Archive - 2013 - News Article
As citizens who serve children and represent their communities, individual school board members face complex and demanding challenges. Yet, few people fully understand the scope and far-reaching implications of board membersâ€™ responsibilities. All Texans should recognize the vital contributions of these men and women and focus attention on the crucial role these elected leaders play in the education of our children. They truly make a difference every day.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 123 calls for service, issued seven citations and made three arrests from Jan. 25-27, 2013.
The SPD received 66, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 1400 block of Hailey.
â€˘ Runaway â€”Â 1100 block of Tonkawa.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 1000 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ Sexual assault â€”Â Sweetwater area.
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€”Â 1400 block of McCauley.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Charles McLarty, 58 â€” Indictment.
â€˘ Shanna Metcalf, 22 â€” Warrants.
â€˘ Jimmy Luna, 28 â€” Family violence assault/interfere with emergency call.
Be on the lookout for high winds today, as southwest winds at 15 to 25 mph will increase to 30 to 40 mph in the morning. Areas of blowing dust will be prevalent after noon and gusts could get as high as 55 mph. Otherwise, expect mostly sunny skies and a high near 63.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 31. Winds will be from the south-southwest from 20 to 30 mph, decreasing to 10 to 20 mph. Gusts could top out at 45 mph.
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On Jan. 2, local resident Travis Glasgow was taken to the emergency room with a severe bloody nose, lasting about two hours. Glasgow has had bloody noses his whole life, but none that lasted that long.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has two more pets available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a male border collie mix and a male heeler/cow dog.
Also recently featured were a male chihuahua mix, a female golden retriever and a female gray and white cat. Call the animal shelter to see if they are still available.
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.
Sweetwater High School senior Kathleen Campbell was crowned the 2013 Yucca Queen at the Yucca Coronation ceremony on Saturday evening. She is the daughter of Don and RuthAnn Campbell.
She is shown with her escort, Tadeo Canon-Masjoan.
Area home school students and their parents toured the Sweetwater Reporter office on Friday, learning the ins and outs of printing a daily newspaper.
Participating in the tour were Sonya Hudson and her children, Leah, Bethany, Derrick, Tyler and Sean; Tiffany Rule and her children, Jayden and Evan; Natalie Barela; Renee Duffield and her children, Calvin, Donovan, Josephine and Henry; and Andrea Ryan and her children, Esther, Caleb and Sam.
The group listened intently and asked questions about the newspaper business during the tour. The tour was given by Belinda Serrano, staff writer.
Expect spring-like temperatures today, with partly sunny skies and a high near 76. It will be breezy with winds from the south-southwest at 15 to 25 mph. Gusts could be as high as 30 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 50, with a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Winds will be form the south around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) was called to the scene of a two vehicle head-on collision Friday evening in Taylor County. The crash happened at 8:21 p.m. on Texas 36 and the intersection with County Road 107 (known locally as Potosi Road). Two people are dead and five are injured in the crash.
1. Jeffery Dane Davis, 27 years of age from Abilene, was pronounced dead at the scene by Judge Deatherage. The body was taken to Abilene Professional Services. Mr. Davis was the driver of the Dodge Pickup.
The Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Board of Trustees were honored with a proclamation at their board meeting on Thursday night by Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham.
All across Texas, school districts are honoring their board members this month to commemorate School Board Recognition Month. Thursday's meeting brought the proclamation to the local front.