April 16th, 2012
On Sunday, April 15, 2012, the angels took her to heaven. She was 80 years old. Jo Nell, of Sweetwater, was born Jan. 16, 1932, in Luther, TX to Mildred Lawrence and Lester Caughey. At the age of 15, she and her family moved to the Stephenville area where she graduated from Stephenville High School and met her life partner, Carl Max Burgan. Jo Nell and Carl Max married on Aug. 17, 1950, in Ft. Worth where they lived until moving to Sweetwater in 1953.
A 3D Archery Shoot, sponsored by the Sweetwater Bow Hunter's Association, will be held on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29, 2012 on the north side of Lake Trammell.
Sign-in will take place on the back side of the dam under the cotton wood tree or at the picnic tables. The event has a $10 shooting fee which covers both days.
Free shooters include military and youth; youth under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Also, volunteers who help set up targets on Friday afternoon will get to shoot free.
The Sweetwater High School FCCLA conducted a fundraiser to benefit the Regalado family who lost their house recently to a fire. The students made chocolate covered strawberries which were sold during the week of Feb. 14, raising $300. This was presented to Mrs. Regalado by Rachel Ratliff.
A local musician is about to join forces with a nationally-recognized Tejano group.
Chapo Cerda of Sweetwater will make his debut with Grupo Vida, a three-time Grammy award nominee, on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the Salsa Fest in Three Rivers, Texas.
Grupo Vida, also known as the Electric Cowboys, have toured with some well-known country acts like the Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson, and Jo Dee Messina and Kevin Fowler. On the Tejano circuit, they have shared the stage with Little Joe, Texas Latino, and Emilio and Raulito Navaira.
ROBY, Texas â€“ The percentage of poverty in the state of Texas is higher than the national average, according to the Basic Needs Coalition of Central Texas, with almost 16% of the population living below the poverty line. No Need for Need can bring comfort and support to those in the community who need food or warmth. Shelly Scherwitz, a farmer in Fisher County, recently received the opportunity to donate to the cause by designating $2,500 to No Need for Need through Americaâ€™s Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM.
The Jason D. Williams concert held Friday night is one example of the type of show the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium Board of Directors hopes to host more of as they plan another phase of renovations and improvements to the auditorium.
City Manager Eddie Brown has chosen Sweetwaterâ€™s new police chief. Chosen from the top five applicants was Brian Frieda, who is currently the police chief at Muleshoe Police Department in Muleshoe, TX.
The Sweetwater City Commission will meet at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, in the City Commission Room at City Hall to confirm Brownâ€™s appointment of Frieda as police chief effective May 1, 2012.
â€śHe will be wrapping up some things in Muleshoe, so he will probably actually start at the Sweetwater Police Department on Wednesday, May 3,â€ť said Brown.
The Sweetwater Police Patrol Association was founded approximately 10 years ago by officers of the Sweetwater Police Department who not only shared a common work interest, but a common goal to improve the community in which they live and serve through helping the community by providing added support to charitable causes and those in need.
Here are the top ten standings for Week 4 of the Big Country Biggest Winner Contest.
1. Wii Not Fit â€” 6.71%
2. Half Ton of Fun â€” 4.91%
3. Cobra â€” 4.45%
4. The Incredible Shrinking Socialites â€” 4.05%
5. USG Fat Blasters â€” 4.02%
6. Weapons of Mass Reduction â€” 3.96%
7. Mexi Chix â€” 3.60%
8. Unrepentant Thinners â€” 3.48%
9. Fab 7 â€” 3.23%
10. Weight Warriors â€” 3.17%
11. Family Practice Force â€” 3.04%
12. Mission Slimpossible â€” 3.03%
13. Flabby Gabbies â€” 3.03%
14. MATT â€” Attack -3.03%
15. Scale Tippers â€” 3.03%
16. The Narrow â€śWeighâ€ť â€” 2.98%
17. WIN Energy â€” 2.83%
The Sweetwater Campus of Texas State Technical College West Texas will host a College Preview and Open House on Saturday, April 14. The event, held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is open to the public. TSTC West Texas advisors will lead prospective students on a campus tour where they will meet the college's top-notch faculty and have the opportunity to check out first-hand the brand-new automotive alternative fuel trainers current students are using, as well as the wind turbine drive train the Wind Technology students train on.