Archive - Jul 30, 2011 - News Article

Sweetwater High rated Academically Unacceptable

July 30, 2011

The Texas Education Agency released school accountability ratings for 2011.
Highland School received the highest rating in Nolan County, receiving an Exemplary rating. Blackwell School received an Academically Acceptable rating and Roscoe Collegiate High School received a Recognized rating. Roscoe Elementary was Academically Acceptable and Hobbs Alternative Education Co-op received an AEA (Alternative Education Accountability) Academically Acceptable rating.

Scrapping breeds new kind of criminal activity

July 30, 2011

The theft of scrap metal has become a fast growing crime in Sweetwater according to Sweetwater Chief of Police Jim Kelley. Metals such as brass, copper, aluminum, nickel and stainless steel are being sought after by thieves looking to make money by selling it to recyclers. Items that are stolen have included gutters, window units, fence posts, gate doors, old appliances and junk cars. 

Blotters for July 28, 2011

July 30, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 80 calls for service, issued eight citations and made four arrests on July 28, 2011.

The SPD received 32, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1000 block of Lamar.

Calls for service:
• Sex offender's duty to register lifetime — Sweetwater.
• Theft — Sweetwater area.
• Assault — 900 block of Pine.
• Burglary of a vehicle/theft of firearm — 2400 block of Lamar.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 200 block of E. Arizona.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 200 block of SE Georgia.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 2100 block of E. Broadway.

A tribute to WASP Ann Griffin Gleszer

July 30, 2011

Ann Griffin Gleszer was born to Frank and Catherine Golick of Columbia, Connecticut on  June 21, 1916. She graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Master’s Degree in Education. While attending college, she also took flying lessons and got her private pilot’s license, eventually becoming an air traffic controller at Rentschler Field in East Hartford.

Local WIC office to host breastfeeding event

July 30, 2011

It makes your kids healthier and smarter. It boosts babies' immune systems, guards them against childhood obesity and diabetes and may even protect infants from leukemia and asthma. It reduces women's chance of breast cancer and burns as much as 600 calories a day. It's free and available day and night.
Pediatricians, healthcare experts and millions of mothers all swear by it: breastfeeding makes babies and their moms stronger and healthier.

 

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