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January 6th, 2012

Adopt-a-Mustang a successful new program

January 6, 2012

Gretchen Jones, one of the Mustang Moms in charge of Adopt a Mustang, was presented with a check for $500 after winning the Star Dodge Tailgate Party during the first week of football season.
"I just want to thank everyone who voted for us in the online contest that resulted in this donation to Blowout. I hope the community will keep trying to win the Tailgate Party so we have this opportunity to win this donation every year," Jones said.

Blotters for January 4, 2012

January 6, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 42 calls for service, issued two citations and made two arrests on Jan. 4, 2012.

The SPD received 29, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 600 block of E. Broadway.
• 1000 block of Oak.
• 1800 block of Country Club.
• 500 block of W. Broadway.

Calls for service:
• Leaving child in a vehicle — 400 block of NE Georgia.
• Criminal trespass — Coral Cove.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 1400 block of Grand.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 1400 block of Grand.

Arrested by SPD:
• Justin Spencer, 30 — Driving while intoxicated.

January 5th

One arrested in Broadway wreck

January 5, 2012

Local authorities responded to several wrecks on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2011. One wreck (shown above) occurred on the corner of Broadway and Crane around 4 p.m., involving three vehicles. No transports were made from the wreck, but one person was arrested at the scene. Justin Spencer, 30, was charged with driving while intoxicated. Emergency personnel also responded to a wreck on Oak Street in which a woman hit two parked cars and was transported to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.

Doris’s hosts chamber coffee

January 5, 2012

The first Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Coffee of the new year was held at Doris’s Sweet Shop on Wednesday, Jan. 4. Community members and Chamber of Commerce members were treated to coffee, tea and sweets. Shown above are Janis McDowell and Peggy Parrott.

School’s back in session

January 5, 2012

Sweetwater Independent School District schools went back to school on Thursday morning, Jan. 5, 2012, after the Christmas holiday break. Shown are Sweetwater Intermediate School fourth graders in Mrs. Sabra Hazard’s class, easing back into their school lessons.

Blotters for January 3, 2012

January 5, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 37 calls for service, issued no citations and made four arrests on Jan. 3, 2012.

The SPD received 20, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Family violence assault — 200 block of E. Fourth.
• Burglary of a habitation — 100 block of Bradford.
• Fraud — Sweetwater.
• Assault — 900 block of Circle Drive.
Arrested by SPD:
• Felicia Salinas, 24 — City warrants.
• Mary Gonzales, 54 — Possession/delivery of a controlled substance.
• Darrel Brush, 47 — Possession/delivery of a controlled substance.

January 4th

New year baby receives warm welcome

January 4, 2012

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital welcomed the 2012 New Year Baby on Sunday, January 1 at 10:32 a.m.
Joshua Krivanek weighed eight pounds and was 20 inches long. He is the son of Belinda and Uwe Krivanek.

Family of pets available for adoption

January 4, 2012

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has a family of pets available for adoption.
The pets available for adoption this week are a black Labrador mix mother and her five male puppies, three black, one brown and the runt, a beige puppy. Also still available is the male husky mix puppy, about one year old from last week.
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.

Cornoyer is Artist of the Month

January 4, 2012

Larry Cornoyer is the Artist of the Month for January. Larry, who was born in Sweetwater, lives in Roscoe and his been sketching nearly his whole life, but didn't start in earnest until he was 30. He is self taught and works primarily with pencil, but also uses charcoal, pen, pastels and colored pencils. His works will be displayed at the County-City Library throughout the month.

Residential lighting winners announced

January 4, 2012

The winners of the annual residential lighting contest were as follows:
Area 1
First Place — John and Debra Soto, 507 E. New Mexico.
Second Place — Mary Gutierrez, 508 E. Louisiana.
Area 2
First Place — U.S. and Francis Burton, 111 W. Avenue K.
Second Place — Randy Petty, 118 Southview Terrace.
Area 3
First Place — Karan Bergstrom, 510 CR 119.
Area 4
First Place — Cooper Hrbacek, 10 Club Terrace.
Second Place — Ted and Peggy Kimbrell, 906 Silas.
Area 5
First Place — Paul and Sabrina Bishop, 1419 Bandera.
Second Place — Vickie's Gifts, 211 Main Street.

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