Archive - 2013 - News Article
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service along with the Nolan County Soil and Water Conservation, Dow, DuPont and the Natural Resources Conservation Service will conduct the Southern Rolling Plains Range Workshop beginning at 8 a.m. on Nov. 14 at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex in Sweetwater.
Highland Crowning 2014 took place on Thursday evening, Nov. 7, during halftime of the Hornets' last football game.
Crowned were Football Hero â€” Laramie Thompson (senior) and Football Sweetheart â€” Beth Richburg (senior). Also shown are crown bearers Zachary McNeely, son of Pat and Brenda Turner and Brianna Baucom, daughter of Shea and Latrice Baucom.
The Sweetwater Aglow team would like to invite you to a time of praise, worship and fellowship on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express. As the season of Thanksgiving comes near, we would like to share with you why the Aglow team is thankful. Come join us as we fellowship with the Lord and each other. For more information call 766-2245 or 338-8924.
BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
Former Sweetwater Reporter editor, Donald A. Rogers from Grapevine, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the age of 79 years old due to a massive heart attack and stroke.
He was born Feb. 28, 1934.
In an ongoing effort to improve safety and relieve congestion, the Texas Transportation Commission recently approved $11.5 million for a project to improve nearly three miles of US 84 in Nolan County.
Price Construction, Ltd., of Big Spring was awarded the project to reconstruct, realign and widen US 84 from five miles east of the Mitchell County line to about a mile northwest of Roscoe. A start date for the project has not been set, but construction is expected to be under way by early 2014.
Randie Jones, Sweetwater Wal-Mart Manager was presented a certificate of appreciation by the Sweetwater Fire Department.
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the donations your company has helped us with in the recent years. All the way back to about five years ago when Wal-Mart helped us purchase things like the ladder truck, help us buy a new dive boat, the gift card donations to help supply food for the community at our 105th anniversary party, and most recently, the gift cards to update our EOC here at the station," said Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden.
Just over 18 percent of Texas households experience food insecurity, according to statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. An even more jarring statistic is that one in four Texas children live in these households.
The flag shown flying in the photo above is the new Victory Flag, designed and created by the Mighty Mustang Band to fly at Sweetwater High School after every victory by any group at SHS. It was unveiled this week after the big win Friday night in Monahans.
Pictured are the two Drum Majors of the Mighty Mustang Band, Crysten Ivy and Andria Golden. During the halftime show tonight, the band will perform a "Black-Out" performance by turning off the lights in the Mustang Bowl.
The Mustangs will take on the Wylie Bulldogs beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Today, we'll see partly sunny skies with a high near 68. Winds will be breezy, with a south wind at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 44 and southern winds around 15 mph.
This weekend, we'll have highs in the low 70s, while lows will run from the upper 40s to low 50s. Winds will come mainly from the north and will vary from 5 to 15 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.
Three people entered guilty pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Tuesday.
Jimmy Lee Luna pleaded guilty to family violence assault, enhanced to a second degree felony with one prior conviction. Luna was sentenced to 10 years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for four years. He was also ordered to pay a $2,000 fine, $348 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees. He will have to serve 240 hours of community service. Luna shall also attend and successfully complete the Male Batterers Intervention Course through community supervision.