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February 29th, 2012

Bobcats hold off SW rally

February 29, 2012

After a season-opening tie at San Angelo Lake View and splitting four games this past weekend at Lake View’s tournament, Sweetwater almost overcame two six-run deficits Tuesday against 5A San Angelo Central in the Mustangs’ home open-er. But the Bobcats held off a serious threat in the sixth inning, and held off another potential rally in the seventh for a 10-6 victory.
Sweetwater trailed 10-4 when Stephen May tripled with two outs to score Shawn Campbell and Cole Maxwell in the sixth inning and chase Central’s starting pitcher Jake Butler.

February 28th

Rico found not guilty of trying to murder son

February 28, 2012

Carlos Rico was the man at the center of a case that shocked the Big Country. In June of 2011, Rico strangled his young son, then dumped him along the side of Interstate 20 in Sweetwater. On Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, 32nd Judicial District Judge Glen Harrison found Rico not guilty of attempted capital murder by reason of insanity.
"It was my position all along that he was not competent to stand trial, but even much more important is he was not sane at the time of offense," said Michael Brown, Rico's attorney.

Grand opening slated for State Farm establishment

February 28, 2012

Though some changes are being made at the local level for State Farm, its new yet familiar agent wants to ensure that the company continually cares for its customers.
Richard Fergeson has taken over the State Farm establishment located on Broadway, but has been with the company since November 2009. He worked under local former State Farm agent Mike Reed until May 2011, when he began a nine month internship in Austin to make the transition into his new role beginning on March 1, 2012.

Chamber donates to Wood Bat Classic

February 28, 2012

Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce President Rodney Foster presented a check from the Chamber to Coach Roland Herrera on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. The donation will be used in the upcoming Wood Bat Classic Baseball Tournament. The tournament will start Thursday, March 1 and end Saturday, March 3.

Bull Bash raises $8,700

February 28, 2012

The Third Annual Ridin' For Cash bull riding champion was Guthrie Long of Gardendale, TX. Second place was Will Anderson of Haslet, TX; third place was Stormy Rasberry of Roby, TX; fourth place was McKennon Wimberley of Cool, TX; fifth place went to Bradley Brittion of Odessa, TX and the sixth place winner was Kyle Carson of Ranger, TX.
The Mutton Bustin Champion was Kaleb Hall of Sweetwater.

Blotters for February 24-26, 2012

February 28, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 141 calls for service, issued 17 citations and made six arrests from Feb. 24-26, 2012.

The SPD received 65, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 500 block of E. Ave B.

Calls for service:
• Disorderly conduct — 200 block of NE Georgia.
• Family violence assault — 1700 block of Hailey.
• Theft — 500 block of E. Louisiana.
• Family violence assault — 500 block of E. Louisiana.
• Criminal mischief — 900 block of Circle Drive.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 1000 block of Bawcom.

Arrested by SPD:
• Christopher Thompson, 29 — Warrants.

Jimmie Bennett

February 28, 2012

Funeral services for Jimmie Jeanette Bennett, 80, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 2, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Terry White officiating. Interment will follow at Belvieu Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Bennett died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at Abilene Regional Medical Center.

Archie M. Carr

February 28, 2012

Archie M. Carr of Sweetwater, loving husband, father and PawPaw went home to be with his Lord and Savior at the age of 74 on Feb. 27, 2012, surrounded by his family who loved him deeply. He will be greatly missed but his passion, his strength and his unconditional love for all of us will never be forgotten. Archie leaves behind his loving family and a multitude of friends.

Edward (Eddie) Longoria

February 28, 2012

Edward (Eddie) Longoria, age 30, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 in Amarillo, Texas.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel, recited by Maria Herrera.
Christian funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Deacon Bill Butler officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

Lady ‘Stangs visit Merkel after pair of wins at SW tournament

February 28, 2012

Sweetwater High School’s softball team is back on the road for a game at Merkel at 4 p.m. today.
Sweetwater is 6-2 overall after winning two of its three games at Sweetwater’s tournament. The Lady Mus-tangs began their event with a 13-2 win over Perryton this past Friday at the Jerry Collins Complex, lost to Clyde 8-5 later that day and beat Colorado City 6-3 in their final game Saturday.

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