April 19th, 2011
A special meeting was held by the Nolan County Commissioners' Court on Monday morning, April 18, 2011 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
The meeting was a workshop on the potential construction of a new law enforcement center and jail for Nolan County. Local city officials and law enforcement were in attendance to determine the current standing on the matter and what steps to take in order to move forward.
Imogene Thomas Carter, 92, of Sweetwater, died Monday, April 18, 2011, at her home.
No services are currently planned. Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Survivors include her husband, Dan W. Carter, Sr. of Sweetwater and son, Dan W. Carter, Jr. of Sweetwater.
Morris L. (Coon) McDonald, age 81, of Trent, Texas passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at his son's residence.Â
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. on Friday, April 22, 2011, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eric Von Atzigen officiating.Â Burial will follow at Nolan Cemetery.Â Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.Â
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 136 calls for service, issued eight citations and made 16 arrests from April 15-17, 2011.
The SPD received 27, 911 calls.
â˘ 300 block of SW Georgia.
Calls for service:
â˘ Accident involving injury â 300 block of SW Georgia.
â˘ Criminal mischief â 1400 block of Town Creek.
â˘ Evading/resisting arrest â300 block of E. Alabama.
â˘ Family violence/assault enhanced â Sweetwater.
â˘ Information only â 300 block of Haskell.
Arrested by SPD:
â˘ Jonathan Givens, 22 â Driving while intoxicated.
Although one of them is still alive in the chase for the No. 3 playoff spot in District 5-3A, the Sweet-water High School base-ball and softball teams will both go to Snyder today as underdogs.
LUBBOCK â The Sweet-water girls golf team enters todayâs final round of the Region I-3A tournament at Lubbockâs Meadowbrook Golf Course in sixth place after shooting a 375 in Mon-dayâs opening round.
Jodie May shot 91 to pace Sweetwaterâs effort while Katie High shot 93, Sarah Witt 94, Elise Lawrence 97 and Alex Gomez 99.
Andrews (328) currently leads the team standings by two shots over Snyder, with Burkburnett two more shots back at 332. Pecos is fourth with a 344 total and Monahans (349) is in cur-rently in fifth place.
Faron McCain of Sweetwater, Texas caught a 14.94 pound largemouth bass on April 14, 2011 at Lake O.H. Ivie. The Texas Parks and Wildlife ShareLunker Program was dispatched to the Concho Park Marina to document and transport the bass to their hatchery in Athens, Tx.
McCainâs fish was the third largest ShareLunker Program fish of the year, which runs from October 1 through April 30. Sean Swank of De Berry, Tx has the largest bass, weighing in at 16.07 pounds, caught in Caddo Lake.
On Saturday, March 19, in Sipapu, New Mexico the Sipapu Ski Resort held its Annual Cardboard Derby. The Cardboard Derby gets bigger and better every year. This yearâs event the Team Division was won by The West Texas Wind Runners consisting of team members Chris Hamlin, James Hamlin and Rusty Goates, all of Sweetwater.
Oncor, in partnership with the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce, is inviting its Sweetwater neighbors to visit Ask Oncor. We Deliver. This open house-style exhibit features several interactive booths tailored to educating residents on smart meters, energy and money saving tips and more. Added bonus? Attendees will receive money-saving giveaways for their homes and have a chance to win prizes including a $200 American Express gift card!
The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex, located at 1699 Cypress Street.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Jessie G. Gomez, 75, of Sweetwater will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Officiating will be Father Michael Rodriguez. Interment is at Loraine Cemetery, under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater. Rosary will be on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 7 p.m. at McCoy Chapel of Memories. The rosary will be recited by Pauline Gauna and Connie Palacios.
Mr. Gomez died Saturday, April 16, 2011, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.