April 20th, 2012
The Sweetwater Young Guns baseball team recently went to Wichita Falls to play in a USSSA 10-and-under tournament. In pool games, Sweetwater defeated the Breckenridge Mean Green 9-2 and the Holliday Eagles 12-6. Sweetwater ended up as the No. 2 seed going into bracket play until Mother Nature took over.
After some necessary renovations, the 7-Eleven convenience store, located on Northeast Georgia in Sweetwater, is hosting a grand opening.
On August 25, 2011, the store was hit by a storm with high winds, resulting in the roof being torn off. For around four months, the store was closed to completely repair the building. During that time, owner Alon Brands Retail took advantage of an opportunity to make a number of changes to emphasize the companyâ€™s renewed commitment to cleanliness, varied products and full inventories of the items customers look for most.
The purpose of the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department Family Planning Program is to make available to citizens of the State who are of childbearing age comprehensive medical knowledge, assistance and services relating to the planning of families". The purpose of family planning is to provide women and men a means by which they decide for themselves the number, timing and spacing of their children.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 32 calls for service, issued 11 citations and made one arrest on April 17, 2012.
The SPD received 13, 911 calls.
â€¢ 400 block of E. Avenue C.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Assault â€” 700 block of Bluff.
â€¢ Information only â€” 1200 block of Mustang.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Pedro Monroy, 30 â€” Public intoxication.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served no civil papers and made one arrest on April 17, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€¢ Gabriela Rodriguez, 39, of El Paso â€” Warrant/motion to revoke probation.
Ross Blanchard, 89, of Snyder, died Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at Hoyt House Assisted Living in Sweetwater.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on April 21, 2012, at First Christian Church in Snyder with the Rev. Wendell Ferguson officiating. Visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. on Friday at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
After finishing as the No. 3 team in District 5-3A, the Sweetwater softball team will next face Iowa Park in a Class 3A bi-district playoff.
The playoff has been set for Monday, April 30 in Graham at 7:30 p.m.
SHS tennis players fall in quarterfinals
LUBBOCK â€” Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s entries at the Region I-3A tennis tournament were eliminated in the quarterfinals Wednesday.
The appointment of Brian Frieda as Sweetwater Police Chief was approved by the City Commission on Tuesday morning, April 17, 2012 at a special-called meeting at City Hall.
Prior to the vote, City Manager Eddie Brown recapped the hiring process and how the Texas Police Chief Association was utilized in the process. A regional committee of law enforcement leaders was formed for the local panel, which included Abilene Police Department chief Stan Standridge who was the chairman.
Wade Howard, a Senior Agriculture Leadership major at Texas Tech University recently served as a Collegiate Ambassador for the National 4-H Conference in Washington, DC. Wade was one of 13 collegiate 4-H members selected nationwide to serve as an ambassador and the only ambassador chosen from Texas. The event was March 22-29, 2012.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 74 calls for service, issued 11 citations and made five arrests on April 16, 2012.
The SPD received 15, 911 calls.
â€¢ 600 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Assault â€” 700 block of Neff.
â€¢ Theft â€” 1100 block of Elm.
â€¢ Forgery â€” 1700 block of Lamar.
â€¢ Runaway â€” 1000 block of Bowie.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Brian McQueen, 20 â€” Warrants.
â€¢ Matthew McQueen, 38 â€” Disorderly conduct.
â€¢ Williams Pritchard, 24 â€” Hindering apprehension.
â€¢ Justin Ramirez, 23 â€” Public intoxication/disorderly conduct.
Funeral services for Warren L. Martindale, 91, of Fisher County, Texas, was held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2012, at First Christian Church with Rev. Curtis Ward officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Ben Richey's Boys Ranch of West Texas Rehabilitation Center.
Martindale died Tuesday, April 17, 2012, in Sweetwater, Texas.