February 20th, 2012
Big Boys Barbecue catered an Open House event for Sweetwater Auto-Tireâ€™s new location at 700 E. Broadway from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. A ribbon cutting was held prior to the Open House with Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors present to congratulate the business on their new location. At the event were owners, Bill and Candy Jones, manager Manny Gutierrez, assistant manager Tommy Warner, clerk Irene Mendoza and Brittainy Minton.
Robert Allin Harrison, 79, of Sweetwater and Houston, passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012. With his passing, we lost a man of honor and compassion for all; a stalwart supporter of the values derived from team sports and athleticism, and a loving father.
Funeral services for Carolyn Sue Hale, 61, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Brad Helbert and Rev. Terry White officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Hale died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 in Lubbock, Texas.
Trent â€” Dwayne Watson, 79, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, in a local hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, at the Trent First Baptist Church with Reverend Ronnie Freeman officiating. Burial will be in the Newman Cemetery in Fisher County, directed by Starbuck Funeral Home. Visitation was from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
A total of five seniors from Nolan County high schools have been chosen for Fellowship of Christian Athletes games that will be played June 2 in Abilene.
Taylor Jones and Sam Nemir of Sweetwater and Corey Hatcher of Roscoe will play for the North team at the FCA Myrle Greathouse All-Star Classic football game that kicks off at 7 p.m. June 2 at Shotwell Stadium.
Roscoeâ€™s Jacinda Mora-les, meanwhile, has been chosen to play for the North team at the FCA girls basketball game that tips off at noon June 2 at ACUâ€™s Moody Coliseum.
2011 Miss Snake Charmer Laney Wallace decapitates a rattlesnake at Media Day on Friday.
Miss Snake Charmer pageant contestant Kathleen Campbell skins a rattlesnake with the help of Sweetwater Jaycee Pascual Ortiz.
Miss Snake Charmer pageant contestant Laura Duclos gets photographed with a rattlesnake around her neck with the help of Sweetwater Jaycee Riley Sawyers.
Media Day for the Rattlesnake Round-Up was held on Friday morning, Feb. 17, 2012 at the Sweetwater Jaycees barn.
During the event, Jaycees showed the 2012 Miss Snake Charmer pageant contestants a demonstration of milking a rattlesnake. Jaycees were on hand to answer questions from the contestants about the snakes while helping the girls interact with the rattling reptiles.
The 2011 Miss Snake Charmer winner, Laney Wallace, began the annual tradition of decapitating and skinning the rattlesnakes, which led the way for this year's pageant contestants to also partake in the custom.
FORT WORTH â€” Leona Brown, 89, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012.
Funeral services took place at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, in Greenwood Garden Chapel. Interment followed at Greenwood Memorial Park.
Leona McFaul Brown was born April 8, 1922, in Kaufman County to Clyde and Ada McFaul. She graduated from Roscoe High School and attended Texas Tech University. Leona was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Dillard Brown.