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May 10th, 2012

Letter carriers help stamp out hunger

May 10, 2012

The National Association of Letter Carriers will be having their annual food drive on Saturday, May 12. This Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the Stamp Out Hunger food drive.

National filmmaker to premiere controversial film in Abilene theater

May 10, 2012

A national filmmaker is bringing an international issue to a local theater through his latest project.
"Murder Capital of the World", an intense documentary from director Charlie Minn which highlights the drug war in Juarez, Mexico and its growing atrocities, will be premiering this weekend at the Premiere Cinema theater, located at the Mall of Abilene. The film will have a minimum run of one week starting this Friday, May 11 at 11:30 a.m. with weekend showtimes every two hours until 9:30 p.m.; weekday showtimes will begin at 1:30 p.m. with the same schedule.

DECA teams honored at school board meeting

May 10, 2012

A resolution honoring the 2012 Sweetwater High School DECA Teams State and National Qualifiers was presented at the recent Sweetwater ISD School Board Meeting.
Pictured receiving the resolution are  (l to r) Belinda Hefner, Spencer Young, Adrian Lopez, Gabriel Medellin, Alex Garcia, Christopher Gonzales and Cesar Arellano. Also in attendance was the SHS Principal Stacy Jones. 
Other DECA recipients not pictured are  Kinsey Browning, Kensi Jones, Bryson Wallace, Kaylen Whittenburg and Hailey Wilkinson.

Blotters for May 8, 2012

May 10, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 55 calls for service, issued seven citations and made two arrests on May 8, 2012.

The SPD received 20, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Family violence assault — Sweetwater.
• Burglary of a building — 500 block of E. Avenue A.
• Theft — 1000 block of W. 8th.
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.

Arrested by SPD:
• Ashley Runnels, 30 — Possession of a controlled substance.
• Justin Logston, 31 — Possession of a controlled substance.

Joyce Lynn Presswood Smith

May 10, 2012

Joyce Lynn Presswood Smith, 74, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012 in Abilene. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 11, 2012 at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road. Burial will follow at noon in the Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Nine Lady ‘Stangs get 5-3A recognition

May 10, 2012

Sweetwater advanced to the playoffs in softball for the first time in 15 years this season, and nine of the team’s players have earned all-District 5-3A honors to recognize that success.

May 9th

Alon gas pumps coming to Sweetwater

May 9, 2012

Alon gas pumps will soon be popping up at local 7-11 gas stations. Alon purchased hundreds of 7-11's in the region that sell Fina gasoline. Last week, Alon signs were put up at local 7-11 convenience stores. While the name will change from Fina to Alon, the curved red, white and blue stripes will remain the same.

City denies Atmos Energy rate change

May 9, 2012

The City Commission met for their monthly meeting on Tuesday morning, May 8, 2012 at City Hall.
Three bids were opened for construction on the 2011 TCDBG (Texas Community Development Block Grant Program) sewer improvement project. Two of the three bids were from San Angelo companies, while the third was from a Waco-based business.

Local TxDOT employees earn service awards

May 9, 2012

Local employees of the Texas Department of Transportation were recently honored for their years of service to the agency. Daniel Caballero (shown), who has since retired from the Nolan County maintenance office, was honored for 35 years with TxDOT.
Also honored but not pictured was Joe Ashley, a Nolan County maintenance transportation technician, who was recognized for five years of service. Lauren Garduno, P.E. (left), Abilene District Engineer, made the presentation during a meeting in Abilene.

Blotters for May 7, 2012

May 9, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 43 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on May 7, 2012.

The SPD received 21, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 2000 block of Lamar.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 400 block of Pine.
• Theft — 900 block of E. 15th.
• Burglary — 400 block of E. Avenue D.
• Assault — 400 block of NE Georgia.

Arrested by SPD:
• Jennifer Castor, 31 — Theft.
• James Somerlot, 31 — Public intoxication/warrant/resisting.

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