August 8th, 2012
So many of the stereotypes associated with bikers are of the negative kind. Bikers tend to be avoided and are assumed to be violent individuals, and even worse when in a group. The general population only see leather clad, bandana-wearing, tattooed men and women that are loud, heavy drinkers, use colorful profanity and participate in all forms of debauchery. But would you believe there are a group of bikers that don't fit the common stereotypes?
Located at 606 E. Broadway is TanLand, owned and operated by Sondra Reeves. Reeves, who recently moved back from San Angelo, opened TanLand on Saturday, July 7, and offers by the minute, monthly and yearly memberships for tanning beds, in-house or mobile spray tanning (service by appointment only). Currently her hours are 3-9 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Reeves will soon be adding clothing and accessories to her inventory.
Two volleyball camps are being held this week at Sweetwater Middle School. Some of the girls in the morning session, which runs through Friday, are shown here. An afternoon camp is also being held through Thursday at the SMS gym for younger girls.
Volleyball players at the high school level are also having their first workouts this week at the SHS gym to get ready for the 2012 sea-son, where the Lady Mustangsâ€™ opening matches will be played here next Monday and Tuesday.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 42 calls for service, issued two citations and made three arrests on Aug. 6, 2012.
The SPD received 33, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€” 700 block of James.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Matthew Woodall, 17 â€” Theft.
â€˘ Jacory Royal, 17 â€” Theft.
â€˘ Female Juvenile, 16 â€” Directive to apprehend/evading.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served no civil papers and made three arrests on Aug. 6, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Lashondrick D'Lon Richardson, 21, of Sweetwater â€”Â Warrant/bond forfeiture.
Today's Sweetwater weather is looking at remaining under the century mark, with a high near 99. A 30% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms are a possibility through the morning hours. Light and variable winds in the morning will shift to the southwest at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight, the chance of precipitation continues with scattered showers and thunderstorms forecasted, partly cloudy skies, and a low of 76. East to southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph will change after midnight and come from the south.
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Hannah Vermillion and Natalie Barela, piano students of Noreen Carson, participated in the All-Star Festival during the Texas Music Teachers Association's annual convention held in June in Grapevine receivingÂ superior ratings for theirÂ performances.
The Sweetwater Independent School District completed a process last year which included public input, surveys and a committee of students, parents, teachers, principals and administrators to come up with an improved dress code for Sweetwater ISD schools. "We began with a public forum months ago where the students modeled standard attire. Although standard attire did not receive the majority of votes, a definite majority supported change," stated Assistant Superintendent Kathy Smartt. "The committee worked diligently to address the specific concerns of sagging and cleavage.
The 2012 Jump Rope Camp is off to a great start. The camp began Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, with 29 children in the morning class and 29 in the afternoon class.
This is Rajeania Pittman's 12th year to coach the Jump Rope Team. Overall, the Jump Rope program has been going on for over 20 years, with this being the sixth year for the camp.
Instructors at the afternoon camp were Sarah Tegethoff, Madison Meneses, Carly Johnson and Bryce Hamilton.
One person entered a guilty plea during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012.
Patrick Lemone Hutson, Sr., with attorney Jacob Blizzard, pled guilty to family violence assault, a third degree felony, which occurred on May 19, 2012.
For his plea, Hutson received three years of community supervision. He will have to pay a $1,000 fine, $309 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees. He will also have to serve 160 hours of community service and shall attend and successfully complete the Male Batterers Intervention Program.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 140 calls for service, issued four citations and made 13 arrests from Aug. 3-5, 2012.
The SPD received 76, 911 calls.
â€˘ 400 block of Hailey.
â€˘ 100 block of W. Arkansas.
â€˘ 100 block of NE Georgia.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Runaway â€” 800 block of E. Alabama.
â€˘ Assault â€” 1600 block of Grand.
â€˘ Burglary of a building â€” 1300 block of W. Broadway.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 1300 block of W. Broadway.
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle x2 â€” 1300 block of W. Broadway.
â€˘ Family violence assault â€” 1300 block of Walnut.