September 7th, 2012
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.
Following its 54-6 home victory over Westbrook in its Six-Man opener last week, Blackwell will stay at Hornet Stadium to host Jayton as it tries for a 2-0 start at 7:30 tonight.
Jayton figures to be a tougher opponent for Blackwell after defeating Lueders-Avoca 48-0 in its opener. The Hornets, who are coming off their first on-field win in nearly two years, are ranked as a one-point underdog against the Jaybirds but should be con-fident after last weekâ€™s win.
The weekend weather will be cooling off considerably, but not before a hot Friday forecast. Today will be mostly sunny and hot with a high near 103. Winds will be from the south at 15 to 20 mph, decreasing to 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Gusts could be as high as 25 mph.
Tonight, a 20% chance of precipitation comes in with along with a cold front. Skies will be mostly cloudy with a low around 62 and breezy. A north-northeast wind at 10 to 15 mph will increase to 20 to 25 mph in the evening, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Three officers from the Brown County Republican Women's Club of Brownwood, Texas were recently in Sweetwater to meet with a group of women in Nolan County who are interested in forming a Nolan County Republican Women's Club.
Introductions were made and general discussion followed about the direction our country is headed and concern was expressed that perhaps the Republican women in Nolan County have not done enough to help change this.
Around 9:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, the Sweetwater Police Department received a call about shots fired at Apple Creek Apartments on Hoyt Street in Sweetwater, according to Sweetwater Chief of Police Brian Frieda.
During the local Kiwanis Club meeting held on Wednesday, September 5 at Bee's Lunch Bucket, the group discussed their most recent project while looking ahead to their most popular fundraiser.
At the 2012 Sammy Baugh Classic held at Mustang Bowl, the Kiwanis Club joined forces with Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District), the Sammy Baugh Classic Organizing Committee--a branch of the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce and the Children's Miracle Network, in order to raise money for children receiving medical care at Hendrick Medical Center's new Children's Hospital.
One person pled guilty to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012.
Augustine Torres, with attorney John S. Young, pled guilty to engaging in organized criminal activity, a state jail felony. The offense occurred on July 30, 2011. The indictment states that Torres broke into or entered a vehicle without the consent of the owner, with the intent to commit theft.
Graveside services for Hazel May Dunlap, 93, of Colorado City â€” formerly of Roscoe â€” will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, at Roscoe Cemetery. Rev. Claudine Chaney will officiate and interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Dunlap died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, in Colorado City.
She was born May 25, 1919, in DeQueen, Arkansas. She married J.C. Hobbs on Feb. 2, 1951, in Clovis, New Mexico. Hazel was a homemaker and she was a Baptist.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 60 calls for service, issued three citations and made one arrest on Sept. 4, 2012.
The SPD received 27, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1300 block of James.
â€˘ Information only â€”Â 100 block of S. Hopkins.
â€˘ Assault â€”Â 600 block of E. Oklahoma.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1000 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Sexual assault â€”Â Sweetwater area.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Trevor Jones, 22 â€” Driving while intoxicated.