April 4th, 2014
A local couple was recently honored for their 25 years of involvement in foster and adoptive parenting with the Texas Department of Family Protective Services (DFPS).
At the Champion for Children's 15th Annual Statewide Conference luncheon, held at the Abilene Civic Center on March 28, 2014, the Frizzells were presented with the Treatment Champion award.
The Rolling Plains Network Baptist Bible Drill was held Sunday, March 30, at Sweetwater's First Baptist Church.Â
USA Rail Terminals announces the planned opening of â€śEskota Road Rail Terminalâ€ť located to serve the Cline Shale, Wolfcamp and the Eastern Shelf of the Permian Basin. It is the only rail terminal location in west Texas that has the unique capability of accessing two Class 1 railroads, the BNSF and the UP. Located five miles east of Sweetwater and north of Interstate 20 on Eskota Road, this location is one of a kind for west Texas. Phase 1 will include some five miles of new track with additional track being added in later phases.
The Sweetwater Choral Booster Club will have a car wash fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, at Mustang Car Wash, located at 1351 Hailey Street. A full service detail and wash will be provided.
All proceeds will benefit the Sweetwater Middle School and Sweetwater High School choirs for their upcoming festival trips.
Bluebonnets are in full bloom in Sweetwater. Local photographer Ryan Smith caught the above photo of a bee landing on one.
Services for Ricky Apalonio Amaya, 53, of Dallas, formerly of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Chris Stephens officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Amaya died on April 3, 2014 in Abilene.
He was born on Oct. 11, 1960 in Sweetwater. He grew up in Sweetwater attending Sweetwater schools and has lived in Dallas for the past 15 years. He is a U.S. Army veteran and was an auto mechanic. He was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Parish.
A memorial service for Reba Willene Browning, 69, will be held on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Lamar Street Baptist Church with Rev. Clay Jacobson and Rev. Eric Horton officiating, under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater. She was cremated.
She died on April 3, 2014 at Nolan Nursing and Rehab.
She was born on Nov. 20, 1944 in Sweetwater. She married Jerry Browning on July 3, 1965 in Sweetwater.
After losing to Wylie last Friday, Sweetwaterâ€™s baseball and softball teams are home again to face Snyder today with both hoping to reverse their recent District 4-3A fortunes. The baseball team is 2-2 but has lost two straight; the softball team is off to an 0-5 district start.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Kaleb Hoo-ver and Dylan Bennett were second team picks on the Abilene Reporter-Newsâ€™ Class 3A All-Big Country boys basketball team an-nounced today.
It was the third such honor for Hoo-ver, who this season aver-aged 10.8 points, 6.3 reb-ounds and two steals per game. Bennett averaged 10.7 points and seven reb-ounds per game.