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April 30th, 2013

Hailey Dunn ‘Missing’ billboard comes down

April 30, 2013

Four “Missing” billboard signs first went up in January 2011, according to Lamar Advertising, just a couple of weeks after Hailey Dunn was reported missing.
The signs were taken down on Monday, after news that Hailey’s remains were positively identified on Friday.

Blotters for April 26-28, 2013

April 30, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 172 calls for service, issued 11 citations and made 13 arrests from April 26-28, 2013.

The SPD received 119, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 100 block of Hailey.
• 200 block of NE Georgia.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 1200 block of Ragland.
• Theft — 800 block of E. Avenue D.
• Consumption of alcohol by a minor — 1600 block of Cypress.
• Runaway — 700 block of W. Sixth.
• Information only — Sweetwater area.
• Forgery of financial institution — 200 block of Chester.
• Assault — 100 block of Oak.

Daily weather for Sweetwater

April 30, 2013

Expect mostly sunny skies today with a high near 92. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts up to 25 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 66 and southeast winds at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts could top out at 25 mph.
Visit weather.gov to get a seven-day weather preview now.

April 29th

BHS student named ‘Best in Texas’

April 29, 2013

BreAnne Richardson, FCCLA member at Blackwell High School, was recently named the Best of Texas Outstanding Special Achievement Student by the Texas Career and Technology Council (TCTC). This state-wide award is in recognition of the student’s achievements, academics, service and participation during high school.

Bond election set for STEM Research Center in Roscoe

April 29, 2013

On Saturday, May 11, registered voters in Roscoe have the opportunity to head to the polls to cast their vote in a bond election approved by the Roscoe Collegiate Independent School District (RCISD) Board of Trustees for the construction of a $3.5 million Capstone Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Research Center.
Regular voting will take place on Saturday, May 11 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the RCISD Cafetorium, located at 1201 West 7th Street in Roscoe.

SHS softball team gets historic win

April 29, 2013

The Sweetwater High School softball team won its first bi-district championship ever by beating Pecos, 11-1, on Saturday in five innings. The Lady Mustangs will now advance to take on Pampa in the area playoffs this week.
The players on this year's team are Abby Garcia, Lena Lovelady, Shaneese Brown, Cierra Knox, Jerren Villa, Suede Shirley, Kendra Crosson, Keyli Turner, Maty Montgomery, Kelsi Crosson, Alyssa Heredia, Morgan Gomez, Megan Holsey and Jaya Atkins.
See a story about the game in the Sports section online or on page 10 in today's edition.

IBAT celebrates Financial Literacy Month in April

April 29, 2013

April is National Financial Literacy Month, and the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) encourages parents to use this opportunity to teach their children the importance of financial literacy. IBAT recently announced the three recipients of its Teaching Excellence in Financial Literacy Award—Skylar Houston from Sweetwater High School, Lynn Scotty from Utopia High School and Linda Comer from Wellington High School.

SHS seniors honored at AVID dinner

April 29, 2013

As the clock winds down to graduation, Sweetwater High School (SHS) seniors were honored during Thursday night's AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Dinner Celebration held at the SHS cafeteria.
AVID is a national college-readiness program that is designed to increase the number of students who not only enroll but persevere in a four-year college or university.

Monday's local forecast

April 29, 2013

Today will be sunny with a high near 91. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 65 and south-southeastern winds at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts could be as high as 25 mph.
Visit weather.gov to get an early week-long weather preview.

April 27th

Blotters for April 25, 2013

April 27, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 62 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on April 25, 2013.

The SPD received 31, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Minor in possession — 1200 block of Ragland.
• Found property — 900 block of Circle Drive.
• Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle — 600 block of E. Third.

Arrested by SPD:
• Maria Delatorre, 29 — Warrants.
• Male juvenile, 14 — Minor in consumption/public intoxication/curfew violation.

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