June 9th, 2014
Chris Bauman from the Diabetic Outreach Program at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department on Thursday, June 12, from 8:30 a.m. until noon to check blood glucose (sugar) and answer any questions patients may have regarding diabetes. Pamphlets and materials will be available.
Randy Griffith, Transportation Maintenance Equipment Operator for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) in Sweetwater was recently presented an award for 25 years of service with the Department. Stan Swiatek, TxDOT Abilene District Engineer presented this award to Randy.
A man wanted in a Sweetwater shooting was arrested Sunday afternoon.
Eduardo Echegaray was taken into custody by Sweetwater police at about 4 p.m. Sunday in the 1000 Block of Woodruff Street.
According to Sweetwater Police Chief Brian Frieda, police received information that Echegaray was hiding at a residence in Sweetwater. Police went to the house on Woodruff Street where the owner of the residence surrendered Echegaray without incident.
Echegaray was booked into the Nolan County Jail on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Several girls from Sweetwater Middle School and Sweetwater High School attended the Texas State Technical College (TSTC) Blossom Conference at TSTC Sweetwater. The day consisted of a message from speaker, Elizabeth McCormick, a Black Hawk Helicopter Pilot, teambuilding activities and science and math activities.
Pictured from left to right are SHS students Sharon Cothron, Gewel Cherry, Ashley Heaton, Natalie Cox, Rebecca Serrano, Vanessa Segura, Shelby Sutton and Hannah Juarez.
George Ray Knight, 70, died Friday, June 6, 2014 in a local nursing center. No services are planned. Arrangements are by Starbuck Funeral Home of Merkel.
George was born June 21, 1943, in Belton, TX to Cora Ellen (Setzer) and Russell Joseph Knight. He married Darlene Greer March 20, 1985 in Sweetwater. George worked for Pricoras as a security guard from 1989 to 1995. He was a handyman who could fix anything and he loved to sit outside and enjoy nature.
The Lady Mustang Softball Camp has been rescheduled for June 10-13 at Sweetwater's Jerry Collins Complex, with camp times from 9 a.m. to noon each day, according to head softball coach Tony Heredia.
Heredia said anyone needing to register may do so at 8:30 a.m. at the Corral (portable building) behind the outfield.
The cost will be $35, The camp is for students who have completed grades K-8 and will offer instruction with fielding, throwing and hitting drills. Please call Heredia at (210) 478-1922 for more information.
Today, we could see some showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1 p.m., with some of the storms possibly producing heavy rainfall. Expect a high near 84 and breezy winds from the west at 15 to 20 mph. Winds will shift to the north in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
We'll have partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 59 and northwest winds at 5 to 15 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the southwest.
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A Lady Mustang Soft-ball Camp will be held June 9-12 at the Jerry Collins Softball Complex for students who have completed grades K-8. Camp sessions will be from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $35. Campers should be pre-registered. The camp will instruct students in fielding, throwing and hitting drills. Send the camp fee and form to: Tony Heredia, 1515 Josephine St., Sweetwater, Texas 79556. For more information, call Heredia at (210) 478-1922.
Mustang Baseball (both age levels): Anto-nio Heredia, Blade Wood, Skyler Painter, Braxton Gomez, Christopher Gom-ez, Matthew Hernandez, Thomas Hernandez, Harri-son Foster, Jackson Foster, Rylan Hayes, Reese Hayes, Kylar Holsey, Leonard Holsey, Rylan Moncada, Andrew Gerold, Cade Need-ham, Brendin Atkins, Jadyn Forbes, Ayden Castillo, Tyler Chavez, Stason Hernandez, Kneed Davis, Seth Davis, Michael Rogers, Aaron Palma, Logan Thompson, Zac Flores, Elvis Gonzalez, Corbin Knapp, Donavin Adames, Tayton Thompson, Tucker Frieda, Tristen Lon-goria.