Archive - Jun 29, 2012

Blackwell Fourth of July celebration tomorrow

June 29, 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.

2013 community impact applications available online

June 29, 2012

United Way of Abilene volunteers invite West Central Texas non-profit organizations to submit applications for 2013 community investment by noon on July 12, 2012; applications are available online at www.unitedwayabilene.org.
United Way requests organizations call 325-677-1841 as soon as possible to inform United Way of their intent to apply, and to foster continued dialogue throughout the application process. This notification will also assist planning efforts for the volunteer review process.

Texans paying average of $3.20 for gas as July 4th holiday approaches

June 29, 2012

This week as Texans prepare to travel during the 4th of July holiday, families are paying about $45 to fill-up a 14-gallon tank which is the size of a typical family vehicle. This is about $4 less than what 4th of July travelers were paying at this time last year for the same tank. The average for a gallon of regular unleaded is $3.20, which is eight cents less than last week, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. 

Blotters for June 27, 2012

June 29, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 39 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on June 27, 2012.

The SPD received 41, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Assault— 400 block of Bowie.
• Theft— 900 block of James.
• Aggravated family violence assault — 900 block of W. Arizona.
• Theft— 1400 block of Ragland.

Arrested by SPD:
• Jason Ortega, 25 — Warrant.
• Christopher Martinez, 25 — Evading arrest/detention.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served two civil papers and made one arrest on June 27, 2012.

Linda (Scarborough) Fege

June 29, 2012

Linda (Scarborough) Fege, age 66, of Arlington, Texas passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at her residence.
Funeral services are pending at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

Essie “Louise” Foust Rawlings

June 29, 2012

Essie “Louise” Foust Rawlings, 77, died Thursday, June 28, 2012, at the Oaks at Radford Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Abilene, Texas. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Sweetwater Cemetery with Gary Ruffin officiating, under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. A visitation will be on Friday, June 29, 2012 from 6-7 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.

Roscoe Collegiate holds 2nd summer basketball camp

June 29, 2012

Pictured are the students and coaches at the Roscoe Collegiate basketball camp held this week at Roscoe’s gym for girls and boys entering grades 2-5.
In no particular order are Jaci Alexander, Jaden Alexander, Levi Spencer, Leandra DeLeon, Taylor Chavez, Taylor Sexton, Presley Sexton, Kolby Montgomery, Alicia Pantoja, Grady Underwood, Joshua Laurens, Hunter Anglin, Jaleigh Morales, Riley Sheridan, Jathan Sheridan, Jacob Stegge, Ethan Peacock, Preslea Peacock, Kinsey Buchanan, Antonio Aguayo, Madeline Sexton and Daman Chavez and coaches Kelly Jo Sexton, Shella Arnwine and Jacinda Morales.

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