September 13th, 2013
The 2013-2014 tax rate and budget for the City of Sweetwater were adopted during Tuesday morning's city commission meeting.
Approval was given for the second and final reading of the ordinance fixing and levying the tax rate of 48 cents per $100 valuation. Since this year's proposed tax rate did not exceed the effective tax rate, a motion to adopt the ordinance did not require the language about "tax increase," as stated in 26.05 (b) of the Property Tax Code.
Graveside services for James Paul Owens of Sweetwater will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 at Sweetwater Cemetery. Rev. Herman Bealer will officiate with interment to follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 from 7-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Owens died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
James loved golf, fishing and listening to gospel music. He is survived by his loving wife, six daughters, three sons, two brothers, one sister, 21 grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jose "Joe" Aguirre, Jr., age 76, of Sweetwater, (former resident of Del Rio, Texas), passed away on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 , at Sweetwater Healthcare Center.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 at Sunset Memorial Oaks Funeral Home in Del Rio, Texas.
On the morning of Sept. 11, 2013 Brian passed away after his short battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family. Brian was 38 years old.
Brian was born in Chandler, Ariz. on Oct. 10, 1974 to Roger Gibbs and Kathy Ransom. Brian was a loving and caring man. He loved football, Nascar and working in his yard. Brian was a great friend to many and a hard worker. He loved his family very much and always made time for his niece and nephew.
Rev. J. Allan Guthrie, 84, of Coahoma, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.Â The family received friends from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.Â Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at Salem Cemetery with Rev. Matt Miles of Ft. Davis officiating.
Saturdayâs final game of the ninth annual Sammy Baugh Classic â Brock vs. Booker â features a record-setting junior QB (Bookerâs Hunter Lile) vs. a school fielding an 11-man football team for the first time.
Lile already has 7,754 career passing yards for the Kiowas, who are 2-0 this season after beating Clause 61-13 last week. His favorite receiver is Jared Reagan, who has caught 21 passes for 309 yards and four scores this season.
Today will be partly sunny with a high near 90. Winds will be light and variable, becoming east at 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. After 2 p.m., we'll have a 30% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Those rain chances will continue until 8 p.m. Expect mostly cloudy conditions with a low around 69, with eastern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Weekend highs will be in the low 90s, with lows in the low 70s. Winds will be from the south between 5 and 10 mph.
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Two teams headed in opposite directions. Tech-nically, thatâs true for Sweet-water and Breckenridge, who bring matching 1-1 records to Mustang Bowl on Friday for Sweetwaterâs home opener â and also the highlight game for this yearâs ninth annual Sammy Baugh Classic.
The Mustangs won 39-31 at Andrews last week after allowing nearly 600 yards in a season-opening 46-30 loss to Eastland. Brecken-ridge, after winning 42-28 at Colorado City to start its season, was routed 48-3 by Vernon at home this past Friday to fall back to .500.
Highland coach Jeff Shel-ton knew his team wouldnât have an easy time this year with its tough non-district schedule, and the teamâs 0-2 start bears it out.
But after losing on the road at both Motley County (59-62) and Sterling City (6-51), the Hornets will get a travel reprieve this Friday as they host Loraine.
And despite the fact that this weekâs opponent is 2-0 and has won both games by the 45-point rule, Highland can look to last yearâs team for motivation.
The Hornets also started 0-2 last year before beating Loraine, 46-44, to begin a five-game roll heading into district play.
This was supposed to be the week that Blackwell fi-nally got a home game after a pair of road games to start the season.
However, the 2-0 Hornets will be making their longest road trip yet instead.Instead of hosting Rule, which called to cancel the teamsâ game Tuesday, Blackwell will be going to Lingleville â which defeated Moran last week to match Blackwellâs 2-0 start to the season.