January 22nd, 2013
Sandra Jean Blakeney passed away at her home on Monday, Jan. 22, 2013.
She was born June 9, 1946 in Edna, Texas to Clifton R. and Wilma Smith. She married Joel W. Blakeney on Nov. 10, 1966, in Midland, Texas. They had three sons, James E. Blakeney, Joel W. Blakeney and Robert C. Blakeney.
She was a member of the Word of God Church in Sweetwater, and a good Christian who was a devoted worker at her church. She considered members of the church to be her family and close friends. She also helped many people that were in need.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Robert P. "Bobby" Gomez, 61, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Charles Okonkwo officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A Rosary will be recited by Lupe Medellin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Gomez died Sunday, Jan. 20, at his home.
Jerry D. Heflin, 74, of Marble Falls, Texas, died Jan. 17, 2013. He was born April 29, 1938, in Girard, Texas to parents who were both of Native American ancestry. His father, W.T. Heflin was of Tonkawa ancestry and his mother, Lola Mae (Waldon) Heflin was Cherokee and Irish.
As a young man, Jerry served three years in the United States Army and received training in California and was later deployed to Korea where he served as a pilot for all types of water craft.
Bob Horn, 83, of Coahoma, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2012 atÂ Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 at the Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard, Texas.
When Sweetwaterâ€™s teams play host to Big Spring today at Mustang Gym, both ends of the District 4-3A double-header will be critical for the home team.
The 3-2 girls need a win over 2-3 Big Spring to avoid falling into a third-place tie, while the 1-2 boys will try to keep Big Spring (0-3) win-less in district and possibly gain a third-place tie with Greenwood (2-1), which will travel to 3-0 Monahans.
Members of the 2012-13 Sweetwater freshman girls basketball team are, standing from left, Ashley Parker, Elita Williams, Morgan Rudel, Hanna Hayes, Marissa Moncada, Caroline Guelker, Mickenzie Brownlow, Marissa Sanchez, head coach Jessica Withrow; seated, Payton Moore, Alaina Andrews, Abby Garcia, Kristi Ward, Kristen Brown.
This yearâ€™s team has a 10-6 overall record and ended the first half of District 4-3A play with a 3-2 mark. The Lady Mustangs begin the second half of district by hosting Big Spring at 7:30 p.m. today.
Sweetwaterâ€™s junior var-sity girls basketball team has a perfect 19-0 record entering todayâ€™s 5 p.m. game with Big Spring after winning 38-24 at Wylie this past Friday.
Cierra Knox had 14 points to lead Sweetwater (5-0 in district play), which led 16-12 at halftime and outscored Wylie 14-5 in the third quarter to open a 30-17 lead. Abby McPherson scored seven, Shaneese Brown six, Maddie Jones five, Bianca Castillo four and Nisha Williams two.
We'll be seeing a bit of a warm up today, with a high near 63 and mostly sunny skies. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight, expect mostly clear skies and a low around 46, with southern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Head on over to weather.gov to learn more.
UPDATE: About mid afternoon, law enforcement officers received a tip from local citizens in Colorado City that three men had entered a building there. Officers have the building surrounded. The neighborhood has been evacuated and travelers are not allowed into the area as a safety precaution. It is believed the three males from this morningâ€™s pursuit are the three that have barricaded themselves in the building.
Law enforcement officers are looking for three men in the western part of the Big Country.
The search began early Monday morning when a Department of Public Safety officer tried to stop a driver for a traffic violation.
The driver of the sport utility vehicle refused to stop and led the officers on a chase that covered parts of Howard, Mitchell and Nolan Counties.
The three men in the car allegedly shot at the pursuing state trooper and that brought in more officers.
The men reportedly abandoned the SUV and got in another vehicle.