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July 9th, 2011

Mustang Football Camp is set for July 18- July 20 at Bowl

July 9, 2011

The 2011 Mustang Foot-ball Camp has been scheduled for Monday through Wednesday, July 18-20 at Mustang Bowl.
The camp will be for students who are entering grades 4-9. The hours for this year’s camp are 6-8 p.m. each day. Registration for the camp begins at 5:40 p.m. on Monday, July 18 and no pre-registration is necessary. The cost is $30. Checks should be made payable to Mustang head football coach Craig Slaughter.

Blotters for July 7, 2011

July 9, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 48 calls for service, issued five citations and made six arrests on July 7, 2011.

The SPD received 31, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Family violence assault — 700 block of E. 12th.
• Family violence assault — 200 block of W. Avenue D.
• Family violence assault — 700 block of Hill.

Arrested by SPD
• Female Juvenile, 14 — Family violence assault and resisting arrest.
• Victoria Coffman, 21 — Theft.
• Jeffrey Williams, 32 — Theft.
• Meighan Elliott, 23 — Warrants.
• Frenchesca Rico, 18 — Warrant.

SISD names Teachers of the Year

July 9, 2011

Sweetwater ISD recently named their 2010-2011 Campus Teachers of the Year, along with the Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year for the district. The following are the recipients of this very high honor:
• Amy Hernandez – J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center
• Amy Nixon – Southeast Elementary
• Tracy Holmes – East Ridge Elementary
• Irene Armstrong – Sweetwater Middle School
• Brandie Gee – Sweetwater High School
• Teresa Slaton – Sweetwater Intermediate School & SISD Elementary Teacher of the Year
• John Cox – HOBBS Alternative School & SISD Secondary Teacher of the Year

Scholarship honors longtime resident

July 9, 2011

Any students looking to apply to the University of Texas at Austin in the future may have another outlet of financial assistance for college from a local source.
Billy Roy Mathews has lived in Sweetwater his entire life and is a graduate from the Austin school. In 2010, a scholarship program was started as a tribute to Mathews to award one honor student accepted to the university a $2,000 scholarship.

Lucinda L. (Cindy) Wiltse  

July 9, 2011

Lucinda L. (Cindy) Wiltse, age 58, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Friday, July 8, 2011 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital. 
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 11, 2011 at Lamar Street Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Payne officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home. 
Cindy was born May 14, 1953, in Albia, Iowa to John Irwin (Jack) and Georgeann Waller Lathen. She married Philip Dean Wiltse on Nov. 3, 1973, in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was a homemaker. 

Tracy Lee Turner

July 9, 2011

Tracy Lee Turner, age 38, of Maryneal, Texas, and formerly Brady, passed away Friday, July 8, 2011, at her residence in Maryneal. She was born on Oct. 31, 1972, in Mason, Texas to Edward Lee Keith and Glenda Beth (Crisp) Keith. She married Charles Patrick Turner on April 15, 2000 in Menard. She was a homemaker and attended the Maryneal Baptist Church.

July 8th

Statewide average price for gas increases a penny

July 8, 2011

The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Texas increased one cent since last week according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. The national average increased four cents.
The statewide average is 13 cents less than the national average. The statewide average is $3.45 and the national average is $3.58. 

Reserved season football ticket sales begin July 18

July 8, 2011

Reserved season football tickets for the 2011 season will be up for renewal to current option holders beginning Monday, July 18, through Friday, Aug. 5. Tickets may be purchased at the Sweetwater ISD Administration office. Tickets are $30 for five home games. Reserved ticket sales for the general public will go on sale on Monday, Aug. 8. The last day to purchase season tickets will be Friday, Aug. 19. Tickets will be sold during regular business hours. For more information, contact the Sweetwater ISD Administration office at 235-8601 ext. 116.

Customer appreciation at FFB

July 8, 2011

First Financial Bank had a hot dog cookout at the motor bank on Friday, July 1, to show customers their appreciation and to celebrate Independence Day. Kirby Andrews and Rodney Foster grilled hot dogs for the event. Shown at the First Financial Bank motor bank hot dog cookout on Friday, July 1, are Jason Gazaille, Brandy Thompson, Donnie Ruppert and Janis McDowell.

Blotters for July 6, 2011

July 8, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 47 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on July 6, 2011.

The SPD received 45, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Family violence assault — 1600 block of Grand.
• Theft — 800 block of Bowie.

Arrested by SPD
• Matthew McQueen, 20 — Warrants.
• Ronnie Garcia, 33 — Warrants.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served seven civil papers and made no arrests on July 6, 2011.

Calls for service:
• Stray livestock — CR 142.
• Reckless driver — I-20 MM 243 east bound.

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