April 20th, 2011
Born April 12, 1923 in Delight Arkansas, Verna Lee Reed lived a life in honor to God. At 1:51 p.m., April 19, 2011, Jesus fulfilled his promise and returned to earth to escort Verna home completing her life goal of returning to heaven. After 88 years seven days, Verna is now joining her husband James, parents, brothers Willie and Dewey â€śJackâ€ť Nelms, and other family and friends in her new home.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20
Sweetwaterâ€™s Ryan Mercer will compete as a boys medalist in first round of Region I-3A tournament at Lubbockâ€™s Meadowbrook Golf Course.
THURSDAY, APRIL 21
Sweetwaterâ€™s Ryan Mercer will compete as a boys medalist in second round of Region I-3A tournament at Lubbockâ€™s Meadowbrook Golf Course.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Nick Nemir will compete at regional qualifiers meet in Brownwood.
Sweetwater girls qualifiers will compete at regional qualifiers meet at Lubbockâ€™s Jones Stadium.
Roscoe boys and girls qualifiers compete at regional qualifiers meet in Glen Rose.
LUBBOCK â€” The Sweet-water High School girls golf team finished in sixth place at the Region I-3A tourna-ment that ended Tuesday at Lubbockâ€™s Meadowbrook Canyon course, failing to pick up any ground despite a slight improvement during the final round of play.
Despite sweeping Snyder in District 5-3A play this season, while also finishing in a tie with Big Spring for third place in district after a 6-2, nine-inning victory on Tuesday at Snyder in its season finale, Sweetwaterâ€™s softball team will not get a chance at the playoffs. Big Spring and Sweetwater both finished with 3-5 records, but Sweetwater lost both district games to Big Spring this season.
Tuesdayâ€™s win was still a nice way to finish, and Sweetwaterâ€™s District 5-3A fate wasnâ€™t sealed until Wylie (2-6) lost its finale to district champion Brown-wood 19-7 on Tuesday.
DALLAS (AP) â€” A Gorman volunteer firefighter hospitalized in a Dallas burn unit says he ran for his life after being caught in a raging wildfire.
MattÂ Clark, a native of Sweetwater and son of Sweetwater Police Sergeant Robert and Linda Clark, responded to a brush fire near his home in Gorman last week.
Clark, in a bedside interview Monday with WFAA-TV, said his crew was surrounded by flames. Clark says he and others "were at a dead sprint, trying to outrun the fire" and it was very scary.
SWEETWATER â€“ The Texas AgriLife Extension Service office in Nolan County will conduct a four-part series of small-acreage landowner workshops.
The first will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19 in the Extension Meeting Room on the third floor of the Nolan County Courthouse in Sweetwater.
A special meeting was held by the Nolan County Commissioners' Court on Monday morning, April 18, 2011 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
The meeting was a workshop on the potential construction of a new law enforcement center and jail for Nolan County. Local city officials and law enforcement were in attendance to determine the current standing on the matter and what steps to take in order to move forward.
Imogene Thomas Carter, 92, of Sweetwater, died Monday, April 18, 2011, at her home.
No services are currently planned. Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Survivors include her husband, Dan W. Carter, Sr. of Sweetwater and son, Dan W. Carter, Jr. of Sweetwater.
Morris L. (Coon) McDonald, age 81, of Trent, Texas passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at his son's residence.Â
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. on Friday, April 22, 2011, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eric Von Atzigen officiating.Â Burial will follow at Nolan Cemetery.Â Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.Â
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 136 calls for service, issued eight citations and made 16 arrests from April 15-17, 2011.
The SPD received 27, 911 calls.
â€˘ 300 block of SW Georgia.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Accident involving injury â€” 300 block of SW Georgia.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 1400 block of Town Creek.
â€˘ Evading/resisting arrest â€”300 block of E. Alabama.
â€˘ Family violence/assault enhanced â€” Sweetwater.
â€˘ Information only â€” 300 block of Haskell.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Jonathan Givens, 22 â€” Driving while intoxicated.