January 5th, 2013
Teachers can play a significant role in helping students learn the importance of making informed monetary decisions. As a member of The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT), Texas National Bank was presented with the opportunity to nominate a teacher in the community who is currently promoting financial literacy.
Ruth Pendergrass Barton, 78, died Nov. 23, 2012 in Colorado Springs. She was a professor of English at Colorado College for 40 years, teaching courses that ranged from the poetry of W.B. Yeats to childrenâs literature to science in literature.
Memorial services at Colorado Collegeâs Shovel Memorial Chapel were held Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at 2 p.m. and the interment of Professor Bartonâs ashes will be at the Spring Creek Cemetery in Bosque County near Meridian, Texas Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at 1 p.m.
Over $14,000 was raised for the American Heart Association by Nolan County residents, organizations and businesses in 2012, including money from the annual Nolan County Heart Walk. Money raised for the American Heart Association goes towards research about heart disease.
One local man "walked the walk" at the Nolan County Heart Walk as he has been fighting heart disease for many years.
On the first day of every month during the school year, Sweetwater Independent School District students, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear college shirts to promote furthering students' education. Shown are Inez Perez and Rebecca Moreno of east Ridge Elementary supporting their schools.
For many people, their birthday celebration allows friends and family an opportunity to celebrate their life. But for one local, her 35th birthday gave her a chance to give back to the community.
Heather Gesin got an idea to take part in thirty-five random acts of kindness a month before her birthday from Pinterest, the social media site that shares recipes, crafts and other ideas among friends and followers.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 47 calls for service, issued one citation and made four arrests on Jan. 3, 2013.
The SPD received 24, 911 calls.
â˘ 2200 block of E. Broadway
Calls for service:
â˘ Criminal mischief âÂ 600 block of E. Texas.
â˘ Forgery âÂ Sweetwater.
â˘ Forgery âÂ Sweetwater.
â˘ Possession of a controlled substance âÂ 500 block of NW Georgia.
â˘ Criminal mischief âÂ 500 block of NW Georgia.
â˘ Theft âÂ 400 block of Hubbard.
Arrested by SPD:
â˘ Marcus Franklin, 34 â Aggravated assault/injury to a child/family violence assault.
Aglow International Sweetwater Community Lighthouse invites you to come join us for worship and testimony on Jan. 8, at 7 p.m. at Holiday Inn Express. The guest speakers will be the Aglow team.
BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
Happy New Year!Â That is the cry heard around the world this week.Â Young and old watched as the ball fell in Time Square, bells rang, people hugged, kissed, and sang, âShould old acquaintance be forgot and ever brought to mind . . .â, and 2012 was gone as 2013 appeared.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce announced its Lighting Contest Winners. They are as follows:
North of Broadway and East of Hailey:
First Place: Crystal Meneses (Anna and George Underwood) at 1419 Edgewood.
Second Place: Chris Hamlin at 1001 Lou Ave.
North of Broadway and West of Hailey:
First Place: Antonio Padilla at 1110 Crane Street
Second Place: Buddy and Minnie Cortez at 904 Elm Street.
South of Broadway and East of Lamar:
First Place: Debra & John Soto 507 East New Mexico
Second Place: Donna DeLaCruz/Samantha Dent.
South of Broadway and West of Lamar:
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) is currently in the process of reviewing options for a new in-car video system. According to Sweetwater Police Chief Brian Frieda, the system currently used is in need of replacement due to a shortened shelf life due to the impact felt on the electronics when riding over train tracks.
Sweetwater received a slight amount of snow on Thursday evening and early Friday morning, making it the first snow for 2013 and covering Sweetwater neighborhoods with a hint of white.
Today's forecast is mostly cloudy, with a high near 39. South wind is expected to be around 10 mph, according to the national Weather Service in San Angelo.