February 26th, 2014
Progress continues toward the county project to obtain grant funding from TxDOT (Texas Department of Transportation), as approval was given on two items at Monday's county commissioners' meeting.
The first action item approved was the recommendation of the advisory board for the Nolan County Energy Transportation Reinvestment Zone #1 regarding the application to TxDOT. The advisory board is made up of Tom Oliver, Carter Scott, Mark Morrow, Jason Freeman and Rick Alley.
Martha Lucille (Mama Lucy) Hall, age 102, of Sweetwater, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 at Nolan Nursing and Rehab.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Garden of Memories with Dr. Fred Meeks officiating. Burial will follow. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Beth Richburg (shown), Schyler Kimbrell and Sierra Allen are the three senior players who will start for Highland when the Lady Hornets face Calvert in the Class 1A, Division II girls state semifinals at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin.
If Highland wins, it plays Lipan or Nazareth for the state title Saturday. Morgan Monroe and Kristen Harris are Highlandâ€™s other senior players.
Expect a slight, 20% chance of freezing rain and sleet before noon. Otherwise, today will be cloudy, with a high near 38 and wind chill values between 12 and 22. Winds will be from the north at 5 to 15 mph.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 28 and northeast wind at 5 to 10 mph. Winds will shift to the south after midnight.
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The Republican Women of West Texas recently installed new officers at a recent meeting.
Pictured are Teresa Beckmeyer, Legislative Committee Chair; Kimberly McKinney, Vice President; Alice Rhoades, Secretary; Lynda Apel, Treasurer; and Amy Basye, President.
The deadline to submit items for the Nolan County Time Capsule was officially extended at Monday morning's meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners.
Wednesday, March 19 will be the final day for residents to submit small items such as business cards, coins and letters. Precinct 3 Commissioner Tommy White once again noted that the size of the capsule will depend on how many items are submitted.
February is American Heart Month, to observe this occasion Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E. 12th, on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to offer free cholesterol screening. There will be pamphlets and information available on cholesterol.
Graveside services for James Edgar Pollard, 82, of Sweetwater will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at Sweetwater Cemetery. Stephen Gehring will officiate and interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Pollard died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.
He was born on Aug. 2, 1931, in Vernon, Texas. He married Betty Jean Pollard in 1954 in Lovington, New Mexico.
TUESDAY, FEB. 25
Sweetwater varsity at Ranger Junior College JV, 4 p.m.
Blackwell boys will play at Eden tournament.
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams play at San Angelo Lake View at 5 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 26
Sweetwater JV and varsity girls and Highland teams at Baird tournament.
THURSDAY, FEB. 27
Sweetwater varsity hosts Wood Bat Classic.
Sweetwater JV at Hamlin tournament.
Sweetwater varsity at Big Spring tournament.
Sweetwater middle school teams at Colorado City meet.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s softball team will take a 6-2 record into todayâ€™s game at San Angelo Lake View after a third-place finish this past weekend at its tournament.
Sweetwater went 4-2 at the three-day event held at Jerry Collins Complex, scoring 68 runs in its six games. The Lady Mustangs opened the tournament by beating Merkel 24-2 and losing to Lamesa 9-0 on Thursday, defeated Winters 12-1 and Lubbock Estacado 15-3 on Friday and finished up the tournament on Saturday with a 14-3 win over Anson and an 8-3 loss to Stamford.