Archive - Aug 2011
One person was killed in a one vehicle rollover crash occurring Sunday, July 31, 2011, at 11:57 a.m. The crash was located on U.S. 84, seven miles north of Roscoe in Nolan County.
Cynthia Walsh Holman, 52 years of age from Pearland, Texas was pronounced dead at the scene by Judge Sharon Gardner at 12:36 p.m. The body was taken to McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
The only vehicle involved in the crash was a 2008 Chevrolet HHR driven by Cynthia Walsh Holman.
Tracy Holmes is a Kindergarten teacher at East Ridge Elementary and was named 2010-2011 Teacher of the Year at her respective school. All three of her years of teaching have been with Sweetwater ISD.
Holmes earned an Interdisciplinary Generalist (EC-4TH) degree at Hardin-Simmons University. She involves herself with community activities through First Baptist Church in Roby.
Her philosophy on an outstanding teacher might not be lengthy, yet Holmes' strong message has a great impact on students which spans the classroom and beyond.
We call them the dog days of summer, but how do dogs deal with the summer days (and other pets, too)? As the season drags on and the heat rises, pet owners can ensure the best care for their animals by taking a series of steps.
"The extreme summer temperatures we're seeing pose special risk for pets that owners should be aware of. Of course everyone is aware of the need for adequate water and shade and of the dangers of leaving pets in the car," said Dr. Jerod Peek, a local veterinarian from the East Ridge Veterinary Hospital.
Itâ€™s true that newborn babies are immune to many diseases because they have antibodies they got from their mothers. However, the duration of this immunity may last only a month to about a year. Further, young children do not have maternal immunity against some vaccine-preventable diseases, such as whooping cough.
Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Dennis Cumbie, urges producers who want to purchase coverage through the Noninsurable Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) to do so before the sales closing date of Sept. 1, 2011.
NAP provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory or prevented planting occur due to normal disasters.
The 2011 Sweetwater Mustangs tried to beat the heat when they took to the field early today to begin working out for the upcoming football season at the high school practice field. Practices also began today for football players at Roscoe, Highland and Blackwell as well as for the Sweetwater volleyball team.