Archive - Jan 5, 2011
Shown is one of the new transmission towers being installed at the east entrance to Sweetwater off of I-20. This is part of the Texas Public Utility Commission's (PUC) $5 billion transmission line expansion to move West Texas wind power toward North Texas and Houston. These lines and routes were established as part of the Competitive Renewable Energy Zone (CREZ). Oncor was one of the successful bidders to build the lines. Of the $5 billion dollar project, Oncor received $1.34 billion for their part of the construction and installation of the new transmission lines.
A broken water line from the second floor of Adkins Supply in Sweetwater flooded the lower level area of the building on Tuesday. A water cleaning crew was cleaning up the water damage that covered the lower level flooring throughout the day.
Jeremy Maxwell, 29, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at an Abilene medical center.
Born in Aurora, Colo. on June 14, 1981, Jeremy was the son of Billy Patrick Maxwell and Janet Marie May Maxwell. He married Kami Shea Alexander on June 28, 2003 in Abilene, and moved from Sweetwater to Abilene eight years ago. He was a member of Broadview Baptist Church in Abilene.
Jeremy had struggled for the past five years as a quadriplegic as the result of a near fatal car accident in San Angelo, Texas when he was a student at Angelo State University.
ROBY â€” The Sweetwater girls basketball team is star-ting out 2011 the way it finished in 2010.
And the Lady Mustangsâ€™ 42-30 win on Tuesday at Roby came against a peren-nial state power.
Sweetwater (15-9) trailed only once â€” at 7-6 â€” against the Lady Lions, who came into the contest ranked No. 6 in Class 1A, Division II.
Tuesdayâ€™s victory was the ninth in the last 10 games for Sweetwater, which goes to Mineral Wells Friday before tipping off District 5-3A play next week at home against Snyder.
ROBY â€” Since a 4-1 start, little has gone right for the Sweetwater boys basketball team in the past month.
But that changed, at least for one night, on Tuesday when the Mustangs visited Roby and won 43-40.
Sweetwaterâ€™s 6-8 senior post, Paxton Kelley, scored 19 points as the Mustangs (6-12) won for only the second time in 13 games.
Roby led 7-6 after one quarter, but Kelley hit three straight baskets to fuel an 8-0 run at the start of the second period and Sweetwa-ter led 19-16 at halftime.