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August 21st, 2012
Sweetwater ISD prekindergarten classes are offered at J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center in the mornings and afternoons. To be eligible for enrollment in a PK class, a child must be 3 or 4 years of age on Sept. 1 of the current school year and must:
1. Be unable to speak and comprehend the English language.
2. Be educationally disadvantaged (eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program).
3. Be homeless.
According to Sweetwater Chief of Police Brian Frieda, the preliminary autopsy results for the body found at Newman Park on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, were revealed. The body was sent to Lubbock for an autopsy. The results of the autopsy indicated that the man found, Robert Owen Geiger, 67, of Sweetwater, died of self inflicted injuries made by three gunshots by a small caliber gun.
On Friday, midmorning, the Sweetwater Police Department received a call about an individual laying near the tank at Newman Park in Sweetwater with gunshot injuries.
Three vehicles were involved in a wreck on Tuesday morning, Aug. 21, 2012 on the corner of Josephine and Hailey Streets in Sweetwater.
Sweetwater EMTs were dispatched to the scene and at least one transport was made to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
No further details were available by press time.
Several schools within the Sweetwater Independent School District are receiving renovations before the new school year begins on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012.
Shown above is Sweetwater ISD employee Sammy Ramirez at the Sweetwater High School. A new glass window and glass door will replace a brick wall in the PEP program room at the high school.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 119 calls for service, issued six citations and made eight arrests from Aug. 17-19, 2012.
The SPD received 67, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 800 block of E. 12th.
â€˘ Assault â€” 900 block of Circle Drive.
â€˘ Theft â€” 1800 block of Lamar.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Samantha Martinez, 22 â€” Warrant.
â€˘ Andrew Moran, 30 â€” Driving while intoxicated.
â€˘ Ray Gutierrez, 22 â€” Warrant.
â€˘ Joseph Lopez, 25 â€” Warrant.
â€˘ Wayne Holstine, 41 â€” Public intoxication.
â€˘ Salvador Salinas, 32 â€” Warrant.
Tuesday's local forecast is looking good with partly sunny skies and a high near 86, along with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Winds will be from the east at 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a low around 68. Winds will remain in the east at 10 to 15 mph.
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The Texas AgriLife Extension Serviceâ€™s annual Silver Clover Recognition Banquet celebrated its 45th year on Aug. 9, at Zentners Daughter Steak House in San Angelo.
Sweetwater Independent School District students will get a chance to meet their teachers this week. The following is a schedule of meet the teacher events for Sweetwater ISD.
â€˘ J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center will be having their Meet the Teacher from 5-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21.
â€˘ Sweetwater Middle School will be having their Meet the Teacher from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21.
â€˘ Southeast Elementary School (Kindergarten and first grade) will be having their Meet the Teacher from 5-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22.
Cooler temperatures seem to be making their way to Sweetwater on Monday, with sunny skies and a high near 95. Winds from the north-northeast around 5 mph will become southern winds later in the day.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a low around 68. Winds will be at the east-southeast at 5 to 10 mph. Be on the lookout for a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 p.m.
Head on over to weather.gov to learn more about the forecast in your area.
Juanelle Jordan, 2012-2014 president of Gamma Tau Chapter, and other local educators joined more than 1,000 key women educators from throughout the state for the 83rd Annual Convention of the Texas State Organization of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International at the Irving Convention Center in Las Colinas, June 21-23. With over 11,000 members in Texas, the honor society for women educators promotes excellence in education and personal and professional growth of women educators.