Archive - 2013 - News Article
Women are known for loving a great many thingsâ€”family, friends, diamonds, chocolate, roses â€” the list could go on and on. But, this weekend, a number of Sweetwater women are joining together to say that women also love helping other women. Specifically, ladies from our community will be gathering to help the 27 million women and children worldwide who are caught in the human trafficking industry.
On Friday evening, 98 graduates will walk across the stage, most already placed in the Texas workforce, supporting our local and state economies.
Software and Business Accounting graduate, Amy Austin, is a single mother of two boys.Â She has worked hard over the past two years to complete her Associate Degree, but Austin says it was worth it. Austin traveled to the state capitol last week to represent TSTC West Texas at the TSTC Legislature Day. There she toured the capitol and meet with local representatives Susan King and Jim Keffer.
Local funeral director and owner of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home in Sweetwater, Jackie Trent received the 2012-2013 West Texas Funeral Director of the Year Award at the WTFDA banquet that was held Tuesday, April 16, in Odessa.Â He is pictured (center) with his wife, Dianne Trent (right) and their daughter Marcie Crisp.
During Monday's meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners, a few presentations were heard from the Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO).
Sheriff David Warren made the presentations, in which one of them dealt with a contract between Nolan County and Mitchell County to house inmates from Nolan County.
Warren said that he had been approached with the deal by the sheriff of Mitchell County to consider using their facilities to house overflow prisoners from Nolan County. At this time, Nolan County has similar agreements with Garza, Taylor and Runnels counties.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 50 calls for service, issued four citations and made three arrests on April 24, 2013.
The SPD received 18, 911 calls.
â€˘ 300 block of NW Georgia.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a building â€” 1400 block of Hailey.
â€˘ Driving while intoxicated â€” 300 block of Elm.
â€˘ Credit card abuse â€” Sweetwater.
â€˘ Burglary of a building â€” 300 block of Pine.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Billy Kirk, Jr., 38 â€”Â Counterfeiting.
â€˘ Kerrie King, 22 â€”Â Taylor County warrant.
â€˘ Thomas Green, 43 â€”Â Driving while intoxicated.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 83. Winds will be from the south at 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 56 and south-southwestern winds at 5 to 10 mph. Winds will shift to the north-northeast after midnight.
This weekend, we'll see warming temperatures from the mid-70s to mid-80s, although we have a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms on Saturday night. Weekend lows will hover around 60 degrees.
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Sweetwater High School sophomore students of Jennifer Alden read Night this semester. One of their assignments was to write the author, Elie Wiesel, a letter telling him the part of the book that impacted them the most and to include any questions they might have for him.
Blackwell FCCLA had a magnificent showing recently at the State FCCLA Leadership Conference in Dallas. There were 3,934 students in attendance.
BreAnne Richardson carried out her duties as the State Vice President of Programs. In addition, she received four scholarships totaling $23,800. She was recognized by the Texas Career and Technology Council as the Best of Texas Outstanding Special Achievement award winner.
After incidents occurring these past few days, it now seems obvious that an arsonist is at work in Roscoe and the Roscoe area. Following the most recent incident, a fire that burned down a vacant house on FM 608 two miles north of Roscoe early Wednesday morning, the state fire marshal has been called in to investigate.