August 22nd, 2011
Funeral services for Bernice Mae (Williams) Branson, 82, of Plainview, (formerly of Sweetwater and Snyder), will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Deacon Bill Butler officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Branson died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011 at her home in Plainview, Texas.
F. Nadine Gillespie, age 76,Â of Abilene, Texas passed away on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011 at her residence.Â
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, at Sweetwater Cemetery with Rev. Toby Patrick officiating.Â Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery.Â Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.Â
F. Nadine Gillespie was born on June 13, 1935, in Pain Springs, Texas to JohnÂ and Carrie Irene (Anderson) Gandy.Â She was a homemaker.Â
Dennis Lester Schaefer, 55, of Norton passed away Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 at his residence.
He was born Oct. 20, 1955, in San Angelo to Lester and Edna (Lange) Schaefer. He graduated from Ballinger High School in 1974 and attended Angelo State University. A lifetime member of St. Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Ballinger he was also a member of Ballinger Knights of Columbus, Ballinger Young Farmers and Catholic Life.
A suspect is dead following a shooting in Sweetwater Saturday night that stemmed from a police chase, according to DPS troopers.
Senior Trooper Sparky Dean says information remains sketchy at this point. However, it's his understanding a suspect stole a truck at gunpoint in Runnels County.
Troopers then chased the truck into Sweetwater where the driver reportedly wrecked into a car on Lamar Street and pulled into the Gill's Chicken parking lot.
Two Sweetwater players bring down a San Angelo Lake View ball carrier during the teams' final scrimmage Friday night at Mustang Bowl. Sweetwater will begin the 2011 regular season this Friday by hosting Vernon.
Every 10 years, Texas requires that marks and brands be re-registered in the county or counties in which you operate.Â
The next re-registration period begins Aug. 31, 2011, and concludes Feb. 29, 2012.Â After the conclusion date, all marks and brands that have not been re-registered are automatically available for registration by another party.Â
The cost of registering brands in Nolan County is $16 per location.Â Payment may be made by cash, check or credit/debit card.
State Representative Susan L. King will be the host for the September 2011 Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Coffee to be held on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at the Sweetwater County Club. The coffee event is usually held the first Wednesday of the month, but has been changed for this event.
Texas AgriLife Extension Serviceâ€™s annual Silver Clover Recognition Banquet celebrated its 44th year on Aug. 11 at the Zentners Daughter Steak House in San Angelo.
This yearâ€™s event recognized 28 individuals who are instrumental to the success of AgriLife Extensionâ€™s West Central District 4-H youth program, said Kathy Aycock, AgriLife Extension agent in Tom Green County and the banquetâ€™s coordinator.
â€śTop volunteers are the backbone of all successful 4-H programs,â€ť said Aycock. â€śThey put in countless hours of work helping 4-H members become successful.
Phyllis Fern Walker, age 75, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2011 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.Â Â
Her body was cremated and a memorial service will be held in Boscobel, WI at 11 a.m. on Tuesday,Â Aug. 23, 2011, at the Kendall Funeral Home in Boscobel.Â Pastor Charles Miller will officiate.Â Interment will be in the Boscobel Cemetery.Â Local arrangements were made by Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.Â
Friends may call on Tuesday, Aug. 23 from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. at Kendall Funeral Home.
Texas AgriLife Extension Serviceâ€™s Big Country Beef Conference has been set for Aug. 25.Â The biennial conference starts with registration at 8 a.m. in the Display Building next to the Extension offices at the Taylor County Expo Center grounds.Â This yearâ€™s event will cover everything from the current status of the industry and 2012 Farm Bill to maintaining herd performance with limited forage resources.
The conference is the largest and most comprehensive educational beef program in the Big Country. We typically draw speakers and participants from across Texas.