Archive - Dec 10, 2010
Local fire departments responded to a grass fire on County Road 419 in Fisher County on Thursday morning. According to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden, the fire burned about four acres of grass and seemed to be started by a power line problem. The fire is still under investigation. Three Sweetwater Fire Department trucks and three Fisher County trucks were dispatched to the fire. "We overloaded the scene with resources because of the high winds and dry conditions. Under normal conditions, we wold not have called so many trucks, but there was nothing normal about today's conditions.
Seventy-five years ago the Sweetwater Texas Theatre opened its doors for showings of first-run movies and live entertainment. Two years ago people from all around the area started pitching in and working hard to clean, renovate and restore the venue to operable condition. Last week the final connections were made to get the new heating and air conditioning units installed and working in the Texas 2.
Terry Lee Lane
Funeral services for Terry Lee Lane, 47, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at Evangelical Methodist Church with Rev. William Mayo and Wayne Lisenbee officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A visitation will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Lane died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Two days after suffering lopsided defeats at Merkel, Sweetwaterâ€™s boys and girls basketball teams got first-round rematches Thursday at the Stanton tournament and this time, both of the games were much closer.
But Merkel still won the boys game, 45-43, in overtime and also defeated the Sweetwater girls 35-30.The Mustangs (4-5) were to play either Tahoka or Midland Classical at 3 p.m. today, while the Lady Mustangs (6-8) faced Midland Chris-tian this morning in their consolation semifinal.
On Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, the Sierra Club held a noon-time press conference in Abilene on the steps of City Hall.
A report was released by the Sierra Club entitled, "What Would You Drink if the Well Ran Dry? â€” Nolan County Water and the Proposed Tenaska Coal-Fired Power Plant". Dr. Lauren Ross from Glenrose Engineering, Inc. presented the report alongside Dr. Jeff Haseltine and Whitney Root, Abilenians Against Tenaska; Jimmy Headstream, Multi-County Coalition; and Peter Wilson, Sierra Club.