March 25th, 2014

Joyce Marie Lowry: December 23, 1935 – March 22, 2014

March 25, 2014

Stephenville — Graveside services for Joyce Marie Lowry, 78, a retired beautician, who died Saturday, March 22, 2014, will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at the Erath Gardens of Memory Cemetery. Arrangements are by Lacy Funeral Home.
Joyce was born on Dec. 23, 1935, to Maurice and Ada Mae (Anderson) Fields. She married Boyd Neal Lowry on August 14, 1954, in Fairy, Texas. He preceded her in death on March 11, 2014. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Ethel Myrl Frazier

March 25, 2014

Myrl Frazier, age 77, of Sweetwater, passed away on Monday, March 24, 2014 at Merkel Nursing Center.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Sweetwater Cemetery with Rev. Clay Jacobson officiating. Burial will follow. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

Golfers 5th after first leg

March 25, 2014

Sweetwater High School’s boys golf team traveled to Big Spring and shot 337 to put it in fifth place, 35 shots out of first, when the first leg of the District 4-3A tournament ended Monday.

SHS teams at Monahans

March 25, 2014

Sweetwater High School’s baseball and softball teams will be going to Monahans today as District 4-3A ac-tion continues.
The baseball team is tied for the district lead at 2-0 with both Snyder and Wylie, who are playing each other at Wylie. Monahans is 0-2.
The softball team is cur-rently in last place at 0-3, a game behind Monahans and Big Spring, after losing to Big Spring last Friday.

Mustangs win 3 events at Snyder’s meet

March 25, 2014

Sweetwater won three events in varsity boys track action at Snyder’s meet this past Thursday.
The 400 and mile relays won with times of 44.07 and 3:36.6, respectively, while Deshaun Williams was first in the high jump (6-0). Only Snyder (133) and Stamford (113) did better in the team standings as Sweetwater scored 112 points at Snyder to place third.
De’andre Gatson, Mar-quees Jenkins and Isaiah McGee ran on both winning relays, while Johnathan Browning was also on the 400 relay and Kaleb Hoover was also on the mile relay.

Sweetwater's forecast for Tuesday

March 25, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 58. Winds will be from the northeast at 10 to 15 mph, shifting to the east-southeast in the afternoon.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 43 and breezy winds from the east-southeast at 15 to 20 mph. After 1 a.m., we'll have a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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March 24th

East Ridge students welcome Spring

March 24, 2014

Mrs. Mulanax's third grade class at East Ridge Elementary School welcomed in Spring with the daffodils they planted in the fall.
They collected the most box tops in the third grade for one period and their reward was getting to plant bulbs with PTO member Jana Hall.

Nolan County Crime Stoppers' Crime of the Week

March 24, 2014

On Sunday, March 9, 2014, the Nolan County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a burglary that occurred at a building located in the 6000 block of Interstate Highway 20 in Sweetwater. It was reported that sometime on Friday, March 7, 2014 between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 9:12 p.m. an unknown person(s) entered a building and took an assortment of tools ranging from power drills, impacts, a toolbox, drill bits, handsaw, battery charger, timing light and a welding machine. The combined value of the items taken is valued at approximately $4,295.82.

Twenty seven cars involved in Sunday afternoon wrecks

March 24, 2014

One wreck turned into many more on Sunday afternoon in Sweetwater according to Sweetwater Emergency Services Manager Grant Madden.
West bound vehicles kept rear ending each other coming over hills to stopped traffic after a crash had slowed down the traffic. There had been 27 vehicles involved in a multitude of different accidents that stretched from mile marker 242 to nearly mile marker 231 on Interstate 20.
According to police, most of the accidents were minor fender benders. The evening sun may have been a contributing factor to many of the wrecks.

Town hall public forum tonight

March 24, 2014

Sweetwater 2020 will host a town hall public forum on Monday night, March 24, from 6-8 p.m. at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium at 400 Locust Street downtown. Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham will moderate the event.
Sweetwater 2020 is an unofficial initiative to bring together groups and individuals in the community to discuss community concerns and perceptions and to highlight ideas and actions across the community to launch creative solutions and strategies, Wortham said.

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