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July 15th, 2011

Average gas prices increase

July 15, 2011

The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Texas is $3.57, the same price it was one month ago on June 14, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.
The national average is $3.65. The statewide average price is eight cents less than the national average, but increased about 12 cents since last week. Texans will find the least expensive average price for gasoline in the state is in El Paso at $3.48. Ft. Worth is reporting the most expensive average in the state at $3.61 for a gallon of regular unleaded. Sweetwater's gas price is $3.58.

Immunize children now — don’t wait until school starts

July 15, 2011

The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E.12th, encourages parents to get their children immunized now and not wait until school starts. Parents are reminded that all students entering kindergarten are required to have two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine, and two doses of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine; and all students entering seventh grade are required to have one dose of Tetanus and Diphtheria toxoids and acellular Pertussis vaccine (TDAP) vaccine, one dose of meningococcal vaccine, and two doses of varicella vaccine.

SEED discusses budget

July 15, 2011

The Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED) Board of Directors met for their meeting on Monday morning, July 11, 2011 at the Chamber of Commerce building.
A winning bid for the 88 acre road construction was awarded to Epic Construction of Abilene and approved by the board. David Todd from Enprotec/Hibbs & Todd oversaw the bid selection and made the presentation.

Road construction begins next week

July 15, 2011

A contractor for the Texas Department of Transportation will begin resurfacing 6.4 miles of SH 70 in Nolan County south of Sweetwater the week of July 18.
The project should be completed by mid-fall, weather permitting, said Mary Beth Kilgore, Abilene District public information officer.
This project will resurface and improve the portion of SH 70 from I-20 to almost two miles south of FM 1809. Motorists are urged to drive with caution and should be prepared for frequent changes in the routing around the construction zone, including at night.

The ‘Blues’ coming to JavaJax

July 15, 2011

JavaJax Live Music Venue announces an upcoming blues music performance by Blues Boy Willie. The event will be held on Saturday evening, July 16.

Family of police shooter speaks out

July 15, 2011

Snyder police officer, Corporal Darryl Campbell remained in critical condition Thursday after a near fatal gunshot wound to the head.
According to family and Snyder police however, Corporal Campbell continued to make improvements.
Those included slightly opening his eyes, moving both sides of his body, and apparently being weened off medication in hopes that he will fully wake-up.
During the recovery process at University Medical Center in Lubbock, there are officers with Corporal Campbell 24/7.
While he remains at the hospital, the support back home in Snyder has continued to grow.

Blotters for July 13, 2011

July 15, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 56 calls for service, issued seven citations and made two arrests on July 13, 2011.

The SPD received 20, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 1200 block of E. Broadway.
• Assault — 100 block of S. Hopkins Road.
• Theft — 300 block of Lamar.
• Theft — 1800 block of E. Avenue A.
• Theft — 100 block of S. Hopkins Road.
• Theft — 700 block of SW Georgia.

Arrested by SPD:
• Michael Woodward, 55 — Warrant.
• Manuel Adames III, 27 — Warrants.

Ray T. Reyes

July 15, 2011

Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Ray T. Reyes, 58, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 18, 2011, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Michael Rodriguez officiating.
A Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 17, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories, recited by Deacon Bill Butler.
Reyes died Thursday, July 14, 2011, at his home.

Clifford Wilson

July 15, 2011

Clifford Wilson, born Nov. 10, 1933, passed away in his home on June 21, 2011, a the age of 77. He will be missed by his many friends and certainly by his family. Known as “dad,” grandad, “coach” and Cliff, he lived a rich and full life. Born in San Saba the youngest of seven children he earned his high school diploma then went to Angelo College to play football. He met and married Suzie Jameson in 1953.

Senior League stars lose, 15-4

July 15, 2011

GARLAND - Sweetwater’s Senior League (ages 15-16) all-stars had more runs, hits and baserunners on Thursday than they did in their opening win the previous day at the Texas West Section 2 tournament.
Unfortunately, there was little clutch hitting, and not nearly enough outstanding pitching and defense this time around as Waco Southern handed Sweetwater its first loss, 15-4, at the South Garland Little League complex.

The Sweetwater High School tennis team members are, standing from left, Colt Bewley, Brandon...
Two of the four Sweetwater Middle School football teams came away with wins in season-opening games...
All three of Sweetwater High School’s volleyball teams played dual matches Saturday at Lubbock...

 

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