November 8th, 2011
The Texas Constitutional Amendment Election is now upon us. There are several amendments for the Nov. 8 election seeking voter approval. Those amendments are:
â€˘ Proposition 1 â€śThe constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran.â€ť
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 144 calls for service, issued 19 citations and made 19 arrests from Nov. 4-6, 2011.
The SPD received 68, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Aggravated burglary â€”Â 1700 block of Hailey.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1500 block of McCauley.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 400 block of NE Georgia.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Adam Salazar, 21 â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘ Zamardrick Walker, 18 â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘ Raymond Spillers, 72 â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘ Lonnie Bell, 39 â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘ Santos Vera, 22 â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘ Juvenile, 13 â€”Â Evading.
â€˘ Joe Lozano, 51 â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘ Jaime Garcia, 25 â€”Â Warrant.
According to the National Weather Service in San Angelo, today will be sunny with a high near 65, breezy, with a south southwest wind 15 to 25 mph becoming west northwest. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.
Tonight is expected to be mostly clear, with a low around 38. Northwest wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
5:05 p.m. Update
Two witnesses in the Aubrey Childers case were heard on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011 immediately after jury selection. The state called Rene Williams and Robert Carey, Jr. to the stand. The trial will resume on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at 9 a.m.
3:55 p.m. Update:
Jury selection for the Aubrey Childers trial was chosen around 3:40 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7,2011, and began immediately. Check back for updates.
Mayor Greg Wortham stopped by Sweetwater Middle School on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 as part of the Speaker's Bureau sponsored by SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise of Economic Development).
The Eighth Grade Career Investigations classes at SMS, taught by Irene Armstrong, learned about ways to approach and prepare for careers from Mr. Wortham. He offered a look at how different events and experiences in his own life â€” as early as middle school â€” helped him and are even used today in his employment.
November is a special month for the dynamic team at Rolling Plains Home Health (RPHH), and not because of the holiday startup as one might imagine. National Home Care Month is celebrated throughout November and presents an opportune time for the division of Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital to educate the community about the benefits of home care available.
CLASS 3A and CLASS 1A
Sweetwater JV and varsity girls host Highland, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity girls at Winters, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
ARLINGTON â€” Ros-coeâ€™s Jacinda Morales placed sixth among individual regional runners Saturday to qualify for the Class 1A girls state cross country meet.
Moralesâ€™ regional time was 12:37.24. The state meet will be held this Saturday at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock.
After an oh-so-close loss last week, Highland ended its 2011 football season on Friday with a 48-33 victory over Hermleigh.
The Hornets rallied from a 14-6 deficit with a pair of touchdowns in the second quarter for a 20-14 halftime lead, and never trailed again as they finished 3-7 overall and 1-2 in District 6, Divi-sion I six-man play.
The 2011 football season ended for Blackwell and Roscoe on Friday, and both finished rebuilding years on a losing note.
Roscoe had its best de-fensive effort of the year, but lost 12-2 at Rotan to finish a winless campaign at 0-10 (0-5 in District 7-1A, Division II). Roscoe led 2-0 after a first-period safety when Eric Padilla recorded a tackle in the end zone, but Rotan scored the next 12 points and held on for the win.