It was two weeks before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring except for Wranger the dog. He was crouched under the Christmas tree sniffing at all the packages that were already under the tree. He knew that one or more of them would be for him. He just couldnâ€™t tell which presents were his.
Wranger knew he was mostly good this year and especially during this holiday season. His â€śmotherâ€ť had to scold him only once so far because he had gotten a candy cane stuck in his white Shi-Tzu fur. She just had to snip a little of the fur to get the sticky bits out.
The Sweetwater girls basketball team won third place at Ballingerâ€™s tournament held in early December and the players and coaches posed afternward with their trophy. Sweetwater will resume play at a three-day tournament in Breckenridge this Wednesday through Friday. The Sweetwater boys are at Anson the same three days.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Candice Hernandez, left, and Alicia Finn were named to the all-tournament team at Ballingerâ€™s three-day event held earlier this month.
Residents of Nolan Nursing and Rehab have been enjoying many activity events this year. A surprise visit during Nolan's December Birthday Party was made. Pictured at left is Lee Cantu, Lala Cantu and special guests Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus.
Sweetwater Intermediate School students hosted their Christmas program on Monday, Dec. 19 at the Sweetwater High School Auditorium
The Sweetwater Jaycees held their annual Christmas party for MHMR on Thursday night, Dec. 8, 2011 at the Sweetwater Elks Lodge. The Jaycees prepared and served a chicken strip meal and dessert to all in attendance.
The group ushered in the appearance of Santa by singing "Santa Claus is Coming to Town." Santa distributed gifts to each person and was greeted with handshakes and hugs from the clients.
The East Ridge Elementary School second grade presented "Holly Jolly Christmas" to parents, family and friends on Tuesday evening, Dec. 20, 2011, at the Sweetwater High School auditorium. A full array of Christmas classics were sung by the children along with holiday jokes and laughter.
Sitting in the midst of the crowd during the Sweetwater Healthcare Center Christmas party on Wednesday afternoon, December 21, is a man donning yellow sunglasses and a Santa hat.
But the hat is only a glimpse into the persona that the man, Herman Winslett, portrayed for the past 35 years.
Mr. Winslett is taking a break from being Santa Claus--the suit doesn't quite fit as well as it once did. Right next to his side is his bride of 41 years, Wynelle, who also took on the role of Mrs. Claus.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 44 calls for service, issued five citation and made no arrests on Dec. 22, 2011.
The SPD received three, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€” 1600 block of Woodruff.
â€˘ Theft â€” 1800 block of Woodruff.
Graveside services for Patsy Lou Williams, 68, of Roscoe, formerly of Sweetwater, were held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 23, 2011 at Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. Rev. Reid Johnson will officiate.
Williams died on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, surrounded by her family at Hendrick Medical Center.
She was born March 11, 1943 in Coleman, Texas. She married Leon C. Williams on August 7, 1959 in Coleman. Patsy was a homemaker and babysitter for her grandchildren and lived in Sweetwater since 1965 moving to Roscoe in 2008.