February 26th, 2013
Art Maberry, President of Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED), signs sales documents as Rachel Newberry of Beall Abstract & Title Company looks on. The sales contracts were for the sale of property from the Sweetwater Business Park to Select Energy and Jet Specialty. The Washita Valley closing also recently took place.Â These three sales complete the space available in the 88 acre Sweetwater Business Park.Â Additional acreage is being sought by SEED representatives for a new Business/Industrial Park.
Bids for gravel and fuel were opened during the county commissioners' meeting held on Monday morning at the Nolan County Courthouse.
One bid was opened for the 2013 seal coating projects for the county precincts from Vulcan Materials. While the bid was advertised for gravel and AC5 asphalt, the bid--which was received by the commissioners--was solely for gravel.
Also, two bids were opened for fuel to be used by the Nolan County precincts and the Sheriff's Department. The bids from the Central Rolling Plains Co-op and WTG Fuels were received as well.
Sweetwater area churches are joining together the first week in March to teach and have the students of the community give back.
The churches participating in this two-day event are the 4th and Elm Church of Christ, Corner Stone Fellowship, Emmanuel Fellowship, First United Methodist Church, the First Baptist Churches of Blackwell, Roscoe, and Sweetwater and Trinity Baptist Church.
The West Texas Art Guild is sponsoring a Children's Art Show at the County-City Library for the month of March. The show will be divided into five age groups as follows: Ages 3-5; ages 6-8; ages 9-11; ages 12-14; and ages 15-18.
The name and age of the child must be attached to the back of the artwork.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 149 calls for service, issued 15 citations and made 11 arrests from Feb. 22-24, 2013.
The SPD received 55, 911 calls.
â€˘ 300 block of Oak.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Family violence assault â€”Â 600 block of E. New Mexico.
â€˘ Counterfeit â€”Â 500 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ Retaliation â€”Â 1200 block of Ragland.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 700 block of NW Georgia.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 1100 block of E. Third.
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â Sweetwater area.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Joseph Lee Brown, 32 â€” Warrant service.
ABILENE â€” One of the few blemishes on the Highland girls basketball team's outstanding season came in the title game of Highland's tournament in early December when the Lady Hornets lost to Garden City, 31-24.
Highland got a chance Saturday afternoon to avenge that loss in a rematch with Garden City for the Region II-A, Division II championship.
And this time, it was the Lady Kats who were left feeling blue.
Highland (31-4) answered every challenge en route to a 47-29 victory at Abilene Christian University, advancing the Lady Hornets to the Class 1A, Division II state semifinals.
During the Monday night meeting of the Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Board of Trustees, a campus report was given on J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center.
Crystal Meneses, the principal of the school, began the presentation with the assistance of three students from the campus: Ryan Roberson, Rhylie Underwood and Owen Huckabee. They demonstrated to board members the different breathing techniques that are done at the school.
Funeral services for Gretta Lynn Smallwood, 65, of Sweetwater will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2013 at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Phillip Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Smallwood died Monday, Feb. 25, at Hendrick Medical Center.
Trent â€” Ruby Faye â€śPoopieâ€ť Sipe, 81, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 in Abilene. A celebration of her life will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, at the Trent First Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Trent Cemetery, directed by Starbuck Funeral Home. Visitation was from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.
John Manuel Aquino Molina, age 64, of Colorado City, passed away Feb. 22, 2013 in a Lubbock Hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at St. Annâ€™s Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Mitchell County Cemetery. Services are under the care and direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.
John was born Dec. 13, 1948, to Tiburicia M. Molina and Elvira Aquina Molina who preceded him in death. He retired from US Gypsum in February 2011 after 28 years of service. He was a member of St. Annâ€™s Catholic Church and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.