June 13th, 2012
Rondald Hendrix, age 76, known as âPapa Ronâ of Gatesville, passed away on Monday, June 11, 2012 in Gatesville.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at the Restland Cemetery in Gatesville, with Rev. Willie Clarke officiating.Â The family will receive visitors from 5-7 p.m. on Friday at Scottâs Funeral Home.
He is survived by his sons, Ruben Hendrix and wife Kim of Gatesville, Ronnie Hendrix of Abilene, Casey Hendrix and wife LaDonna of Midland; daughter, Carrie Hendrix of Midland; numerous step children; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Amber Hernandez, a freshman Sweetwater High School art student of teacher Scharles Kelley, was presented with a resolution for advancing to the state VASE (Visual Arts Scholastic Event) competition.
Amber was honored during a meeting of the Sweetwater ISD School Board. She is shown (right) with Mrs. Kelley.
The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club is joining forces with Pappy's Bait and Grill Shop to sponsor a Kids Fishing Tournament to be held on Saturday, June 16, 2012.
The event will be held at the Lake Sweetwater Boat Ramp, with the competition running from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
The entry fee is $5 per entrant, which includes lunch, gifts and prizes that will take place after the tournament. Prizes will be awarded for the Biggest Fish, Smallest Fish and Outstanding Angler to the following age groups: 3 to 5 year olds, 6 to 8 year olds, 9 to 12 year olds and 13 to 16 year olds.
A Resolution honoring the 2012 Sweetwater Middle School TMSCA (Texas Math and Science Coaches Association) teams for qualifying for state was presented at a Sweetwater ISD School Board Meeting.Â
The teams are made up of members Kilanie Arpin, Marc Butler, John Clift, Annaliese Espinoza, Lizzie Gray, Kaylee Lantto, Christa Martin, Adrian Ortega, Jaelynn Page, Daniel PeĂąa, Isabella PeĂąa, Erick Rico and Chance Saunders and are led by teachers Larry Hopple, Dan Huskerson and Carola Martin.
After joining Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) six months ago, Dr. Timothy Jones celebrated the opening of his new office at the Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital Doctorâs Clinic on Monday, June 11, 2012.
Jones joined RPMH as a board-certified family physician in December 2011. Having worked in several communities primarily across Oklahoma and Texas, Jones has more than 26 years of experience treating patients.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has one dog available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a male mixed breed dog. According to Sweetwaterâs animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 131 calls for service, issued 28 citations and made eight arrests from June 10-12, 2012.
The SPD received 52, 911 calls.
â˘ 200 block of SE Georgia.
Calls for service:
â˘ Assault âÂ Sweetwater.
â˘Â Theft âÂ 1400 block of Hailey.
â˘ Theft âÂ 1400 block of Grand.
â˘Â Burglary of a habitation âÂ Coral cove.
â˘ Failure to register as a sex offender âÂ Sweetwater.
â˘Â Criminal mischief âÂ 600 block of W. 12th.
â˘Â Burglary of a habitation âÂ Coral Cove.
â˘Â Burglary of a habitation â 400 block of Orange.
A big inning helped the Sweetwater Junior League Astros tie its District 5 final 5-5 after three innings, but Snyderâs Astros came back for an 8-6 victory to claim the championship at Sweetwaterâs Sports-manâs Park in a matchup of 13-14 year-old teams.
Rocky Perez ripped a two-RBI single in Sweet-waterâs five-run third and scored the tying run on Branson Guelkerâs RBI groundball. The Astrosâ rally started when Junior Lawhon singled, Hunter Mobley was hit by a pitch and Cory Mendez and Max Gomez walked to score Lawhon.
Music students of Noreen CarsonÂ from first through fourth grade participated in the annual Spring Awards Recitals. Pictured (left to right, first row) are Sully Templeton, Hunter Heady, Reese Kiser, Bethanee Rodriguez, Trinity McGee, Paytin Pinder, (second row) Katie Reed, Angel Vaughn, Caleb Reed, Jade Pinkerton, Faith Santiago, Ruger Duniven, Sydni Jackson, (top row) Kyrsten Smith, Isabella Alden, Kaitlyn Chance, Zoe Cornett, Garrison Eaker and Hayden Wehba.
Piano and guitar students of Noreen Carson performed solos during the annual Spring Awards Recitals on Sunday, May 27 in the First Baptist sanctuary. Students were presented awards in recognition of their accomplishments throughout the 2011-2012 school year.