Archive - Sep 22, 2012

COLONEL (RET) BILLY "PAT" PENDERGRASS, USMA '46

September 22, 2012

Billy Pat Pendergrass ("Pat") was born near Dexter, NM, but grew up in Sweetwater, TX. He was a top student, earned his Quartermaster Sea Scout Badge (equivalent to the Boy Scout Eagle, and earned in a town with little water), and his Eagle Scout Badge, played football in a leather helmet with no face mask, and ran the 880. He was a columnist for the school newspaper and a finalist in "Ready Writing". He was swimming instructor at the municipal pool and waterfront director for all summer camps of the BSA Buffalo Trails Council.

Janie Lou Reynolds

September 22, 2012

Graveside services for Janie Lou Reynolds, 67, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at Abilene Municipal Cemetery. Rev. Ward Hayes will officiate and interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 at McCoy Funeral Home.
Reynolds died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at her residence.

Jesse Alfred Lawhon

September 22, 2012

Jesse Alfred Lawhon, age 77, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

Local bank pays it first

September 22, 2012

First Financial Bank in Sweetwater has been paying it forward by showing kindness and encouraging others to do the same and pass on the kindness to others. FFB has their own motto, "Pay It First."

Chamber Banquet tickets available

September 22, 2012

Eric vonAtzigen is shown purchasing tickets for the 48th Annual Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Banquet from Tina Browning. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased a the Chamber offices at 810 E. Broadway.

Chamber president reflects on past year

September 22, 2012

By Belinda Serrano
Staff Writer

In looking back over his past year as Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce President, Rodney Foster has come to realize that life truly is sweet in Sweetwater.
In contrast to the national economy, Foster says that Sweetwater has been a fortunate community in which to live, with a varied economic foundation that enables the city to thrive.
"A diverse economic base combined with our greatest attribute--great people, allows our community to enjoy a great reputation for raising a family," said Foster.

J.P. Cowen hosts special lunch

September 22, 2012

Many grandparents, parents, other family members and friends visited students at a special Grandparents Lunch at J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. Shown are Tyler Ramirez and his grandmother, Juanita Jimenez.

Blotters for Sept. 20, 2012

September 22, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 52 calls for service, issued two citations and made two arrests on Sept. 20, 2012.

The SPD received 30, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 2200 block of Robert Lee.

Calls for service:
• Duty on striking fixture — 800 block of E. Alabama.
• Criminal mischief — 1200 block of Mustang Drive.
• Assault — 100 block of W. Avenue C.
• Assault — 1500 block of Cypress.
• Retaliation — Sweetwater area.
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.
• Fraud — 100 block of W. Avenue B.

Arrested by SPD:
• Richard Sande, 25 — Family violence assault.

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