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August 3rd, 2011
State's largest farm organization will match donations, host
benefits for local heroes
As fires have ripped through more than 2.5 million acres, Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) has committed to match county Farm Bureau donations to aid volunteer fire departments that have protected thousands of homes, livestock and families.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued six citations and made no arrests on Aug. 1, 2011.
The SPD received 16, 911 calls.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served 10 civil papers and made five arrests on Aug. 1, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€¢ James William Bushong, 26, of Colorado City â€” Warrant/surety withdrawal.
â€¢ Robert Reed, Jr., 32, of Abilene â€” Warrant/motion to revoke probation.
â€¢ Jerri Sue Goolsby, 41, of Snyder â€” Judgment.
Arrested by DPS:
An incident took place over the weekend near the Lake Sweetwater Golf Course on Sunday, July 31.
The incident involved some golfers on the course and an individual driving by the course. An argument between one of the golfers and the driver of the vehicle escalated and became aggressive, resulting in injuries to that golfer and three people, who were riding in the vehicle at the time of the altercation.
John Cox has been awarded the dual honor of Teacher of the Year in 2010-2011 for the HOBBS Alternative School and the Secondary Teacher of the Year for SISD.
Cox is a 9th-12th Math and Computer teacher at HOBBS Alternative School for a variety of subjects such as Algebra One, Geometry, Algebra Two, Pre-calculus and BCIS/BIM. He has taught for the past 18 years, with the past two years of that time in Sweetwater ISD.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the Sweetwater Independent School District Mustang Bowl, located at 1205 Ragland. Sweetwater ISD's Superintendent is Terry Pittman. Mustang Bowl was founded in 1939 and is the home of the Sweetwater Mustangs and hosted 10 playoff games last season. SISD employs 380 faculty and staff members. "Mustang football has begun! Join in the excitement by attending the monthly Chamber Coffee at the Mustang Bowl concession stand," said hosts.
Pictured above are two of the winners of the Kiwanis Club raffle for school supplies. From left to right are Noah Martinez, Victor TreviÃ±o and Nancy Howlett. The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club hosted a pre-teen free swim day at the Sweetwater Municipal Pool on Thursday, July 28, 2011. They served sno cones and drew for school supply packages.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 170 calls for service, issued 11 citations and made nine arrests from July 29-31, 2011.
The SPD received 69, 911 calls.
â€¢ 1010 block of Lamar.
â€¢ 1900 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Burglary of a vehicle â€” 700 block of SE Georgia.
â€¢ Family violence assault â€” Sweetwater area.
â€¢ Burglary of a vehicle â€” 1400 block of Hughes.
â€¢ Burglary of a building â€” 200 block of FK Williams.
â€¢ Burglary of a habitation â€” 400 block of Canfil.
â€¢ Burglary of vehicle â€” 1600 block of Elm.
â€¢ Burglary of vehicle â€” 1600 block of Grand.
One person was killed in a one vehicle rollover crash occurring Sunday, July 31, 2011, at 11:57 a.m. The crash was located on U.S. 84, seven miles north of Roscoe in Nolan County.
Cynthia Walsh Holman, 52 years of age from Pearland, Texas was pronounced dead at the scene by Judge Sharon Gardner at 12:36 p.m. The body was taken to McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
The only vehicle involved in the crash was a 2008 Chevrolet HHR driven by Cynthia Walsh Holman.
Tracy Holmes is a Kindergarten teacher at East Ridge Elementary and was named 2010-2011 Teacher of the Year at her respective school. All three of her years of teaching have been with Sweetwater ISD.
Holmes earned an Interdisciplinary Generalist (EC-4TH) degree at Hardin-Simmons University. She involves herself with community activities through First Baptist Church in Roby.
Her philosophy on an outstanding teacher might not be lengthy, yet Holmes' strong message has a great impact on students which spans the classroom and beyond.
We call them the dog days of summer, but how do dogs deal with the summer days (and other pets, too)? As the season drags on and the heat rises, pet owners can ensure the best care for their animals by taking a series of steps.
"The extreme summer temperatures we're seeing pose special risk for pets that owners should be aware of. Of course everyone is aware of the need for adequate water and shade and of the dangers of leaving pets in the car," said Dr. Jerod Peek, a local veterinarian from the East Ridge Veterinary Hospital.