July 28th, 2014
Many attended the Jam at the Dam event at Lake Sweetwater on Saturday to show their support for the families in which the event benefitted.
The event, hosted by the Clean Up Lake Sweetwater Beach group, benefitted the families of Devin LaRue and Cassidy Crain, two local men who passed away in a vehicle accident.
Shown is the Nine Mile Band performing at the event. Find more photos on Page 1 of Monday's edition.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) has announced the addition of Dr. Jennifer Liedtke to their medical team. The new physician will provide family practice services as well as a specialty in obstetrics.
â€śWeâ€™re thrilled to have Dr. Liedtke join our Sweetwater medical community,â€ť said Donna Boatright, administrator of RPMH. â€śHer services will be a great asset here at Rolling Plains, and I know our community is going to love her.â€ť
Knox Oilfield Supply has hired three recent Texas State Technical College Downhole Tool graduates. â€śThese guys are just fantastic,â€ť said Scott Knox. Two of the graduates are working in the pump shop in San Angelo, and the other is working in deliveries and the pump shop in Sterling City.
Cameron Fox graduated in May and has been with Knox Oilfield Supply for three months. â€śAll my family worked in the oil field. My dad has been with Chevron for 28 years,â€ť said Fox. â€śI knew that is what I wanted to do too.â€ť
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 96. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 5 to 10 mph, shifting to the northeast in the afternoon.
We'll have a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight, with partly cloudy skies tonight with a low around 72. Winds will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph.
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In no particular order: Christopher Faith, Gavin Reyes, Carson Brownlow, Kurt Wetsel, Trenton Hicks, Logan Wedin, Jackson Foster, Harrison Foster, Austin Moreland, John Medina, Aaron Caballero, Nathan Bennett, Jordan Hoover, Logan Ham, Tyler Warner, Brett Buckner, Joseph Milner, Drew Gholson, Tayton Thompson, Chris Thompson, Tyler Chavez, Collin Stafford, Ian Cortez, Ethan Cortez, Reese Hayes, Rylan Hayes, Brendan Delgado, Keiâ€™arriyen Griffen, Zack Garza, Danner Foust, Jasen Nelson, Daiman Atkins, Darian Carr, Antonio Heredia, Elijah Kent, Cade Needham, Andrew Medina, Marquez Jones, Ryan Romer
Sweetwaterâ€™s Greg Aiken, who will play baseball for McMurry University starting next year, this past week added a second all-state honor to his list of postseason achievements.
Aiken, who as a senior compiled a .443 batting average with 17 extra-base hits and also fielded .990 at first base for the Mustangs, was a Class 3A second team all-state selection at that position by the Texas Sports Writers Association.
A Nolan County grand jury recently cleared Abilene officers who were involved in the June standoff that ended with police shooting Michael "Micky" Berry to death.
According to 32nd Judicial District ADA (Assistant District Attorney) Barrett Thomas, grand jurors did not indict the five Abilene police officers involved in the shooting.
Nancy McGinley passed peacefully in her sleep on July 17, 2014 in Austin, Texas. She was born Nancy Sue Neeper on Feb. 8, 1933. Nancy, one of nine children, grew up on her father's cotton farm north of Sweetwater in Fisher County. She graduated high school and married Jack McGinley in December of 1950. They had four children, traveled and loved each other until Jack's demise in 2004.
It is the mission of the West Central Texas Council of Governments Aging and Disability Resource Center (WCTADRC) to serve as an access point for information and assistance on issues affecting older adults and those with disabilities and their families and caregivers.
For the first time since 2006, the American Junior Rodeo Association will hold its National Finals Rodeo at the Nolan County Coliseum.
The five-day affair â€” which kicks off Tuesday and continues through Saturday â€” will feature young buckaroos in several age brackets competing for national championship titles in traditional rodeo events ranging from team roping to barrel racing. To get this far, participants had to qualify at four AJRA-sanctioned rodeos throughout the year, which were held in various West Texas cities.