August 6th, 2012
Two area crashes claimed the lives of two area residents on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012.
At 1:36 a.m. on Saturday, Sammy Ken Castillo, 39, of Snyder, was driving a 2003 Yamaha motorcycle east bound on County Road 4114 in Scurry County. At the intersection of County Road 4114 and County Road 4129, the driver lost control and the vehicle left the roadway and overturned. Castillo was pronounced dead at the scene by Judge Jule Culp at 2:04 a.m. His body was taken to Wright Colonial Funeral Home in Snyder. The next of kin have been notified. Castillo was not wearing a helmet.
Peggy P. Pemberton, age 75, of Sweetwater, Texas (Formerly of Coleman, Texas) passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2012 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ward Hayes officiating.
Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Peggy was born March 19, 1937 in Quemado, Texas. She was a homemaker. She was a former resident of Coleman, Texas. She loved to travel.
Sweetwater High School football players showed up early today for their first official day of practice of the 2012 season.
The more experienced Mustang players held their practice at the Bowl, while new players were at the practice field located between Crane and Ragland streets.
The Mustangs will have full contact drills in pads starting Friday, and their first of two scrimmages will be here Aug. 18 against Wichita Falls Hirschi.
To be normal,
Would be a sin
Worse than vodka, brandy,
â€” Alex Moschella, "A World in My Eyes: The Dusk of Autism"
The author of the poetry book is a relative unknown...but he happens to be a local high schooler.
Fifteen-year-old Moschella--an incoming Sweetwater High School sophomore--has been writing poetry since sixth grade, filling up composition books to deal with his autism/Asperger's syndrome. When he showed his hobby off to some of his high school teachers, one of them encouraged him to take his writing to the next level.
Texas State Technical College West Texas has several new and revamped programs as well as state-of-the-art additions to facilities that will be available this fall. The following is a campus-by-campus list of whatâ€™s new.
The only laundromat in Sweetwater, Quick-Wash received a large load this past week. A total of 25 new washers were installed in addition to the 18 new dryers that have already been installed. Customers were still able to wash their laundry that day as only one row was installed at a time.
AVONDALE BAPTIST CHURCH
Greetings to everyone from the Avondale Baptist Church family! We would like to invite you to come and visit us if you are looking for a loving church family. We welcome you to come and worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ with us. We have Sunday school classes for all ages and we have great teachers for all of the classes. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 58 calls for service, issued three citations and made four arrests on Aug. 2, 2012.
The SPD received 47, 911 calls.
â€˘ Broadway and Bluebonnet.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a building â€” 300 block of Alamo.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 600 block of W. Alabama.
â€˘ Theft â€” 800 block of San Carlos.
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€” 200 block of W. Fifth.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Felecity Gonzales, 26 â€” Theft.
â€˘ Adriana Jiminez, 22 â€” Warrant.
â€˘ Crystal Jiminez, 19 â€” Warrant.
Football athletes at all four of the high schools located in Nolan County are scheduled to report for their first workouts on Monday.
A volleyball camp will be held starting Monday, Aug. 6 at the Sweetwater Middle School gym on 305 Lamar Street.
Two sessions will be held. Students who have completed grades 6-7 will attend from 9-11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, Aug. 6-10, while students who have completed grades 3-5 will attend camp from 1-3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Aug. 6-9.
This yearâ€™s camp fee will be $35 and includes a T-shirt.