May 1st, 2012
Outgoing Sweetwater Police Chief Jim Kelley has taken a phrase from the popular TV police drama ADAM-12, "to protect and serve", and has embraced that mindset in his past 35 years of local law enforcement service.
"It fits for wearing the badge," he says.
But on May 1, 2012, he officially steps out of the police chief role toward a new journey â retirement.
"Law and Order"
A Resolution honoring the 2012 Sweetwater High School Power Lifting Girls State Qualifiers was presented at the April Sweetwater Independent School District School Board meeting. Pictured receiving the resolution are (left to right) Loni Mendez, Cari Aguilar, Joslyn Rosas and Lexie Perez. Also in attendance was the Girls Power Lifting Coach Liz Miller.
The final outcome of Sat-urdayâs Class 3A bi-district softball playoff in Graham may not have been satisfy-ing for Sweetwater fans, but the 9-0 loss to Iowa Park told only part of the story.
Those who (like me) have followed the local high school sports scene in recent years have no doubt noticed how little success Sweetwater has had, especially in the âteamâ sports. But the schoolâs softball program, which had endured the longest playoff drought â 15 years â of any of them, at least did its part to change that.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at Family RV Center, located at 1410 NW Georgia or Interstate 20 exit 243.
The business is owned by Gil, Gabe and Grant Cherry. They offer sales and service on new and used recreational vehicles with Forest River, Sierra, Palomino, Puma, Sabre, Keystone Alpine, Cougar and Passport brands stocked.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 166 calls for service, issued 39 citations and made seven arrests from April 27-29, 2012.
The SPD received 76, 911 calls.
â˘ 700 block of E. Broadway.
â˘ 200 block of E. Broadway.
â˘ 2000 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â˘ Criminal mischief â 1600 block of Grand.
â˘ Theft â 500 block of Orange.
â˘ Information â 600 block of E. Oklahoma.
â˘ Theft â 1000 block of Coke.
â˘ Criminal mischief â 1400 block of Hughes.
Arrested by SPD:
â˘ Emilio Cabrera, 38 â Warrants.
â˘ Javier Flores, 32 â Driving while intoxicated.
James L. Baxter, age 89, of Rice, Texas, passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Dallas Veterans Hospital in Dallas.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on, Thursday, May 3, 2012 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Michael Howard officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories with the Nolan County Honor Guard. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
James was born May 31, 1922 in Huntsville, Texas to Edward David and Annie (McKing) Baxter. He married Opal Mae Moseley on Dec. 27, 1941, in
Each day people take a spoon of food and put it in their mouth. Where does all of that food come from? How does it get from the soil to the spoon? It is a long process that depends on many people across the country and sometimes around the world.
Responsible land management and care of our soil makes it possible to feed a population that is increasing, while agricultural land is decreasing.
National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities. This yearâs NIIW was April 21-28. Infants are particularly vulnerable to infectious diseases; that is why it is critical to protect them through immunizations. Each day, nearly 12,000 babies are born in the United States who will need to be immunized against 14-vaccine-preventable diseases before age two.
Cisco College offers their second annual Rural Leadership Program for people from the Big Country who are interested in becoming more proactive in todayâs changing world.
James Thomas âJ.T.â Allen, 94, died April 30, 2012, peacefully at his home. Services will be Thursday, May 3, at 10 a.m. at McCoy Funeral Home, 401 East 3rd in Sweetwater, with Ron McElyea officiating. Burial will follow at the Nolan Cemetery in Nolan, TX under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
J.T. was born on Jan. 1, 1918, in Sweetwater, Texas. He was the youngest child of Henrietta King Allen and Rowe Allen.