February 13th, 2014
Five years ago, a local event was started to raise awareness and money to benefit the visually impaired children in the community. This year, the "Ridin' for Cash Bull Bash" is once again gearing up and will take place Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Nolan County Coliseum. The "Bull Bash" was incepted by Matt and Annie Miles, whose oldest son Laramie Cash Miles was born with Septo-Optic Nerve Dysplasia. A person with this condition has a minimized optic nerve which prohibits the transfer of information from his eyes to his brain to process, resulting in blindness.
Various projects were discussed as part of the City Manager's report given by Eddie Brown during Tuesday's City Commission meeting.
TxDOT (Texas Department of Transportation) plans to re-stripe Broadway, which will cause the east-bound left lane to become a left turning lane onto Loop 1544. Thus, the right-hand, west-bound traffic on Broadway will turn right onto Loop 1544.
Funeral services for Petra Ann "Pat" Trejo, 45, of Bauxite, Ark. and formerly of Sweetwater, are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
Trejo died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Bauxite, Ark.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.
THURSDAY, FEB. 13
Highland JV and varsity boys at Ira starting at 4 p.m.
Sweetwater teams host Mustang Power Classic.
Roscoe athletes at Sweetwaterâ€™s Mustang Power Classic.
Sweetwater varsity will play at Colorado City (season opener), 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV hosts tournament starting at 8 a.m.
FRIDAY, FEB. 14
Sweetwater varsity hosts Odessa Permian (scrimmage), 6 p.m.
Area playoff: Highland girls vs. Santa Anna (Class 1A, Division II), 6 p.m., Clyde High School.
With the high school basketball season over, other sports involving Sweetwa-ter High School start getting their turn in the spotlight today with a powerlifting meet and JV tennis tournament on tap locally, and the Lady Mustang softball team traveling to Colorado City for its season opener.
ROBERT LEE â€” It does-nâ€™t get much more exciting than the way Roscoeâ€™s girls basketball team began its playoff run on Wednesday.
Facing Paint Rock in a bi-district showdown, the Plowgirls â€” who trailed for most of the game â€” were tied at 31 when Eva Aguayo rolled in a game-winning jumper just before the buz-zer sounded for a thrilling 33-31 victory.
The Plowgirls now make the trip to Clyde for an area playoff vs. Zephyr on Friday at 7:30 p.m. It will be the second game of a playoff doubleheader in Clyde that also involves Highland, which will face Santa Anna at 6 p.m.
Today will be sunny with a high near 69. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 5 to 10 mph, becoming north-northwest in the afternoon.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 40 and northern winds at 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest after midnight.
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Best-selling author Pamela Fagan Hutchins, along with her husband Eric, visited the County-City Library yesterday to discuss her book Saving Grace during the Let's Talk Books monthly book club meeting.
Hutchins is an employment attorney and workplace investigator when she is not writing women's fiction mysteries and humorous nonfiction.
Lt. Col. Ret. Charles William "Larry" Lawrence, Sr., 90, of Sweetwater died Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab.
Known to many as "Colonel Larry" Lawrence was editor at the Sweetwater Reporter from 1957-1960, also serving at several other newspapers. He is most know for his military service and military coverage as a newspaperman.
Several have recently entered pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings.
Gary Lynn Thomas pleaded guilty to sexual assault, a second degree felony. Thomas was sentenced to eight years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and was also ordered to pay a $500 fine, $782 in court costs and $2,100 in attorney's fees. He will also have to register as a sex offender. Thomas will receive 292 days credit towards his sentence for time already served in jail.