September 2nd, 2014

BNSF Transload Rail Park providing services

September 2, 2014

Shown is a photo of the BNSF (Burlington Northern Santa Fe) Transload Rail Park. 
The 100+ railcars full of sand equals approximately 350 to 400 semi-trailer loads of sand. The sand is delivered by rail, unloaded into the sand silos and transported by truck to the varied job sites where fracking is used in the drilling process.

See the full story and photos in Tuesday's print edition.

April Dawn (Montgomery) Simmons

September 2, 2014

A memorial service for April Dawn (Montgomery) Simmons, 33, of Sweetwater, will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Reverend Eric Horton officiating, under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
She died on Aug. 30, 2014 at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
She was born on March 18, 1981 in Sweetwater. She moved back to Sweetwater from New York three years ago. She was a certified nurses aide and a waitress and attended the Church of God.

Sonny James Hermosillio, Sr.

September 2, 2014

A memorial service for Sonny James Hermosillio, Sr., 38, of Sweetwater, will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 with Emmanuel Jimenez officiating, under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
He died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
He was born on March 27, 1976 in Colorado City. He attended schools at Roscoe and Grand Prairie and had moved back to Sweetwater from Lubbock two years ago. He was a truck driver for Underwood Farms.

Evelyn Schattel Clifton

September 2, 2014

Evelyn Clifton was born Dec. 11, 1925, in Scurry County to Emil and Louise Schattel. She died Aug. 31, 2014 in Fredericksburg, Texas.

Local Sports Calendar

September 2, 2014

Cross Country
Sweetwater and Roscoe runners at Eula meet (this is the season-opening meet for Roscoe).
Sweetwater varsity will host San Angelo Lake View, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater freshmen host Colorado City (middle school gym), 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV hosts Colorado City, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity hosts Colorado City, 6 p.m.
Sweetwater freshmen will host Muleshoe, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV will host Muleshoe, 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV will play at Hamlin, 6 p.m.
Highland JV will play at Gordon, 4 p.m.

Up close and personal

September 2, 2014

A Lubbock High defender tries to bring down Sweetwater’s T.C. Huitt in Friday’s opener at the Bowl. Sweetwater won 66-35 and will travel to Muleshoe this Friday.

Blackwell falls to Sterling City

September 2, 2014

Visiting Blackwell held a 24-12 lead over Sterling City with one quarter left in its season opener on Friday, but the Eagles came back with 26 unanswered points for a 38-24 win.

See the full story in Tuesday's print edition in Sports.

Banyard will be on Vikings’ practice squad despite having a strong preseason

September 2, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — After being released by the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings on Saturday, ex-Sweetwater High School running back Joe Banyard cleared waivers on Sunday and will join the team’s practice squad for the third straight year.

Read the full story in Tuesday's print edition in Sports.

Tuesday's local events

September 2, 2014

Today, September 2nd, "Let's Talk Books," the book club of the County-City Library, will meet at noon in the meeting room. The book selection is "The End of Your Life Book Club" by Will Schwable.
You don't have to read the book to attend the meeting, just come and hear about the book. Sack lunches will be provided for the first 15 people for a $5 donation.
The selection for October will be "The Husband's Secret" by Liane Moriarty.
For more information, call 235-4978 or go to Hope to see you there!

Local weather for Tuesday

September 2, 2014

Today will be sunny and hot with a high near 100, although heat index values could get as high as 105. Winds will be from the south around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 75 and southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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