July 28th, 2012
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has four dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a female chihuahua, a male Labrador and two males mixed breeds, one being a puppy. According to Sweetwaterâ€™s animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.
Nancy R. Meneses, age 54, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Thursday, July 26, 2012 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 30, 2012 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home chapel recited by Maria AcuĂ±a.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Charles Okonkwo officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Kenneth L. â€śCoachâ€ť Dismuke, 85, of Uvalde, passed away July 18, 2012. He was born Oct. 26, 1926, in Plava, Texas to the late Luther Jackson and Mary F. Love Dismuke. Kenneth was a coach and teacher retiring from Southwest Texas Junior College and a member of The First United Methodist Church of Uvalde.
Kenneth is survived by his daughter, Debbie Horton and husband Bob of Victoria; a sister, Juanita Shields of Owasso, Okla.; two grandchildren, Lindi Horton, Cody Horton and wife, Bianca; and two great-grandchildren, Haley Horton and Carly Jo Horton.
Master Chip Townsend, owner of the area-wide Team Chip Tae Kwon Do centers, spoke to the local chapter of the Rotary Club during their lunch-time meeting on Monday, July 23 at the local TSTC (Texas State Technical College) campus.
Before his presentation, Townsend showed two video clips to Rotarians showcasing his extraordinary ability of breaking boards, concrete slabs and other objects. The second video, courtesy of ESPN, featured Townsend and several of his students at a competition where he broke a world record.
AARP Driver Safety Program is giving a special offer to all teachers and personnel employed by the school system, as well as all who are retired, to take the Driver Safety Course for $5. The course is good for three years and those who complete the course could get up to 10% off on car insurance. Call your insurance agent for information as to how much you could save. Sweetwater Independent School District is sponsoring the classes which will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at the Sweetwater High School. The building is located at the corner of Crane and 12th Street.
Shown from left to right are Stephen May, Sean Morrow, Caroline Brennan, Cameryn Jones, Blake Young and Kyle Lambert. Not pictured are Advisors Ms. Katy Harkey and Mr. Cory Rains. These members of the Sweetwater FFA Chapter Officer Team attended the Texas FFA State Convention in Corpus Chirsti, July 9-14. They served as voting delegates in the election of the coming year's State FFA Officers as well as participated in other state association business.
Nolan County has recently seen some much needed rain in the area.
On July 26, 2012, Oak Creek received 0.78 inches of rain, Lake Trammell received 0.95 inches of rain and Lake Sweetwater received the most with 2.36 inches of rain. For 2012, Oak Creek has received 13.60 inches of rain, while Lake Trammell has received 14.60 inches of rain and Lake Sweetwater has received 13.95 inches of rain.
The filter plant received 0.61 inches of rain with its total for the year at 11.98 inches of rain.
Booster B has received 12.75 inches of rain for the year, with 2.20 of those inches on Thursday.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 38 calls for service, issued six citations and made no arrests on July 26, 2012.
The SPD received 31, 911 calls.
â€˘ 1200 block of Lamar.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had four calls for service, served two civil papers and made one arrest on July 26, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Alfonso G Arevalo, 31, of Sweetwater â€”Â Theft by check with previous conviction.
Calls for service:
â€˘ 911 â€”Â CR 109.
â€˘ Reckless driver â€”Â I-20 MM 249 W/B.
â€˘Â Stranded motorist â€”Â FM 608.
â€˘Â Inmate transport/medical â€”Â Rolling Plains ER.
A large group of students â€”Â a total of 76 â€”Â entering grades 3-9 invaded Mustang Bowl this past week to participate in a Mustang Football Camp. In addition to emphasizing skills and drills, the camp included punt, pass and kick instruction and competitions.
Sweetwater High School fans will get a chance to meet the new SHS coaches at a â€śMeet the Mustang Coachesâ€ť event which is set for Thursday, Aug. 16 from 6-8 p.m.
The event will be held at Sweetwaterâ€™s Dairy Queen on 1608 Lamar Street.
All of the proceeds from the event will be used for the Sweetwater High School athletic program.