Archive - 2014 - News Article

June 9th

Service award presented to TxDOT employee

June 9, 2014

Randy Griffith, Transportation Maintenance Equipment Operator for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) in Sweetwater was recently presented an award for 25 years of service with the Department. Stan Swiatek, TxDOT Abilene District Engineer presented this award to Randy.

Eduardo Echegaray arrested by SPD

June 9, 2014

A man wanted in a Sweetwater shooting was arrested Sunday afternoon.
Eduardo Echegaray was taken into custody by Sweetwater police at about 4 p.m. Sunday in the 1000 Block of Woodruff Street.
According to Sweetwater Police Chief Brian Frieda, police received information that Echegaray was hiding at a residence in Sweetwater. Police went to the house on Woodruff Street where the owner of the residence surrendered Echegaray without incident.
Echegaray was booked into the Nolan County Jail on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

TSTC hosts Blossom event

June 9, 2014

Several girls from Sweetwater Middle School and Sweetwater High School attended the Texas State Technical College (TSTC) Blossom Conference at TSTC Sweetwater. The day consisted of a message from speaker, Elizabeth McCormick, a Black Hawk Helicopter Pilot, teambuilding activities and science and math activities.
Pictured from left to right are SHS students Sharon Cothron, Gewel Cherry, Ashley Heaton, Natalie Cox, Rebecca Serrano, Vanessa Segura, Shelby Sutton and Hannah Juarez.

Monday's forecast for Sweetwater

June 9, 2014

Today, we could see some showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1 p.m., with some of the storms possibly producing heavy rainfall. Expect a high near 84 and breezy winds from the west at 15 to 20 mph. Winds will shift to the north in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
We'll have partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 59 and northwest winds at 5 to 15 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the southwest.
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June 6th

City pool open for the summer

June 6, 2014

While summer hasn't officially started, summer-like temperatures have been around for several weeks now. And what better way is there to cool off than a trip to the city pool?

Juneteenth basketball tournament fundraiser slated for June 20, 21

June 6, 2014

The Community Captains of Sweetwater, along with the 32nd Judicial Bar Association, will be hosting a Juneteenth Basketball Tournament Fundraiser on Friday and Saturday, June 20 and 21, at both Sweetwater Middle School gyms. The tournament will be five on five style with three divisions: 18 and under (boys), 18 and under (girls), and adults.

Twisted T hosts Grand Opening

June 6, 2014

Twisted T Liquor and Gifts recently hosted a Grand Opening of their store with free hot dogs, door prizes and tastings as part of the event.
Shown above are Landry Turnbow and Gage Turnbow serving hot dogs at the event. Gabby Burger is shown at the event.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to have sewing event June 11

June 6, 2014

Broadway Baptist Church

Nolan Nursing resident donates drawings for silent auction

June 6, 2014

Lanore Rakes, a resident of Nolan Nursing and Rehab donated two of her drawings to raise money for a favorite activity.
The drawings were part of a silent auction to raise funds for an upcoming Elvis Tribute concert by tribute artist Harvey McFadden.
Pictured with Lanore are silent auction bid winners Sandy Buckner and Karla Knight.

Several pleas entered in District Court

June 6, 2014

Several entered pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings this week.
Juan Martin Jaramillo pleaded guilty to sex offender duty to register, a second degree felony. He was sentenced to 15 years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice with 77 days credit towards his sentence for time already served in jail. He was also ordered to pay a $2,000 fine, $348 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees.

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