January 14th, 2014
Pictured here are the members of the 2013-14 Sweetwater High School varsity girls basketball team.
Standing from left, Kayla Chowning, Shaneese Brown, head coach Al Miller, Taylor McPherson, Hayley Brownlow; and kneeling, Cierra Knox, Nisha Williams, Lexi Castillo, Abby McPherson and Maddie Jones.
The Highland and Roscoe girls basketball teams have already put some distance between themselves and the rest of the teams who play in District 13-A, Division II by starting 3-0. All of the other four teams have at least two defeats. Tonight, the 13-A co-leaders meet in Highland at 6:30 p.m. to decide the outright leader.
Highland has played two actual district games, but got a forfeit victory over Loraine, which decided to cancel its season, this past Friday. Roscoe defeated Ira, 45-39, in its last game.
Today will be sunny with a high near 55. Winds will be breezy with a western wind around 15 to 25 mph. In the afternoon, winds will shift to the north and gusts could get as high as 35 mph.
Expect clear skies tonight, with a low around 28 and northern winds at 5 to 15 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the west.
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(Bill) William Henry Null, Jr., age 81, of Colorado City, (former resident of Sweetwater) passed away on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at Kristi Lee Manor in Colorado City.
His body was cremated. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene, with Rev. Clay Jacobson officiating. Burial will follow with the Military Honor Guard. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
AUSTIN â€” In an ongoing effort to improve safety, the Texas Transportation Commission recently approved nearly $424,000 for a project to install additional safety lighting on I-20 at US 84 in Nolan County.
Willis Electric Co., Inc. of Abilene was awarded the project, which will add lighting to about three miles of roadway in the area. Work is expected to begin this spring.
On Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, the Nolan County Sheriffâ€™s Office received a report of a burglary that occurred at a residence located in the 400 block of South Elm Street in Roscoe.
It was reported that sometime between Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at 8 a.m. and Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at 4 p.m., an unknown person(s) used force to enter the residence. Once inside, the suspect(s) took two jewelry boxes containing an assortment of jewelry.
The Sweetwater Fire Department responded to fires in Nolan County on Sunday, which was deemed a red flag warning day. The high winds and dry conditions were the cause of the elevated fire danger.
This photo shows firefighters responding to a fire on Ragland Street in Sweetwater that firefighters believe began with a lit cigarette butt that might have been thrown out of a vehicle traveling on the street. The occupants of the home did not notice the fire or smell the smoke, but a neighbor alerted the family and authorities and everyone in the home was safe.
January is School Board Recognition Month and Sweetwater is joining other districts across the state to thank these community volunteers for their commitment and contributions to our public schools.
â€śSchool board members serve countless hours working to make public education the best it can be for every child,â€ť said Mr. Terry Pittman, Sweetwater ISD Superintendent.
Various activity within the Cline Shale region was discussed at Fridayâ€™s quarterly luncheon of the Cline Shale Alliance, held at the Nolan County Coliseum.
Eric Norton with the Roseland Oil and Gas Directory shared that although he saw the activity in North Dakota in 2009--in which projections were off the charts, covered the development in Pennsylvania, and has been involved in the Permian Basin for the past six years, the Cline Shale appears to be much larger.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Maria Ellen Saenz, 57, of Roscoe will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Father Charles Okonkwo will officiate and interment will follow at Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Saenz died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.