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February 11th, 2013
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce and Crane Service Inc. have installed Sweetwater's new welcome signs on Interstate 20 at the east and west main exits. Installation began on Thursday, as Crane Services put the blades into place. Creative Graphic Solutions will be creating the blade wrap that will say, "Welcome to Sweetwater â€” Wind energy capital of North America."
On Saturday, members of the Sweetwater Jaycees helped to clean up the home of Sweetwater Police Officer Armando Renteria, his wife, Andrea, a local teacher, and their family. Their house burned in a fire on Tuesday evening. Jaycees loaded items to be taken to the landfill.
A benefit account has been set up at Sweetwater Regional Federal Credit Union, located at 1900 Preston Road in Sweetwater, for the family. The Renterias lost all of their belongings and their home to the fire on the 100 block of Ash Street in Roscoe.
There will be a Honk Rally for the Sweetwater Lady Mustangs basketball team on Tuesday at 3 p.m. The team will travel from the Sweetwater High School gym to 12th Street, then to Elm Street, on to Broadway to Lamar Street and then to Highway 70.
Expect a mostly sunny sky today with a high near 64. Winds will be from the east-northeast at 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight, be on the lookout for a slight chance of showers, with a low around 44 and mostly cloudy skies. Winds will remain from the east-northeast at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. After midnight, we should see a 60% chance of showers with a possible thunderstorm.
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The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 68 calls for service, issued eight citations and made three arrests on Feb. 7, 2013.
The SPD received 24, 911 calls.
â€˘ 12th and Bawcom.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Sexual assault of a child â€”Â Sweetwater area.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Female juvenile, 16 â€” Runaway.
â€˘ Mark Abbe, 34 â€” Theft and driving while license invalid.
â€˘ Jackie Norris, 56 â€” Public intoxication and possession/use of volatile chemical.
On Friday, member of the Roscoe High School senior class helped to clean up the home of Sweetwater Police Officer Armando Renteria, his wife, Andrea, a local teacher and their family that was burned in a fire on Tuesday evening. His daughter is a member of the Roscoe senior class. Students tore down burned walls and trashed what could not be salvaged.
Kelsi Crosson hugs her twin sister, Kendra, after Sweetwater defeated Big Spring, 44-43, on Friday to advance to the Class 3A girls basketball playoffs. Sweetwater, the third-place team from District 4-3A, will face District 3-3A runnerup Fort Stockton at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in bi-district. The game will be played at Sonora High School. See complete story in Sports on page A6.
Most teenagers dream about a summer trip to New York. They imagine the plane touching down at JFK International Airport, spotting the Statue of Liberty for the first time, visiting all the TV studios, attending a Broadway musical â€” the list of entertainment could go on and on. For a group of 26 Sweetwater teens, a trip to New York is on the summer calendar, but itâ€™s going to be a very different kind of trip.
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C. Barrett Thomas, Assistant District Attorney for the 32ndJudicial District Attorneyâ€™s Office, was elected to the Executive Council of the Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) this week. Thomas has served on the TYLAâ€™s Board of Directors since 2011, but he will now assume the role of treasurer for the upcoming year. Thomas will continue to work as a felony criminal prosecutor under the direction of District Attorney, Ann Reed, where he has served since September of 2011. Thomas also manages a family law practice, The Thomas Firm, which has been based in Sweetwater since he joined Ms.