Archive - Dec 26, 2013

City issues notice for proper brush and debris disposal

December 26, 2013

The placing of junk, brush and/or debris in the alley and/or street right of way is littering and subject to a fine not to exceed $200 in addition to refuse surcharges to be applied.

DPS continues increase in DWI enforcement during the holidays

December 26, 2013

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will increase DWI patrols for a 21-day period that includes both the Christmas and New Year holidays. It began Dec. 13, and until Jan. 2, DPS troopers will focus DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent.

TNB donates to Goodfellows

December 26, 2013

Texas National Bank recently made a $500 donation to Sweetwater Goodfellows. Pictured left to right are Mike Fernandez, Chris Casto, Billie Johnston and Liz Howard.
Sweetwater Goodfellows provides food and toys to families with children and individuals in need during the Christmas season.

Flu on the rise in Texas; DSHS encourages vaccination, prevention

December 26, 2013

With flu season ramping up in Texas, the Texas Department of State Health Services reminds people who haven’t gotten a flu shot yet this season not to put it off any longer.
The level of flu-like illness is currently classified as “high” in Texas, and medical providers are seeing an increase in flu in multiple parts of the state. Getting vaccinated is the best way for people to protect themselves and their families from the flu during the holiday season, when there is typically an increase in flu cases.

Church donates gifts for 40 angels

December 26, 2013

First Presbyterian Church of Sweetwater bought presents for 40 Angels from Amy’s Angel Tree at Wal-Mart, helping children served by the West Texas Children’s Advocacy Center.
Delivering the presents to the center was church member Keith Brock. Also pictured is Teresa Zarate, Executive Director of WTCAC.

Judith Carol Hanna

December 26, 2013

My sister Judy, 69, passed away Dec. 24, 2013 at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, TX. As my grandson Andrew said, she was just in time to share a birthday cake with JESUS. She was born in Tulsa, Okla. on Aug. 6, 1944, to her parents Floyd and Armilla Wilson. She lived most of her life in Texas.

Sammy Sanchez

December 26, 2013

Sammy Sanchez, age 40, of Sweetwater, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at Hendrick Medical Center.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel recited by Lupe Medellin. .
Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at Holy Spirit Parish (Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church) with Rev. Charles Okonkwo officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

Mustangs to play in Anson tournament beginning Friday

December 26, 2013

Sweetwater's Marquees Jenkins goes up for a shot while being guarded by two Colorado City defenders in a game earlier this month.
The Mustangs will play in Anson's two-day basketball tournament starting Friday.

Thursday's local forecast

December 26, 2013

Today will be sunny with a high near 52. Winds will be from the west-southwest around 5 mph, becoming calm in the afternoon.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 31 and light southern winds increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the evening.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

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