December 2nd

New Microtel Inn & Suites completes ‘the topping out’ for Sweetwater’s newest hotel

December 2, 2014

A milestone in the construction of the new Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham located at 9416 N. Interstate 20 was celebrated as Harmon Construction watched as a truss crane hoisted one of the beams atop the new tower keeping the anticipated Spring opening on schedule.

Learn more in Tuesday's edition.

Jean Henthorne

December 2, 2014

Jean Henthorne, 85, of Leander, passed away on Nov. 21, 2014. She was born on Sept. 22, 1929, in Sweetwater, to A.C. Healer and Mattie Mae Hammonds Healer. She was a member of New Hope First Baptist Church, Cedar Park.
Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Robert A. Henthorne, Jr.; and two sons, Robert A. III and Greg.
She is survived by numerous family members and special friends.
Jean was laid to rest next to her husband Robert in Bagdad Cemetery in Leander.

Roscoe players honored

December 2, 2014

Several Roscoe football players have been honored by earning All-District 6-2A, Division II recognition for their outstanding play.

Read more in Tuesday's edition in Sports.

Local forecast for Tuesday

December 2, 2014

Today will be partly sunny with a high near 54. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 44 and southern winds at 10 to 15 mph. Some patchy fog will come into the area after 4 a.m.
Visit to learn more.

December 1st

Smith sworn in as constable

December 1, 2014

Stephen F. Smith II was sworn in as constable Wednesday by 32nd Judicial District Court Judge Glen Harrison. Smith was appointed by the Nolan County Commissioners Court to fill the unexpired term of former constable Will Lenoir, who passed away in September.

Learn more in Monday's edition.

Burned train trestle to be rebuilt

December 1, 2014

On August 15, 2014, a grass fire burned down a rail crossing bridge approximately nine miles south of Interstate 20. The Texas Oklahoma Railroad operates on the Shortline tracks that extend from Interstate 20 south to Maryneal.

Read more in Monday's edition.

Rockey Allen Brewer

December 1, 2014

Rockey Allen Brewer, 64, of Roscoe, died Saturday, Nov. 29. 2014, at his home.
Mr. Brewer was cremated and no services are planned at this time.
Online condolences may be expressed at

Guy Paul Evans

December 1, 2014

Guy Paul Evans departed this life Friday, Nov. 28, 2014.
He was survived by father, Lawrence Evans; sister, Lawrie  and Mark Evans Hoffmam; children, Jamie O'Connor, Jeremy Guerra and Shawna Weldy; nephews, Michael Evans and David Morrow; and niece, Kristen Evans.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, Dec. 6, at 2 p.m. at First Assembly of God with Pastor Kirk officiating.

Darlene Glass

December 1, 2014

A memorial service for Darlene Gunn Glass, 72, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Lamar Street Baptist Church with Rev. Keith Clifton officiating under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Glass died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, at Abilene Regional Medical Center.
She was born on May 21, 1942 in Roscoe.

Nellie Kathryn Sanders

December 1, 2014

Nellie Kathryn Sanders departed this life on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at the age of 86.
A celebration of her life will be at 1 P.M. December 4, 2014 at McCoy Chapel Of Memories. Dr. Robert C. Monk, Professor of Religion, Emeritus, McMurry University will officiate.
Visitation will be held at McCoy Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 5:30-7:00 P.M.. Sunrise interment will be held Friday, December 5 at 7:30 A.M. at the Sweetwater Cemetery.

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