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August 7th, 2012
The 2012 Jump Rope Camp is off to a great start. The camp began Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, with 29 children in the morning class and 29 in the afternoon class.
This is Rajeania Pittman's 12th year to coach the Jump Rope Team. Overall, the Jump Rope program has been going on for over 20 years, with this being the sixth year for the camp.
Instructors at the afternoon camp were Sarah Tegethoff, Madison Meneses, Carly Johnson and Bryce Hamilton.
One person entered a guilty plea during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012.
Patrick Lemone Hutson, Sr., with attorney Jacob Blizzard, pled guilty to family violence assault, a third degree felony, which occurred on May 19, 2012.
For his plea, Hutson received three years of community supervision. He will have to pay a $1,000 fine, $309 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees. He will also have to serve 160 hours of community service and shall attend and successfully complete the Male Batterers Intervention Program.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 140 calls for service, issued four citations and made 13 arrests from Aug. 3-5, 2012.
The SPD received 76, 911 calls.
â€˘ 400 block of Hailey.
â€˘ 100 block of W. Arkansas.
â€˘ 100 block of NE Georgia.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Runaway â€” 800 block of E. Alabama.
â€˘ Assault â€” 1600 block of Grand.
â€˘ Burglary of a building â€” 1300 block of W. Broadway.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 1300 block of W. Broadway.
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle x2 â€” 1300 block of W. Broadway.
â€˘ Family violence assault â€” 1300 block of Walnut.
It's another hot one out there today, as Sweetwater is looking at mostly sunny skies and a high of 101. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 MPH. We're also expected to have a 20% chance of precipitation that could come in the form of isolated showers and thunderstorms.
We keep those rain chances throughout the evening, with a low of 76 and partly cloudy skies. Winds will be light and variable, shifting to the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Learn more about your local weather at weather.gov.
Sweetwater Municipal Swimming Pool lifeguards Zack Longoria (left) and Jonathan Carr (right) paddle along on a surf board with their friend Cody Meyers (center) on a hot summer day.
AARP Driver Safety Program is giving a special offer to all teachers and personnel employed by the school system, as well as all who are retired, to take the Driver Safety Course for $5.
The course is good for three years and those who complete the course could get up to 10% off on car insurance. Call your insurance agent for information as to how much you could save.
Sweetwater Independent School District is sponsoring the classes which will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at the Sweetwater High School. The building is located at the corner of Crane and 12th Street.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has two dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a female border collie mix and a female boxer mix. 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.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.
The supply list for Sweetwater Independent School District has been updated. Notice that hand sanitizer and wipes have been removed from the list. Parents are asked to not send these products to school with their children. Children should be monitored when using products that contain alcohol because it poses a possible health risk to them. In order to provide children with a safe and healthy learning environment, automatic hand sanitizer dispensers have been installed in multiple locations on every campus and their use will be monitored by teachers.
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Two area crashes claimed the lives of two area residents on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012.
At 1:36 a.m. on Saturday, Sammy Ken Castillo, 39, of Snyder, was driving a 2003 Yamaha motorcycle east bound on County Road 4114 in Scurry County. At the intersection of County Road 4114 and County Road 4129, the driver lost control and the vehicle left the roadway and overturned. Castillo was pronounced dead at the scene by Judge Jule Culp at 2:04 a.m. His body was taken to Wright Colonial Funeral Home in Snyder. The next of kin have been notified. Castillo was not wearing a helmet.
To be normal,
Would be a sin
Worse than vodka, brandy,
â€” Alex Moschella, "A World in My Eyes: The Dusk of Autism"
The author of the poetry book is a relative unknown...but he happens to be a local high schooler.
Fifteen-year-old Moschella--an incoming Sweetwater High School sophomore--has been writing poetry since sixth grade, filling up composition books to deal with his autism/Asperger's syndrome. When he showed his hobby off to some of his high school teachers, one of them encouraged him to take his writing to the next level.