August 14th, 2012
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 142 calls for service, issued eight citations and made nine arrests from Aug. 10-12, 2012.
The SPD received 100, 911 calls.
â€˘ 100 block of Jenny George.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 700 block of Bluff.
â€˘ Theft â€” 900 block of Brookshire.
â€˘ Fraud â€” Sweetwater area.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 1100 block of Elm.
â€˘ Burglary of vehicle â€” 500 block of W 9th.
â€˘ Burglary of vehicle â€” 500 block of W 5th.
â€˘ Burglary of coin operated machine â€” 1600 block of Grand.
â€˘ Theft â€” 400 block of NE Georgia.
Arrested by SPD:
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s volleyball team faced an early gut-check in its season-opening match here Monday, and passed it with flying colors with a come-from-behind 3-2 win over San Angelo Grape Creek.
The Lady Mustangs play two more matches tonight at home against Seminole and Water Valley, with the first match at 6:15 p.m.
Water Valley is the defending Class 1A state champion and after graduating just one player from that team, the Lady Wildcats enter this season ranked No. 1, while Seminole is also considered a playoff-caliber squad.
This local 10-and-underÂ baseball team recently won second place at a tournament in Abilene. Pictured are, top row from left, coaches Tony Roden, Todd Hrbacek and Danny Fullwood; middle row,Â Rylen Moncada, Antonio Heredia, Junior Martiniez, A.J. Ramirez,Â Ty Fullwood; and front row, Jacob Roden, Reese Palafox, Ethan Cortez and Cooper Hrbacek.
The weather in Sweetwater for Tuesday will be hot, mostly sunny and a high near 100. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
This evening is calling for a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 75. Winds will remain from the south at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Stay informed of your local forecast by heading to www.weather.gov.
Many local firemen worked on the fire shown on FM 2035 near County Road 190 on Sunday evening. All of the local departments were out on different fires at different times in the evening working on lightning fires.
Mulberry Canyon Volunteer Fire Department, Trent Volunteer Fire Department and Sweetwater Fire Department were working on the fire shown.Â Some of the others included west of Blackwell, southwest of Nolan, west of Trent near the school and others on the west side of Taylor County.Â
About 100 people lined the walls outside of the new Sweetwater Goodwill location at 701 E. Broadway on Saturday morning before its 10 a.m. Grand Opening. "I think this is great," said one waiting customer Arlene Hartman. "I can come in and shop, go to Sonic and get me a drink and then go back to my shop," she added. Hartman is the owner of Arlene's Second Hand Rose and Arlene's Books.
No injuries were reported from a wreck that occurred on Lamar Street on Sunday morning, Aug. 12, 2012, according to Sweetwater Emergency Services Manager Grant Madden.
The wreck involved a Jeep driving north on Lamar Street and a Kia that failed to yield right-of-way from Jenny George Lane. The Jeep, which contained two people, overturned. One person was in the Kia.Â
The Roscoe Fire Department responded to a commercial motor vehicle accident at 6 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at the intersection of Highway 84 and CR 111.
The driver of the vehicle was transported toÂ Rolling Plans Memorial Hospital by the Sweetwater Fire Department. The vehicle was transporting milk at the time of the accident.
Mr. Pedro Garcia, 55, of Big Spring, Texas, passed away Aug. 11, 2012 at a hospital in Midland, TX. He was born Oct. 7, 1956 to Cecilio Garcia and Andrea De La Paz Garcia. He worked as an operator in the oil fields.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012 in the chapel of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home, officiated by Father Michael Udegbunam. Burial will follow at Mitchell County Cemetery with Kiker-Seale Funeral Home directing services.
Dillard Williams, age 90, long time Sweetwater resident, passed away from this life Sunday morning, Aug. 12, 2012 in Midland, Texas. Services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. at the Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel in Sweetwater, Texas with Rev. Phillip Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Merkel, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.