James Albert Jones, age 72, of Blackwell, Texas passed away on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, at his residence.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at Blackwell Cemetery with Rev. John Curry officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Sweetwaterâ€™s teams were both first-round losers at the Stanton tournament on Thursday. The boys (4-6) lost to Midland Christian 53-39 while the girls (6-8) lost 56-37 in their opener against Midland Classical.
Kaleb Hoover scored 14 points and Taylor Jones 13 for the boys, who were scheduled to play again at 1:30 p.m. today. The girls, who got 14 points from Alicia Finn and 10 from Kendra Crosson, played Stantonâ€™s JV at 10:30 a.m.
At Highlandâ€™s tourna-ment, both the Roscoe and Highland girls won though the Plowgirls also lost. The teams play each other at 6:30 p.m. today.
Holiday blood drives will take place in Sweetwater on Thursday, Dec. 15. Meek Blood Center will have a bloodmobile at the Courthouse and another at the Lions Club building from noon until 6 p.m. The blood collected at these drives will help ensure blood availability for the upcoming holidays. Sixty eight donors participated in the community blood drives that took place on Sept. 29.
A blood drive took place at Sweetwater High School on Nov. 30. Ninety one students participated and 78 pints of blood were collected.
Shown is one of acts from the preliminary Star Search competition held on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at Sweetwater High School that will be advancing to the Star Search Final competition on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012. Pictured is Allison Winslett, who played piano and sang Youâ€™re Not Sorry.
The three and four year old classes at Cornerstone Christian Preschool were selected as the December Artists of the Month at the County-City Library. The preschoolersâ€™ artwork included stockings, Christmas lights, gingerbread men, handprint and aluminum snowflakes, bubble and finger print snowmen and a handprint snowman.
Maloneyâ€™s Pharmacy was the December 2011 host for the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce coffee event. Many attended the event and enjoyed pastries and other treats and looking around the gift shop while networking with other chamber members. Shown above are Greg Wortham, David Warren and Rodney Foster.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 42 calls for service, issued three citations and made no arrests on Dec. 6, 2011.
The SPD received 19, 911 calls.
â€˘ 300 block of Elm.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Display wrong license plate â€” 1100 block of Elm.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served 15 civil papers and made one arrest on Dec. 6, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Juan Vega-Campoya, 50, of El Paso â€” Judgement.
Calls for service:
â€˘ MHMR transport â€” Abilene.
â€˘ Court Bailiff â€” 32nd Judicial District Court.
â€˘ Burglary â€” CR 116.
SWEETWATER, Texas â€“ A Texas District Court judge has dismissed two appeals of the order issued by the Texas Environmental Quality Commission (TCEQ) in December 2010 granting air quality permits for the Tenaska Trailblazer Energy Center. The appeals had been filed by the Multi-County Coalition and the Sierra Club.
Judge Rhonda Hurley of 98th District Court in Travis County on Oct. 20, heard oral arguments on the TCEQâ€™s and Tenaskaâ€™s pleas arguing that the Court did not have jurisdiction since the appeals were not filed in a timely manner.
On December 7, 1941, the attack on a U.S. Naval Base on the Hawaiian island of Oahu rocked the nation to its core. Seventy years later, the "day which will live in infamy" still resonates in the minds of Americans.
Leading up to the 1930s, conflicts regarding raw materials heightened, resulting in rising tensions between the United States and Japan. The Japanese goal to expand upon China led to threats from the United States to put an end to iron, oil and steel provisions.
The annual Christmas parade, themed this year as "Under the Christmas Tree," has been rescheduled and will be starting at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12. The parade will begin at Higginbothamâ€™s and will continue to Pecan Street. Judging will be at 4 p.m. in the Higginbotham parking lot. Candy may be thrown carefully to the crowd.Â Entries are not required to be lighted, just decorated. Walking entries are welcome, as are strollers, dogs on a leash, skaters, those riding scooters, bicycles or go-carts.Â Small children must have an adult walking with them.