Archive - 2013

January 5th

College Culture Day at SISD

January 5, 2013

On the first day of every month during the school year, Sweetwater Independent School District students, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear college shirts to promote furthering students' education. Shown are Inez Perez and Rebecca Moreno of east Ridge Elementary supporting their schools.

Personal project becomes a community campaign

January 5, 2013

For many people, their birthday celebration allows friends and family an opportunity to celebrate their life. But for one local, her 35th birthday gave her a chance to give back to the community.
Heather Gesin got an idea to take part in thirty-five random acts of kindness a month before her birthday from Pinterest, the social media site that shares recipes, crafts and other ideas among friends and followers.

Blotters for Jan. 3, 2013

January 5, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 47 calls for service, issued one citation and made four arrests on Jan. 3, 2013.

The SPD received 24, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 2200 block of E. Broadway

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 600 block of E. Texas.
• Forgery — Sweetwater.
• Forgery — Sweetwater.
• Possession of a controlled substance — 500 block of NW Georgia.
• Criminal mischief — 500 block of NW Georgia.
• Theft — 400 block of Hubbard.

Arrested by SPD:
• Marcus Franklin, 34 — Aggravated assault/injury to a child/family violence assault.

January 4th

RELIGION: Local churches ring in the new year

January 4, 2013

AGLOW INTERNATIONAL
Aglow International Sweetwater Community Lighthouse invites you to come join us for worship and testimony on Jan. 8, at 7 p.m. at Holiday Inn Express. The guest speakers will be the Aglow team.

BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
Happy New Year! That is the cry heard around the world this week. Young and old watched as the ball fell in Time Square, bells rang, people hugged, kissed, and sang, “Should old acquaintance be forgot and ever brought to mind . . .”, and 2012 was gone as 2013 appeared.

Lighting contest winners announced

January 4, 2013

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce announced its Lighting Contest Winners. They are as follows:
Sweetwater:
North of Broadway and East of Hailey:
First Place: Crystal Meneses (Anna and George Underwood) at 1419 Edgewood.
Second Place: Chris Hamlin at 1001 Lou Ave.
North of Broadway and West of Hailey:
First Place: Antonio Padilla at 1110 Crane Street
Second Place: Buddy and Minnie Cortez at 904 Elm Street.
South of Broadway and East of Lamar:
First Place: Debra & John Soto 507 East New Mexico
Second Place: Donna DeLaCruz/Samantha Dent.
South of Broadway and West of Lamar:

SPD reviews options for new in-car video system

January 4, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) is currently in the process of reviewing options for a new in-car video system. According to Sweetwater Police Chief Brian Frieda, the system currently used is in need of replacement due to a shortened shelf life due to the impact felt on the electronics when riding over train tracks.

A snowy Sweetwater

January 4, 2013

Sweetwater received a slight amount of snow on Thursday evening and early Friday morning, making it the first snow for 2013 and covering Sweetwater neighborhoods with a hint of white.
Today's forecast is mostly cloudy, with a high near 39. South wind is expected to be around 10 mph, according to the national Weather Service in San Angelo.

Trees available through Nolan County SWCD

January 4, 2013

The Nolan County Soil and Water Conservation District is offering low-cost Afghan Pine seedlings and wildlife packets for spring planting. These trees can be used to establish windbreaks and for protective screens.
They will be taking orders through Feb. 1, 2013. There is a limited supply so place your order soon.
For more information on ordering these seedlings, contact the Nolan County SWCD at 325-235-4485 ext. 116 or e-mail them at nolancountyswcd@tx.nacdnet.org.

Blotters for January 2, 2013

January 4, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 50 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on Jan. 2, 2013.

The SPD received 17, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 1300 block of E. Broadway.
• Theft of firearm — 1400 block of Grand.
• Theft — 2200 block of E. Broadway.
• Family violence assault — 1600 block of Josephine.
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.

Arrested by SPD:
• Charlie Sifford, 34 — Criminal trespassing/theft.
• Vicky Lynn Jeffries, 51 — Driving while license invalid.

Bertha Mae (Precious) Staten

January 4, 2013

Bertha Mae “Precious” Staten 59, of Sweetwater passed away on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at her residence.
She was a longtime employee of Walls Industrial, Sweetwater Retirement Center and Sweetwater ISD.
A wake will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at McCoy Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Frankie Santiago, Rev. Jerry Jordan, Rev. Tommy Jackson, Rev. Robert Carey and Rev. Homer Reddic officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.

Several Sweetwater High School football players will be spending Thursday and Friday in College...
James Clift, a 2014 grad-uate of Sweetwater High School and former SHS athlete, has been named by...
A Mustang Golf Camp was held this past week at Sweetwater Country Club for ages 5 and up. Seated...

 

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