Archive - 2013
Pictured are Terry Locklar, running for County Commissioner Precinct 2; Tony Lara, running for County Commissioner Precinct 4; Pat McGowan, running for County Clerk; Sharon Gardner, running for Justice of the Peace; Pete Sheridan, running for County Judge; Jerry Hunt, running for District Clerk; and (seated) Mark Hampton, Nolan County Democratic Party Chairman.
A proclamation was read during Tuesday's City Commission meeting, declaring the month of November as "Report Animal Abuse Month".
Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham read the document, which cited that the issue of animal abuse must be taken seriously not only for the sake of animals, but due to the fact that studies have proven a link between animal abuse and other criminal activity.
Animal abusers are five times more likely to commit further violent crimes, four times as likely to commit property crimes, and four times as likely to commit drug crimes.
Former Sweetwater resident Matt B. Garcia was recently promoted to Vice President and Principal Client Service Manager of MWH Global, a leader in wet infrastructure and water engineering, based in Broomfield, Colorado.
Robert Forrest English was born on Oct. 14, 1933. He passed from this life and into heaven on Nov. 7, 2013.Â His final days were spent caring for his beloved wife, Millie. Bob was born in Sweetwater and grew up on a dairy farm. After serving in the U.S. Army, he went to college at Sam Houston State University and received a Bachelorâ€™s of science degree in physics. Soon after, he worked at General Electric and then Honeywell. He retired as regional manager of Honeywell Federal Systems in San Antonio.
BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
I know each of our hearts have been broken by the devastation and destruction caused by the typhoon in the Philippines.Â The pictures, the reports, the loss of life and the starving people have touched our hearts and caused us to want to help. It is sad to hear reports that people were so hungry they rushed a government rice house only to have the walls collapse on the crowd, killing eight.Â It brings to truth the reality that hungry people will do whatever is necessary for food.
Two men were arrested on Wednesday afternoon by the Sweetwater Police Department when police recovered a vehicle that had been purchased with a stolen check.
Sgt. Pat Lenoir was working the case after the victim called the police department about the vehicle. The owner of the vehicle took a check from the purchaser, but the two agreed that the title would not be given until the check had cleared. When the check came up as being stolen at the bank, the victim immediately called the police department and let them know the meeting time and place for the title exchange.
The West Texas Art Guild is having its annual Regional Art Show on Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Civic Center in Colorado City.
Artwork can be brought and entered into the show from 8-10 a.m. Entry fee per piece is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.
Ribbons and prize money will be awarded by the judge, Dianna Lee Jones from San Angelo. Categories include: oil / acrylics, watercolor, dry media (pastel, pencil, etc.), photography, and 3-D (jewelry, sculpture, etc.).
The Future Sweetwater class made a stop at the City Commission meeting held Tuesday morning at City Hall as part of their tour of city and county affairs.
Future Sweetwater, in its fifth year, is sponsored by the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce and allows 12 sophomore students from Sweetwater High School to participate in a program that informs and educates them about various aspects of the community over the course of the school year. Students are chosen to participate through a process that includes an application, interview, teacher recommendations and grade point average.
Funeral services for Ruthie Mae Sparks, 89, of Bronte and formerly of Blackwell, are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
Sparks died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at Bronte Nursing Home.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.
Blackwell has a chance to do something today when it faces Lueders-Avoca in the Six-Man Division II playoffs that it hasnâ€™t done since the 1990s â€” come away with a victory in the postseason.
They get another chance to do that at 7:30 p.m. in Westbrook. And the Horn-ets (9-1) â€” who have played an actual game only once in the past month â€” will prob-ably be chomping at the bit to face Lueders-Avoca (7-3) in bi-district.