August 22nd, 2012
Ordra Fay Jones Smith, 83, of Roscoe went to be with her Lord and Savior on Aug. 22, 2012. She was born June 19, 1929, to Charlie Alford and Jettie Ordra Smith Jones. She was the youngest of six children. Ordra grew up in Fisher County and attended school at Hobbs and Sweetwater. She married Walter Lloyd Smith, Sr. on May 11, 1946, and to this union three children were born.
Giles Montgomery (second from left), Chad Copeland, Zach Harrell and Tony Cortez were among the new football coaches in Sweetwater who were introduced during â€śMeet the Mustangsâ€ť Saturday at the high school gym.
Today looks like the last day we'll be seeing a relief from the heat in Sweetwater. Expect mostly sunny skies and a high near 98 with winds from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 70. Winds will be from the southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
Stay on top of your local forecast by heading on over to weather.gov.
Highland Independent School District will have their Meet the Teacher event from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23.
PTO members will be serving brisket sandwiches from 5:30-7 p.m.
Also, the Big Blue Preview will begin at 7 p.m. in the Activity Gym. Students are encouraged to bring their families to meet and greet each other and the Hornet athletes.
Sweetwater ISD prekindergarten classes are offered at J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center in the mornings and afternoons. To be eligible for enrollment in a PK class, a child must be 3 or 4 years of age on Sept. 1 of the current school year and must:
1. Be unable to speak and comprehend the English language.
2. Be educationally disadvantaged (eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program).
3. Be homeless.
According to Sweetwater Chief of Police Brian Frieda, the preliminary autopsy results for the body found at Newman Park on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, were revealed. The body was sent to Lubbock for an autopsy. The results of the autopsy indicated that the man found, Robert Owen Geiger, 67, of Sweetwater, died of self inflicted injuries made by three gunshots by a small caliber gun.
On Friday, midmorning, the Sweetwater Police Department received a call about an individual laying near the tank at Newman Park in Sweetwater with gunshot injuries.
Three vehicles were involved in a wreck on Tuesday morning, Aug. 21, 2012 on the corner of Josephine and Hailey Streets in Sweetwater.
Sweetwater EMTs were dispatched to the scene and at least one transport was made to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
No further details were available by press time.
Several schools within the Sweetwater Independent School District are receiving renovations before the new school year begins on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012.
Shown above is Sweetwater ISD employee Sammy Ramirez at the Sweetwater High School. A new glass window and glass door will replace a brick wall in the PEP program room at the high school.
Lubbock, TX â€”Â Ray Arnold Johnson, 76, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at Forrest Heights United Methodist Church in Lubbock with Rev. Ross Dunn officiating. Graveside services will be held at Decker Cemetery in Nolan County, TX on Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. directed by McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
A family visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23, at Franklin Bartley Funeral Home, 4444 South Loop 289, Lubbock, TX.
Mary Katheren (Thomas) Arrington, 67, of College Station, Texas passed from this life peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012. A private family committal service will be held at a later date.