January 8th, 2013
Sweetwater High School students were given the opportunity on Monday morning, January 7 to learn about the importance of higher education and more about Texas Tech University during an assembly featuring the interim president of the campus, Dr. Lawrence Schovanec.
Dr. Schovanec highlighted two points in his speech: for students to consider the advantages of a college education as well as the possibility of attending the Lubbock school.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 121 calls for service, issued 15 citations and made five arrests from Jan. 4-6, 2013.
The SPD received 24, 911 calls.
â€¢ Coral Cove.
â€¢ 2200 block of W. Broadway.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Fraud â€”Â 1400 block of Grand.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€”Â 900 block of Brookside.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 1500 block of Neff.
â€¢ Duty upon striking an unattended vehicle â€”Â 800 block of E. 14th.
â€¢ Family violence assault â€”Â 1700 block of Hailey.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€”Â Sweetwater.
â€¢ Duty upon striking an unattended vehicle â€”Â 1100 block of Beall.
Funeral services for Mr. Douglas Leon Horn, 87, of Springhill, Louisiana, formerly of Jefferson, were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at the Capt. Wm. Perry Chapel of Haggard Funeral Home in Jefferson, Texas with Rev. Allison Byerley officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Memorial Park. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at Haggard Funeral Home.
Our beloved David Valdez was taken home to be with our heavenly father on January 4, 2013 at the age of 57 years old. He passed away at Hereford Regional Medical Center with his family at his bedside. David was born December 18, 1955 in Lebanon, Indiana to Manuel and Maria Valdez. He married the love of his life and best friend Margarita (Margie) Galvan Valdez on May 15, 1977 in Loraine, Texas. They moved to Hereford from Abilene in 2011.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Lady Mustangs resume play with an early district showdown at home against Greenwood at 7:30 today in the main high school gym after winning their opener at Big Spring. The freshman girls will play at 5 p.m. and the Junior Varsity girls will play at 6:30 p.m., both games at Sweetwater Middle School.
Sweetwater and Greenwood are two of three 1-0 teams in District 4-3A along with Wylie, which plays at Monahans today.
Expect a 50% chance of showers today with cloudy skies and a high near 47. Winds will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph, shifting to the north-northeast in the afternoon.
Tonight, we're looking at a 90% chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm, some of which could produce heavy rainfall. The low will be around 41 with north winds at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could be as high as 20 mph.
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Jeff Watts, a paramedic at the Sweetwater Fire Department, recently graduated from Trainingdivision.com in Crowley, TX. Watts comes from a long line of firefighters. His grandfather, Sidney Watts, was the founder of the Shelby Volunteer Fire Department in Medina, NY. His father, Gary Watts, is still a part of that volunteer fire department, along with some uncles and cousins.
The deadline for jobless Texans to qualify for emergency unemployment insurance benefits has been extended to Jan. 1, 2014. Federal legislation signed by President Barack Obama on Jan. 2, 2013 will extend benefits to approximately 120,000 Texans who would have otherwise exhausted their unemployment benefits on Dec. 31, 2012. Claimants should continue to request unemployment benefit payments on their scheduled day.
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) was called to the scene of a fatal crash in Jones County on U.S. Highway 180, one mile west of the intersection with Farm Road 600 at 1:45 a.m. Sunday morning.
Oletta (Leta) Storch was born Oct. 13, 1923, and passed away on Jan. 5, 2013. She was married to the love of her life, Dick Storch. As a loving mother and friend to many, Leta showed her love by cooking and supporting people around her. She was active in her communities and loved teaching Sunday school in the Methodist church. She was multi-talented. In business, she was a realtor, a broker, dental and medical assistant and often created many recipes as a Weight Watcherâ€™s supervisor.