August 21st, 2012
Several schools within the Sweetwater Independent School District are receiving renovations before the new school year begins on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012.
Shown above is Sweetwater ISD employee Sammy Ramirez at the Sweetwater High School. A new glass window and glass door will replace a brick wall in the PEP program room at the high school.
Lubbock, TX â€”Â Ray Arnold Johnson, 76, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at Forrest Heights United Methodist Church in Lubbock with Rev. Ross Dunn officiating. Graveside services will be held at Decker Cemetery in Nolan County, TX on Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. directed by McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
A family visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23, at Franklin Bartley Funeral Home, 4444 South Loop 289, Lubbock, TX.
Mary Katheren (Thomas) Arrington, 67, of College Station, Texas passed from this life peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012. A private family committal service will be held at a later date.
The Sweetwater varsity volleyball teamâ€™s extended road swing â€” which contin-ues today at Seminole with a dual match against both Frenship and Seminole â€” has been productive so far.
The Lady Mustangs are 6-4 overall after defeating 5A Abilene Cooper 25-12, 25-22, 25-20 in Abilene on Thursday and then placing second in the Silver Bracket of Canyon Randallâ€™s two-day tournament.
Sweetwaterâ€™s freshman volleyball team went 4-0 to win the Sweetwater tourn-ament. Sweetwater defeated Southwest Christian 25-17, 25-15; Snyder 26-24, 20-25, 25-16; Big Spring 17-25, 25-12, 25-23; and Post 25-10, 25-13 in claiming the championship.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 119 calls for service, issued six citations and made eight arrests from Aug. 17-19, 2012.
The SPD received 67, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€” 800 block of E. 12th.
â€¢ Assault â€” 900 block of Circle Drive.
â€¢ Theft â€” 1800 block of Lamar.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Samantha Martinez, 22 â€” Warrant.
â€¢ Andrew Moran, 30 â€” Driving while intoxicated.
â€¢ Ray Gutierrez, 22 â€” Warrant.
â€¢ Joseph Lopez, 25 â€” Warrant.
â€¢ Wayne Holstine, 41 â€” Public intoxication.
â€¢ Salvador Salinas, 32 â€” Warrant.
Tuesday's local forecast is looking good with partly sunny skies and a high near 86, along with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Winds will be from the east at 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a low around 68. Winds will remain in the east at 10 to 15 mph.
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The Texas AgriLife Extension Serviceâ€™s annual Silver Clover Recognition Banquet celebrated its 45th year on Aug. 9, at Zentners Daughter Steak House in San Angelo.
Sweetwater Independent School District students will get a chance to meet their teachers this week. The following is a schedule of meet the teacher events for Sweetwater ISD.
â€¢ J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center will be having their Meet the Teacher from 5-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21.
â€¢ Sweetwater Middle School will be having their Meet the Teacher from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21.
â€¢ Southeast Elementary School (Kindergarten and first grade) will be having their Meet the Teacher from 5-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22.
Cooler temperatures seem to be making their way to Sweetwater on Monday, with sunny skies and a high near 95. Winds from the north-northeast around 5 mph will become southern winds later in the day.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a low around 68. Winds will be at the east-southeast at 5 to 10 mph. Be on the lookout for a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 p.m.
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