July 23rd, 2012
Though he has yet to play a down, Joseph Banyard is one of the very few Sweet-water High School athletes who has made it to the top of his profession.
Last month, Banyard â€” a star running back at Sweetwater from 2004-06 who also had a standout college career at Texas-El Paso (UTEP) â€” signed a three-year contract with the New Orleans Saints as a rookie free agent. Banyard reports to the Saints for the start of their training camp in Met-airie, La. on Tuesday.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Harry Dwane Stevens, 80, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2012, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Charles Okonkwa officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A Rosary will be recited by Jim Petrie on Thursday, July 26, 2012, at 7 p.m. at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Early voting for the July 31, run-off primary election will begin on Monday, July 23, in the County Clerk's office â€” located at the Nolan County Courthouse (100 East Third), Suite 108 â€” from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The last day of early voting is Friday, July 28.
On the day of the runoff primary election â€” Tuesday, July 31, the polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
This year's eighth grade students and teachers at SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) will be reaping the benefits of a major technological shift that will change the educational outlook of the entire district.
Their very own Apple iPad.
Two people died and three were injured in a one-vehicle rollover at around 12:45 p.m. on Friday, July 20, 2012, in Sweetwater.
A traditional weekly family outing turned tragic when Kimberly Troutz Guynn was driving a 2005 GMC Suburban east bound on Interstate 20 mile marker 240 west of Sweetwater.Â Guynn was following another family vehicle when she began exiting the interstate and then abruptly swerved to re-enter the interstate. The driver over corrected to the left and the vehicle overturned. There were four generations of family in this vehicle.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 24 calls for service, issued no citations and made three arrests on July 19, 2012.
The SPD received 73, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 1900 block of Douglas.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 100 block of Presidio.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Travis French, 34 â€”Â Theft.
â€˘Â Gabriel Vadney, 30 â€”Â Theft.
â€˘Â Omard Walton, 29 â€”Â Criminal mischief/assault.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served three civil papers and made one arrest on July 19, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
Avondale Baptist Church
Greetings to everyone, from the Avondale Baptist Church family! We would like to invite you to come and visit us If you are looking for a loving church family. We welcome you to come and worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ with us. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street.
August 18 â€” on the year that marks the 32nd Annual Tejano Music Awards, Zeravla Entertainment announces Anjelique has once again been nominated for Best New Female Artist. Anjelique was nominated last year and made it all the way to the top five nominee ballot. Since the age of 15, Anjelique has been representing West Texas as a female artist. In December of 2011 Anjelique re-released her debut album, Regresa A Mi, with two original bonus tracks. She was voted as one of the Top 12 by the Tejano Music Industry. â€śI was surprised, excited and honored,â€ť says Anjelique.
Another phone scam has hit the Sweetwater area.
Hubery O'Pry shared that he recently received a phone call that showed up on his Caller ID as a private caller. He was informed that he was eligible to apply for a card to help with his medical expenses from the Medical Services Group, based in Atlanta, Georgia.
The caller told O'Pry that in order to obtain the card, he would need to share his information over the phone. O'Pry, however, said that he already has a card that assisted with his expenses through Medicare and Medicaid.
Numerous citizens headed to the Nolan County District Appraisal Office on Thursday morning, July 19, 2012 in protest of the increase of tax values. An employee of the office noted that the high number of protesting citizens came as a surprise; the heavy traffic in the office is expected to continue for the next couple of days.