May 12th, 2012
Former Texas Tech University and Senior PGA Tour golfer John Paul Cain of Sweetwater was inducted this past Monday into the Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame in Abilene. He is shown speaking at the banquet held at the Abilene Civic Center.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has two dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a male beagle and a male pit bull. According to Sweetwaterâ€™s 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.
Nolan County received an ample amount of rain on Thursday, May 10, 2012. The following are rainfall amounts for the county.
Oak Creek, 2.10 inches; Lake Trammell, 2.00 inches; Lake Sweetwater, 2.00 inches; Filter Plant, 2.20 inches; Booster B, 1.90 inches; Wastewater Plant, 2.40 inches; Well Field P.S., 1.90 inches; and CR 151, 1.60 inches.
The following are rainfall amounts for the month of May in Nolan County.
Vivian Ann (nee Boyd) Goodman, aged 70 years, passed away in her home on May 9, 2012, in Driftwood, Hays County, Texas, enduring three decades of multiple sclerosis. She was a mother and homemaker to her children. She was a passionate genealogist with published research.
Vivian was born Jan. 20, 1942 to Vivian and Ruby (McElroy) Boyd in Sweetwater, Nolan County, Texas, where she lived until her family moved to Groves, Jefferson County, Texas in 1954. She attended Port Neches-Groves High School. There she met and married Elton Ray Newsome (USAF-Retired).
Graveside services for David D. â€śHeavyâ€ť Ford, 49, of Maryneal, will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 14, 2012, at Maryneal Cemetery. He was cremated.
Ford died Thursday, April 26, 2012, in Maryneal.
Brittany and Marly Weaver pose for their Motherâ€™s Day teapot frame picture at Cornerstone Christian Preschool on Friday, May 11, 2012.
The four-year-old class at Cornerstone Christian Preschool celebrated Mother's Day on Friday, May 11, 2012. The children and their mothers enjoyed building teapot picture frames, playing concentration games, reading Mother's Day books and eating lunch together.
On Friday, May 4, 2012, the Sweetwater sixth grade band followed in the footsteps of the middle school and high school band as they came home with superior ratings at the Clyde Invitational Band Festival.
"This is an exciting moment," explained director Ross Grant. "This is these student's first-ever contest performance. They perform on an unfamiliar stage before three adjudicators. It is a great opportunity for them to put their new skills to the test. The kids must focus in and do their best."
Crude oil prices declined over the last week and the prices at the pump continued a steady, month-long decline. This week the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Texas is down seven cents and sits at $3.61, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.Â
The national average is down for a fifth consecutive week and is now $3.74, which is six cents less than last week.Â
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 38 calls for service, issued three citations and made four arrests on May 9, 2012.
The SPD received 20, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€” 700 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ Assault â€” 400 block of E. 12th.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Tanner Engel, 21 â€” Disorderly conduct.
â€˘ Henry Payne, 26 â€” Warrants.
â€˘ Mark Williams, 28 â€” Evading arrest/detention.
â€˘ Christopher Ramos, 20 â€” Public intoxication.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served no civil papers and made no arrests on May 9, 2012.