March 3rd, 2014
The Sweetwater Fire Department stopped a house fire this morning on the 200 block of E. Oklahoma in Sweetwater. Two people were in the house at the time of the blaze and made it out safely.
The fire was caused by faulty wiring to the water heater, according to authorities. The fire was contained to the two back rooms of the home.
The family is staying with relatives that live nearby.
Voters will head to the polls for the primary election this Tuesday, March 4 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to decide which federal, state and county officials will appear on the November election ballot for their respective party.
County races include County Judge, District Clerk, County Clerk, Justice of the Peace and County Chairman. In addition, County Precincts 2 and 9, as well as Precincts 4 and 8, will vote for County Commissioners for Precincts 2 and 4.
Thus, Precincts 1, 3, 4, 6 and 7 do not have any commissioner races.
Wes Sims was re-elected to a tenth consecutive two year term as President of the Texas Farmers Union (TFU) during the organization's 112th annual convention in Corpus Christi. Sims, a family farmer and cattle producer from Sweetwater, was first elected in 1996 to lead the Texas family farm and ranch group.
Funeral services for Melma Lee Johnson, 69, of Sweetwater, are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
Johnson died Monday, March 3, 2014, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.
Poke G. Johnson, age 90, of Sweetwater, passed peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, March 1, 2014.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 3, 2014 at Garden of Memories with Rev. Eric Horton officiating. Burial will follow. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Although Sweetwater was the host team for the Wes Bishop Wood Bat Classic at Sportsmanâ€™s Park, the Mus-tangs werenâ€™t very generous to their opponents.
After opening their three-day event with a 4-0 win over Pampa on Thursday, Sweetwater (7-3) picked up three more wins over the weekend with a reliable combination of great pitching, timely hits and solid defense to finish with a 4-0 Classic record on Saturday.
These 15 Sweetwater High School athletes are competing in regional powerlifting meets this month.
The eight boys are Jay Lomas, Austin Marlett, Nathan Browning, Zach Garcia, Junior Lawhon, Andrew Davis, Cory Mendez and Dylan Jimenez while the seven girls are Dana Hohn, Eliza Delgado, Kristi Ward, Naomi Gonzales, Ziggy Collins, Valerie Zavaleta and Shana Wiltse.
The girls meet was held Saturday in Fort Stockton and the boys meet will be held this Friday in Sundown.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s girls golf team recently recorded a second-place finish when they played in their annual Sweetwater Golf Classic.
Members of the team were, pictured from left, Corynn Martin, Payton Moore, Alaina Andrews, Alexis Castillo and Kensi Chowning. Martin also placed third and Chowning was fourth among all medalists.
Several Nolan County athletes and cheerleaders will be in the Big Country Chevy Dealers-FCA All-Star Festival in three cities.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 34. Winds will be from the north-northeast at 5 to 15 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 25 and northeast winds around 5 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the south-southeast.
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