March 1st, 2011
Texas National Bank will host the monthly Chamber of Commerce Coffee and celebrate Texas Independence Day at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, in the bankâ€™s lobby at 400 East Broadway.
Texas National Bank opened for business on Monday, May 8, 1995, immediately following its acquisition of the Sweetwater Branch of Hamlin National Bank, which had been operating in Sweetwater since January of 1990. In 1997 the bank acquired the local branch of Bluebonnet Savings from State National Bank.
The Nolan County Commissioners' Court met for their regular meeting on Monday morning, Feb. 28, at the Nolan County Courthouse.
In light of the emergence of wildfires this past weekend, the burn ban for Nolan County is still in effect. However, an exemption was made for the controlled burn to take place near the Nolan County Coliseum as the weather permits.
Sweetwater Healthcare Center employees wore red on Friday to promote women's heart health in February. Shown from left to right are Lana McCain, Leslie Lane, Debra Burnett, Ester Paquin, Cheynne Mathews and April Hernandez.
Funeral services for Cleo Parrott, 100, of Roscoe, will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 3, 2011, at First Baptist Church of Roscoe with Rev. Adam Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A visitation will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 1011, at McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Parrott died Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, at Sweetwater Healthcare Center in Sweetwater.
A graveside service for Lela Demetrice Jones, 76, of Sweetwater, will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, 2011, at Sweetwater Cemetery with Rev. Jimmy Don Bennett officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Jones died Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
The Sweetwater girls golf team shot a 693 total this past Friday and Saturday for a second-place finish at the Sweetwater Golf Classic.
One bad inning â€” thatâ€™s all that kept the Sweetwa-ter High School softball team from first-place honors at its own tournament held this past weekend.
Still, it was a pretty good three days as the Lady Mustangs finished third at their event and suffered only one defeat at the Jerry Collins Complex.
Ten to thirteen homes were lost when a fire hit the northern edge of Colorado City and forced evacuations Sunday night, according to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden.
The fires when fueled by high winds Sunday and extremely dry conditions.
The fires forced the evacuation of many homes in Colorado City late Sunday, as well as a nursing home, Kristi Lee Manor, in Colorado City.
"The Big Country Medical Reserve Corps set up a shelter in Colorado City due to the evacuations and they did an excellent job in setting it up," said Madden.
A sea of red could be seen on Friday at the Wear Red Day Luncheon held at Texas State Technical College, hosted by the Nolan County American Heart Association Board. The luncheon was held to promote women's heart health during heart month. Guest speaker was Susan Hash of Abilene, shown above. Hash is employed by TSTC in Abilene and is a recent cardiac survivor.
The SISD Board of Trustees met for their regular meeting on Thursday evening, Feb. 24, at the Administration Building.
The board discussed and approved to begin the process for a voluntary resignation incentive program at the meeting. By setting the plan in motion, the district intends to address the declining revenue, promote early notification and provide ample time and information for the district in order to address next year's staffing, scheduling and budget needs.