Archive - 2013 - News Article
One person entered a plea during 32nd Judicial District Court this past week.
Erica Ordaz pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second degree felony.
Court documents state that Ordaz threatened the victim with imminent bodily injury by cutting the victim with a knife on May 24, 2012.
For her plea, Ordaz received six years of community supervision. She will also have to pay a $1,000 fine, $343 in court costs, $500 in attorney's fees and $640 in restitution to the victim. She will also have to serve 240 hours of community service.
The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club and Sweetwater Lake & Marina are coming together to host a Kids Fishing Tournament on Saturday, July 20 at the Lake Sweetwater Boat Ramp.
The event will run from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., with lunch and prizes to follow.
There will be a $5 entry fee per participant, which will cover the costs for lunch, gifts and prizes. Prizes will be awarded for the Biggest Fish, Smallest Fish and Outstanding Angler to the following age groups: 3 to 5 year olds, 6 to 8 year olds, 9 to 12 year olds and 13 to 16 year olds.
Alyssa Harwell was recently named the 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year at J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center. She has been a teacher for the past two years, with last year being her first year to teach Head Start at Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District).
Harwell earned her degree in Early Childhood Education from McMurry University. Additionally, she is a member of the TCTA (Texas Classroom Teachers Association).
Hurting? So often we are reminded of the determination that God had (and still has) to rescue mankind. This Sunday, Brandy Wilson, a missionary to Argentina, will be speaking about ministering to women that are held captive in the sex slave industry in Argentina. Our world is rapidly changing with the prostitution of the innocent in so many countries.
The newly formed "Cline Shale Consortium" had its organizational meeting in San Angelo. The mission statement and committee structure was discussed. The Consortium will be contracting with University of Texas San Antonio to provide an economic impact study for the region. Sweetwater Chief of Police Brian Frieda and Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED) Executive Director Ken Becker represented Sweetwater on the committee (shown). Representatives from Abilene, Colorado City, Snyder, Big Spring and all over the Cline Shale were also in attendance.
On Monday, July 15 and Wednesday, July 17, a six-hour Microsoft Excel Basic 2010 course will be held in the mornings at the Sweetwater campus of TSTC (Texas State Technical College) West Texas.
The course is one of eight classes being taught this summer in the Microsoft Office Short Courses in Room 210 of the Pevehouse Building, located at 300 Homer K. Taylor Drive. Each course costs $120.
A secure financial future is very important. It may look difficult, but is actually fairly easy to accomplish in three simple steps.
On July 11 each year a certain convenience store chain celebrates 7-Eleven Day. It is also known to customers as Free Slurpee Day. In whatâ€™s become an annual event, 7-Eleven stores give away one free Slurpee per customer on July 11. Shown at the 7-Eleven store on Hailey Street in Sweetwater getting a free Slurpee are members of the Maestas Family including Blaine, Blaine, Kimberly and Alexis.
That's right, Sweetwater, it is currently raining in town, which is much needed around these parts. Shown is our loading dock at the Sweetwater Reporter gathering a puddle.
Sweetwater student Hannah Poone is keeping herself busy this summer with a Kool-Aid and lemonade stand in town. She will be a fifth grader at Sweetwater Intermediate School this coming school year.