September 24th, 2012
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 92. Winds will be from the south at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies and a low around 64, with south-southeast winds at 10 to 20 mph.
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Billy Pat Pendergrass ("Pat") was born near Dexter, NM, but grew up in Sweetwater, TX. He was a top student, earned his Quartermaster Sea Scout Badge (equivalent to the Boy Scout Eagle, and earned in a town with little water), and his Eagle Scout Badge, played football in a leather helmet with no face mask, and ran the 880. He was a columnist for the school newspaper and a finalist in "Ready Writing". He was swimming instructor at the municipal pool and waterfront director for all summer camps of the BSA Buffalo Trails Council.
Graveside services for Janie Lou Reynolds, 67, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at Abilene Municipal Cemetery. Rev. Ward Hayes will officiate and interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 at McCoy Funeral Home.
Reynolds died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at her residence.
Jesse Alfred Lawhon, age 77, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
First Financial Bank in Sweetwater has been paying it forward by showing kindness and encouraging others to do the same and pass on the kindness to others. FFB has their own motto, "Pay It First."
Eric vonAtzigen is shown purchasing tickets for the 48th Annual Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Banquet from Tina Browning. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased a the Chamber offices at 810 E. Broadway.
By Belinda Serrano
In looking back over his past year as Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce President, Rodney Foster has come to realize that life truly is sweet in Sweetwater.
In contrast to the national economy, Foster says that Sweetwater has been a fortunate community in which to live, with a varied economic foundation that enables the city to thrive.
"A diverse economic base combined with our greatest attribute--great people, allows our community to enjoy a great reputation for raising a family," said Foster.
Many grandparents, parents, other family members and friends visited students at a special Grandparents Lunch at J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. Shown are Tyler Ramirez and his grandmother, Juanita Jimenez.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 52 calls for service, issued two citations and made two arrests on Sept. 20, 2012.
The SPD received 30, 911 calls.
â€˘ 2200 block of Robert Lee.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Duty on striking fixture â€”Â 800 block of E. Alabama.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1200 block of Mustang Drive.
â€˘ Assault â€”Â 100 block of W. Avenue C.
â€˘ Assault â€”Â 1500 block of Cypress.
â€˘ Retaliation â€”Â Sweetwater area.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ Fraud â€”Â 100 block of W. Avenue B.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Richard Sande, 25 â€” Family violence assault.
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 have Sunday school classes for all ages and we have great teachers for all of the classes. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street.