July 2nd, 2013
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.
Funeral services for Richard Lee Conley, Jr., 54, of Sweetwater, are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
Conley died Sunday, June 30, 2013, at his home.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.
Lily May Rhoton, age 77, of Sweetwater, passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2013 at her residence.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at Highland Baptist Church with Rev. Keith Clower officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Lily was born on Oct. 6, 1935 in Sweetwater to Lee and Jewel (McLaughlin) Giesler. She married John Rhoton. She was a member of Highland Baptist Church and also worked for the The Village Grocery Store as a bookkeeper for many years before retiring.