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August 22nd, 2012

UPDATE: Whataburger’s Biggest Fans hold auction after completing tour

August 22, 2012

UPDATE: Karl and Carol have just announced lower prices ($15 or less, postage and insurance not included) on their auction items. Visit www.karlboyd.com and click on Karl's Korner to learn what's still listed.

When Karl and Carol Hoepfner--a retired couple from Rockport, TX and “Whataburger’s Biggest Fans”--made their stop at the Sweetwater location in November 2011, they were more than halfway done in their pursuit to visit every Whataburger restaurant in the country.
As of August 8, 2012, they made their 729th visit to Whataburger, thus completing their journey.

Roscoe’s Memorial Park receives historical plaque

August 22, 2012

A historical plaque at Memorial Park in Roscoe commemorating the Bankhead Highway was dedicated on Tuesday morning, August 21.
Broadway Street — before being used as part of US Highway 80 and Interstate 20, was part of the Bankhead Highway, an early route that stretched from Washington, DC to San Diego, California.

Blotters for August 20, 2012

August 22, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 42 calls for service, issued no citations and made three arrests on Aug. 20, 2012.

The SPD received 24, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Unauthorized use of a vehicle/injury to elderly — 1000 block of W. Avenue C.

Arrested by SPD:
• Jennifer Blackledge, 32 — Family violence assault.
• Jonathan Clappison, 37 — Family violence assault/impeding breath.
• Aaron Wehnes, 17 — No drivers license.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 12 calls for service, served no civil papers and made no arrests on Aug. 20, 2012.

Ordra Fay Jones Smith

August 22, 2012

Ordra Fay Jones Smith, 83, of Roscoe went to be with her Lord and Savior on Aug. 22, 2012. She was born June 19, 1929, to Charlie Alford and Jettie Ordra Smith Jones. She was the youngest of six children. Ordra grew up in Fisher County and attended school at Hobbs and Sweetwater. She married Walter Lloyd Smith, Sr. on May 11, 1946, and to this union three children were born.

New Sweetwater coaches introduced

August 22, 2012

Giles Montgomery (second from left), Chad Copeland, Zach Harrell and Tony Cortez were among the new football coaches in Sweetwater who were introduced during “Meet the Mustangs” Saturday at the high school gym.

Wednesday's weather for Sweetwater

August 22, 2012

Today looks like the last day we'll be seeing a relief from the heat in Sweetwater. Expect mostly sunny skies and a high near 98 with winds from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 70. Winds will be from the southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
Stay on top of your local forecast by heading on over to weather.gov.

August 21st

Highland to have Meet the Teacher, Big Blue Preview

August 21, 2012

Highland Independent School District will have their Meet the Teacher event from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23.
PTO members will be serving brisket sandwiches from 5:30-7 p.m.
Also, the Big Blue Preview will begin at 7 p.m. in the Activity Gym. Students are encouraged to bring their families to meet and greet each other and the Hornet athletes.

Pre-K classes offered at J.P. Cowen

August 21, 2012

Sweetwater ISD prekindergarten classes are offered at J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center in the mornings and afternoons. To be eligible for enrollment in a PK class, a child must be 3 or 4 years of age on Sept. 1 of the current school year and must:
1. Be unable to speak and comprehend the English language.
2. Be educationally disadvantaged (eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program).
3. Be homeless.

Preliminary autopsy results revealed on body found at park

August 21, 2012

According to Sweetwater Chief of Police Brian Frieda, the preliminary autopsy results for the body found at Newman Park on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, were revealed. The body was sent to Lubbock for an autopsy. The results of the autopsy indicated that the man found, Robert Owen Geiger, 67, of Sweetwater, died of self inflicted injuries made by three gunshots by a small caliber gun.
On Friday, midmorning, the Sweetwater Police Department received a call about an individual laying near the tank at Newman Park in Sweetwater with gunshot injuries.

Three vehicles involved in morning wreck

August 21, 2012

Three vehicles were involved in a wreck on Tuesday morning, Aug. 21, 2012 on the corner of Josephine and Hailey Streets in Sweetwater.
Sweetwater EMTs were dispatched to the scene and at least one transport was made to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
No further details were available by press time.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 19 Football Sweetwater varsity will host Snyder, 7:30 p.m. Roscoe varsity will play...
Today’s 7:30 p.m. match-up between Sweetwater and Snyder won’t affect either team’s playoff chances...
Sweetwater’s tennis team begins its fall district season by hosting Big Spring star-ting at 9 a.m....

 

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