Archive - May 10, 2012

Letter carriers help stamp out hunger

May 10, 2012

The National Association of Letter Carriers will be having their annual food drive on Saturday, May 12. This Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the Stamp Out Hunger food drive.

National filmmaker to premiere controversial film in Abilene theater

May 10, 2012

A national filmmaker is bringing an international issue to a local theater through his latest project.
"Murder Capital of the World", an intense documentary from director Charlie Minn which highlights the drug war in Juarez, Mexico and its growing atrocities, will be premiering this weekend at the Premiere Cinema theater, located at the Mall of Abilene. The film will have a minimum run of one week starting this Friday, May 11 at 11:30 a.m. with weekend showtimes every two hours until 9:30 p.m.; weekday showtimes will begin at 1:30 p.m. with the same schedule.

DECA teams honored at school board meeting

May 10, 2012

A resolution honoring the 2012 Sweetwater High School DECA Teams State and National Qualifiers was presented at the recent Sweetwater ISD School Board Meeting.
Pictured receiving the resolution are  (l to r) Belinda Hefner, Spencer Young, Adrian Lopez, Gabriel Medellin, Alex Garcia, Christopher Gonzales and Cesar Arellano. Also in attendance was the SHS Principal Stacy Jones. 
Other DECA recipients not pictured are  Kinsey Browning, Kensi Jones, Bryson Wallace, Kaylen Whittenburg and Hailey Wilkinson.

Blotters for May 8, 2012

May 10, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 55 calls for service, issued seven citations and made two arrests on May 8, 2012.

The SPD received 20, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Family violence assault — Sweetwater.
• Burglary of a building — 500 block of E. Avenue A.
• Theft — 1000 block of W. 8th.
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.

Arrested by SPD:
• Ashley Runnels, 30 — Possession of a controlled substance.
• Justin Logston, 31 — Possession of a controlled substance.

Joyce Lynn Presswood Smith

May 10, 2012

Joyce Lynn Presswood Smith, 74, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012 in Abilene. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 11, 2012 at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road. Burial will follow at noon in the Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Nine Lady ‘Stangs get 5-3A recognition

May 10, 2012

Sweetwater advanced to the playoffs in softball for the first time in 15 years this season, and nine of the team’s players have earned all-District 5-3A honors to recognize that success.

Arkansas and Texas revisit an old rivalry in the 2014 Texas Bowl. Big 12 Insider Wendell Barnhouse...
Sweetwater boys host Coleman — freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m. Sweetwater...
The Roscoe girls basket-ball team lost at Haskell, 57-34, to start District 7-2A play on Tuesday....

 

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