June 20th, 2011
Seven Roscoe Collegiate High School students received the "Texas Student Achievement Award" from the Texas ACT Council for their performance on the PLAN (Pre-ACT) Assessment. These students are on target to meet or exceed ACT's College Readiness Benchmarks by graduation. ACT's College Readiness Benchmarks are empirically-based and identify the level of achievement necessary in English, mathematics, reading and science to have a successful college freshman experience.
Barbara Jean "Bobbie" Rainwater, 71, of Big Spring, died on Sunday, June 19, 2011, in a local hospital. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, June 20, 2011, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com.
Thurmon (T.D.) Cain, 93, of Lawrenceburg, KY and Argyle, TX, died Saturday, June 18, 2011, at his residence. He was born Jan. 20, 1918, in Cooper, TX, son of the late Percy B. and Alice Gertrude Wallace Cain. He was a retired Santa Fe Railroad employee and served in the Army Air Forces during WWII.
Monday, June 20
Mustang Tennis Clinic
A Mustang Tennis Clinic for students completing grades 3-8 will be held Monday through Thursday, June 20-23, at the Sweetwater High School tennis courts. The hours of the clinic will be 8-11 a.m. Students will need to bring a tennis racquet, water bottle and sun screen. The cost of the clinic will be $35. For more information, call Shella Arnwine at (325) 721-6550 or Christi Adams at (325) 277-0411.
Mustang Golf Camp
Many Sweetwater students attended the annual Mustang baseball camp this week. The camp ran from Monday, June 13, through Thursday, June 16, at the high school baseball field. Shown are students in grades first through fifth. This yearâ€™s camp emphasized working on fundamentals, hitting, defense and pitching and being led by the Mustang baseball staff. Head baseball coach is Roland Herrera.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 50 calls for service, issued two citations and made three arrests on June 16, 2011.
The SPD received 30, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Indecency with a child â€”Â 700 block of Hill.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Rita Chase, 55 â€”Warrants.
â€˘ Michael Gutierrez, 18 â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘ Stephen Getty, 56 â€”Â Disorderly conduct.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served four civil papers and made no arrests on June 16, 2011.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Traffic stop â€”Â I-20 MM 238.
â€˘Â Fire â€” W. Alabama.
The Jones County town of Stamford has announced it's in contract negotiations with Tenaska, the coal power electric plant being designed for Sweetwater.
In a news conference Friday afternoon, Stamford Mayor Johnny Anders, Junior said they are negotiating to sell waste water and excess city water for the proposed Trailblazer Energy Center.
There have been concerns amongst the community about selling the water to Tenaska, but Mayor Anders said it will do nothing but benefit the town and the plant.
Texas National Bank (TNB) in Sweetwater is joining efforts in a national cause â€” supporting our wounded warriors.
Texas National Bank Assistant Vice President, Liz Howard, as a part of a management development program which promotes team building, is in charge of the local campaign to involve the community to raise money for the national program. This campaign will benefit the Wounded Warriors Alliance.
If you enjoy playing music but havenâ€™t had a chance to play in a while, then dust off your horn and practice with the Sweetwater Municipal Band. Their membership has gotten a little low, and they would love to have new members to help keep the band alive for the community.
Danny Escobar, right, maintenance tech in the Nolan County maintenance section, is presented a Certificate of Service by Lauren GarduĂ±o, P.E. Escobar, a five-year employee with the Texas Department of Transportation, was honored for his longevity during a recent supervisors meeting in Abilene. In addition to the framed certificate, he received a five-year service pin and a black leatherette portfolio, his gift of choice. GarduĂ±o is the Abilene District Engineer.