September 26th, 2012
Many students participated in See You At The Pole this year, with many showing up for morning prayer around 7 a.m. at the Sweetwater High School flag pole on Wednesday morning, Sept. 26, 2012. Sweetwater High School student Dallas McFaul led the group in songs, also playing his acoustic guitar. â€śAWAKENâ€ť (from Ephesians 3:14-21) was the theme this year for the annual global day of student prayer. This is the 22nd anniversary for See You at the Pole, a student-initiated and student-led movement that started in the Ft. Worth suburb of Burleson, Texas in 1990.
One person died this morning after an 18-wheeler carrying Acme Brick Company cinder blocks and two pick-up trucks collided on Interstate 20, near the TA truck stop. Police said Michael Creek, 62, an Abilene truck driver, died after he lost control of his 18-wheeler when one of the vehicles in front of him rear-ended another vehicle. Creekâ€™s truck then hit the cars and a guardrail before flipping. Sweetwater Emergency Services received the call about 5:15 a.m. about the crash. The other two drivers were transported to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in stable condition.
Clifford Errol Worsham pled guilty to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012.
Worsham pled guilty to engaging in organized criminal activity, a first degree felony. The charged stemmed from a crack cocaine distribution house being busted in Sweetwater on Oct. 6, 2010.
One person was killed and four were injured in a one vehicle crash that happened around 2:35 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, in Nolan County on U.S. Highway 84, 3/10 of a mile southeast of Mile Marker 436 in Nolan County.
Scott Michael Hiney, 17, was driving a 2004 Volvo southbound on U.S. Highway 84. The vehicle left the roadway into the center median. The driver overcorrected, causing the vehicle to go into a side skid and overturn. The three unrestrained occupants were ejected. The weather was clear/cloudy and the roadway was dry.
"Whataburger's Biggest Fans" Karl and Carol Hoepfner are still raising money for the Whataburger Foundation as a way to give back to the restaurant through their online auction.
But in their continued pursuit to support the Whataburger Foundation--an organization of the restaurant that helps Whataburger employees when they fall into hard personal times, the prices have been lowered. All boxes left on the online auction block are less than $15 (there will also be a $5 postage and insurance fee per box).
Mornings can be one of the most hectic parts of the day for busy parents. While trying to get the kids dressed, fed and ready-to-go during the morning crunch, it's easy to skimp on the little things that keep you at your best and ready for the rest of the day. Heinz Nutritionist Carla Addison shares a few easy tips to get the day started right and keep you feeling your best throughout the day - even on the busiest of mornings.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 38 calls for service, issued four citations and made three arrests on Sept. 24, 2012.
The SPD received 21, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€”Â 500 block of Bowie.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Christopher Medina, 25 â€” Warrants.
â€˘ Jackie Norris, 56 â€” Possession/use inhale/ingest volatile chemical.
â€˘ Christopher Hill, 29 â€” Expired driver license.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 11 calls for service, served no civil papers and made one arrest on Sept. 24, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
Two pleas were entered during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012.
Dr. Robert Eaker was named the 2012 Outstanding Young Citizen at the 48th Annual Chamber Banquet on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012.
Ray Cornutt, the 2011 Outstanding Young Citizen, made the presentation for this year's Outstanding Young Citizen, which was awarded to Dr. Robert Eaker.
Dr. Eaker came to Sweetwater in 2005. He and his wife, Lisa, have three sons--Garrison, age nine; Grayson, age seven; and three-year-old Elliott.
Jan Smith was named the 2012 Outstanding Female Citizen at the 48th Annual Chamber Banquet on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012.
Last year's Outstanding Female Citizen, Leah Andrews, made the presentation for the 2012 Outstanding Female Citizen, Jan Toland Smith.
"The 2012 Female Outstanding Citizen is truly one of the most inspirational women I have ever met. When I speak with other folks about her, without fail the conversation always turns to the same things. Everyone mentions some of the same endearing and admirable traits," said Andrews.