Anna Lee Mueller, 50, of Highland was killed in Runnels County on Saturday when the all-terrain vehicle she was driving crashed while going down a hill. Funeral services were held yesterday at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Sweetwater followed by interment in the Roscoe Cemetery.
Born on May 29, 1960, in San Angelo, she graduated from Miles High School in 1978 and attended Angelo State University. In 1982 she married David Mueller in Rowena. They moved from Ballinger to Sweetwater in 1992 and to the Highland community in 1996.
Survivors include her husband, David Mueller of Sweetwater Steel, two sons, Kevin of Atlanta, Ga., and Todd of Roscoe, one daughter, Stephanie Howard of Bakersfield, Ca., and two grandsons, also of Bakersfield.
FIRE ENGULFS HOME ON BOIS D’ARC STREET
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Rivera at 204 Bois d’Arc Street was completely destroyed by a fire that raged out of control early Sunday morning. No one was hurt, but the fire, which started about 3:00am and was caused by faulty electrical wiring, spread so quickly through the house that by the time the Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department arrived, there was no chance of saving it.
The loss was one that touched me as well since it was the house I lived in for the first sixteen years of my life, and for me it always seemed somehow to be the central point of the universe. My father and mother moved there when they got married in 1939 and lived there for over twenty years as they raised my brothers and me.
ANOTHER WRECK AT “DESTRUCTION JUNCTION”
Another wreck at what locals refer to as “Destruction Junction” tied up westbound traffic on I-20 late Saturday afternoon as a woman driving an SUV pulling a trailer lost control and crashed at the underpass where US 84 joins I-20, a mile or so east of Roscoe. Unlike the three-vehicle accident that happened there three weeks ago, this collision luckily caused no fatalities—only a broken nose for the driver. It does, however, serve as a reminder of the danger of the location.
ROSCOE TRACK TEAMS ACHIEVE MIXED RESULTS IN MOGUL RELAYS
The Roscoe Plowboys and Plowgirls did well in some events and not in others at the Mogul Relays in Munday last Saturday. Once again, the girls were led by Jacinda Morales and the boys by Caden Smith.
The Plowgirls came in third in a field of eleven schools. Jacinda Morales won the 800 with a time of 2:26 and the 1600 with a time of 5:51. The Plowgirls’ 1600 relay team placed second to Vernon with a time of 4:32, and the 800 relay team came in third at 1:58. Lynnsi Moses was third in the 100 hurdles (18.69), and Amber Craig was third in the 3200 (13:20).
The Plowboys placed fourth in a field of nine. Caden Smith won the discus (156’3”) and was second in the shot put (50’6”). He also came in second in the 110 hurdles (16.44). Devon Freeman was second in the pole vault (11’6”), Cody Graham was third in the high jump (5’4”), and Jesus Leanos was third in the 3200 (11:06).
The District Track Meet will be in Hamlin tomorrow, April 7.
CADEN SMITH MAKES ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS’ ALL BIG COUNTRY CLASS A BASKETBALL TEAM
Caden Smith is a first-team selection for the Abilene Reporter-News’ All Big Country Class A Boys Basketball Team. In naming Smith, the Reporter-News noted his averages of 15.6 points and 12.6 rebounds per game this year, as well as his role in helping the Plowboys to the state championship in 2009 and his being named MVP of his district in 2011.