Archive - News Article
July 3rd, 2012
Many local students in grades second through eighth attended a drama camp at Sweetwater High School, led by Sweetwater High School drama students and SHS drama teacher Melody Copeland. A show of Copeland's adaptation of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe took place at on Friday, June 29, 2012, at the SHS Auditorium.
One person entered a plea to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday, July 2, 2012. District Attorney Ann Reed and Assistant District Attorney Barrett Thomas prosecuted the case.
Jared Seth Davis, with attorney Peter Lopez, pled true to revoking his probation. Davis was originally put on probation on Feb. 25, 2011, for forgery, a state jail felony.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 150 calls for service, issued three citations and made 10 arrests from June 29 through July 1, 2012.
The SPD received 92, 911 calls.
â€˘ 100 block of Elm.
Calls for service:
â€˘Â Burglary of a vehicleâ€”Â 400 block of Hailey.
â€˘Â Family violence assault/impede breath â€”Â 1400 block of Hughes.
â€˘Â Burglary of a habitationâ€”Â 500 block of W. Texas.
â€˘Â Informationâ€”Â 500 block of Pecan.
â€˘Â Informationâ€”Â Sweetwater area.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Brenda Mendez, 30 â€” Warrant/false report.
â€˘ Timothy Cantu, 19 â€” Warrant.
Avondale Baptist Church will be having Vacation Bible School July 8-11. They will kick off the week Saturday morning, July 7 with a Block Party on the corner of Hailey and Lou Streets across from the Village Apartments for the entire community.
At the block party the church will have games with prizes. They will have cotton candy, pop corn, snow cones and hot dogs for lunch. They will start the day off at 9:30 a.m. and end around 12:30 p.m. All ages are invited.
Reserved season tickets for the 2012 football season will be up for renewal to current option holders beginning Monday, July 9 through Friday, Aug. 3.
Tickets are $30 for five home games and may be purchased at the Sweetwater ISD administration office. Reserved ticket sales for the general public go on sale on Monday, Aug. 6 during regular business hours and continue through Friday, Aug. 24. Summer hours are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to noon Friday. For more information, call the administration office at 235-8601, ext. 116.
Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Dennis Cumbie, announced that county committee election nominations began June 15, 2012. Farmers, ranchers and landowners are encouraged to nominate farmer and rancher candidates to serve on their local FSA county committee by the August 1, 2012 deadline.
Elected county committee members serve a three-year term and are responsible for making decisions on FSA disaster, conservation, commodity, and price support programs, as well as other important federal farm program issues.
Encompass Home Health in Sweetwater hosted a fan drive, giving away box fans free to the public on Friday, June 29, at their local office, located at 1008 Lamar Street.
Encompass Home Health staff identified a need for this service while making home visits in and around the area. They noted that many of the elderly did not have air-conditioning or simply would not run their air-conditioner because of high utility costs.
Texans who are eligible to vote, but not yet registered are almost out of time to register to vote in the July 31, 2012 Primary Runoff Elections. Voter registration applications must be postmarked no later than today, Monday, July 2, 2012. Information on how to register to vote in Texas can be found at www.votetexas.gov, or by calling the voter registrar in a voterâ€™s county of residence.
The Board of Directors of First Financial Bank, N.A., Sweetwater announced that Gayle Davis has joined First Financial as Assistant Branch Manager and Banking Officer for the Merkel branch.
â€śWe are excited to have Gayle on our team,â€ť said Kirby Andrews, President and CEO. â€śGayleâ€™s banking knowledge and extensive experience will be a valuable asset to the bank and to the Merkel community.â€ť
Technology has made great strides, but its evolution and capabilities gave one couple the chance of a lifetime: to be together for their child's birth while being apart, half a world away.
Eddy Gossett is a 2001 graduate of Sweetwater High School. Only a month after graduating, on July 30, 2001, Gossett joined the United States Marine Corps and underwent recruit training.
He has been with the Marines for almost 11 years, and he is currently on his fourth deployment in Afghanistan with the 1st Maintenance Battalion as Assistant Convoy Commander and Platoon Sergeant.