Archive - May 19, 2011 - News Article
The Sweetwater City Commission met for its regular session meeting on Tuesday morning, May 17 at City Hall.
Opening the meeting was the swearing in of the Mayor and two City Commissioners. Greg Wortham will continue to serve as Mayor, while Larry May and Ricky Castro will serve as City Commissioners in Precincts 1 and 3, respectively.
The Sweetwater Fire Department recently bought and presented Gorman volunteer firefighter Matt Clark with a new helmet.Â Clark suffered from first degree burns to his face and third degree burns to his hands when he rescued a fellow firefighter during a large fire in Gorman in April of this year. Clark's helmet was dropped and destroyed in his retreat from the fire. Shown from left to right are Sweetwater firefighters Richard AcuÃ±a, Todd Donham, Matt Clark, Brad Payne and Billy Villanueva.
The May art exhibit at the County-City Library is the artwork of the West Texas Art Guild. The members displaying their work are Karen Burt, Glenda Gentry, Carolyn Walker, Pamela Walker, Ann Jennings, Estelle Howard, Judy Hill, Leada Wood, Linda Rupard and Christina Andrews.
The West Texas Art Guild is located in Colorado City. Members come from Colorado City, Big Spring, Roscoe, San Angelo, Sweetwater, Snyder and other surrounding communities. The group promotes art in several ways.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 40 calls for service, issued four citations and made five arrests on May 17, 2011.
The SPD received 20, 911 calls.
â€¢Â Yucca Lane/Highway 70.
Calls for service:
â€¢Â Family violence assault â€”Â 1000 block of Elm.
â€¢Â Arson â€” 600 block of Jack Lambert.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢Â Moises Acosta Fajardo, 39 â€”Â Public intoxication.
â€¢Â Cody Taylor Baer, 23 â€”Â Public intoxication/resist arrest.
â€¢Â Robert Anthony Velasquez, 29 â€”Â Class B theft.
â€¢Â Male juveniles (two) â€”Â Possession of marijuana in a drug free zone.