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August 4th, 2012
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.
Texas State Technical College West Texas has several new and revamped programs as well as state-of-the-art additions to facilities that will be available this fall. The following is a campus-by-campus list of whatâ€™s new.
The only laundromat in Sweetwater, Quick-Wash received a large load this past week. A total of 25 new washers were installed in addition to the 18 new dryers that have already been installed. Customers were still able to wash their laundry that day as only one row was installed at a time.
AVONDALE BAPTIST CHURCH
Greetings to everyone from the Avondale Baptist Church family! We would like to invite you to come and visit us if you are looking for a loving church family. We welcome you to come and worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ with us. We have Sunday school classes for all ages and we have great teachers for all of the classes. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 58 calls for service, issued three citations and made four arrests on Aug. 2, 2012.
The SPD received 47, 911 calls.
â€¢ Broadway and Bluebonnet.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Burglary of a building â€” 300 block of Alamo.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€” 600 block of W. Alabama.
â€¢ Theft â€” 800 block of San Carlos.
â€¢ Burglary of a habitation â€” 200 block of W. Fifth.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Felecity Gonzales, 26 â€” Theft.
â€¢ Adriana Jiminez, 22 â€” Warrant.
â€¢ Crystal Jiminez, 19 â€” Warrant.
The T.A.G. Teen Ministry at the Word of God Church recently attended Extreme Camps.
"We had a glorious time with five days of spiritual exhortation, feeding of the Word, exalting our Lord and showing the love of God to our brothers and sisters in Christ and the lost at camp. We had a commitment as a ministry together to unify in one mind, one heart, and one spirit," said Pastor Dale Stowe.
Phone scams, unfortunately, are continuing to target the region, but this time the calls are being made from international areas.
Elsie Armstead of Roscoe shared her experience of an attempted phone scam, noting that the call came up as "Kingston Jim" on her Caller ID. However, she said that the name is a cover-up for Kingston, Jamaica, the capital of the country.
A fire that burned 20 acres on Wednesday near County Road 143 and County Road 144 rekindled on Thursday and firefighters battled the blaze until about midnight on Thursday. They continued to monitor the fire on Friday morning as well.
Battling the blaze were the Sweetwater Fire Department, Texas Forest Service, Maryneal Volunteer Fire Department, Nolan Volunteer Fire Department and Lake Sweetwater Volunteer Fire Department.
Applications are currently being accepted for a place on the Highland ISD General Election Ballot.Â The filing period began on July 21, 2012 and will continue through August 20, 2012.Â Applications are available in the Superintendentâ€™s office and may be picked up and/or dropped off between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 50 calls for service, issued no citations and made five arrests on Aug. 1, 2012.
The SPD received 29, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Fraud â€” Sweetwater area.
â€¢ Theft â€” 300 block of E. Broadway.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Victor Fields, 29 â€” Criminal trespass.
â€¢ Charles McLarty, 58 â€” Driving while intoxicated/evading.
â€¢ Julian Cuellar, 29 â€” Family violence assault.
â€¢ Bobby Rayson, 50 â€” Warrants.
â€¢ Francisco Solis, 19 â€” Public intoxication.