March 15th, 2012
A new church is opening in Sweetwater, and its leader is inviting everyone to learn more about it. This Sunday, March 18, 2012, the Followers of Jesus Christ will be meeting in their facilities at 922 Roscoe, on the corner of Roscoe and Poplar in Sweetwater (the former New Life Tabernacle).
Dearl Messick, the church's founder, is a resident of Loraine employed with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Along with being the pastor of the church, he has also written a book.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 52 calls for service, issued four citations and made two arrests on March 13, 2012.
The SPD received 21, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â˘ Criminal mischief â 600 block of SW Georgia.
â˘ Fraud â 1700 block of Hailey.
â˘ Fraud â 1100 block of Lamar.
â˘ Family violence/assault â 1000 block of View.
â˘ Burglary of a habitation â 1000 block of Walnut.
â˘ Theft â 2100 block of Bristol.
Arrested by SPD:
â˘ Raymond Balderas, 60 â Solicitation.
â˘ Arnulfo Castillo, 17 â Interference with emergency call and family violence/assault.
FRIDAY, MARCH 16
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams will play doubleheader at Wall at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams host Big Spring (district openers), 5 and 6:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, MARCH 17
Sweetwater JV hosts Jim Ned, noon.
Sweetwaterâs Cari Aguilar, Loni Mendez, Lexie Perez and Joslyn Rosas will compete at state meet in Corpus Christi.
Roscoe varsity teams at Hamlin meet.
Another overseas scam has recently hit Sweetwater. According to Sweetwater Police Officer Danny Heine, a local business was the victim of a scam involving a counterfeit money order sent to the Philippines by a local resident.
A number of updates were heard from the SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) staff during the group's board of directors meeting held on Monday morning, March 12, 2012 at the Chamber of Commerce.
Executive Director Ken Becker gave two updates regarding the Sweetwater Business Park to the board, one being that updated appraisal numbers need to be acquired for the industrial area. Following some discussion, the board decided to look at similar properties in order to determine the new number for interested clients in the future.
San Antonio â The Junior Market Barrows Show was held on Feb. 20, 2012, at the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Grand ChampionÂ Dark Crossbred honors were received by Taryn Cunningham of Breckenridge, Texas.Â Cunningham is currently a member of Stevens County 4-H. Her barrow, âBubblesâ was bred by Ty Lettow. Cunningham would like to attend Texas A&M University one day.
The Seventh Annual Child Abuse Awareness Family FunFair will be held Wednesday, April 4, from 4-6:30 p.m. with the special ceremony âTime of Remembranceâ from 6-6:30 p.m.Â Â Once again the Nolan County Coliseum Annex will be the site for this event.Â
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 37 calls for service, issued four citations and made two arrests on March 12, 2012.
The SPD received 8, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â˘ Theft â 1400 block of Hailey.
Arrested by SPD:
â˘ Jerry Meeks, 50 â Public intoxication third or more offense/criminal trespassing.
â˘ Joshua Maxwell, 17 â Injury to elderly/disabled and public intoxication/unauthorized use of a motor vehicle/resisting arrest.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served no civil papers and made five arrests on March 12, 2012.
Mary Alice Rae McQueen, 95, of Levelland, Texas, passed away on Friday, March 9, 2012.Â Mrs. McQueen had been a resident of the Levelland Nursing Home for the past five years.Â She was born on Jan. 24, 1917, in Talpa, Texas, to George Elliott and Lillie Mae (Maughan) Rae.Â She married Daniel Jackson McQueen, her husband of 53 years, on Aug.
Angel Caballero of Sweet-water placed 10th in the 275-pound weight class at the Region I, Division 2 Class 3A boys powerlifting meet Friday in Sundown.
Caballero lifted a total of 1,070 pounds. He was one of 14 boys from Sweetwater at the regional meet, but his accomplishment was not included in a story that ran in Mondayâs paper.