May 21st, 2011
Two basketball camps, one each for local boys and girls, will be held in Sweetwater on June 6-9.
A Mustang Basket-ball Camp will be held at the high school gym and has two sessions. The registration deadline is Tuesday, May 31. Students completing grades 3-5 will attend from 9-11 a.m. each day, while grades 6-8 will attend from 1-3 p.m. The fee is $30. Each camper must sign a release form and show proof of insurance. Participants will re-ceive a camp T-shirt and basketball. Water will be provided, but campers may bring a sports drink.
Ronald Wayne Bell, age 65, of Blackwell, Texas passed away on Friday, May 20, 2011 at his residence.Â
His body will be cremated.Â No services are planned at this time.Â Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.Â
Ronald was born Dec. 29, 1945 in Lamesa, Texas to James Charley and Myrldean Richards Bell.Â He worked as an industrial electrician for many years before retiring.Â
Chicago--The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) announced that the City of Sweetwater, Texas has received the GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget.
Ryan Mercer was commended for qualifying for state competition in boysâ€™ golf. Pictured (from L to R) are SHS Boysâ€™ Golf Coach Steve Mercer, Candy Mercer, state qualifier Ryan Mercer and SHS Athletic Director Craig Slaughter. Three other SHS students were recognized at the Sweetwater ISD School Board Meeting with resolutions honoring them for their state qualifying accomplishments. Though not in attendance, SHS girlsâ€™ track member Jayci Shelton was honored for her accomplishment in qualifying for state competition.
The Sweetwater Independent School District (SISD) Board of Trustees met for its regular session meeting on Monday evening, May 16 at Sweetwater High School (SHS) in "The Hub" conference room.
Several presentations were made to open the meeting, including a variety of resolutions, a robotic demonstration and the recognition of a departing board member.
Sheriff David Warren of Nolan County announced that Doyle Lee Parsons was found at 12:35 p.m. on Friday, May 20, 2011, alive face down in a creek bed.
Parsons was approximately two-and-a-half miles away from the ranch house where had gone missing six days ago.
Many different search and rescue units and volunteer groups had been searching for Parsons from the first day he went missing.
Parsons was found by a Blackwell volunteer search member named Jim Monroe.
Emergency Units as well as the Sweetwater Fire Department said he was somewhat responsive once evaluated.
The Boeing Stearman PT-17 pictured here is one of the primary trainers actually flown in training by the WASP at Avenger Field in 1943 and 1944, and it is returning to Avenger Field for the Annual WASP Homecoming at the National WASP WWII Museum on Saturday, May 28, 2011.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 58 calls for service, issued 12 citations and made two arrests on May 18, 2011.
The SPD received 21, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘Â Theft â€”Â 1000 block of Oak.
â€˘Â Family violence assault â€” 1400 block of Grand.
â€˘Â Family violence assault â€” 1000 block of Grand.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘Â Paul Trevino, 30 â€”Â Driving while license invalid.
â€˘Â Bradley Gardner, 21 â€”Â Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served six civil papers and made two arrests on May 18, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
The Sweetwater City Commission met for its regular session meeting on Tuesday morning, May 17 at City Hall.
Opening the meeting was the swearing in of the Mayor and two City Commissioners. Greg Wortham will continue to serve as Mayor, while Larry May and Ricky Castro will serve as City Commissioners in Precincts 1 and 3, respectively.
The Sweetwater Fire Department recently bought and presented Gorman volunteer firefighter Matt Clark with a new helmet.Â Clark suffered from first degree burns to his face and third degree burns to his hands when he rescued a fellow firefighter during a large fire in Gorman in April of this year. Clark's helmet was dropped and destroyed in his retreat from the fire. Shown from left to right are Sweetwater firefighters Richard AcuĂ±a, Todd Donham, Matt Clark, Brad Payne and Billy Villanueva.