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August 16th, 2011

Blotters for August 12-14, 2011

August 16, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 137 calls for service, issued 29 citations and made nine arrests from Aug. 12-14, 2011.

The SPD received 53, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 1400 block of James.
• Family violence assault — 400 block of Fisher.
• Duty upon striking — 400 block of E. Alabama.
• Unattended death — 600 block of E. Avenue C.
• Assault — 700 block of E. Arkansas.

Arrested by SPD
• James Gray, 40 — Reckless driving and driving while license invalid.
• Antonio Flores, 38 — Public intoxication.
• Lauren Pardue, 19 — Warrant.

August 15th

Oncor donates to United Way

August 15, 2011

Kirby Andrews, United Way Board Member receives a check for $3,300 from Oncor Area Manager Jim Clements. Each year Oncor matches the employee contributions in each of its cities.

Locating immunization records

August 15, 2011

There is no central repository of vaccination records. The only records that exist are the ones you or your parents were given when the vaccines were administered and the ones in the medical record of the doctor or clinic where the vaccines were given.

Slaton named SIS, SISD Teacher of the Year

August 15, 2011

Teresa Slaton has been awarded the double honor of Teacher of the Year for Sweetwater Intermediate School and SISD Teacher of the Year for the 2010-2011 school year.
Slaton is a fourth grade teacher and ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher at Sweetwater Intermediate School. All of her 18 years of teaching have taken place in Sweetwater ISD.
Slaton graduated Cum Laude from Angelo State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education.

August 13th

Don’t miss tax-free weekend

August 13, 2011

School is almost in session, but before those school bells ring, one more thing is left to complete the summertime schedule.
Tax-free weekend.
This year's Tax Free Weekend marks 13 annual weekends that Texas has been generating savings for families in the Lone Star State, which will take place on Friday, Aug. 19 through Sunday, Aug. 21. Originally set for the first weekend of August, the dates were pushed back in 2007 so that the three-day holiday would be closer to the beginning of the school year.

Crash claims life

August 13, 2011

Roy Benjamine Conely, 79, of Phoenix, Ariz., was pronounced dead at Hendrick Medical Center by Dr. Jack Needham at 9:45 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011.
Conely was driving a 2005 Honda Odyssey east bound on Interstate 20 near mile marker 237 in Nolan County. The vehicle left the roadway, entering the center median and striking a concrete embankment at around 4 p.m. on Thursday. The weather was clear and the road was dry. Trooper Gilbert Valdez is investigating this crash.

Massive crane to perform lift

August 13, 2011

Crane Service, Inc. will be lifting a huge chiller on the Angelo State University (ASU) campus starting on Monday, Aug. 15, 2011.
The company, which has an extension office in Sweetwater, is hoisting a 15,500 pound A/C Chiller above the San Angelo campus. The unit will be placed nearly a football field away from the crane.

WASP passes away

August 13, 2011

WASP Madeline Sullivan Conley O'Donnell, a longtime resident of Menlo Park, California passed away peacefully on Aug. 4 at AlmaVia of San Francisco a few months after her 90th birthday.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1921, “Maddy”, was raised in Bellerose, Long Island, enlisted in the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP, Class 44-2) under Jacqueline Cochran and spent two years doing something she absolutely loved — flying. She flew mostly bombers (B-26 Marauders).

Adopt a Mustang or Lady Mustang

August 13, 2011

Mustang Moms have initiated a new program called "Adopt-A-Mustang." The program is designed to let students from kindergarten through sixth grade "adopt" either a varsity football player or a varsity volleyball player. Students have the chance to adopt a varsity football player or varsity volleyball player on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011 after Meet the Mustangs, which starts at 8:30 p.m. Registration will be held immediately after Meet the Mustangs at the bowl and costs $25.

August 12th

Driver airlifted from I-20 wreck

August 12, 2011

The driver of a Honda Odyssey was airlifted via Native Air to Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene on Thursday afternoon around 5 p.m. The driver was said to have lost control of his vehicle, driving between the guardrails and off of an Interstate 20 bridge near Cemetery Road, just east of Roscoe. The vehicle impacted the concrete below the bridge and climbed up to the median before stopping. The driver was listed in stable condition.

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