June 28th, 2011
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 158 calls for service, issued 16 citations and made six arrests from June 24-26, 2011.
The SPD received 89, 911 calls.
â€˘ 1600 block of Grand.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a building â€”Â 200 block of Hailey.
â€˘ Phone harassment â€”Â 1500 block of Lubbock.
â€˘ Purchase/furnish alcohol to a minor â€”Â 700 block of Bell.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Thomas Castillo, 34 â€”Â Theft.
â€˘ Malcolm Black, 17 â€”Â Disorderly conduct/prohibited substance in a correctional facility.
â€˘ Samuel Gage, 22 â€”Â Driving while license invalid.
Cinderella Terry, 51, of Colorado City, passed away June 27, 2011 at Covenant Medical Center, in Lubbock, TX. SCinderella Terry, 51, of Colorado City, passed away June 27, 2011 at Covenant Medical Center, in Lubbock, TX.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on July 2, 2011 at Kiker-Seale Chapel, with Rev. Greg Crawford officiating.
William Hayden Harvey, 13, passed away Friday, June 24, 2011 at Cookâ€™s Childrenâ€™s Hospital in Fort Worth. Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, June 27, at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 HWY 277 South. His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28, at Beltway Park Baptist Church, 4009 Beltway South.
Sweetwater went 2-0 on Monday to begin District 5 Little League all-star tour-nament play and advance to the second round.
Sweetwaterâ€™s 10-11 year-olds, who are hosting their tournament at the Major League field, got off to a rousing start by crushing Snyderâ€™s all-stars 22-0. The team plays again at 6 p.m. today against Merkel, where another victory will advance Sweetwater into the tourna-ment semifinals on Friday.
All of the District 5 tournaments are double-elimination. If the 10-11-year-olds lose today, they must beat Clyde at 8 p.m. in the losers bracket on Thursday to stay alive.
Waco â€” Chancellor Mike Reeser announces the appointment of Gail Lawrence as president of Texas State Technical College West Texas, pending board approval. The TSTC Board of Regents will consider the appointment for approval on Aug. 5, at their next regular meeting.
Students received instruction this past week at a Mustang Tennis Clinic that was held at the high school courts. Sweetwater coaches Shella Arnwine, Christi Adams and Coby Hamlin taught the clinic, which was intended for students who have completed grades 3-8, with the help of some of their high school players.
Nolan Countyâ€™s four high school football teams will all have something to prove, at least to one well-known statewide publication, when they take to the gridiron for the 2011 season.
At least one school has represented the county in the playoffs for the past 21 years, but Texas Football â€” Dave Campbellâ€™s legendary magazine â€” predicts that Sweetwater, Roscoe, Highland and Blackwell will all miss the postseason.
The Third Annual df Ranch Triathlon took place on Sunday, June 5, from the Lake Sweetwater public boat ramp. The triathlon consisted of a 500m swim, 14 mile bike and a 5k run. This year there was a new addition to the race. It was labeled the Land Lovers division. This accommodated athletes who did not want to swim. A designated swimmer completed the swim for them, and then, the athlete will took off from transition and completed the race on the bike and the run side by side with the rest of the triathletes.
A local business is welcoming a huge addition in its continued efforts to offer a wide range of services.
Arriving at its central location in Albuquerque, New Mexico in June, Crane Service, Inc. of Sweetwater is introducing the GMK 7550, a 550-ton crane. For the past 51 years, Crane Service has specialized in rigging along with heavy hoisting and hauling to the greater Southwest region of the United States.
Sweetwater, TX â€“ A solar array which contains approximately 120 modules will produce about 30.5 Kilowatts, providing enough power to operate the student center in Sweetwater. The construction was done by Meridian Solar.
The array is funded by SECO (State Energy Conservation Office) and TSTC West Texas and in addition to providing power to the center, it will also serve as a public and student display for green energy technology.
TSTC Harlingen and TSTC Waco received a solar array over the past year. This is the first solar array for TSTC West Texas.