Elizabeth âBettyâ Jane Walker, age 74, of Brownwood passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 at Brownwood Regional Medical Center.
Services for Betty will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Blaylock Funeral Home Chapel, with interment to follow at Indian Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Blaylock Funeral Home.
Michael Carter Payne, age 59, of Grapevine, (former resident of Nolan) passed away on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Baylor Regional Medical Center in Grapevine.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Anson. Burial will follow. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Michael was born on Oct. 2, 1954 in Plains, Texas to Walter Carter and Algia (Jones) Payne. He was a member of Nolan Baptist Church.
THURSDAY, DEC. 5
Sweetwater varsity girls and boys at Stanton tournament through Saturday, Dec. 7.
Sweetwater freshman and JV boys at Coleman tournament through Saturday, Dec. 7.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade âAâ and âBâ boys host tournament through Saturday, Dec. 7.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade âAâ girls at Slaton tournament through Saturday, Dec. 7.
Highland varsity girls and boys host Hilltop Clas-sic tournament through Saturday, Dec. 7.
Roscoe varsity girls and boys at Highlandâs Hilltop Classic tournament through Saturday, Dec. 7.
Sweetwaterâs two varsity basketball teams returned from the Thanksgiving holi-day break with a vengeance on Tuesday, as they defeated Merkel teams in impressive fashion at Mustang Gym.
The Lady Mustang girls began the doubleheader with a 48-33 win, and the Mustang boys cruised past Merkel 63-25 for a sweep.
It was the final tuneup for Sweetwaterâs teams before going back on the road at Stanton to play in a three-day tournament that tips off on Thursday.
Sweetwater still has three unbeaten sub-varsity high school basketball teams af-ter winning three of four games against Merkel here on Tuesday.
Sweetwaterâs freshman and JV boys are both off to 3-0 starts for the young season after winning by scores of 47-22 and 49-29, respectively. Also, the freshman girls improved to 8-0 by defeating Merkel 47-18, while the JV girls fell 30-27 in their contest.
All four of the Sweetwater Middle School boys basket-ball teams won their games on Monday against Snyder, and all four did it in con-vincing fashion.
The seventh grade Red won 38-18; the seventh grade White won 37-17; the eighth grade Red won 28-14; and the eighth grade White dominated Snyder 36-4 to complete the four-game sweep.
Andrew Medina scored 17 points for the seventh grade Red, while Nicholas Figue-roa had six, Carson Brown-low five, Jaden Hernandez and Tayton Burnett four and Markus Meneses and Alex Gallegos one.
Highland still has two unbeaten basketball teams as it gets ready to host its Hilltop Classic tournament that begins Thursday.
Highlandâs girls, the top-ranked team in Class 1A, Division II, improved to 8-0 Tuesday with a 45-38 win over Albany. Madison Moseley led the way with 14 points while Sierra Allen and Hannah Allen had 11 points each.
Also scoring for the Lady Hornets, playing for the first time since Nov. 21, were Sydny Helbert and Beth Richburg with four points and Kelsi Johns with one.
Today will be partly sunny with a high near 74. Winds will be breezy, with a west-southwest wind at 15 to 20 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 32 and breezy winds from the north-northwest at 5 to 10 mph. Winds will shift to the north-northeast at 15 to 20 mph after midnight, which is when we'll also have a 40 percent chance of showers.
Learn more about the upcoming cold front at weather.gov.
Mayor Isaac Castro made it official recently by filing his candidacy for State Representative. Mayor Castro will oppose incumbent Representative Susan King in the March 2014 primary election. On another note, Mayor Castro addressed the Abilene Tea Party meeting recently held at the Cotton Patch Restaurant.
RPMH recently held their second annual food drive on Nov. 4-15.
1,429 food items were donated to the Gaylordâs Pantry at First United Methodist Church. RPMH wishes to thank Wal-Mart and Lawrence Management for their generous contributions.
Pictured left to right are Terry Hendley-UMC Food Pantry representative and Scott Fortin-RPMH Community Outreach Team member and chair of the event.