Archive - Nov 2010
Tenaska, Inc., developer of the proposed Tenaska Trailblazer Energy Center near Sweetwater, presented a $3,000 donation to Nolan County United Way.
"Tenaska is honored to have become a part of the Sweetwater and Nolan County communities," Lloyd Harris, Tenaska community representative said, in presenting the check to members of the Nolan County United Way's Board of Directors.
"As in all the locations â€” in Texas and nationwide â€” where Tenaska has generating facilities, we take pride in being a contributing and supportive member of the community," Harris said.
Rees Taylor was able to share the experience of winning his first saddle with his grandfather, Clint Byers by his side. Taylor began roping, at the age of 10 years old. For four years, he has won buckles, but never a saddle. At the age of 14, during the Christmas for Kids roping event, Taylor received his first saddle. Pictured above are Clint Byers and Rees Taylor being presented with their saddles.
Christmas is coming early for Sarah, but she isnâ€™t celebrating alone.
For the second year in a row, the Rotary Club of Sweetwater is sponsoring Sarah Getto.
Getto is a singer,songwriter and musician, from Norman, Oklahoma.
Getto is more than a performer; she is an inspiration. She has been blind since birth, but it has not been a hindrance to the achievements in her life. At the age of three, she taught herself to play the piano and the fiddle, at age 10. Her music has been related to that of Patsy Cline, Reba McEntire, Anne Murray, Floyd Kramer and Karen Carpenter.
American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization, which is completely funded through donations. It was originally founded in 1881, by Clara Barton and a group of acquaintances.
The Big Country Branch of the American Red Cross, located in Abilene, is part of the Nolan County United Way. Tim Cox, American Red Cross representative, spoke to the teachers at Sweetwater Intermediate School.
According to Cox, the main focus of the American Red Cross is preparedness. Winter months tend to see an increase in house fires. Many of those fires occur in older houses.
Dylon Adames scores for Sweetwater on Tuesday during overtime against Hawley while teammate Kevin Sepeda watches. Adames scored five of his seven points in the extra period to help the Mustangs pull out a 71-62 victory in their 2010-11 season opener. Sweetwaterâ€™s boys travel to Coleman for a 6:30 p.m. tipoff Friday while the girls will play host to Abilene High, also starting at 6:30 p.m.
ROSCOE â€” The Roscoe girls got their first win of the season by beating Blackwell, 50-23, on Tuesday.
Kimberly Norris scored 20 points to pace Roscoe (1-1). Sara Kingston and Lynnsi Moses had six, Katie McIntire five, Faith Boren four, Jacinda Morales, Carolina Perez, Kaitlinn Reed and Whitney Williams two and Jacey Tomlin one.
Blackwell (0-3) was led by Jennifer Allen and Amanda Bullard with six while Kaitlyn Gaston had four, Brooklyn Harris three and Jessica Morrow and Reccie Roland two. Also, Bullard pulled down 12 rebounds and Roland seven.
Highland Heights United Methodist Church recently consecrated a collection of items for the â€śSamaritan Hospitality Houseâ€ť located in Colorado City. It ministers to families who are visiting loved ones incarcerated in local prisons. With a homelike atmosphere, the â€śHouseâ€ť provides weekend lodging for family members during their stay free of charge. A field trip is scheduled Friday, November 19th, to deliver the collection. Congregational members are pictured above holding samples of collected items.
The winners of the HOBY (Hugh Oâ€™Brian Youth Leadership) Award were announced last week, at Sweetwtaer High School. The winner was Mackensey Hayes and runner up was Madison Meneses. The winners were selected after submitting a 100-word essay on leadership. A selection committee narrowed down the top ten finalists, which then went through a questionare filled out by the SHS faculty.
Fannie Louise Weston was born on August 10, 1926 in Pearsol, Texas, to Robert and Clara Forester. In 1938, she moved to Alpine, Texas, where she eventually met and married Billie Weston, on August 29, 1943. Fannie and Billie lived in the Fort Davis/Alpine area where they ranched and owned and operated Camp Musquiz, a summer camp for boys and girls. As well as being involved in the day to day operations of the camp, Fannie worked at the FNB in Alpine for 37 years. In 2000, they moved to San Angelo, Texas and then on to Sweetwater, in 2008.
Breckenridgeâ€™s fourth-quarter rally was too much for the Sweet-water girls basketball team to over-come here Tuesday as the Lady Mustangs were defeated, 44-40, in their home opener of the season.
The Lady Buckaroos finished the game with a 10-3 run, taking their first lead with 1:28 left while taking advantage of Sweetwaterâ€™s struggles at the free throw line. The Lady Mustangs made just 4 of 18 for the game, including 2-of-9 in the fourth quarter, and also had 33 turnovers, but still had a chance to win or at least force overtime until the final seconds of the contest.