July 4th, 2012
Officers of the Sweetwater Police Department were alerted to the 1100 block of Alamo Street in Sweetwater close to noon on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, when a call came in to the station about three bodies being found in a residence on that street.
The Sweetwater Fire Department was also called and had several units at the residence, but soon left the residence.
According to authorities, everything was okay at the residence as a person who had delivered a meal to the house was off of prescribed medication and thought he saw dead bodies.
The 10 and under all stars from Sweetwater Fastpitch recently competed in the state tournament in McKinney Texas. The team ended up being state champions. The girls are Zoe Cornett, Alicia Gomez, Madison Hernandez, Zoee Jeffrey, Elli Lehnert, Kendale Orozco, Liberty Saenz, Mia Valdez, Rose Vera, Jazi Villa and Kaci Webb. Coaches are Ryan Jeffrey, Adrian Gomez, Samantha Webb and Chris Gomez.
First Financial Bank offered grilled goodies to their customers on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at their motor bank to celebrate Independence Day. They grilled up hot dogs and chicken and also served lemonade. Shown above is Connie Saenz handing goodies to a customer.
Roscoe ISD (Independent School District) has applied for the Texas High Performance Schools Consortium through the TEA (Texas Education Agency).
The Consortium, according to the TEA website, is "a group of up to 20 districts and open-enrollment charter schools charged with informing the governor, legislature, and commissioner of education concerning methods for transforming public schools through the development of innovative, next-generation learning standards, assessment, and accountability systems."
Today, Old Glory is flying, as its spectators might be carrying a bit more pride within them. The melody of the Star-Spangled Banner resonates loudly or perhaps in their minds. July 4th--Independence Day in America, can be called a symbol of patriotism for Americans as they enjoy a day off from work.
But how was the day incepted? Several events and dates paved the way for America to celebrate her birthday--all the way back to April 1775 when the first battles of the Revolutionary War began and a handful of people craved independence from England.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 37 calls for service, issued one citation and made three arrests on July 2, 2012.
The SPD received 58, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘Â Theftâ€”Â 300 block of E. Alabama.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Lewis Hill, 37 â€” Driving while license invalid with previous conviction.
â€˘ Deanna Howard, 18 â€” Driving while license invalid with previous conviction.
â€˘ Dalton Dauel, 21 â€” Theft/warrant.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 15 calls for service, served no civil papers and made one arrest on July 2, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
If youâ€™re a driver who has too much to drink at a Fourth of July barbecue, or youâ€™re a party host, restaurant or bar owner whoâ€™s concerned about a guest whoâ€™s overindulged and want to make sure that person gets home safely, AAA Texas is offering members and non-members alike our Tipsy Tow program. Itâ€™s a program designed to make sure everyone who needs a ride home during the holiday gets home safely.
Two blood drives will take place in Sweetwater on Thursday, July 5, from noon until 6 p.m. One blood drive will take place inside the Lions Club building at 1501 Lamar, and a bloodmobile will be parked at the Nolan County Courthouse. Blood shortages occur most often during the summer months, especially around holidays.
Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E.12th, will have their annual immunization fun day event on Wednesday, July 11 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-6 p.m. This is a normal day for immunization clinic but the health department has set this day to emphasis the importance of making sure your childâ€™s immunizations are up-to-date.Â The health department plans to make it a special day for the children; each child receiving immunizations will receive rewards. Also, parents will have a chance to win a $50 gas card.
Many local students in grades second through eighth attended a drama camp at Sweetwater High School, led by Sweetwater High School drama students and SHS drama teacher Melody Copeland. A show of Copeland's adaptation of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe took place at on Friday, June 29, 2012, at the SHS Auditorium.