Archive - 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.
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.
A resolution honoring the 2012 Sweetwater High School DECA Teams State and NationalÂ Qualifiers was presented at the recent Sweetwater ISD School Board Meeting.
Pictured receiving the resolutionÂ are Â (l to r) Belinda Hefner, Spencer Young, Adrian Lopez, Gabriel Medellin, Alex Garcia, Christopher Gonzales and Cesar Arellano.Â Also in attendance was the SHS Principal Stacy Jones.Â
Other DECA recipients not pictured areÂ Kinsey Browning, Kensi Jones, Bryson Wallace, Kaylen Whittenburg and Hailey Wilkinson.
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:
â€¢ Family violence assault â€” Sweetwater.
â€¢ Burglary of a building â€” 500 block of E. Avenue A.
â€¢ Theft â€” 1000 block of W. 8th.
â€¢ Theft â€” 400 block of NE Georgia.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Ashley Runnels, 30 â€” Possession of a controlled substance.
â€¢ Justin Logston, 31 â€” Possession of a controlled substance.
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.
Sweetwater advanced to the playoffs in softball for the first time in 15 years this season, and nine of the teamâ€™s players have earned all-District 5-3A honors to recognize that success.