Archive - May 2011

May 6th

Local first grader tests for black belt

May 6, 2011

On Dec. 11, 2010 Eric Thomas Martinez Jr. tested for his recommend black belt. He is under the instruction of his grandpa, Lonnie Mendez. of Team Chip TKD Sweetwater. Eric has been training for four years, having started at the age of 2. He is a very active member of Team Chip; he is in the Weapons Club, Black Belt Club, Tournament Team and Demo Team. He has competed in over a dozen tournaments competing against people from all over the U.S., Korea and Mexico.

SWOWT perform at Trinity Baptist

May 6, 2011

About 40 ladies from the Lubbock area traveled for the concert at Trinity Baptist in Sweetwater last Sunday evening. Nolan County friends and family filled the sanctuary for the concert. Shown are four Nolan County residents in the Singing Women of West Texas choir including Judy Arthur, Charlene Killgore, Nancy Althof and Judy Suggs.

FFB celebrates Cinco de Mayo

May 6, 2011

First Financial Bank employees are shown at their Cinco de Mayo celebration on Thursday preparing fajitas on the grill. Shown are Kirby Andrews, Matt Weaver (customer), Eddie Mitchell, Rodney Foster and Britt Stuart.

FFB celebrates Cinco de Mayo

May 6, 2011

First Financial Bank celebrated Cinco de Mayo on Thursday with fajitas and beverages being served on the bank's lawn. Entertainment was provided by Aida Pantoja, performing a traditional Mexican dance.

National Nurses Week celebrated at RPMH

May 6, 2011

Whether they wrap a bandage around a wound or calm us before surgery, nurses provide more than care when we are ill—they provide comfort. In recognition of the compassionate service nurses provide to our community, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) is joining the American Nursing Association in commemorating National Nurses Week.

Blotters for May 6, 2011

May 6, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 47 calls for service, issued three citations and made no arrests on May 4, 2011.

The SPD received 27, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 1100 block of Campbell.
• Theft — 2700 block of W. Broadway.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 1600 block of San Carlos.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served two civil papers and made two arrests on May 4, 2011.

Arrested by DPS:
• Raven Javon Weaver, 28, of Oklahoma City, Okla. — Possession of marijuana.

Vause avoids tag for HSU

May 6, 2011

Sweetwater’s Jason Vause (left), a freshman on the Hardin-Simmons University baseball team, somehow managed to avoid the tag on this play last Saturday at Abilene’s Hunter Field and score the go-ahead run for the Cowboys in an 8-6 win that evened their best-of-three playoff series with Mississippi College. HSU then came back to win Game 3, 12-11 in 14 innings, and reach the championship round of the American Southwest Conference tournament that begins today at Texas-Dallas in Richardson. HSU is one of four teams in the tournament.
Courtesy Photo

May 5th

Pioneer Museum hosts Chamber Coffee

May 5, 2011

Many attended a special Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce coffee event honoring volunteers at the Pioneer Museum on Wednesday. Terry Locklar made homemade breakfast burritos cooked on the spot outside of the museum.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

May 5, 2011

Is Cinco de Mayo the Mexican version of Independence Day? If your answer is yes, then let's offer a brief history lesson.
Frequently confused with the nation's day of independence — which is on September 16 — the Mexican holiday is in observance of the Mexican army's victory in the 1862 battle of the Battle of Puebla against France in the French-Mexican War.

TXU Energy celebrates expansion of Abilene call center

May 5, 2011

TXU Energy, the #1 choice among electricity providers in Texas, is celebrating the expansion of its Abilene call center. After an initial three months of excellence in customer service, the operation is moving into a larger call center space within the facility to accommodate the addition of new staff and equipment.

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