July 23rd, 2011
Carmaleta Whisenant Sudbrock, daughter of one of the areaâ€™s pioneer ranch families, died at home on July 18, at the age of 95.Â Born during World War I, Carmaleta grew up on a ranch in Fisher County. Although she lived
for several years in New Mexico, Florida and Utah, she remained at heart â€śa rancherâ€™s daughterâ€ť who felt that there was no prettier place in the world than the West Texas prairie. She spent the final decades of her life on
Trent â€” Wanda Ruth Stubblefield Hodo, 82, died Friday, July 22, 2011 in Abilene, TX. Wanda was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother â€śGrannieâ€ť. Services will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 25, at the McCaulley Methodist Church with Reverend J.W. Raney officiating. Burial will be in the Newman Cemetery, directed by Starbuck Funeral Home of Merkel.
According to reports, the Snyder police corporal who was shot in the head last week is breathing on his own in a Lubbock hospital.
According to the Snyder Police chief, Corporal Darrell Campbell has been taken off the ventilator and is breathing on his own.
A tube inserted in his trachea is still assisting his breathing, but his condition has been upgraded from critical to serious.
The County-City Library held Story Hour on Thursday, July 21, 2011 for local parents and children. Eloisa Hernandez (shown, far right) read Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh. She also led the group through several songs, including The Itsy Bitsy Spider, Iâ€™m a Little Teapot and Alligator, Alligator. Parents and children were encouraged to participate in the activities. Pictured are Eloisa and the children and parents that attended Story Hour.
The Sweetwater Independent School District (SISD) Board of Trustees met for its monthly meeting on Wednesday evening, July 20, 2011, at the Administration Building.
Several issues regarding the upcoming school year were discussed which will affect both students and employees of the district. One such matter was the school lunch program, in which approval was given to raise prices ten more cents at each campus.
The Nolan Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual fundraiser from 5:30-8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, an all-you-can-eat brisket meal with all the fixings. Adult plates will be $10 and anyone under 10 years old can eat for $5.
The Nolan Volunteer Fire Department chefs will be taking advance orders for brisket to go at $50 for a full brisket and $35 for a half brisket. To place an advance order, call Mark Morrow at 325-338-8899 or Rolan Petty at 325-236-5496.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 51 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on July 20, 2011.
The SPD received 33, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle â€” 1100 block of Ash.
â€˘ Debit/Credit card abuse â€” 900 block of Circle Drive.
â€˘ Theft â€” 700 block of Sam Houston.
â€˘ Theft â€” 400 block of NE Georgia.
Arrested by SPD
â€˘ Jesse Deboard, 25 â€” Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served eight civil papers and made two arrests on July 20, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
Reserved season football tickets to Sweetwater games for the 2011 season are up for renewal to the current option holders through Friday, Aug. 5.
Tickets may be purchased at the Sweetwater ISD administration building, located on 207 Musgrove.
Tickets are $30 for Sweetwaterâ€™s five home games which will be against Vernon on Aug. 26, Mona-hans on Sept. 2, Early (homecoming) on Sept. 16, Big Spring on Oct. 14 and Brownwood on Oct. 28.
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.
Michael Hernandez was sentenced to 50 years in prison for the May 2010 murder of Roland Lopez. The judge sentenced Hernandez just after 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon.
Hernandez was convicted of murder Wednesday in an Abilene courtroom by a jury of his peers.
Hernandez was on trial for the May 2010 murder of Roland Lopez of Sweetwater, who was found beaten to death in front of a home on the corner of North 11th and Glendale in Abilene. Lopez was said to be visiting his daughter at his ex-girlfriend's house.
A golf tournament will be held on Saturday, July 23, at the Lake Sweetwater Golf Course to benefit the Roscoe Collegiate High School Athletic Department.
Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and tee off will be at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $240 per four-person team. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places. Academy gift cards will be awarded to the longest drive and closest to the pin. There will also be a drawing for a $100 Academy gift card. Golf carts are limited and will be rented on a first come, first served basis.