March 2nd, 2011
Sweetwater High School DECA students recently competed in district competition and took first place and moved on to the state competition. Adrian Lopez and Gabriel Medellin competed in a team event of sports marketing. Genea Cherry and Joselyn Gonzalez competed in retail. Sarah Romero competed in apparel and accessories. Tish Torrez competed in quick serve restaurant management. The group is shown with DECA sponsor Nina Wilson and SHS principal Stacy Jones.
Sandra Jean Frazier, 72, was born Feb. 18, 1939, in Harlingen, Texas. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 4, 2011 at 2 p.m. in the McCoy Chapel of Memories at Sweetwater. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery with Rev. J.T. Tucker officiating. Arrangements are made with McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
Funeral services for Mable Cordelia Hankins, 90, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories, with Rev. Chris Stephens and Rev. James Baker officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2011, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Hankins died Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab in Sweetwater.
Funeral services for Luvera R. Ponder, 81, of San Augustine, Texas, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine with Alton Shaw officiating. Burial will follow at Antioch Cemetery in San Augustine under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.
Ponder died Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, in San Augustine.
THURSDAY, MARCH 3
8:30 a.m. â€” Slaton vs. San Angelo Lake View
10:30 a.m. â€” Wall vs. Lamesa
12:30 p.m. â€” Ozona vs. Post
2:30 p.m. â€” Clyde vs. Slaton
4:30 p.m. â€” San Angelo Lake View vs. Wall
6:30 p.m. â€” Lamesa vs. Ozona
8:30 p.m. â€” Post vs. Sweetwater
FRIDAY, MARCH 4
8:30 a.m. â€” Clyde vs. Wall
10:30 a.m. â€” Post vs. San Angelo Lake View
12:30 p.m. â€” Slaton vs. Wall
2:30 p.m. â€” San Angelo Lake View vs. Clyde
4:30 p.m. â€” Lamesa vs. Sweetwater
6:30 p.m. â€” Ozona vs. Slaton
8:30 p.m. â€” Ozona vs. Sweetwater
SATURDAY, MARCH 5
9 a.m. â€” San Angelo Lake View vs. Lamesa
The 2011 season is just five games old. However, the Sweetwater varsity baseball team is already halfway to matching its win total for all of 2010.
Sweetwater (4-1) â€” which will be hosting its three-day Wood Bat Classic tournament starting Thursday at Newman Park â€” captured the championship at San Angelo Lake Viewâ€™s tournament before losing at San Angelo Central by a score of 10-4 on Monday.
THURSDAY, MARCH 3
Sweetwater varsity hosts SHS Wood Bat Classic tournament through Saturday, March 5.
Sweetwater JV plays at Abilene tournament through Saturday, March 5.
Sweetwater JV plays at Eula tournament through Saturday, March 5.
Roscoe junior high teams at Rotan meet.
Highland junior high teams at Sands meet.
FRIDAY, MARCH 4
Sweetwater JV and varsity boys play at Andrews tournament through Saturday, March 5.
Sweetwater varsity girls play at regional preview tournament in Lubbock through Saturday, March 5.
Viv Littleton of Sweetwa-ter had her first career ace while playing at the Canyon Springs Golf Course in San Antonio. She used a 7-wood to ace the 120-yard No. 7 hole. Her witnesses were Ann Popejoy, Rosemary Watts and LaGena Weaver.
Texas National Bank will host the monthly Chamber of Commerce Coffee and celebrate Texas Independence Day at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, in the bankâ€™s lobby at 400 East Broadway.
Texas National Bank opened for business on Monday, May 8, 1995, immediately following its acquisition of the Sweetwater Branch of Hamlin National Bank, which had been operating in Sweetwater since January of 1990. In 1997 the bank acquired the local branch of Bluebonnet Savings from State National Bank.
The Nolan County Commissioners' Court met for their regular meeting on Monday morning, Feb. 28, at the Nolan County Courthouse.
In light of the emergence of wildfires this past weekend, the burn ban for Nolan County is still in effect. However, an exemption was made for the controlled burn to take place near the Nolan County Coliseum as the weather permits.