May 15th, 2012
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 118 calls for service, issued nine citations and made five arrests from May 11-13, 2012.
The SPD received 56, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â˘ Burglary of a vehicle â 1100 block of Ash Street.
â˘ Theft â 1400 block of Grand.
â˘ Theft â 1400 block of E. 12th.
â˘ Information only â 1800 block of Lamar.
Arrested by SPD:
â˘ Isaiah Garcia, 27 â Assault.
â˘ Cresencia Garcia, 33 â Assault.
â˘ Johnny Gonzales, 29 â Warrants.
â˘ Erika Gonzales, 30 â Warrants.
â˘ Nicholas Austermann, 25 â Criminal mischief.
Sweetwater will host a pair of basketball camps in early June.
A Lady Mustang Basketball Camp will be held June 4-7 at the middle school gym on 305 Lamar Street for students completing grades 2-8. Camp sessions will be from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $35 which includes a T-shirt. Pre-registration is appreciated.
A concession stand will be available. The campâs goal is to improve playersâ skills through instruction in individual skills and fun team competitions.
On Saturday, May 12, 2012, at approximately 10:28 p.m. officers of the Sweetwater Police Department were dispatched to the 1900 block of Lamar Street in Sweetwater in reference to a male subject who appeared to have jumped off of the bridge that serves as an overpass to Interstate 20 crossing Lamar Street. The top of the bridge is approximately 20 feet above the ground.
The male was identified as a hispanic resident of Sweetwater and it appeared that he suffered a broken left arm. Sweetwater EMS arrived on the scene and the patient was flown to an area hospital via helicopter.
LeAnn Dowdy was recently announced as the 2011-2012 Teacher of the Year at East Ridge Elementary for Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District).
She is a second grade teacher at the school and has been with the district for two years. Dowdy has been teaching for a total of fifteen years; she earned her Bachelor of Science degree through Abilene Christian University and Texas A&M University-Commerce.
Teams of Nolan and Scurry County residents will gather at the Sweetwater High Track and Field on May 18, at 7 p.m. for an overnight Relay against cancer. This yearâs event marks the 10th anniversary of the Relay in Sweetwater. Both Nolan and Scurry County survivors, caregivers and all who wants to fight back against cancer are invited to join the Sweetwater event this year.
The Sweetwater High School Band recently participated in the Directorâs Choice Music Festival in Dallas. They played their three competition pieces from the recent UIL contest in Abilene. The Mustangs earned a superior rating from all three judges, along with a âBest in Classâ trophy and a âBest High School Band of the Contestâ trophy. Sweetwater outscored a Texas 5A school in order to win their final trophy.
The 2011-2012 Leadership Sweetwater class graduated and participated in a ceremony on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at Texas State Technical College.
Shown are this year's Blackwell FCCLA State Competitors including Summer Mull, Adriana Rodriguez, Hailey Bennett, Krista Clower, BreAnne Richardson, Jaina Robison, Hannah Coffman and Brian Mink.
Monday, May 14, will be the last day of the Big Country Biggest Winner contest. All persons still in the contest must be weighed by Monday and have the weight reported that same Monday. No wights we be taken after that. To wrap-up this contest the originator and one of the sponsors Nolan County Medical Reserve Corps and the other sponsors Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital, Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department, The Sweetwater Reporter and Texas State Technical CollegeÂ will have an award ceremony at Newman Park Pavilion on Thursday, May 17, at 7 p.m.
Lubbock Heart Hospital announced that Kristen Martin, BSN, RN, Cardiac Critical Care Unit Charge Nurse, was named the 2012 Nurse of the Year.
Kristen is a graduate of Sweetwater High School and she received her BSN degree from the Texas Tech School of Nursing in 2003. She started her nursing career at Lubbock Heart Hospital in 2006.
âI am so honored to receive the LHH Nurse of the Year Award. I would like to thank my team members in CCCU and those who nominated me,â Kristen stated.