Archive - May 2012

May 22nd

TSTC hosts FFA convention

May 22, 2012

The Area 2 FFA Convention was held at the local TSTC (Texas State Technical College) West Texas campus at the Center on Friday, May 18, 2012.
Students all the way from El Paso and across Texas to Haskell were in attendance, interviewing for scholarship awards and outstanding student awards in their respective grade levels.
Attendees were also involved with proficiency awards for excellence in certain agricultural fields and participated in speaking events to qualify and advance to the state level convention.

Blotters for May 18-20, 2012

May 22, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 142 calls for service, issued 21 citations and made seven arrests from May 18-20, 2012.

The SPD received 77, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Credit card abuse — 800 block of E. Louisiana.
• Criminal mischief — 1100 block of 12th.
• Burglary of a habitation — 1400 block of Hughes.
• Criminal mischief — 1600 block of Grand.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 100 block of Tonkawa.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 1600 block of Josephine.
• Criminal mischief — 1000 block of Lamar.
• Criminal mischief — 1500 block of Neff.

Melvin Thomas Wilkinson, Jr.

May 22, 2012

Funeral services for Melvin Thomas "MT" Wilkinson, Jr., 75, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Eric Horton officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 23, 2012, from 7-9 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Wilkinson died Monday, May 21, 2012, at his home in Sweetwater.

May 21st

Food handlers course offered in Sweetwater

May 21, 2012

A new food handlers course accredited by the Texas Department of State Health Services is being offered by Texas AgriLife Extension Service. Food Safety: It’s In Your Hands is being brought to the area by Texas AgriLife Extension Nolan County Office, in cooperation with the Nolan County Health Department. The class is scheduled for May 29, 2012, starting at 2 p.m. This class will be held at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department which is located 301 East 12th Street, Sweetwater, TX 79556.

TSTC West Texas awarded grant for mobile welding trainer

May 21, 2012

Texas State Technical College West Texas has received a $278,712 grant from the Office of the Texas Comptroller’s Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Grant Program. 

Carey named SIS Teacher of the Year

May 21, 2012

Renee Carey was recently announced as the 2011-2012 Teacher of the Year within Sweetwater Intermediate School (SIS) for Sweetwater ISD.
For the past eleven years, Carey has been with the school district, with a total of 16 years of teaching under her belt. Carey currently serves as a 4th grade teacher.

Republicans, Democrats to share polling places

May 21, 2012

From this time forward, Republican and Democrats will share polling places and vote at the locations listed below.
If you are unsure what precinct you live in, please call the County Clerk at 235-2462 or 235-4635 or the Voter Registrar at 235-3271 or 235-3331.
Precincts 1 & 10: The Broadway Baptist Church is a polling place for Republican & Democrat voters. Therefore, voters that wish to vote either Republican or Democrat party and live in Precincts 1 & 10 will now vote at Broadway Baptist Church, 710 E. Third St., Sweetwater, Texas 79556.

ACT/SAT honor roll announced

May 21, 2012

Sweetwater High School recently announced the ACT/SAT Honor Roll for the school year. To be named to the honor roll, students must score at least a 24 on the ACT and a 1100 on the SAT.

Blotters for May 17, 2012

May 21, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 40 calls for service, issued four citations and made no arrests on May 17, 2012.

The SPD received 25, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 3700 block of W. Broadway.

Calls for service:
• Assault — 800 block of Circle Drive.
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.
• Burglary of a habitation — 1400 block of Hughes.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 11 calls for service, served one civil paper and made one arrest on May 17, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Jerry Dewitt Washington, Jr., 27, of Sweetwater — Bench warrant.

Dorothy Johnson

May 21, 2012

Lubbock — Dorothy Johnson died May 18, 2012 in Lubbock at the age of 88. She was born Nov. 1, 1923 in Racine, Wisconsin to Christ and Louise Christensen. She was reared by her aunt and uncle, Hart and Tracy Webb of Kenosha, Wisconsin. Dorothy graduated from Kenosha High School in 1942. After high school she attended Milwaukee County Hospital School of Nursing in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin where she became a Registered Nurse and specialized in pediatrics.

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