May 12th, 2012
The four-year-old class at Cornerstone Christian Preschool celebrated Mother's Day on Friday, May 11, 2012. The children and their mothers enjoyed building teapot picture frames, playing concentration games, reading Mother's Day books and eating lunch together.
On Friday, May 4, 2012, the Sweetwater sixth grade band followed in the footsteps of the middle school and high school band as they came home with superior ratings at the Clyde Invitational Band Festival.
"This is an exciting moment," explained director Ross Grant. "This is these student's first-ever contest performance. They perform on an unfamiliar stage before three adjudicators. It is a great opportunity for them to put their new skills to the test. The kids must focus in and do their best."
Crude oil prices declined over the last week and the prices at the pump continued a steady, month-long decline. This week the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Texas is down seven cents and sits at $3.61, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.Â
The national average is down for a fifth consecutive week and is now $3.74, which is six cents less than last week.Â
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 38 calls for service, issued three citations and made four arrests on May 9, 2012.
The SPD received 20, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Theft â€” 700 block of NE Georgia.
â€¢ Assault â€” 400 block of E. 12th.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Tanner Engel, 21 â€” Disorderly conduct.
â€¢ Henry Payne, 26 â€” Warrants.
â€¢ Mark Williams, 28 â€” Evading arrest/detention.
â€¢ Christopher Ramos, 20 â€” Public intoxication.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served no civil papers and made no arrests on May 9, 2012.
BRONTE â€“ Harriet Lee Tucker, 85, of Blackwell, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at a Lubbock hospital. There is no visitation. Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 11, 2012 in Blackwell Cemetery. Arrangements are by Shaffer Funeral Home.
Raymond Andrew Hughes, 89, of Sweetwater, passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2012.
He was born on August 1, 1922 in Necessity, TX to William Hughes and Betty Hodges Hughes. He married Eleanor Smith on June 3, 1959, and was a WWII Veteran. He proudly served in the United States Army.Â
A graveside service will be held on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Roselawn Memorial Park.
Raymond is survived by his wife of 52 years, Eleanor; son, David Hughes; and daughter, Sulynn Hughes-Husbands.
He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings.
Graveside services for Geraldine Marie Goodman, 68, of Sweetwater, will be held at Sweetwater Cemetery on Saturday, May 12, 2012, at 3 p.m. with Rev. Diane Brown Officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Goodman died Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
She was born in Muleshoe, Texas on April 30, 1944. She was married to Herbert Lee Goodman.
The National Association of Letter Carriers will be having their annual food drive on Saturday, May 12. This Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the Stamp Out Hunger food drive.
A national filmmaker is bringing an international issue to a local theater through his latest project.
"Murder Capital of the World", an intense documentary from director Charlie Minn which highlights the drug war in Juarez, Mexico and its growing atrocities, will be premiering this weekend at the Premiere Cinema theater, located at the Mall of Abilene. The film will have a minimum run of one week starting this Friday, May 11 at 11:30 a.m. with weekend showtimes every two hours until 9:30 p.m.; weekday showtimes will begin at 1:30 p.m. with the same schedule.
A resolution honoring the 2012 Sweetwater High School DECA Teams State and NationalÂ Qualifiers was presented at the recent Sweetwater ISD School Board Meeting.
Pictured receiving the resolutionÂ are Â (l to r) Belinda Hefner, Spencer Young, Adrian Lopez, Gabriel Medellin, Alex Garcia, Christopher Gonzales and Cesar Arellano.Â Also in attendance was the SHS Principal Stacy Jones.Â
Other DECA recipients not pictured areÂ Kinsey Browning, Kensi Jones, Bryson Wallace, Kaylen Whittenburg and Hailey Wilkinson.