Archive - Oct 23, 2012
Texas State Technical College West Texas graduated a new class of LVN to ADN students on Aug. 17, 2012. However, the students' studies did not conclude with graduation, the class continued to prepare for the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination) test. As of Oct. 1, 2012, the graduating class earned a 100% passÂ rate on the NCLEX-RN exam.
The Boosting Engineering Science and Technology (BEST) Robotics competition took place on Saturday, Oct. 20. A record number of area teams participated in the competition at The Center at Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater. Advancing to the regional competition in Dallas Nov. 9-10 are Sweetwater (winner of the Robotics competition), ATEMS and Roscoe Collegiate (first and second place winners of the BEST award).
BEST robotics competition results:
1. Sweetwater Middle School
2. Rising Star
1. Sweetwater High School
A double celebration of teachers and seniors will take place at the final home game of the season for the Sweetwater Lady Mustang varsity volleyball team with "Teacher Appreciation and Senior Recognition Night".
On Tuesday night, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m., the team will honor Sweetwater ISD teachers. In addition, the seniors on the team will be recognized â€” Kathleen Campbell, Shelby Cason, Kelsi Crosson, Kendra Crosson, Angela Garza, Destiny Osteen, Suede Shirley and Janell Walker.
Other members of the team are juniors Kayla Chowning, Larissa Locklar, Taylor McPherson and Mikki Reschman.
On Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 at approximately 6:30 p.m., a black male subject wearing a white t-shirt and long, dark gray athletic shorts, with white stripe down the outside of each leg, entered the Chillerz #5 Shell convenience store located at 800 12th Street in Roscoe, Texas and robbed a female subject of $200 cash, according to the Nolan County Sheriff's Office.
The suspect is believed to be a black male in his early 30s, approximately 5'9"-5'10" and weighs around 175 pounds. The suspect had some facial hair, which included a short goatee.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 138 calls for service, issued 14 citations and made seven arrests from Oct. 19-21, 2012.
The SPD received 88, 911 calls.
â€¢ 500 block of E. Broadway.
â€¢ 500 block of Lamar.
â€¢ 1100 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Theft â€” 800 block of Stanley.
â€¢ Terroristic threats â€” 900 block of W. Louisiana.
â€¢ Terroristic threats â€” 200 block of E. Texas.
â€¢ Burglary of a habitation â€” 800 block of Bluff.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Michael Rodgers, 47 â€”Â Public intoxication.
â€¢ Cindy Varela, 22 â€”Â Public intoxication.
ROTAN - Odelia "Odie" Garcia, 52, passed away Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at an Abilene Hospital.Â Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at the Foursquare Church with burial in Belvieu Cemetery under the direction of Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.Â Rosary will be at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at the funeral home.Â Online condolences may be made at weathersbeerayfh.com
Cynthia Ann Carter Wiley, 61, of San Angelo, Texas died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at her residence.
A memorial service was held on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at Johnsonâ€™s Funeral Home Chapel and Rev. Jim Benson officiated.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s cross country team has re-scheduled its district meet at Snyder for Wednesday, after rainy weather forced a cancellation of Mondayâ€™s scheduled action.
In addition to competing at a tuneup meet hosted by Roscoe this past Tuesday, Sweetwater also traveled to Odessa for a meet Oct. 11. Places and times follow:
Girls â€” 131. Madison Howard 25:45.8; 156. Addi-syn Cleckler 30:31.3; 157. Ashley Erwin 30:32.4; 160. Hannah Sanchez 31:28.4.
Boys â€” 125. Colton Scott 21:15.3; 131. Brandon How-ell 23:05.1.
The district meet will be run at Snyderâ€™s Western Texas College.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Kathleen Campbell (9) goes up for a kill over a defender from Midland Greenwood in last Fridayâ€™s district match while Lady Mustang Suede Shirley (1) looks on at the net.
Sweetwater ends its season at 6:30 p.m. today by hosting first-place Wylie at Mustang Gym.
Campbell and Shirley are among eight Sweetwater seniors who will be playing their final match.
Expect mostly clear skies on this Tuesday, with a high near 84 and southern winds at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts could be as high as 25 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 65. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
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