August 29th, 2011
Crane Service, Inc. of Sweetwater recently introduced the GMK 7550, a 550-ton crane. The local business welcomed the huge addition in its continued efforts to offer a wide range of services. The crane was on location for the community to view in Sweetwater during an open house event on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011.
For the past 51 years, Crane Service has specialized in rigging along with heavy hoisting and hauling to the greater Southwest region of the United States.
At about 7:58 p.m. Saturday evening, Aug. 27, 2011, Texas Highway Patrolman Ricardo Molina attempted to stop a 1994 Buick for traffic violations which occurred five miles east of Colorado City on IH-20 in Mitchell County.
Sunday was have been the 14th birthday for the missing Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn.
On Saturday dozens of people gathered to commemorate her birthday and remember her disappearance.
Saturday marked eight months since she was reported missing.
Hailey's mother Billie Dunn was in attendance and had harsh words for law enforcement officials in charge of the investigation.
"They need to get out there and find my daughter," Dunn said.
United States Gypsum announced the retirement of Doyle Clemmer, Quarry Equipment Operator, after 41 years of service. Doyle selected a flat screen TV and a new phone as his retirement gifts. "The employees of the Sweetwater Plant would like to thank Doyle for his years of dedicated service, his personal commitment to safety and for his impact on the outstanding achievements of our plant over the years. We wish you the best in your future endeavors."
Doyle Clemmer (right) is shown accepting his retirement plaque from Plant Manager, Buck Cason.
Family visitation and viewing for James Joseph Frawley U.S.N. (Ret), 73, of Sweetwater, will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Military Honors performed at 3:30 p.m. by the United States Navy Honor Guard. Final disposition will be cremation at his request under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Frawley died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.
Frank A. Davis, age 85, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, at his residence.Â
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. Ward Hayes and Rev. Eric Von Atzigen officiating.Â Burial will follow at Garden of Memories with the United States Navy Honor Guard.Â Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.Â
For the second straight week, Sweetwaterâ€™s offense had a monster, clock-eating scoring drive when the Mustangs opened their season Friday against the Vernon Lions.
Sweetwater took 18 plays to go 69 yards, leading to Ryan Linebaughâ€™s 1-yard touchdown run with 11:13 left in the second quarter that put his team up 7-0.
But, with the exception of another great showing by the Mustangsâ€™ new kicker, Tadeo Canon-Masjoan, the offensive highlights after that were few. That meant Sweetwaterâ€™s defense had to step up to the challenge, and did it ever.
ALBANY â€” The Roscoe Plowboys hit the road to face a very tough Albany team Friday in its season opener, and the Lions rolled to a 57-7 win.
Albany, a top-10 team in most preseason polls, was ahead 28-0 after one quarter and never looked back. Five players accounted for the Lionsâ€™ eight touchdowns, seven of them on long-distance plays of at least 29 yards.
TRENT â€” The Highland Hornets put up a respecta-ble defensive effort in their opening game with Bryson on Thursday, but managed just one score as the Cow-boys won the contest 24-8.
Highland got its touch-down on Tyler Falconâ€™s 3-yard run in the first quarter. Steven Tester kicked the PAT to tie the game at 8, but the Hornets didnâ€™t score again. Meanwhile, Bryson came back with two more touchdowns to seal the win. The game was played at Trent as part of the Rumble in the Jungle Classic.
Sweetwaterâ€™s two junior varsity football teams won their season openers at Vernon on Thursday.
JV White 16, Vernon 6
Sweetwater White used a pair of second-half touchdowns to subdue Vernon.