May 6th, 2011
Sweetwaterâ€™s Jason Vause (left), a freshman on the Hardin-Simmons University baseball team, somehow managed to avoid the tag on this play last Saturday at Abileneâ€™s Hunter Field and score the go-ahead run for the Cowboys in an 8-6 win that evened their best-of-three playoff series with Mississippi College. HSU then came back to win Game 3, 12-11 in 14 innings, and reach the championship round of the American Southwest Conference tournament that begins today at Texas-Dallas in Richardson. HSU is one of four teams in the tournament.
Many attended a special Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce coffee event honoring volunteers at the Pioneer Museum on Wednesday. Terry Locklar made homemade breakfast burritos cooked on the spot outside of the museum.
Is Cinco de Mayo the Mexican version of Independence Day? If your answer is yes, then let's offer a brief history lesson.
Frequently confused with the nation's day of independence â€” which is on September 16 â€” the Mexican holiday is in observance of the Mexican army's victory in the 1862 battle of the Battle of Puebla against France in the French-Mexican War.
TXU Energy, the #1 choice among electricity providers in Texas, is celebrating the expansion of its Abilene call center. After an initial three months of excellence in customer service, the operation is moving into a larger call center space within the facility to accommodate the addition of new staff and equipment.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 43 calls for service, issued two citations and made one arrest on May 3, 2011.
The SPD received 20, 911 calls.
â€˘Â 100 block of S. Hopkins
Calls for service:
â€˘Â Unattended death â€”Â 500 block NW Georgia.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘Â Christina Butler, 33 â€”Â Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had four calls for service, served one civil paper and made one arrest on May 3, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
Mavis Whitteker, of Sweetwater, Texas passed away on May 4, 2011, at the age of 99. She exemplified true Christianity in every way. Those who were privileged to have known her loved her. She spent her life in tireless service to her family and others. Mavis was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 45 years, fulfilling many roles and responsibilities. The admonition of Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior, to â€śCome Follow Meâ€ť was the guiding light for her life.
Memorial services for Imogene Thomas Carter, 92, of Sweetwater, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 6, 2011, at First Presbyterian Church in Sweetwater with Rev. Earl Stewart officiating. Interment will be at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Carter died April 18, 2011, at her home.
She was born Nov.15, 1918, in Fancy Farm, Ken. She married Dan W. Carter in December of 1945 in Mississippi. Imogene moved to Sweetwater in February of 2011 from California. She and her family had live in El Paso and Las Vegas in the past. She was a homemaker.
Universityâ€™s Fuller Track, Lubbock)
300 hurdles â€” Nick Nemir 42.13 (did not make finals)
400 relay â€” 51.23 (did not make finals)
Relay runners: Kinsey Browning, Kelsi Crosson, Brittany Lashinski, Suede Shirley)
1600 relay â€” 4:11.55 (did not make finals)
Relay runners: Kelsi Crosson, Kendra Crosson, Jayci Shelton, Suede Shirley)
100 hurdles â€” Jayci Shelton 15.30 (made finals)
300 hurdles â€” Jayci Shelton 46.32 (made finals)
100 hurdles â€” Jayci Shelton 14.90 (1st place â€” advanced to state meet)
The Guns and Hoses basketball game was held on Thursday, April 28, 2011. The â€śGunsâ€ť won the game, beating out the Sweetwater Firefighters 61-56. All proceeds from the game benefit the West Texas Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center.
ABILENE, Texas - With unemployment rates on the rise and extra money being hard to come by, nonprofit agencies such as Goodwill-West Texas remain committed to helping people gain employment. Goodwill knows that it takes a comprehensive approach to help people find and keep good jobs. In Abilene and other West Texas locations including Midland, Odessa, Sweetwater, San Angelo, Clyde, Brownwood and Eastland, Goodwill is changing lives by providing job training programs, career placement assistance and other support services such as a specific Veterans Outreach program.