September 10th, 2011
On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, the United States came under attack in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, DC, and on a flight that would inevitably end in a rural Pennsylvania field.
2,983 people perished that day, with many citing 9/11 as this generation's Pearl Harbor. Since that time, the post-9/11 world has changed drastically in ways no human could have ever fathomed ten years ago.
The local extension of TSTC (Texas State Technical College) West Texas has been getting ready for its debut of the BEST robotics program on its campus which began on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011.
The first of three events for the Big Country BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) competition was the BEST Kickoff which started Saturday at 1 p.m. Participants were introduced to the game where rules were reviewed and a demonstration was provided before entry kits were distributed to each school.
Levelland ββββββββββββββ 8
Stamford ββββββββββββββ 58
Roscoe βββββββββββββββ 14
Highland ββββββββββββββ 70
Novice βββββββββββββββ 52
Blackwell played Saturday night
State Representative Susan L. King stopped in Sweetwater on Thursday, Sept. 8, to host the monthly Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce coffee event at the Sweetwater Country Club. King spoke to residents about several issues and gave an update on what is going on in Austin. She is shown above with Chamber Executive Vice President Jacque McCoy.
On Friday afternoon, Sept. 9, 2011, the Nolan County Courthouse suffered some building damage. One marble slab β which covers the entire outside of the courthouse β approximately 10 feet by 5 feet, weighing about 2,000 pounds, fell off of the courthouse into the north entrance. Nolan County Sheriff David Warren and a deputy took a square foot chunk, weighed it, and calculated the weight based on the overall dimensions of the slab. The slab cracked a section of sidewalk and part of the planter closest to the doors at the courthouse. There were no injuries.
After a lengthy illness, Major Bennet B. Monde of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on 8 September, 2011, at the age of 82.
Funeral services for Catherin Louise Martin, 76, of Belton and formerly of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Bruce Parsons officiating. Interment will follow at Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Martin died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, in Belton.
Martin was born April 10, 1935, in Claudell, New Mexico. She married J.T. Martin on May 5, 1973, in Sweetwater. Catherin moved to the Sweetwater area in 1960 and she was a homemaker. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Funeral services for Mary Helen (Nunn) Hendrix, 66, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Brian Brownlow officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Hendrix died Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 9
Sweetwater varsity at Levelland, 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity at Stamford, 7:30 p.m.
Highland varsity hosts Novice, 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 10
Sweetwater runners will compete at season-opening Bill Libby/McMurry Invitational in Abilene.
Blackwell varsity hosts Lueders-Avoca (homecoming), 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater JV and varsity host Levelland starting at 10 a.m. (first 2011 match for JV team)
Sweetwater JV will host Loraine varsity, 10 a.m.
Sweetwater varsity hosts Lubbock Cooper, 11 a.m.
Blackwell and Highland will have homefield advantage, while Roscoe is on the road as the three area teams try again for their first win of the 2011 football season.
Sweetwater (1-1), meanwhile, hopes to get back in the win column at Levelland today after losing to Monahans at the Sammy Baugh Classic this past weekend.