January 5th, 2012
Local authorities responded to several wrecks on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2011. One wreck (shown above) occurred on the corner of Broadway and Crane around 4 p.m., involving three vehicles. No transports were made from the wreck, but one person was arrested at the scene. Justin Spencer, 30, was charged with driving while intoxicated. Emergency personnel also responded to a wreck on Oak Street in which a woman hit two parked cars and was transported to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
The first Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Coffee of the new year was held at Dorisâ€™s Sweet Shop on Wednesday, Jan. 4. Community members and Chamber of Commerce members were treated to coffee, tea and sweets. Shown above are Janis McDowell and Peggy Parrott.
Sweetwater Independent School District schools went back to school on Thursday morning, Jan. 5, 2012, after the Christmas holiday break. Shown are Sweetwater Intermediate School fourth graders in Mrs. Sabra Hazardâ€™s class, easing back into their school lessons.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 37 calls for service, issued no citations and made four arrests on Jan. 3, 2012.
The SPD received 20, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Family violence assault â€” 200 block of E. Fourth.
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€” 100 block of Bradford.
â€˘ Fraud â€” Sweetwater.
â€˘ Assault â€” 900 block of Circle Drive.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Felicia Salinas, 24 â€” City warrants.
â€˘ Mary Gonzales, 54 â€” Possession/delivery of a controlled substance.
â€˘ Darrel Brush, 47 â€” Possession/delivery of a controlled substance.
Linda Hinajosa Hughes, 82, of Sweetwater passed away on Dec. 21, 2011. She married Silas Wayne Hughes on Nov. 20, 1950 in Carlsbad, New Mexico. Linda was born to Luis Hinajosa and Victoria Arrendondo, Nov. 17, 1929 in Hebbronville, TX.
She is survived by a sister, Maria Veloz from California; a daughter, Mary Hughes from Rowlett, Texas; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at the North Dallas Funeral Home at 2710 Valley View Lane, Dallas.
The Sweetwater Elks Lodge will have its annual free throw Hoop Shoot contest this Saturday, Jan. 7. This yearâ€™s event will be held at the Sweetwater Intermediate School gym.
The contest is open to all boys and girls between the ages of 8-13. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and shooting starts at 9:30 a.m.
Contestant age groups will be determined by a par-ticipantâ€™s age as of April 1, 2012. For instance, if a contestant is 7 years old on April 1 they are too young to participate, while if the contestant is 14 years old on April 1 they are too old.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital welcomed the 2012 New Year Baby on Sunday, January 1 at 10:32 a.m.
Joshua Krivanek weighed eight pounds and was 20 inches long. He is the son of Belinda and Uwe Krivanek.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has a family of pets available for adoption.
The pets available for adoption this week are a black Labrador mix mother and her five male puppies, three black, one brown and the runt, a beige puppy. Also still available is the male husky mix puppy, about one year old from last week.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.
Larry Cornoyer is the Artist of the Month for January. Larry, who was born in Sweetwater, lives in Roscoe and his been sketching nearly his whole life, but didn't start in earnest until he was 30. He is self taught and works primarily with pencil, but also uses charcoal, pen, pastels and colored pencils. His works will be displayed at the County-City Library throughout the month.
The winners of the annual residential lighting contest were as follows:
First Place â€”Â John and Debra Soto, 507 E. New Mexico.
Second Place â€”Â Mary Gutierrez, 508 E. Louisiana.
First Place â€” U.S. and Francis Burton, 111 W. Avenue K.
Second Place â€” Randy Petty, 118 Southview Terrace.
First Place â€” Karan Bergstrom, 510 CR 119.
First Place â€” Cooper Hrbacek, 10 Club Terrace.
Second Place â€” Ted and Peggy Kimbrell, 906 Silas.
First Place â€” Paul and Sabrina Bishop, 1419 Bandera.
Second Place â€”Â Vickie's Gifts, 211 Main Street.