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August 6th, 2012

Two area crashes claim lives

August 6, 2012

Two area crashes claimed the lives of two area residents on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012.
At 1:36 a.m. on Saturday, Sammy Ken Castillo, 39, of Snyder, was driving a 2003 Yamaha motorcycle east bound on County Road 4114 in Scurry County. At the intersection of County Road 4114 and County Road 4129, the driver lost control and the vehicle left the roadway and overturned. Castillo was pronounced dead at the scene by Judge Jule Culp at 2:04 a.m. His body was taken to Wright Colonial Funeral Home in Snyder. The next of kin have been notified. Castillo was not wearing a helmet.

August 4th

Local autistic teen writes book

August 4, 2012

Autism,
To be normal,
Would be a sin
Worse than vodka, brandy,
Or gin

— 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.

TSTC offering new opportunities this fall

August 4, 2012

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 what’s new.
Abilene Campus:

Large load at Quick-Wash

August 4, 2012

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.

Cassi Burtram to speak at Cornerstone

August 4, 2012

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.

Blotters for Aug. 2, 2012

August 4, 2012

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.

Accidents:
• Broadway and Bluebonnet.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a building — 300 block of Alamo.
• Criminal mischief — 600 block of W. Alabama.
• Theft — 800 block of San Carlos.
• Burglary of a habitation — 200 block of W. Fifth.
Arrested by SPD:
• Felecity Gonzales, 26 — Theft.
• Adriana Jiminez, 22 — Warrant.
• Crystal Jiminez, 19 — Warrant.

August 3rd

Church members attend extreme camps

August 3, 2012

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.

Scam hits locally

August 3, 2012

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.

Fire rekindles, burns 45 more acres

August 3, 2012

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.

Highland ISD accepting ballot applications

August 3, 2012

Applications are currently being accepted for a place on the Highland ISD General Election Ballot. The filing period began on July 21, 2012 and will continue through August 20, 2012.  Applications are available in the Superintendent’s office and may be picked up and/or dropped off between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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