Archive - Jun 2013

June 11th

Roscoe shooting leads to pursuit

June 11, 2013

Raul Martinez Rodriguez, 28, of Roscoe, was arrested on Saturday evening after leading police officers on a pursuit after he allegedly fired shots at two people in a vehicle in Roscoe.
According to Roscoe Chief of Police Felix Pantoja, the Roscoe Police Department received a call about shots fired around 10:45 p.m. on Fourth and Cypress in Roscoe. Officers responded to the scene, but could not find the suspect, who was said to be driving a white Silverado.

Crosson honored

June 11, 2013

Kelsi Crosson, a 2013 Sweetwater High School gradu-ate, received the John Riddlehoover Memorial Spirit Award on Saturday at the inaugural Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star Festival volleyball match that was played at Abilene Wylie High School.
The award, voted by the all-stars, is given to a player and cheerleader who exemplifies courage, sacrifice and selflessness. Crosson will continue her volleyball career at Cisco Junior College.

Tuesday's local forecast

June 11, 2013

Today will be sunny with a high near 96. Winds will be from the south around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Expect clear conditions tonight, with a low around 73 and south-southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

June 10th

Lambert receives alumni scholarship

June 10, 2013

Kyle Lambert, 2013 senior at Sweetwater High School who will be attending Texas Tech University in the fall, majoring in Animal Science, received the Texas Tech Alumni Scholarship for the upcoming academic year. Lambert is pictured with Texas Tech Alumni Robert Whitteker receiving his award.

To meet area demand, TSTC West Texas adds 20 new slots to fall ADN program

June 10, 2013

Texas State Technical College West Texas is now accepting students into the Associates Degree Nursing (ADN) program this Fall for the first time. Traditionally, the college has had only two entrance periods per year. Due to of the high demand for qualified nurses, TSTC West Texas will take in additional cohort of 20 students this fall.

A sign of summer

June 10, 2013

Cicada shells are usually a sign that summer has arrived and that the insects have burst onto our summer scene in Texas, but rarely does one get the chance to witness the process as it happens. This particular cicada was attached to the side of a Sweetwater home as it molted.
Shown, the cicada is next to its abandoned shell, now split and fully empty. The cicada will eventually adopt different colors once its new body hardens.
Find more photos of the process on Page 1 of today's edition.

Pet available for adoption at animal shelter

June 10, 2013

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has one puppy available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a male pit mix puppy.
According to Sweetwater’s animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.

Winnie Thelma Martindale

June 10, 2013

Funeral services for Winnie Thelma Martindale, 95, of Sweetwater, will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at First Christian Church with Rev. Curtis Ward officiating. Interment will follow at Pyron Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.

Crosson receives FCA spirit award

June 10, 2013

Kelsi Crosson received the John Riddlehoover Memorial Spirit Award on Saturday, when she and two other ex-Sweetwater High School teammates played in the inaugural Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star Festival volleyball match at Abilene Wylie High School.
The award is given to a player and cheerleader who exemplifies courage, sacrifice and selflessness as voted on by the all-stars.

Local weather for Monday

June 10, 2013

Today will be sunny with a high near 97. Winds will be from the south-southeast around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Expect clear conditions tonight, with a low around 72 and southeastern winds at 5 to 15 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

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