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January 3rd, 2012

SMS student wins Grace Museum contest

January 3, 2012

A Sweetwater Middle School (SMS) sixth grader recently won a contest sponsored by the Grace Museum of Abilene.
SMS sixth grade history teacher Shaunna Cleckler presented the contest--naming the brahma bull mascot of the Grace's upcoming Children and Art Literacy Festival (CALF)--to her students. Among the student entries, the name "Mini Moo" from sixth grader Reese Dahl was chosen.

Doris’s Sweet Shop to host monthly chamber coffee event

January 3, 2012

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4 at Doris' Sweet Shop, located at 1404 Hailey.
The business is owned by Doris Johnson, who founded the bakery in 1988. She and Horace Johnson operate the bakery, while Brenda Kamer is the on-site manager. Six workers are employed at Doris' Sweet Shop.

Sweetwater fights to extend wind energy tax cuts

January 3, 2012

Within the last decade wind turbines have sprung up through most of the wide stretches of landscape in our area.
Government tax credits and subsidies, have largely contributed to this new age renewable energy boom, however an expiration for a certain tax credit could abruptly end the latest surge.
The wind energy impact on the Big Country is evident.
"Truck drivers, welders, steel workers... people all across Texas in particular," explained Sweetwater Mayor and Executive Director of the Texas Wind Energy Clearing House, Greg Wortham.

Donna Jean Dowty

January 3, 2012

Funeral services for Donna Jean Dowty, 80, of Colorado City, will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at First Assembly of God Church in Colorado City with Rev. Mike Foster officiating. Interment will follow at Colorado City Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at First Assembly of God Church in Colorado City.
Dowty died Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at Mitchell County Hospital.

John C. Wilkinson

January 3, 2012

John C. Wilkinson, 73, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Jan. 1, 2012, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. Rev. Keith Clifton and Rev. Jerry Payne will be officiating. A family visitation will be held Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, from 7-8:30 p.m.

Joe Garcia

January 3, 2012

Funeral services for Joe Garcia, 65, of Spring Texas, formerly of Sweetwater, will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Military Graveside Rites at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. Father Dennis Bosley will officiate.
A wake will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 at McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Garcia died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, in Houston, Texas.

December 31st, 2011

Children’s Art and Literacy Festival slated for June

December 31, 2011

On June 14-17, 2012, Abilene will host Artfully Abilene's "Children's Art & Literacy Festival" (CALF) featuring Dr. Seuss.
This idea emanated from the The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (NCCIL) planned exhibition of the original illustrations from "The Lorax" on June 1 - August 31, 2011. To enhance this Seussian experience we have also secured funding for "The Art of Dr. Seuss Retrospective", as well as the Seuss Sculpture Touring Garden.

The five most significant weather events for 2011

December 31, 2011

Weather across West Central Texas can change dramatically and is typically characterized by flash floods, drought, wildfires, hail, winter storms and tornadoes. 2011 will go down as the hottest summer on record. Below are five of the most significant weather events for 2011 that impacted the region from the National Weather Service Office in San Angelo.
1. Drought, wildfires and heat in West Central Texas; 2011.
2. Powerful winter storm and cold in Abilene and Big Country, Feb. 1-4, 2011.
3. Abilene hail storm, April 24, 2011.
3. Clyde downburst; May 1, 2011.

Good luck in the new year

December 31, 2011

Senior Vice President of First Financial Trust & Asset Management Janis McDowell gives a can of black-eyed peas to Kaitlinn Reed and Regina Scott at the First Financial Bank motor bank in Sweetwater. Each year, FFB gives the cans to customers to celebrate the new year.

Black-eyed peas at FFB

December 31, 2011

Senior Vice President of First Financial Trust & Asset Management Wayne Chowning gives a can of black-eyed peas to Boo Nemir at the First Financial Bank motor bank in Sweetwater. Each year, FFB gives the cans to customers to celebrate the new year.

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