November 15th, 2012
Ira Hale, Jr., 89, of Helotes, Texas, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 13, 2012, surrounded by his family. He was born Nov. 9, 1923, in Eskota, Texas, the son of late Ira Hale, Sr. and Nannie Imogene Gunnels Brumfield. He was the oldest of three siblings. On June 1, 1948, he married the love of his life, Vernice Irene Hanna, and has been happily married for 64 years. He served in the U.S. Navy as an aviation radio operator in the 1940s. After his discharge, he was employed by Santa Fe Railroad for 37 years, retiring in November 1983.
Back in mid-August, there were at least three good reasons to think the 2012 football season would be nothing special at Blackwell:
â€¢ Two straight losing seasons, including a 1-9 rec-ord in 2011 where the only victory came by forfeit;
â€¢ A lack of senior leader-ship, with just three of them on the roster;
â€¢ The growing pains of adjusting to an all-new coaching staff.
Yet three months later, the Hornets are still going to practice and preparing for their first playoff game in four years.
Two Nolan County varsi-ty girls basketball teams are off to 3-0 starts after winning again on Tuesday, as Sweetwater held off Wichita Falls Hirschi 40-32 on the road and Roscoe pulled away in the second half to defeat Robert Lee 30-19 at Roscoeâ€™s gym.
Also, Highland (2-1) defeated Aspermont 56-44 while Blackwell (0-1) lost to Hermleigh 65-43 in its sea-son opener on Tuesday.
Sweetwater trailed Hir-schi 9-8 after one quarter, but led 20-12 at halftime and was up by 10, 29-19, at the end of three periods.
A pair of Sweetwater Middle School girls basket-ball teams defeated Big Spring in season-opening action on Monday.
Sweetwaterâ€™s eighth grade Red team won 25-19. Kensi Chowning had 12 points, Maddie Berry nine and Brit-tany Peeples and Kaitlyn Foster two.
The seventh grade Red girls team also defeated Big Spring, 26-17. Jaelyn Page scored six points, Angela Blueford, Sonora Medellin and Jessica Poe four and Alexe Alcala, Ainsleigh Nel-son, Eva Ornelas and Texas Williams two.
Expect mostly sunny skies on this Thursday, with a high near 64 and southern winds around 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 41. Winds will be from the southeast around 5 mph.
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Cinnamon Ice Cream
Homemade cinnamon ice cream with a custard base, cream, milk, sugar, and cinnamon.
â€¢ 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
â€¢ 1 cup of whole milk
â€¢ 3/4 cup of sugar
â€¢ 1/2 teaspoon of salt
â€¢ 2 cups of heavy cream
â€¢ 6 egg yolks
1.Â Place the cinnamon in a small, dry skillet, over low heat. Keep the skillet moving just until the cinnamon becomes fragrant. Take off heat (note that too long in the pan will burn the cinnamon).
Texas State Technical College West Texas (TSTC) has collaborated with the Sweetwater Texas Theatre Acquisition and Renovation (STTAR) board of directors to install a digital sign along Broadway in front of the Texas Theatre, which should benefit both organizations.
The sign will benefit the theater and the entity that owns it, STTAR, by giving them another avenue to advertise showings and fundraisers held for theater improvements. It will benefit TSTC by providing students of a digital signage class real-world experience.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has three dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a female chihuahua mix, a male Pomeranian mix and a male chihuahua mix. According to Sweetwaterâ€™s animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.
Seven people entered pleas to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012.
Marianne K. Palacios, age 80, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 at her residence.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 16, 2012, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Charles Okonkwo officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.