February 13th, 2012
The Sweetwater Fast Pitch Softball Association will have three more signups this month for participants who are ages 6-under through 14-under.
They will be on Monday, Feb. 13; Tuesday, Feb. 21; and Thursday, Feb. 23.
All signups will be held at the Jaycees Annex located on Crane Street. The cost for signing up will $65, and for those with a second sibling the cost will be $60.
All persons are asked to please bring a birth certificate to the signups.
ARLINGTON -- Daylon Bruce, 86, passed away peacefully in his home on February 10, 2012 surrounded by his family.
Memorial service: 1 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church of Arlington. Officiating, Dr. David Mosser and Rev. Dan Bruce. The family will receive friends in the parlor at 11 a.m.
Memorials: First United Methodist Church of Arlington Organ Fund or the charity of your choice.
The Roscoe Fire Department has just remodeled the front of the station and a new display for their 1938 Town and Country Pumper.
"The project could not have been done without the help of the City of Roscoe, Tax Board and Cody Thompson," said Roscoe Fire Department Chief Gary Armstrong. "This is just one of the community projects that is going on in Roscoe."
The annual Sweetwater Jaycees Miss Snake Charmer Scholarship Pageant is a time where young ladies from throughout the Big Country come together to compete for scholarship money. At last year's pageant, past queens were recognized for the 52nd year of the Miss Snake Charmer Pageant.
The annual pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. The pageant is open to all girls between the ages of 16-19 who live within a 75 mile radius of Sweetwater.
Representative Susan King hosted the Sweetwater Jaycees (Junior Chamber of Commerce) from Feb. 8-10, at the Texas State Capitol. For the sixth year in a row, Rep. King arranged for her colleagues in the House to get an up close and personal view of life in West Texas in the Outdoor Rotunda. The Sweetwater Jaycees took over duties of the Rattlesnake Roundup 51 years ago and have been coming to the Capitol for several years.
While droves of people will be celebrating love this Feb. 14, one local business will also commemorate 50 years of business.
On Feb. 14, 1962, Ludlum Measurements, Inc. was instituted in Sweetwater by Don Ludlum. The Oklahoma-born, Kansas-bred founder's early life encounters in business practices and customer service from his grandfather and father paved the way for Ludlum to glean experience.
On Monday evening, Feb. 13, 2012, the Sweetwater ISD Bands will treat the community to a â€śCoffee House Concertâ€ť in the Sweetwater High School Cafeteria. From 6-8:30 p.m., student musicians will perform, as audience members snack on desserts and soft drinks.
For just $5, each listener can fill his plate with desserts! The evening will start with the sixth grade band (at 6 p.m.), followed by the seventh and eighth grade band and jazz band at 6:30 p.m., and finally the high school band at 7:45 p.m.
The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Texas is one cent more than the average last week, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.Â The current statewide average is $3.39.
SWEETWATER, Texas â€” First Financial Bank, N.A., Sweetwater today announced the promotion of Renee Garcia to Assistant Vice President of retail banking.
â€śRenee is an experienced staff member who has proven her value to the bank,â€ť said Kirby N. Andrews, President and CEO. â€śWe are pleased to promote Renee to this important position and look forward to the contributions she will make to our customers and the Sweetwater community.â€ť
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued six citations and made three arrests on Feb. 8, 2012.
The SPD received 19, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Information â€”Â Sweetwater area.
â€˘ Information â€”Â Sweetwater area.
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€”Â 1600 block of Morris.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 1200 block of Elm.
â€˘ Information â€”Â 500 block of Newman.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Male juvenile, 14 â€” Delivery of marijuana in a drug free zone.
â€˘ Male Juvenile, 14 â€” Assault.
â€˘ Male Juvenile, 13 â€” Assault.