August 16th, 2011
Nolan County has recently seen some much needed rain in the area.
From Aug. 12-14, Oak Creek received 0.36 inches of rain, Lake Trammell received no rain and Lake Sweetwater received 0.15 inches of rain. For 2011, Oak Creek has received 3.13 inches of rain, while Lake Trammell has only received 1.00 inch of rain and Lake Sweetwater has received 1.99 inches of rain.
The filter plant received 0.47 inches of rain last week with its total for the year at 3.47 inches of rain.
Booster B has received 2.01 inches of rain for the year, with 0.50 of those inches last week.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 137 calls for service, issued 29 citations and made nine arrests from Aug. 12-14, 2011.
The SPD received 53, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 1400 block of James.
â€˘ Family violence assault â€”Â 400 block of Fisher.
â€˘ Duty upon striking â€”Â 400 block of E. Alabama.
â€˘ Unattended death â€”Â 600 block of E. Avenue C.
â€˘ Assault â€”Â 700 block of E. Arkansas.
Arrested by SPD
â€˘ James Gray, 40 â€”Â Reckless driving and driving while license invalid.
â€˘ Antonio Flores, 38 â€”Â Public intoxication.
â€˘ Lauren Pardue, 19 â€”Â Warrant.
Kirby Andrews, United Way Board Member receives a check for $3,300 from Oncor Area Manager Jim Clements. Each year Oncor matches the employee contributions in each of its cities.
There is no central repository of vaccination records. The only records that exist are the ones you or your parents were given when the vaccines were administered and the ones in the medical record of the doctor or clinic where the vaccines were given.
Teresa Slaton has been awarded the double honor of Teacher of the Year for Sweetwater Intermediate School and SISD Teacher of the Year for the 2010-2011 school year.
Slaton is a fourth grade teacher and ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher at Sweetwater Intermediate School. All of her 18 years of teaching have taken place in Sweetwater ISD.
Slaton graduated Cum Laude from Angelo State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education.
Funeral services for James "Jimmy" LeRoy Stevens, 81, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Keith Clowers officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Stevens died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at his residence.
Funeral services for Dan William Carter, Sr., 89, of Sweetwater, will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, at First Presbyterian Church Chapel with Rev. Earl Stewart officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Carter died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011, at Sweetwater Healthcare Center.
MONDAY, AUG. 15
Sweetwater teams play at San Angelo Grape Creek â€” freshmen at 5 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7 p.m.
TUESDAY, AUG. 16
Sweetwater teams play Seminole and Midland Lee at Seminole â€” matches will be played at 6:15 and 7:30 p.m., respectively.
THURSDAY, AUG. 18
Roscoe varsity and JV teams host San Angelo Grape Creek (scrimmage), 6 p.m.
Blackwell varsity hosts Patton Springs (scrimmage), 6 p.m.
FRIDAY, AUG. 16
Sweetwater teams host San Angelo Lake View (scrimmage) â€” freshmen at 5 p.m., JV at 6:15 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
WOODROW â€” While his teamâ€™s execution wasnâ€™t as crisp as heâ€™d hoped and the No. 1 unit failed to get into the end zone, Sweetwater head football coach Craig Slaughter was also encouraged by much of what he saw in the Mustangsâ€™ season-opening scrimmage with Lubbock Cooper as the teams battled to a 1-1 draw on Friday.
And the final result was clearly much better than in 2010 when Lubbock Cooper dominated the teamsâ€™ scrimmage at Sweetwater, winning by a 4-0 count.
School is almost in session, but before those school bells ring, one more thing is left to complete the summertime schedule.
This year's Tax Free Weekend marks 13 annual weekends that Texas has been generating savings for families in the Lone Star State, which will take place on Friday, Aug. 19 through Sunday, Aug. 21. Originally set for the first weekend of August, the dates were pushed back in 2007 so that the three-day holiday would be closer to the beginning of the school year.