Archive - Feb 2012
Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce President Rodney Foster presented a check from the Chamber to Coach Roland Herrera on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. The donation will be used in the upcoming Wood Bat Classic Baseball Tournament. The tournament will start Thursday, March 1 and end Saturday, March 3.
The Third Annual Ridin' For Cash bull riding champion was Guthrie Long of Gardendale, TX. Second place was Will Anderson of Haslet, TX; third place was Stormy Rasberry of Roby, TX; fourth place was McKennon Wimberley of Cool, TX; fifth place went to Bradley Brittion of Odessa, TX and the sixth place winner was Kyle Carson of Ranger, TX.
The Mutton Bustin Champion was Kaleb Hall of Sweetwater.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 141 calls for service, issued 17 citations and made six arrests from Feb. 24-26, 2012.
The SPD received 65, 911 calls.
â€¢ 500 block of E. Ave B.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Disorderly conduct â€”Â 200 block of NE Georgia.
â€¢ Family violence assault â€”Â 1700 block of Hailey.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 500 block of E. Louisiana.
â€¢ Family violence assault â€”Â 500 block of E. Louisiana.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€”Â 900 block of Circle Drive.
â€¢ Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 1000 block of Bawcom.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Christopher Thompson, 29 â€” Warrants.
Funeral services for Jimmie Jeanette Bennett, 80, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 2, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Terry White officiating. Interment will follow at Belvieu Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Bennett died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at Abilene Regional Medical Center.
Archie M. Carr of Sweetwater, loving husband, father and PawPaw went home to be with his Lord and Savior at the age of 74 on Feb. 27, 2012, surrounded by his family who loved him deeply. He will be greatly missed but his passion, his strength and his unconditional love for all of us will never be forgotten. Archie leaves behind his loving family and a multitude of friends.
Edward (Eddie) Longoria, age 30, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 in Amarillo, Texas.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel, recited by Maria Herrera.
Christian funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Deacon Bill Butler officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s softball team is back on the road for a game at Merkel at 4 p.m. today.
Sweetwater is 6-2 overall after winning two of its three games at Sweetwaterâ€™s tournament. The Lady Mus-tangs began their event with a 13-2 win over Perryton this past Friday at the Jerry Collins Complex, lost to Clyde 8-5 later that day and beat Colorado City 6-3 in their final game Saturday.
The Sweetwater High School girls golf team shot a two-day total of 776 at the Sweetwater Classic for a third-place finish this past weekend.
Only Abilene High (707) and Abi-lene Cooper (719) finished ahead of Sweetwater, which was in fourth place after an opening 385 on Friday but moved up one position on Saturday after a finishing 391. Jim Ned (793) and Wylie (801) completed the top five, while Sweetwaterâ€™s No. 2 team shot 866 to place eighth and the No. 3 team shot 951 to place 12th among the 14 teams in the field.
After today, the Sweetwa-ter baseball team finally says goodbye to San Angelo.
Following a season-opening tie at Class 4A San Angelo Lake View and a split of its four games at Lake Viewâ€™s tournament this past week, the Mustangs will host the Class 5A San Angelo Central Bobcats at 7 p.m. today at Newman Park.
The man who left his 4-year-old son on the side of Interstate 20 last June was in court today.
Carlos Rico was found not guilty by reason of insanity in a Nolan County courtroom this morning after both sides waived their rights to a trial-by-jury.
Rico was found incompetent to stand trial last August after meetings with a clinical psychologist. In January, it was determined that Rico was actually able to stand trial, which took place today.