Archive - Jun 22, 2012

JavaJax to host CD release event tomorrow

June 22, 2012

A live music performance, featuring musician Brian McRae, will be held at JavaJax in downtown Sweetwater on Saturday evening, June 23.
McRae has recently recorded a new CD entitled “Painted World” which will be available for purchase on the night of show. Local residents Suzi and Rex Scaggs are the executive producers of the new album, which includes a song titled Sweet Water.

Blackwell to host 4th of July celebration

June 22, 2012

The Blackwell Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) will be holding their annual 4th of July celebration, parade and barbecue on Saturday, June 30, 2012. A parade will kick off the event at 5 p.m. on Main Street in Blackwell.
At 5:30 p.m., the Blackwell VFD will be selling barbecue brisket and sausage plates with all the trimmings at their station located on Main Street. Plates are $10 for adults and $5 for children, with all proceeds benefitting the Blackwell VFD.

Ribbon cutting at RPMH

June 22, 2012

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital hosted a special event on Thursday, June 21, 2012, with a ribbon cutting and groundbreaking on two projects.
As part of a larger renovation project that began late last year, RPMH celebrated — with members of the community — the completion of updates to its medical/surgical wing with a ribbon cutting ceremony. More than 40 patient rooms were enhanced during the renovations with various updates, including six existing rooms modified to comply with Disability Act (ADA) standards.

Groundbreaking at RPMH

June 22, 2012

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital hosted a special event on Thursday, June 21, 2012, with a ribbon cutting and groundbreaking on two projects.
The hospital had a ground breaking ceremony for a new medical office building, which is slated for completion this December. Planned for nearly a year, the new facility will provide the hospital with additional much-needed space for physician offices.

Gas price average down five cents

June 22, 2012

Drivers in all states within the continental U.S. are now paying less than $4 per gallon on average for gas.  Texans are now paying an average of $3.28, which is five cents less than last week according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. Nationwide drivers are paying an average of $3.47 for a gallon of regular unleaded which is 19 cents more than the average in Texas. In the Lone Star State, drivers in El Paso are paying the most on average at $3.46, while drivers in Fort Worth are paying the least at $3.22. Drivers in Sweetwater are paying $3.26.

Blotters for June 20, 2012

June 22, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 36 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on June 20, 2012.

The SPD received 44, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 500 block of W. Avenue D.

Arrested by SPD:
• Tanner Guerro, 20 — Criminal trespass.
• Michael Ellison, 52 — Warrant.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served 10 civil papers and made one arrest on June 20, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:

Mary Sue Lambert Firth

June 22, 2012

Mary Sue Lambert Firth, age 79, of Lubbock, Texas, (former resident of Sweetwater, Texas) passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2012 in Lubbock, Texas.
Funeral services are pending at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

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