Archive - Jun 2013 - News Article
With the assistance of local company Shermco Industries, several local individuals including students from a local baseball travel team and one of their coaches and Shermco employee Josh Gilbert delivered trash bags, water, shovels, rakes, gloves, and also assisted in clean up of debris in Moore, Okla. after the town was devastated by a tornado. Students that went included Kaegan Jeffrey, J.P. Poe, Chris Figueroa, Bray Amos and Izzy McGee.
Raul Martinez Rodriguez, 28, of Roscoe, was arrested on Saturday evening after leading police officers on a pursuit after he allegedly fired shots at two people in a vehicle in Roscoe.
According to Roscoe Chief of Police Felix Pantoja, the Roscoe Police Department received a call about shots fired around 10:45 p.m. on Fourth and Cypress in Roscoe. Officers responded to the scene, but could not find the suspect, who was said to be driving a white Silverado.
Today will be sunny with a high near 96. Winds will be from the south around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Expect clear conditions tonight, with a low around 73 and south-southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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Kyle Lambert, 2013 senior at Sweetwater High School who will be attending Texas Tech University in the fall, majoring in Animal Science, received the Texas Tech Alumni Scholarship for the upcoming academic year. Lambert is pictured with Texas Tech Alumni Robert Whitteker receiving his award.
Texas State Technical College West Texas is now accepting students into the Associates Degree Nursing (ADN) program this Fall for the first time. Traditionally, the college has had only two entrance periods per year. Due to of the high demand for qualified nurses, TSTC West Texas will take in additional cohort of 20 students this fall.
Cicada shells are usually a sign that summer has arrived and that the insects have burst onto our summer scene in Texas, but rarely does one get the chance to witness the process as it happens. This particular cicada was attached to the side of a Sweetwater home as it molted.
Shown, the cicada is next to its abandoned shell, now split and fully empty. The cicada will eventually adopt different colors once its new body hardens.
Find more photos of the process on Page 1 of today's edition.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has one puppy available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a male pit mix puppy.
According to Sweetwaterâ€™s animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.
Today will be sunny with a high near 97. Winds will be from the south-southeast around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Expect clear conditions tonight, with a low around 72 and southeastern winds at 5 to 15 mph.
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A benefit lunch for Fidel "Pancho" Albarran, who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, will be held Sunday, June 9 at the Roscoe Community Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mr. Albarran has been an employee for the City of Roscoe for over 20 years. Menu items are homemade beef or chicken enchiladas, beans, rice, tea, and banana pudding. Dine in or carry out. All proceeds will go towards Mr. Albarran's trips to Lubbock for treatment. For more information, please call Margaret Vega at 766-2112.
The Fourth Annual "Blue Agave" Bar-B-Que and Chili Cook-Off will be held today in Blackwell. The event is "Lone Star" and "CASI" sanctioned, which will include brisket, ribs, chicken and beans. There will also be margarita and Bloody Mary pour-offs. A concert and dance featuring Mark David Manders will be held thirty minutes after dark. All activities will be held at the AMA Tech/Tel pavilion, located east on Highway FM 1170 in Blackwell. For more information and concert cover charge prices, call 325-668-3552 or 325-370-1119.