September 8th, 2012
During the Wednesday afternoon faculty meeting at Sweetwater Middle School, the teachers were given some great news that will once again make a huge impact at SMS.
The seventh graders are getting iPads.
Sweetwater High School Senior Courtnie Thompson was crowned the 2012 Homecoming Queen on Friday night, Sept. 7, 2012, during halftime of the homecoming football game. She is the daughter of Erica Hunt and Junior Hunt. She is shown with her escort, Romello Taylor. Thompson was crowned by the 1962 Homecoming Queen Betty Jamison Swann and the 1962 Mr. Mustang Buddy Alldredge.
William Richard âBillâ Norred died Sept. 6, 2012, in Dallas. Norred was a longtime resident of Sweetwater, having moved to a retirement community in 2003.
Norred was born in Snyder, Texas on Oct. 15, 1929, the son of the late Albert and Faye Norred of Sweetwater. He graduated from Sweetwater High School and the University of Texas. He served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict, and in 1953 went into business with his father in the Buick-Cadillac dealership in Sweetwater. He sold Norred Motor Co. in 1975 and worked for the next 25 years for Ludlum Measurements.
Aglow International Sweetwater Community Lighthouse will host their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 300 SE Georgia Avenue.
On Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, many members of the 1962 class of Sweetwater High School will gather in Sweetwater to celebrate their 50th year reunion. This Homecoming will being at the Exes Tea and Pep Rally at Sweetwater High School for those classmates who have come in for Friday's activities.
The Dual Credit Program at Sweetwater High School has been around for many years. In fact, SHS was one of the very first high schools in West Texas to partner with a college. The original partnership was with Texas State Technical College right here in Sweetwater. Many students took advantage of this program for many years and continue to do so now with the partnership of Western Texas College. WTC accredits the academic core courses, while TSTC continues its support by sponsoring specialty technology courses.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 49 calls for service, issued no citations and made no arrests on Sept. 5, 2012.
The SPD received 34, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
âą Family violence assault âÂ 900 block of Elm.
âą Assault âÂ 400 block of E. 15th.
âą Criminal mischief âÂ 100 block of Beryle.
âą Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon âÂ 1600 block of Grand.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had four calls for service, served one civil paper and made two arrests on Sept. 5, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
Betty Ruth Bruner, born July 18, 1927 in Roby, Texas to JT and Eula Feagan of Roby, died Sept. 1, 2012, at age 85.Â
Funeral services for Thelma Lee Johns, 78, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Sept. 8, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Chris Stephens officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Thelma died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Wayne Walton, age 84, of Hurst, Texas (Former resident of Sweetwater, Texas), passed away on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 at Bishop Davies Nursing Center in Hurst, Texas.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at Sweetwater Cemetery with Mike Sells and Chad Campbell officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.