June 16th, 2011
Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway began operating the 2011 BNSF Special in Emporia, Kan., Friday, June 3, 2011, beginning a three-week, 7,000-mile journey through portions of Kansas, Texas, New Mexico and Colorado, visiting 11 cities along the route. The passenger train stopped in Sweetwater on Tuesday, June 14.
â€śThe BNSF Special is a great way to share the excitement of the railroad with these special passengers and to say thank you to our employees, their families, and the communities we serveâ€ť
The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E.12th, will have their annual immunization fun day event on Wednesday, June 22 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-4:30 p.m. This is a normal day for immunization clinic but they have set this day to emphasis the importance of making sure childrenâ€™s immunizations are up-to-date.Â They plan to make it a special day for the children; each child receiving immunizations will receive a balloon, stickers and more. Also, parents will have a chance to win a $50 gas card.
The City Commissioners met for a regular meeting on Tuesday morning, June 14, 2011 at City Hall.
The minutes from the monthly meeting held on May 17 and the Budget Retreat on May 12 were both approved, as well as the Mid-Year Agreed Upon Procedures report presented by Certified Public Accountant Cathrine Wilks. The report covered the fiscal period which ended on March 31 of this year, and out of six areas, all were reported as good with no exceptions.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 58 calls for service, issued two citations and made two arrests on June 14, 2011.
The SPD received 27, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 600 block of W. 6th.
â€˘ Information only â€”Â 200 block of E. Ave. B.
â€˘ Unattended death â€”Â Lakewood Drive.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Elva Lopez-Soto, 46 â€”Â Warrants.
â€˘ Jerry Meeks, 49 â€”Â Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served four civil papers and made no arrests on June 14, 2011.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Close patrol â€”Â CR 234.
A. B. Alvarado, age 68, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at Hendrick Medical Center.Â
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 17, 2011 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel recited by Pauline Gaona.Â
Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic ChurchÂ with Rev. Michael Rodriguez officiating.Â Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery.Â Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.Â
A memorial service for Catarino "Papa" Galvan, 82, of Roscoe, will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2011, at First United Methodist Church in Roscoe with Billy Joe Jay officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Galvan died Wednesday, June 15, 2011, in Lubbock.
He was born Feb. 13, 1929, in Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He married Maria Luisa Rodriguez on June 5, 1955, in San Diego, Texas. Catarino was a farmer and had lived in Roscoe for 40 years and attended the First United Methodist Church in Roscoe.
Emelia A. Garza, 70, of Loraine, passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, TX. Funeral services will be Friday, June 17, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Kiker-Seale Memorial Chapel. Pastor Paul Smith will be officiating services.
There will be a family visitation Thursday, June, 16, 2011 at 7: p.m. at the funeral home. All arrangements are under the care and direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.
The 10 and under Sweetwater Fastpitch Softball Association 2011 All Star team will play in Wichita Falls June 17-19 at the Texas State 10 and under tournament. Shown (front row, from left to right) are Kenley Reed, Maddie Hicks, Cyera Pieper, Kara Lehnert, Alicia Gomez, (back row, from left to right) Texas Williams, Alexe Alcala, Brianna Moriel, Aubri Espinoza and Emerald Torres. Not pictured are Kaci Webb and Alyssa Herrera. Coaches are Adrian Gomez, Dustin Lehnert and Eric Herrera.
The Roscoe City Council voted unanimously to approve a permit for having a fireworks show July 2. Roscoe City Manager Cody Thompson said they will consult with the fire department before they make the decision to go forward with the fireworks display as the date draws nearer, but said it was best to plan as if they will be able to have the show in case conditions improve.
Thompson pointed out that it has rained during the last two July 4th celebrations, causing the City of Roscoe to either cancel or cut their show in half.
The Sweetwater Enter-prise for Economic Devel-opment (SEED) Board of Directors met for their regular meeting on Monday morning, June 13, 2011 at the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce.
Action items approved at the meeting were the minutes from the May meeting and the payment of accounts payable. The financial statements from April 2011 were approved as well, with reports of various payments and projects in good standing.