Archive - 2012

Robert Callan Gabel

December 31, 2012

Funeral services for Robert Callan Gabel, 80, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2 at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Rev. Chris Stephens will officiate and interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Gabel died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, in Coleman, Texas.

Schlotzsky’s Deli to host Chamber Coffee

December 31, 2012

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 at Schlotzsky's Deli, located at 204 S.E. Georgia Ave.
Schlotzsky's Deli is owned and operated by Steve and Laurie Holcomb, with Cathy Peace as manager and Ronnie Young as assistant manager, along with 20 employees.
Schlotzsky's Deli offers a variety of products, including Cinnabon cinnamon rolls, breakfast sandwiches and burritos, sandwiches on fresh baked bread, pizzas, salads and soups.

Be safe this New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2012

New Year's Eve is a night to have fun and celebrate the coming year. However, safety is a must when participating in the festivities. Whether you're staying in and celebrating with friends and family, or you're traveling to a party or city bash, following a few safety tips will ensure that you're safe and sound when the clock strikes midnight, ringing in the New Year!

Youth New Year’s Eve bash tonight

December 31, 2012

A local church youth group is offering middle school and high school students a new opportunity to ring in the New Year in a safe and fun setting.
The Salvage Yard is the sixth through twelfth grade student ministry at Emmanuel Fellowship Church in Sweetwater. The group will be sponsoring the "AllThingsNew - New Year's Eve Bash" on Monday, December 31 at the church, located at 1418 Hailey.
Doors to the event will open at 8 p.m. and there will be a $10 entry fee with food and drinks available. Each person will also be entered for chances to win door prizes, including $100 in cash.

Officers participate in active shooter training

December 31, 2012

Several times a year, members of the Sweetwater Police Department and the Nolan County Sheriff's Office participate in active shooter training while Sweetwater students are on vacation. Each year, the training takes place at a different school and officers train in tactical exercises on active shooter response.

This week’s basketball

December 31, 2012

TUESDAY, JAN. 1
Highland varsity girls and boys at Newcastle starting at 2 p.m.
THURSDAY, JAN. 3
Sweetwater boys will host Coahoma — freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, JAN. 4
Sweetwater girls at Big Spring (district openers) — JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity girls at Hermleigh (district openers), 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Highland varsity girls at Westbrook (district opener), 6:30 p.m.
Highland varsity boys host Paint Creek, 6:30 p.m.
Blackwell JV boys and varsity teams host Robert Lee starting at 5 p.m.

SW boys win Anson tourney

December 31, 2012

Kaleb Hoover scored 16 points, Rhett Torres 13 and Dylan Bennett 11 as Sweet-water won the championship of Anson’s tournament by defeating Merkel 61-53 on Saturday.
Sweetwater (9-7) finished 4-0 at the tournament and has won its last five games overall. The Mustangs, who host Coahoma on Thursday, placed both Hoover and Bennett on the all-tournament team while avenging a 13-point loss to Merkel in early December.

New Year's local forecast

December 31, 2012

Your New Year's Eve forecast will be mild, with mostly sunny skies today with a high near 59. Winds will be from the southwest at 10 to 15 mph and will increase to 15 to 20 mph in the morning. Gusts could top out at 25 mph, and we also have a 20% chance of rain before noon.
Tonight will be cooler with a low around 30 and partly cloudy skies. Winds will be from the southwest at 10 to 15 mph, and after midnight they will become northern winds.

Ex-SW star wins a state title as coach

December 31, 2012

Patrick Goodman is now part of an elite club.
Twenty-seven years after helping Sweetwater High School win a Class 4A football state championship in 1985 as a player, Goodman — now an assistant coach at Navasota — was part of another state title celebration on Dec. 21 when the Rattlers defeated Gilmer, 39-3, at Arlington’s Cowboys Stadium to win the Class 3A Division II championship.

Lady Mustangs off to 2-1 start at Slaton

December 31, 2012

SLATON — The Sweetwater girls basketball team picked up pool-play wins over Tahoka and Petersburg on the first two days of action before suffering their first loss Friday when they fell to host Slaton, 49-32, at the West Texas Invitational Tournament.
On Thursday, Sweetwater (14-8) opened play by defeating Tahoka 52-30.

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