June 18th, 2012
BIG SPRING, TX â€“ The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has developed an aggressive national mental health hiring initiative to improve recruitment and hiring, marketing, education and training programs and retention efforts for mental health professionals.
Cancer Services Network (CSN) plans to broadcast CancerCareâ€™s ConnectÂ® Workshop Part III of Cancer Survivorship: Living With, Though and Beyond Cancer. This workshop entitled Changing Roles and Responsibilities for Caregivers is scheduled on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, from noon to 1:30 p.m. This session is for cancer survivors, their families and friends. Information will be shared to help them cope with concerns that arise after treatment.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 57 calls for service, issued eight citations and made five arrests on June 14, 2012.
The SPD received 27, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1200 block of Towncreek.
â€¢Â Harassment â€”Â 700 block of W. Sixth.
â€¢Â Narcotics â€”Â 200 block of E. Fourth.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Little Johnny Gutierrez, 33 â€” Warrant.
â€¢ Cresencio Ruiz, 58 â€” Public intoxication.
â€¢ Gilbert Aguilar, 20 â€” Possession of marijuana/possession of dangerous drug.
â€¢ Alfred Arnold, 38 â€” Possession of marijuana/possession of controlled substance.
Roscoe Elementary Basketball Camp:
The Colorado City Rotary Club hosts its eighth annual Pat Taylor Memorial Night Golf Tournament and Steak Cookout June 30 at Colorado Cityâ€™s Wolf Creek Golf Links. The entry fee for the four-person ABCD scramble will be $60 per person and includes a steak dinner for players only. Additional dinners may be purchased for $10 for adults and $6 for children 10 and under.
Cart fees are not included in the entry fee. The number of carts are limited so players are encouraged to reserve early.
These students posed for a group picture on the final day of the two-day Roscoe Plowboy Football Camp held last week in Roscoe. The camp for students entering grades 2-9 was taught by Roscoe head coach Jonathan Haseloff and members of Roscoeâ€™s football coaching staff.
A pair of Mustang Baseball Camps were held this past week at Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s baseball field which is located just south of Nolan County Coliseum.
The first session (shown) had campers entering grades 1-5 next school year while the campers in the second session was for campers entering grades 6-9 next school year. Both of the camps were taught by Sweetwater head baseball coach Roland Herrera and members of the Mustang staff.
The Lilâ€™ Bratz league team placed first in league play and also placed first in the Sweetwater Summer Showdown and the district tournament. Top row from left are Annalise Espinoza, head coach Eli Espinoza, team mom Cindy Rodriguez, team mom Yvette Gomez, assistant coach Daniel Rodriguez, assistant coach Harry Rotan, assistant coach John Bennett, team mom Jennifer Pena; second row, Ellie Espinoza, Clarissa Gomez, Bethanee Rodriguez, Hadyn Rotan, Avery Bennett, Rebecca Pena; and bottom row, Kele Sweek, Laâ€™Vonna Sarabia, Samaria Sarabia, Summer Crain and Vanessa Bugarin.
The Lilâ€™ Bratz all-star team finished as the runnerups when they competed in a statewide softball tournament that was held recently. Pictured top row from left are Lilâ€™ Bratz head coach Eli Espinoza, assistant coach Daniel Rodriguez, assistant coach Harry Rotan, team mom Jennifer Pena, bookkeeper Yolanda Sarabia and assistant coach John Bennett; second row, Ellie Espinoza, Cindy Rodriguez, team mom Bethanee Rodriguez, Hadyn Rotan, Rebecca Pena, Samaria Sarabia, Laâ€™Vonna Sarabia, Avery Bennett; and bottom row, Shelby Dent, Faith Rosas, Milani Torres, Hana Hogan and Vanessa Bugarin.
While friends and family plan their summer road trips thereâ€™s good news again this week for drivers across the Lone Star State.Â The current average price for a gallon of regular unleaded in Texas is now $3.33, which is five cents less than last week, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.Â Drivers in El Paso are paying the most on average at $3.51, while drivers in Fort Worth are paying the least at $3.27. Drivers in Sweetwater are currently paying $3.29.