November 22nd, 2013
A local man died Thursday morning from his injuries sustained in a vehicle accident.
Around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, James Vasquez, 55, of Sweetwater was struck by a vehicle when he was crossing north on Broadway near Locust on a motorized wheelchair. The vehicle was proceeding east bound on Broadway according to the Sweetwater Police Department.
Vasquez was taken to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital by the Sweetwater Fire Department. He was later taken to Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene where he died from his injuries on Thursday morning.
The Nolan County Board of Realtors made a donation to the Nolan County Goodfellows in the amount of $500.Â Shown from left to right are Kay Aiken, NCBR President; Ken Becker, Goodfellows VP/Treasurer; and Scott Morgan, NCBR Treasurer.
The Sweetwater Rotary Club also made a donation to the Nolan County Goodfellows in the amount of $500.
A campus report on Sweetwater Middle School was heard during Monday night's meeting of the Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Board of Trustees.
Principal Jeff Withrow gave the report, in which he recapped that last year changes were made to incorporate a positive climate. Through the introduction of new initiatives, a dramatic yet good change was seen, which has continued into the start of this year.
James (Jaime) Vasquez, age 55, of Sweetwater, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel, recited by Lupe Medellin.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home with Deacon Bill Butler officiating.
Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
HAWLEY â€” Loyd C. â€śPopsâ€ť Bowen, of Hawley, Texas, left this world to join his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Nov. 14, 2013. He was born May 2, 1938, to Everette Nathan Bowen and Annie Pearl Jackson in Forrest Hill (Petty), Texas and was raised in McCaulley, Texas.Â He married Sandra â€śSandyâ€ť Kleinpeter on April 26, 1980, in Arch, New Mexico.
RANKIN â€” After winning the coin flip, Blackwell elected to receive the ball to start Thursdayâ€™s Six-Man Division II regional playoff against Grandfalls-Royalty.
Only one problem. The Hornets failed to recover the onside kickoff and the Cowboys scored to go ahead 6-0. And it got worse.
Grandfalls-Royalty â€” ranked No. 2 in Six-Man Division II â€” tried and recovered two more onside kickoffs, and scored after both of them, to take a 21-0 lead before the Hornets finally got possession.
ABILENE â€” They may play in the stateâ€™s smallest classification, but on Thurs-day the Highland girls bas-ketball team â€” ranked No. 1 in Class 1A, Division II â€” proved that it could more than hold its own against much bigger schools at the Polk-Key City Classic.
Highland ran its record to 7-0 by beating Class 4A El Paso Irvin 42-21 and Class 5A Odessa Permian 55-51 on the first day of the tour-nament, which ends Satur-day. In doing so, the Lady Hornets reached todayâ€™s championship semifinals.
Sundown scored all the points it would need with touchdowns on its first two possessions Thursday, and used it as a springboard to a 28-7 win over Windthorst in the teamsâ€™ Region I-A area playoff at Sweetwaterâ€™s Mustang Bowl.
Today we'll see freezing rain likely before noon, along with sleet later in the day. Expect cloudy and cold conditions with a high near 29, with the wind chill between 15 and 20. Winds will be blustery from the north at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%, with the total daytime ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible and little to no snow accumulation expected.
The West Texas Art Guild is having its annual Regional Art Show on Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Civic Center in Colorado City.
Artwork can be brought and entered into the show from 8-10 a.m. Entry fee per piece is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.
Ribbons and prize money will be awarded by the judge, Dianna Lee Jones from San Angelo. Categories include: oil / acrylics, watercolor, dry media (pastel, pencil, etc.), photography, and 3-D (jewelry, sculpture, etc.).