Archive - May 2012

May 29th

Manuel D. Santiago

May 29, 2012

Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Manuel D. Santiago, 89, of Roscoe, will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Deacon Bill Butler officiating. Interment will follow at Roscoe Cemetery with United States Army Graveside Honors under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A Rosary will be said by Carlos and Connie Rodriguez on Tuesday, May 29, at 7 p.m. at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Santiago died Sunday, May 27, 2012, at Sweetwater Healthcare in Sweetwater.

Loyd Edwin Smith

May 29, 2012

Colorado City — Loyd Edwin Smith, age 86, of Colorado City, died Saturday night in a local hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May, 30, 2012, at the Calvary Baptist Church with Revs. Paul Smith and Jackie Brem officiating. Burial will follow in the Spade Cemetery under the care and direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.

May 25th

df Ranch Triathlon slated for June 2

May 25, 2012

The 4th Annual df Ranch Triathlon will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at the Lake Sweetwater public boat ramp, located at 326 FM 2035. The event will start at 7:30 a.m. and will be the USA Triathlon Texas State Sprint Championships.
The triathlon will be a timed race that includes a 500-meter swim in the lake, 14 mile bike on a rolling hills course on FM 2035 and a 3.1-mile run on County Road 252.

Scam targets local veterans

May 25, 2012

Another possible phone scam has made its way to Sweetwater and the surrounding area, but this time local veterans are being targeted.
Mrs. Donald Goodrich from Sweetwater contacted the local authorities and shared the situation about her husband getting a call from a woman who told him that his friend in Abilene was going to court and needed money. She said when the call came through, it appeared as a restricted number.

UPDATE: Three missing persons out of Colorado City are located

May 25, 2012

According to Colorado City authorities, Brittany Hill, her daughter, Khloe Wheeler and her boyfriend, Rosendo Gonzalez have all been located and picked up. They are safe and in good health.
Information was obtained through a source that Hill and Gonzales had stolen a credit card. The card was traced to a location in Galveston, Texas.
Using cell phone "pings" it was learned that the three were traveling northbound on Interstate 45 toward Houston.
The cell phone pings were monitored until investigators were able to narrow down the location of Hill, Wheeler and Gonzalez.

New SISD Board Trustees sworn in

May 25, 2012

Changes and celebrations were prevalent during the SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees meeting held on Monday night, May 21, 2012 at "The Hub" at Sweetwater High School (SHS).
SISD Superintendent Terry Pittman presented a plaque and expressed his appreciation to the two outgoing board members, Gail Lawrence and Jeanie McPherson--who served on the board for the past ten and six years, respectively. A reception was held prior to the meeting for family, friends and community members to show their appreciation and offer well-wishes to the ladies.

FUMC welcomes new youth minister

May 25, 2012

Sweetwater First United Methodist Church welcomes Stephen Gehring, the new youth minister at First United Methodist Church, and his wife, JulieAnn. Stephen, originally from College Station, and JulieAnn, of Graham, moved to Sweetwater in late April. The couple both graduated from Southwestern University, where they first met. JulieAnn majored in History and Education while Stephen studied Communication and Religion. The Gehrings moved to Colorado shortly after getting married in the spring of last year, where they had been living prior to Sweetwater.

Doug Sitter State Farm hosts customer appreciation event

May 25, 2012

Doug Sitter State Farm employee Rosa Johnson serves up a barbecue sandwich to Rosie Boiles at the Doug Sitter State Farm customer appreciation barbecue on Saturday, May 19. Also shown is Doug Sitter State Farm employee Jessica Rangel.

Blotters for May 24, 2012

May 25, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 44 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on May 24, 2012.

The SPD received 13, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Aggravated assault — 700 block of Pease.
• Family violence assault — 300 block of E. 9th.
Arrested by SPD:
• Fernando Ramirez, 22 — Warrants.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on May 24, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Brandon Scott Marks, 32, of Rotan — Warrant/theft by check.

Arrested by DPS:

Churches plan summer activities

May 25, 2012

Avondale Baptist Church
Greetings, from the Avondale Baptist Church family! We would like to invite you to come and visit us if you are looking for a loving church family. We welcome you to come and worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ with us. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street.
This Sunday, May 27, we will have Sunday School High Attendance Day. We are working and praying for 75 in Sunday school. That evening at 6 p.m. Gary Gibson will be in concert at Avondale Baptist Church. Come and be with us for both services May 27, and you will receive a blessing.

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....
GRAPE CREEK — Three players hit double figures as the Sweetwater boys easily defeated Grape Creek,...

 

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