Recently, the West Texas Energy Consortium (WTxEC or Consortium) received the â€śIndustry Sector Outreach Awardâ€ť from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) at the Annual State Conference in Grapevine. Honoring significant workforce efforts in targeted occupations and positive impacts made to employers, the award includes a $30,000 endowment and recognizes the success experienced in just one short year with the Consortiumâ€™s exceptional, integrated approach.
Read more in Thursday's edition.
Leigh Byrd, age 66, of Sweetwater, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 at her residence.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 at Fourth & Elm Church of Christ with Mike Crowley officiating. Burial will follow at White Church Cemetery in Taylor County, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Betty L. Wortham, age 78, of Sweetwater, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 at Sweetwater Healthcare Center.
Her body will be cremated. A memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Sweetwaterâ€™s boys and girls participate in Stantonâ€™s basketball tournament starting today, while Roscoeâ€™s boys host their Blackland-Divide Invitational. The Highland boys are also in the field for the latter event.
Read more in Thursday's edition.
Today, we'll have some patchy fog before 9 a.m. Otherwise, we'll see mostly cloudy skies with a high near 63 and south-southwest winds around 5 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 53 and south-southwest winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, some patchy fog will roll into the area.
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Student award winners for the Fall 2014 semester at Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater were recently announced. Students are nominated by peers, faculty and staff at Texas State Technical College.
Find out who the recipients were in Wednesday's edition.
The West Texas Children's Advocacy Center (WTCAC) welcomed a new executive director last week.
Kelsey Zimmerman, a Nolan County native, has been tapped to run the organization, which specializes in conducting forensic interviews of children who are suspected of having had physical or sexual abuse.
Read more in Wednesday's edition.
A remembrance service for Donald Lester Goodrich, 70, of Sweetwater, will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 at Greater Zion Baptist Church with Reverend Robert Carey officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Goodrich died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.
Lana Kay Sewell Davidson, 66, of Mansfield, Texas, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 in Mansfield.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 at Blessing Funeral Home, 401 Elm Street, Mansfield, TX 76063.
Lana was born April 4, 1948 in Tulia. She graduated in 1966 from Sweetwater High School.
Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Gary Davidson; children, Matthew Davidson, Amy Davidson Williams, Angela Davidson and Christian Davidson; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and brothers, Douglas Sewell and Stanley Sewell.
ABILENE â€” Sidney James Harber, 83, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 in a local hospital. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11, at North Side Baptist Church 2474 Westwood, Abilene directed by Starbuck Funeral Home.
James was born June 26, 1931 in Cleburne, Texas to Louise M. (Wirt) and Sidney Oliver Harber. He served in the Marines during the Korean Conflict. He was a truck driver. James enjoyed horse races, bingo, fishing and his grandchildrenâ€™s activities.