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August 19th, 2011
The West Texas VA Health Care System is hosting a welcome home event to honor veterans who have served in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn (OEF/OIF/OND) beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, at the historic Fort Concho in San Angelo.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 74 calls for service, issued no citations and made five arrests on Aug. 17, 2011.
The SPD received 28, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 1400 block of Hailey.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 200 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ Burglary â€”Â 100 block of S. Hopkins.
Arrested by SPD
â€˘ Lauren Hardin, 19 â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘Â Shirley Baker, 21 â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘Â Derick Byram, 20 â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘ Jennifer Arispe, 29 â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘Â Machele Flores, 30 â€”Â Warrant.
An action plan was unveiled to begin the trek toward higher ratings at the SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees meeting on Monday evening, Aug. 15, 2011 at the Administration Building, following the ratings announcement from the TEA (Texas Education Agency which brought the five main campuses within the district â€” and SISD itself â€” down one category from the previous year.
Zeravla Entertainment is announcing that Rokko Records' newest recording artist, Anjelique, has been nominated for Best New Female Artist at the 31st Annual Tejano Music Awards.
Since the age of 15, Anjelique has been representing West Texas as a female artist. Finally, after many years she has been awarded with this nomination.
In December of 2010, Anjelique re-released her debut album, "Regresa A Mi", with two original bonus tracks. She was voted as one of the Top 12 by the Tejano Music Industry.
All businesses are invited to participate in the TSTC Sweetwater Community Connections Fair again this fall on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is an opportunity for new and returning students and their families to meet local businesses and organizations and get to know what services are offered. "We think this is a fun and informative opportunity for our students," said Jeff Howard, Associate Vice President of Student Development at Texas State Technical College West Texas.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 49 calls for service, issued four citations and made six arrests on August 16, 2011.
The SPD received 17, 911 calls.
â€˘ 100 block of SW Georgia.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Runaway â€”Â Sweetwater.
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 700 block of E. Third.
Arrested by SPD
â€˘ Randy Bailey, 35 â€”Â Warrants.
â€˘Â Kenneth Acorn, 21 â€”Â warrants.
â€˘Â Christopher Guzman, 27 â€”Â Driving while intoxicated, second offense.
â€˘ Luisa Gamez, 37 â€”Â Theft.
â€˘Â Raymond Balderas, 60 â€”Â Warrants.
â€˘Â Michael Hernandez, 21 â€”Â Warrants.
A Nolan County Grand Jury indicted 11 people on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011. Three of those indictments were sealed. The following cases were true-billed:
â€˘ Arthur Ray Johns was indicted for continuous family violence, a third degree felony. Court documents state that Johns recklessly caused bodily injury to a family member by pulling her hair on July 24, 2011 and hit the same family member on May 17, 2011. His bond was set at $10,000.
The public is invited to attend when Sweetwater and San Angelo Lake View participate in a football scrimmage on Friday, Aug. 19 at Mustang Bowl. The JV Red and White teams will play at 6 p.m. and the varsity teams take the field at 7:30 p.m. Admission to the scrimmage will be $1 as part of "Our Day To Shine," with all proceeds being donated to the Texas High School Coaches Association's Benevolence Fund.
While the sweltering summer winds down, the Sweetwater Independent School District (SISD) is already preparing for the "New Course - New Direction" of the new school year which is just days away.
Two huge changes have been made that will drastically impact the community: the closing of the HOBBS alternative school and the reorganization of the two elementary schools.
Michael Briggs of Sweetwater generously donated a limited edition print titled â€śThe Texas Brigadeâ€ť to the County-City Library. It is dedicated to those who gave their lives for their state and their nation. Briggsâ€™ goal is to promote history and had a display of his Civil War collection at the library several years ago. Billy Joe Jay of Sweetwater Frame and Gallery donated the glass for the frame.