe Johnson officiating. Interment will be at 3 p.m. at Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene, under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, at McCoy Funeral Home.
The family will be at 1412 E. 13th Street in Sweetwater.
Trotter died Wednesday, Nov. 21, in Sweetwater.
Sally Davis of Blackwell, TX passed away on Nov. 17, 2012. Sally is survived by two daughters, Dianne and husband Eric McWhorter of Blackwell, TX and Stephanie and husband Greg Smith of Bakersfield, CA; and two granddaughters, Amanda McWhorter and Jessica Billington.
In honoring Sallyâ€™s wishes, no service will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.
Felice Nesbitt Adams, 82 of Arlington, Texas passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 after a brief illness.
Colorado City rallied from a 19-17 deficit after three quarters to hand Roscoeâ€™s Plowgirls their first defeat of the year, 27-23, in Roscoe on Tuesday.
Stina Tomlin led Roscoe (4-1) with five points. Torrey Willman, Kendall Moses, Faith Boren and Carolina Perez scored four points and Shelby Brown two.
Also Tuesday, Highland swept both ends of its doubleheader against Baird with the boys (1-2) getting their first win of the year, 40-32, and the girls (4-2) rolling to a 43-28 win over Baird.
Today will be partly sunny with a high near 75. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight, expect mostly cloudy skies with a low around 56, with south-southeastern winds at 5 to 15 mph. Gusts could be as high as 20 mph. Isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible with chances of precipitation at 10%.
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The inside lane (passing lane) of westbound Interstate 20 in Nolan County at the US 84 bridge is now open. More closures and detours will be necessary as the work progresses, but the lane will remain open at least through the Thanksgiving holiday.
Sweetwater Independent School District will be following their early release schedule on Wednesday, Nov. 21.
J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center and Southeast Elementary School will dismiss at 12:15 p.m., followed by East Ridge Elementary School at 12:20 p.m.
Sweetwater High School will dismiss at 12:50 p.m., with Sweetwater Intermediate School following at 12:55 p.m. and then Sweetwater Middle School at 1 p.m.
The Future Sweetwater class recently had their City/County Session, touring many entities in Nolan County. The class began at the Sweetwater Fire Station and a tour was given by Sweetwater Fire Chief and Sweetwater Emergency Services Director Grant Madden. The class then traveled to City Hall on a fire truck to attend a city commission meeting. The class was welcomed by Edward Brown, City Manager. The class was given an overview of City Services by Carolyn Lawrence, Finance Director. Sweetwater Chief of Police Brian Frieda then gave the class a taser and weapons demonstration.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has one dog available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a male Labrador mix. According to Sweetwaterâ€™s animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.
Two people entered pleas to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday, Nov. 20. District Attorney Ann Reed and Assistant District Attorney Barrett Thomas prosecuted the cases.
Billy Ray Amos, with attorney Kristen Postell, pled true to a motion to adjudicate his probation. Amos was originally put on probation on June 2, 2011 for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second degree felony.
Court documents state that Amos intentionally caused bodily injury to Chris Rogers by stabbing/slashing Rogers in the body with a knife on Sept. 2, 2009.