July 2nd, 2013
Through discussions with the First Care insurance provider and the Shannon Clinic staff in Sweetwater, the Sweetwater Independent School District (SISD) was informed that the local clinic will not accept First Care by the end of August this year.
As previously reported, First Care is a widely used insurance by employees of SISD. And while these changes continue, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) has discussed the issue with Sweetwater ISD administration in order for the two entities to work together so that access to healthcare is provided for the employees of the school district.
KXOX AM/FM hosted the 32nd Annual Texaco Country Showdown at The Lumberyard in Roscoe. The event is America's largest country music talent search and radio promotion.
Each year, more than 50,000 contestants compete in a series of over 450 local, state and regional live shows held throughout the country. Winners advance to their state events where prizes include $1,000 and the opportunity to compete in one of five regional events.
Three people were transported from the scene of a wreck on Tuesday morning near the US 84/I-20 bridge that is currently being repaired due to an 18-wheeler wreck that damaged the bridge in September 2012.
Two 18-wheelers were involved in the wreck including one truck carrying beer kegs and another truck carrying Coors Light packages.
On June 18, the driver of an 18-wheeler died after wrecking into the same bridge currently under construction.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3, at Best Western, located at 300 NW Georgia Ave.
Owned by Dipal Patel and managed by Tanya Axtell, the Sweetwater Best Western offers clean, comfortable rooms at competitive prices, a free hot breakfast, free Wi-Fi, pool, exercise room and truck parking. The hotel was built in 2007 and is run by West Lone Star LTD and has 17 employees.
Best Western was awarded the 2013 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and received the Best Western Director's Award in 2012.
Graveside services for Donald Everett Brennan, Sr., 75, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at Rest Haven Cemetery in Rockwall, Texas. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Brennan died Monday, July 1, 2013 at his residence.
He was born Sept. 5, 1937, in Dallas, Texas. He married Patricia Dawson on Oct. 17, 1958 in Mesquite, Texas. Donald was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Sweetwater. He served in the Air Force and also worked at Texas Instruments in Dallas as an Electronic Technician.
The Junior League (ages 13-14) all-stars are the last remaining Sweetwater team at District 5 Little League tournaments in Abilene.
The Junior Leaguers, who began the tournament by going 0-2 in pool play, got bracket play off to a rousing start with dominating wins over Jim Ned (25-4) and Snyder (19-9) before suffering their first loss, 22-5, to Wylie on Saturday.
But Sweetwater is still alive after Mondayâ€™s 11-10 win over Abilene North that advanced it into todayâ€™s losers bracket semifinal. The team plays Abilene Eastern at Wylieâ€™s field at 6 p.m.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 86. Winds will be from the northeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 62 and east-northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, they will become southeastern
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The monthly Big Country Dance will begin at 7:30 p.m. tonight, July 1, at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex on FM 419 North.
Kickin' Kountry will provide the entertainment. For more information, call 235-5488.
One person was killed and one was injured at 12:20 p.m. on Sunday in a two vehicle crash in Nolan County.Â This crash occurred five miles north west of Roscoe.
Silvia Torres TreviĂ±o, 75, of Roscoe, was driving a 2011 Nissan east on U.S. Highway 84. Richard Anthony Ginn, 50, of Lubbock, was driving a 2004 Ford pickup west on U.S. 84.Â The Nissan crossed the center stripe and struck the Ford pickup head-on.Â
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce gave the newly built McDonald's restaurant a warm welcome back to the community with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Sunday, June 30, the afternoon before the restaurant's midnight opening to the public.
Shown above are Grimace, Tom Henderson, Lita McEachern, Casey Taggart, Kristi Taggart, Brody Frieda, Brian Frieda, Ken Taggart, Greg Wortham, Stormie Aven, Larry McEachern, Gil Cherry, Terry Pittman, Aida Pantoja, Hamburglar, Janis McDowell, Don King, Doug Sitter, John Owens, Jeremy Williams, Dave Schnoor and Patrick Piehl.