Archive - 2012

January 7th

Volunteers make a difference at Sweetwater Healthcare Center

January 7, 2012

Three ladies are making a difference every Thursday at Sweetwater Healthcare Center. Marie Leach, Irene Ludlum and Barbara Keeney host Bingo day every Thursday afternoon for residents of the nursing home, providing an activity for those wishing to join the group.
Leach and Ludlum have been hosting the games since the early 90s, beginning when both of their mothers were residents at the facility. "The people just enjoy it so much," said Ludlum.
"They are always glad to see us and that makes us feel great," added Leach.

Placement trial set for Angel

January 7, 2012

A child placement trial has been set for the 4-year-old boy who was abandoned on Interstate 20 in Sweetwater last June.
Angel Flores was found covered in cactus needles after his father, Carlos Rico, allegedly choked him and left him on the side of Interstate 20.
Angel was initially placed under the care of child protective services, then given to a foster family.
Angel is still in foster care, but a trial has been set for May 21 of this year to decide his final placement.

Heather Ward to speak at Aglow

January 7, 2012

Sweetwater Aglow

January 6th

TSTC Police Department receives vehicle from DA’s office

January 6, 2012

The Texas State Technical College Police Department in Sweetwater recently purchased a 2009 Ford Police Interceptor. The vehicle was provided by the Nolan County 32nd Judicial District Attorney's Office and was purchased utilizing drug seizure funds. TSTC Police Chief Mike Keller reported, "On behalf of the entire TSTC Police Department, I would like to personally thank District Attorney Ann Reed for her valuable contribution to our department."
Shown from left to right are Mike Keller, Ann Reed and Charles Armstead.

Adopt-a-Mustang a successful new program

January 6, 2012

Gretchen Jones, one of the Mustang Moms in charge of Adopt a Mustang, was presented with a check for $500 after winning the Star Dodge Tailgate Party during the first week of football season.
"I just want to thank everyone who voted for us in the online contest that resulted in this donation to Blowout. I hope the community will keep trying to win the Tailgate Party so we have this opportunity to win this donation every year," Jones said.

Blotters for January 4, 2012

January 6, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 42 calls for service, issued two citations and made two arrests on Jan. 4, 2012.

The SPD received 29, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 600 block of E. Broadway.
• 1000 block of Oak.
• 1800 block of Country Club.
• 500 block of W. Broadway.

Calls for service:
• Leaving child in a vehicle — 400 block of NE Georgia.
• Criminal trespass — Coral Cove.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 1400 block of Grand.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 1400 block of Grand.

Arrested by SPD:
• Justin Spencer, 30 — Driving while intoxicated.

Weekend hoops

January 6, 2012

FRIDAY, JAN. 6
Sweetwater boys host Ballinger — freshmen at 5 p.m., JV at 6:30 p.m., varsity at 8 p.m.
Sweetwater girls are open.
Roscoe girls host Munday (district openers) — JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity boys are open.
Highland JV and varsity girls and boys at Trent starting at 4 p.m.
Blackwell varsity girls and boys at Garden City starting at 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade ‘A’ boys play at Wall tournament.
SATURDAY, JAN. 7
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade ‘A’ boys play at Wall tournament.

Stangs go for 10th win

January 6, 2012

Although the wins have come against Class 1A and 2A competition, the Sweet-water boys basketball team is on a roll with four wins in its last five games.
The Mustangs, now 9-12, go for their 10th win today when they entertain Ballin-ger starting with the fresh-man game at 5 p.m.
Sweetwater is trying to build momentum as it pre-pares to start District 5-3A action Jan. 13. After today, the Mustangs go to Class 4A San Angelo Lake View next Tuesday and start district three days later when they host defending champion Abilene Wylie, which is currently ranked No. 21 in the state in Class 3A.

Plowgirls start district

January 6, 2012

Area basketball action resumes today as Roscoe’s girls will tip off district play and four other Nolan Coun-ty teams are also in action.
The Plowgirls take a 10-9 mark into their District 9-A, Division I opener as they host Munday. The Roscoe boys have an open date before starting district play on Tuesday.
In District 11-A, Division II, Highland’s teams will go to Trent today after beating Loraine on Tuesday. The girls (3-1) won 63-45 and the boys (1-1) won their game 34-31 in overtime.

January 5th

One arrested in Broadway wreck

January 5, 2012

Local authorities responded to several wrecks on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2011. One wreck (shown above) occurred on the corner of Broadway and Crane around 4 p.m., involving three vehicles. No transports were made from the wreck, but one person was arrested at the scene. Justin Spencer, 30, was charged with driving while intoxicated. Emergency personnel also responded to a wreck on Oak Street in which a woman hit two parked cars and was transported to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.

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