Archive - 2012 - News Article

February 13th

College students wreck on icy I-20

February 13, 2012

Two college students are lucky to be alive after icy roads caused a major accident near Sweetwater on Interstate 20, according to KTXS.
The students were heading to Lubbock when the driver hit a patch of ice causing her to lose control.
Her mustang hit the concrete median, ricocheted off and slid under an 18-wheeler.
Sweetwater emergency service personnel responded to the wreck. The passenger had to be pulled out of the vehicle through the window.

February 10th

Roscoe VFD remodels station

February 10, 2012

The Roscoe Fire Department has just remodeled the front of the station and a new display for their 1938 Town and Country Pumper.
"The project could not have been done without the help of the City of Roscoe, Tax Board and Cody Thompson," said Roscoe Fire Department Chief Gary Armstrong. "This is just one of the community projects that is going on in Roscoe."

Deadline Sunday for pageant entries

February 10, 2012

The annual Sweetwater Jaycees Miss Snake Charmer Scholarship Pageant is a time where young ladies from throughout the Big Country come together to compete for scholarship money. At last year's pageant, past queens were recognized for the 52nd year of the Miss Snake Charmer Pageant.
The annual pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. The pageant is open to all girls between the ages of 16-19 who live within a 75 mile radius of Sweetwater.

State Rep. Susan L. King hosts Sweetwater Jaycees at the Capitol

February 10, 2012

Representative Susan King hosted the Sweetwater Jaycees (Junior Chamber of Commerce) from Feb. 8-10, at the Texas State Capitol. For the sixth year in a row, Rep. King arranged for her colleagues in the House to get an up close and personal view of life in West Texas in the Outdoor Rotunda. The Sweetwater Jaycees took over duties of the Rattlesnake Roundup 51 years ago and have been coming to the Capitol for several years.

Ludlum Measurements to celebrate 50 years in business

February 10, 2012

While droves of people will be celebrating love this Feb. 14, one local business will also commemorate 50 years of business.
On Feb. 14, 1962, Ludlum Measurements, Inc. was instituted in Sweetwater by Don Ludlum. The Oklahoma-born, Kansas-bred founder's early life encounters in business practices and customer service from his grandfather and father paved the way for Ludlum to glean experience.

Sweetwater ISD bands to host coffee house concert

February 10, 2012

On Monday evening, Feb. 13, 2012, the Sweetwater ISD Bands will treat the community to a “Coffee House Concert” in the Sweetwater High School Cafeteria. From 6-8:30 p.m., student musicians will perform, as audience members snack on desserts and soft drinks.
For just $5, each listener can fill his plate with desserts! The evening will start with the sixth grade band (at 6 p.m.), followed by the seventh and eighth grade band and jazz band at 6:30 p.m., and finally the high school band at 7:45 p.m.

Statewide gas price average increases

February 10, 2012

The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Texas is one cent more than the average last week, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. The current statewide average is $3.39.

FFB promotes Renee Garcia to Assistant VP

February 10, 2012

SWEETWATER, Texas — First Financial Bank, N.A., Sweetwater today announced the promotion of Renee Garcia to Assistant Vice President of retail banking.
“Renee is an experienced staff member who has proven her value to the bank,” said Kirby N. Andrews, President and CEO. “We are pleased to promote Renee to this important position and look forward to the contributions she will make to our customers and the Sweetwater community.”

Blotters for February 8, 2012

February 10, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued six citations and made three arrests on Feb. 8, 2012.

The SPD received 19, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Information — Sweetwater area.
• Information — Sweetwater area.
• Burglary of a habitation — 1600 block of Morris.
• Theft — 1200 block of Elm.
• Information — 500 block of Newman.
Arrested by SPD:
• Male juvenile, 14 — Delivery of marijuana in a drug free zone.
• Male Juvenile, 14 — Assault.
• Male Juvenile, 13 — Assault.

Blotters for Feb. 9, 2012

February 10, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 43 calls for service, issued three citations and made five arrests on Feb. 9, 2012.

The SPD received 15, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a habitation — 1300 block of James.
• Seized marijuana — 1000 block of Oak.

Arrested by SPD:
• Brian Wiltse, 35 — Warrant.
• Carlos Zamora, 25 — Insurance hold.
• Bobby Rayson, 49 — Warrant.
• Fidel Zapata, 41 — Warrant.
• Amanda Zetzman, 23 — Evading arrest/detention.

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