August 23rd, 2011
An Abilene man was sentenced to 30 years in prison for his role in the murder of a Sweetwater man.
Juan Rodriguez on Friday agreed to plea agreement and received 30 years in prison for his role in the beating death of Roland Lopez in June.
Police arrested Rodriguez and Michael Hernandez for the beating death, in which police say the pair used baseball bats to beat Lopez to death at a home on North 10th St. in Abilene.
Hernandez was sentenced to 50 years in prison last month.
With the clock on summer vacation ticking down to zero, the New Teachers Luncheon on Friday, Aug. 19, 2011 at the Sweetwater campus of TSTC (Texas State Technical College) West Texas welcomed those who would embark on their local educational journey.
Three campuses were highlighted: SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District), RISD (Roscoe Independent School District) and TSTC West Texas.
On, April 9, 2011, students from Team Chip Tae Kwon Do in Sweetwater tested for promotion in rank. Pictured are, (front row) Brittney Mendez of Team Chip San Angelo, Mea Cedillo-yellow stripe, Jayden Rule-yellow stripe, Eric Thomas Martinez helped with the ceremony, (back row) Toby Guerra-3rd Degree Red, Loni Mendez, Master Chip Townsend, Glyn Ann Townsend, Head Instructor Lonnie Mendez, Assistant Instructor Amanda Martinez and Eric Martinez. They are all under the instruction of Lonnie Mendez and Chip and Glyn Ann Townsend.
Two entered pleas to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday, Aug. 22, 2011.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 128 calls for service, issued eight citations and made seven arrests from Aug. 19-21, 2011.
The SPD received 99, 911 calls.
â˘ 900 block of W. Alabama.
Calls for service:
â˘ Theft âÂ 1000 block of East Broadway.
â˘ Assault âÂ 900 block of Pecan.
â˘ Theft âÂ 1000 block of Bowie.
â˘ Theft âÂ 500 block of Crane.
â˘ Theft âÂ 1100 block of Elm.
â˘ Burglary âÂ 900 block of Locust.
Arrested by SPD
â˘ Jane Howe, 46 âÂ Warrants.
â˘Â Lindsey Jackson, 21 âÂ Assault.
â˘Â Rosie Boiles, 66 âÂ Warrants.
â˘ Ricky Lopez, 22 âÂ Warrant.
Gerald F. Scott of Littleton, Colo. passed away Aug. 19, 2011 at home. He was 85 years old. Mr.
After a third-place Silver Bracket finish at a San Angelo tournament over the weekend, Sweetwaterâs volleyball team will take a 9-6 record into a three-way match today at Water Valley against both Water Valley and San Angelo Lake View.
Sweetwater finished the tournament with a 4-2 record, ending the event with a 25-14, 25-19 win over Lamesa in the Silver Bracket third-place match on Saturday.
On Saturday evening, Aug. 20, 2011, the Texas Department of Public Safety received a report that a Ford F-350 pickup had been stolen at gunpoint from Runnels County. The pickup was last seen traveling north on Texas Highway 153 near the community of Wingate in northern Runnels County.
In last weekâs article it stated, âThere is no central repository of vaccination records;â that is no longer true due to ImmTrac, the Texas immunization registry.
ImmTrac is a free service from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). It is a secure, confidential registry that stores childrenâs, Texas first respondersâ and first responder family membersâ vaccine information electronically in one centralized system.
Students within the Sweetwater Independent School District were ready to learn on Monday, Aug. 22, the first day of school for the 2011-2012 school year. Shown are Kindergarten and first grade students at Southeast Elementary School, waiting in the gym to be taken to their classes.