Archive - Aug 16, 2013
This precious woman became an Angel in Heaven.Â God gave her wings on Aug. 14, 2013.
She was born in Cortez, Colo. on Sept. 20, 1955.Â She was raised in Mozelle, TX and graduated from Mozelle High School in 1973. She lived in Levelland for the past 17 years moving from Sweetwater in 1996.
She married her best friend Michael "Blue" Bredemeyer on Jan. 19, 1978. They celebrated 35 years of the most loving and nurturing marriage, full of fun and laughter.Â
Ronnie Scott Jones, Jr. pleaded guilty to theft of material, to-wit, copper in the amount of less than $20,000, a state jail felony during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings this past week.
He was sentenced to two years confinement in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for four years. He will also have to pay a $2,000 fine, $343 in court costs, $500 in attorney's fees and restitution in the amount of $2.023.09 to Manuel Salazar of Sweetwater. He will also have to serve 120 hours of community service.
Ken Becker, the Executive Director of SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development), presented an informative program on the gas and oil industry during the Wednesday, noontime meeting of the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club.
Since January 2012, SEED has been following the industry, notably the Cline Shale. As the exploration is a new find, the Cline Shale is not found on most maps, although time will tell its true location.
One of every parent's worst nightmares came true on May 20 this year in Moore, Okla. when two elementary schools â€” the Briarwood and Plaza Towers schools â€” were destroyed by a tornado that ripped through the town. Seven third graders perished after being crushed by debris that day. Neither of the schools had weather-safe rooms for the students and faculty to go to.
If you heard a loud sound or felt the strong winds today, you might have been experiencing the landing of a helicopter right in Sweetwater on Jerry Huffman Drive, next to the Central Fire Station. Air Methods out of Snyder â€”Â the company that operates the Native Air helicopter â€” put on a landing zone class for members of the Sweetwater Fire Department today as part of continuing education for the firefighters.
BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
We all know the song: â€śAmazing Grace.â€ť We say and believe Godâ€™s grace is sufficient in all times, in all things and in all days, but do you realize there are different types of grace in the scripture. I have spoken often about â€śliving graceâ€ť for our day to day situations and â€śdying graceâ€ť for when we meet the Lord. We also see in Acts 16:25 that Paul and Silas had â€śsinging graceâ€ť when they were thrown in jail. In Colossians 4:6 Paul talks about the importance of believers having â€śspeaking grace.â€ť Also, in 2 Timothy 2:1 Paul reminds us of â€śstrengthening grace.â€ť
During Monday's county commissioners' meeting, the proposed tax rate for the 2013-2014 fiscal year was presented.
The total tax rate was presented at .507552, which exceeded the effective tax rate. Thus, a record vote was taken and unanimously passed.
The proposed budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year was then filed with the County Clerk, which was approved. Approval was also given toward a public hearing on the 2013-2014 proposed budget, set for Monday, September 9.
The Roscoe Collegiate High School varsity cheerleaders hosted Cheer Pals for girls in Pre-K through sixth grade. Many attended the cheer camp this week.
Those attending the camp included the following:
Pre-K: Jalin Freeman, Lee Saenz, JoAnna McAnally, Avrie Hermosillo, Milly Welch, Riley Wetsel, Yesi Gonzalez, Kallie Scherwits, Ziya Longoria, Katie Wilson;
Kindergarten: Kira Sarabia, Kaydence Blackman, Madison Parrott, Lauren Herrera, Jaycee Wetsel, Emeril Talamantez, Dakota Freeman, Chloe Sanders, Karlie Buchanan, McKinzee Silva;
Two public hearings were held during Tuesdayâ€™s City Commission meeting, one of which was a hearing on substandard structures located within the city. Making the presentation were Kirk Harris, city services director, and Danny Alderson with the Code Enforcement Department.
Walter Ludwig Renz met his Lord on Aug. 15, 2013. Born in Punxsutawney, Penn. on Sept. 3, 1918, â€śWaltâ€ť was just short of his 95th birthday.
World War II veteran, first generation American, Jazz drummer, minor league baseball player, football referee, world traveler and time-keeper extraordinaire, Walt was many things in his 95 years, but, most importantly, he was a man who loved his family.