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March 28th, 2012
Sweetwater Intermediate School (SIS) brought its campus report to the SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees during their regular meeting on Monday evening, March 26 at the Administration Building.
Heather Moore, the principal at SIS, presented an overview of the school, noting that more departmentalization has been utilized this year. Tripods--clusters of three teachers--in both the fourth and fifth grades have been established to help prepare students for the new standardized test, STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness).
Shown are Anjelique and Sweet City Band of Sweetwater, who performed at the 2012 Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair, a three-day event in San Antonio from March 16-18 with over 100 bands performing throughout the day on six stages. Anjelique and Sweet City Band performed on Friday night and Sunday afternoon.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 29 calls for service, issued four citations and made one arrest on March 26, 2012.
The SPD received 21, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Theft â€” 600 block of W. Ave D.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Jerry Meeks, 50 â€” Public intoxication with third or more offense.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served six civil papers and made one arrest on March 26, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€¢ Levi Garrett Kickler, 29, of Sweetwater â€” Warrant/motion to revoke probation and Tom Green County warrant/surety withdrawal.
The trial against Robert Williams began on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 in the 32nd Judicial District Court with presiding judge Glen Harrison.
Williams is charged with engaging in organized criminal activity as part of the crack cocaine distribution house on 1110 Runnels which was busted by local and area authorities on October 6, 2010.
Jury selection began Tuesday morning, with the final twelve jurors being selected shortly after 2 p.m. Opening statements were heard starting around 3:30 p.m. from District Attorney Ann Reed for the state and David Thedford for the defense.
Four people have recently entered guilty pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings with District Attorney Ann Reed and Assistant District Attorney Barrett Thomas prosecuting and Judge Glen Harrison presiding.
On Monday, March 26, Leo Garcia PeÃ±a, with attorney Tom Watson, pled guilty to aggravated assault with a serious bodily injury, a second degree felony. Court documents state that PeÃ±a hit a family member with his fist, breaking the victim's jaw on April 13, 2009.
A 30 mile-per-hour limit was approved to be set for Nolan County Road 277 during the county commissioners' meeting on Monday, March 26, 2012 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Though no residents from the area were in attendance at the meeting, Precinct 3 commissioner Terry Locklar presented the information given to him. The narrow road has seen increased traffic from trucks in oil field work, which has brought a concern to parents in the area.
Doug Sitter State Farm, one of two State Farm agencies in Sweetwater, has recently opened an office in the community. The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce honored the new office with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, March 23, 2012. The local office is located at 208 Lamar Street.
Shown right are Doug and Brandi Sitter, along with their children, Maddox and Chloe and employee Danica Hickson, accepting their first dollar from Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Brenda Stirl.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 138 calls for service, issued nine citations and made eight arrests from March 23-25, 2012.
The SPD received 57, 911 calls.
â€¢ 300 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Theft â€” 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€¢ Theft â€” 1100 block of E. Broadway.
â€¢ Duty upon striking â€” 300 block of Lamar.
â€¢ Theft â€” 1100 block of Burch.
â€¢ Forgery â€” 1200 block of Marvin.
â€¢ Counterfitting â€” 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€¢ Burglary â€” 900 block of E. 17th.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Richard Montemayor, 54 â€” Public intoxication.
Craig Slaughter, Sweetwater High School's head football coach and athletic director the past three years, announced today that he is resigning to accept a similar position at Llano.
Slaughter has posted just a 9-21 record at Sweetwater, with three straight sub-.500 seasons and no playoff appearances, since replacing the highly-successful Kent Jackson in 2009 at a school known for its winning football tradition.
JavaJax recently hosted a special, mid-week live music performance on Wednesday evening, March 21. En route from Austin's SXSW (south by southwest) Music Festival to a show in Lubbock on March 22, Hudson Moore performed in Sweetwater.
Check him out on the Videos section of our website to see a live performance he gave at the Reporter office.