Archive - May 2013 - News Article
Third graders from East Ridge Elementary School visited Sweetwater Intermediate School on Monday morning to get a tour of the school they will be attending next year and see what fourth grade life is like.
The third graders also received a special treat from SIS fifth graders who performed songs from their rendition of â€śAladdin.â€ť
One person was killed and one injured in a one vehicle All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) crash on Sunday evening in Scurry County. This crash occurred at 7:59 p.m. on Mountain View Drive, one mile north of Tobosa Drive and four miles south of Snyder.
Lance Davis, 12 years of age from Snyder was the driver of the ATV.Â Davis was taken to Cogdell Memorial Hospital in Snyder with leg injuries.
Jaret Scott Graham, 14 years of age from Snyder was a passenger on the ATV.Â Graham was pronounced dead at the scene by Judge Boyd at 8:54 p.m.Â The body was taken to Combest Family Funeral Home in Lubbock.
Expect sunny skies today with a high near 87. Winds will be from the southwest at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 62, with southern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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Friday night, Roscoe Collegiate High School seniors (19 of 27) graduated from Western Texas College with their Associate's degrees. Pictured (front row, from left to right) Torrey Willman, Carolina Perez, Faith Boren, Blanca Leanos, Crystal Luna, Mirian Solis, Lura Pantoja, Alura Renteria, Stina Tomlin, Kendall Moses, (back row, from left to right) Jose Aguayo, Tyler Bromley, Eduardo Gallegos, Landon Jones, Brennon Moore, Jose Rangel, Pete Ortega, Brant Burnett and Kyle Bromley.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 55 calls for service, issued one citation and made one arrest on May 9, 2013.
The SPD received 35, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a building â€” 1300 block of Robert Lee.
â€˘ Disorderly conduct â€” 200 block of W. Broadway.
â€˘ Forgery â€” 800 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 2700 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ Disorderly conduct â€” 300 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€” 100 block of E. New Mexico.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Male juvenile â€”Â Disorderly conduct.
On Sunday, mothers across the country will be celebrated. However, the month also recognizes someone who is called a "mother to a mother," as May is "International Doula Month."
The word "doula" derives from the Greek word which means "a woman who serves." Today, that same word extends to describe a trained, experienced professional who provides physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and after birth.
The Sweetwater Independent School District Board of Trustees recently signed a resolution honoring the 2012-2013 Sweetwater High School Choir UIL Solo and Ensemble competition state qualifiers.
"Sweetwater High School vocal soloists, Ashley Erwin, Jeremy Kamer, Cierra Knox, Sage Nelsen and Marissa Ramirez, have brought honor, pride and distinction to the city of Sweetwater and to the Sweetwater Independent School District during the 2013-2013 school year and have excelled in their performance by advancing to state UIL competition."
Sweetwater and Pampa have changed the time and location for Game 1 of their best-of-3 Region I-3A area baseball playoff today.
The teams have agreed to move the game â€” which was to have been played at Lubbock Christian University starting at 7:30 p.m. â€” to Lubbock Cooper High School's field in Woodrow starting at 8:30 p.m., said Sweetwater athletic director Shane Mobley. The change was necessitated by rains in Lubbock that made LCU's field unplayable today.
One vehicle was involved in an accident in front of K-Mart on Thursday afternoon.
A jack knifed 18-wheeler slowed the east bound traffic on Interstate 20 for a while as pea sized hail and rain hit Nolan County.
No injuries were reported. The Nolan County Sheriff's Office, TxDOT and DPS responded to the wreck.