January 25th, 2012
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 37 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on Jan. 23, 2012.
The SPD received eight, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Unauthorized use of a vehicle â€”Â 1600 block of Grand.
â€˘ Fraud â€”Â 200 block of E. Fourth.
â€˘ Information only â€”Â 200 block of E. Fourth.
â€˘ Information only â€”Â 700 block of SW Georgia.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 900 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Family violence assault â€”Â 200 block of Jenny George.
â€˘ Runaway â€”Â 1200 block of Towncreek.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1700 block of Hailey.
Arrested by SPD:
Funeral services for Verna Mae Atkins, 90, of Ft. Worth and formerly of Loraine, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan, 28, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories in Sweetwater with Rev. Homer Reddic officiating. Interment will follow at Loraine Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Atkins died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, in Ft. Worth.
Many people can see a problem; few people will take action to resolve it.
Sweetwater resident Russ Petty noticed piles of trash accumulating around town â€” specifically around the Interstate 20 and Lamar Street area â€” and decided to take action.
Petty not only thought about the community, but how the trash might leave a poor impression to passers-by about Sweetwater.
"It's embarrassing," said Petty in a phone interview.
Shown is the Grand Champion Lamb/Champion Cross, shown by Yates Cypert with Judge, Marty Gibbs. The Reserve Champion Lamb/Champion Medium Wool was shown by Halee Sanderson.
The Nolan County Livestock Show will be held Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 through Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012.
The goat, lamb, rabbit and broiler shows took place on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 and the swine show took place on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012. The results from the lamb show are as follows:
Finewool Light Weight
1st â€”Â Emrick Wilson â€”Â Grand Champion
2nd â€” Laramie Thompson
3rd â€”Â Yates Cypert
4th â€”Â Sage Nelsen
5th â€”Â Cameryn Jones
6th â€” Brook Nervig
7th â€”Â Logan Cornutt
8th â€” Ty Crain
9th â€” Bailey Nervig
10th â€” Caden Cornutt
11th â€”Â Wade Allen
12th â€” Wade Allen
Finewool Heavy Weight
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 142 calls for service, issued 12 citations and made 13 arrests from Jan. 20-22, 2012.
The SPD received 63, 911 calls.
â€˘ 1800 block of Lamar.
â€˘ 2100 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ 800 block of Lemon.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Unauthorized use of a vehicle â€”Â 1800 block of Rose.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 500 block of Ash.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 100 block of S. Hopkins.
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€”Â 700 block of Neff.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Megan Treadway, 18 â€”Â City warrants.
â€˘ Elvia Lopez, 46 â€”Â City warrants.
â€˘Â Sydney Moore, 21 â€”Â Out of town warrant.
The Sweetwater High School varsity boys basketball team will complete the first half of District 5-3A play when it hosts Snyder at 7:30 p.m. today. Pictured, back row from left, are Patrick Palacios, Tino Martinez, Steven Torrez, Dylan Bennett, Kaleb Hoover, Gabe Medellin, Dylon Adames, Anthony Palacios, Taylor Jones; front row, Willie Norman, Brandon Hopkins (manager), Ashley Kincheloe (stats), assistant coach Jerrod Gee, head coach Al Hunt, Rachel Hunt (stats), Amy Witt (stats), and Cole Maxwell. Not pictured is Isaiah McGee.
District 5-3A competition hasnâ€™t been a lot of fun so far for Sweetwaterâ€™s basketball teams, as neither the girls or boys has managed to get a win so far. But that could change when both squads host Snyder in a varsity doubleheader today.
Approximately 100 acres of land were burned on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, in the southwestern portion of Sweetwater, started by electrical lines shaken by the wind shortly after noon, according to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden. Wind gusts were up to 55 mph with humidity in the teens.
The 2012 Star Search finals were held on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at the Sweetwater High School Auditorium.Â Many competed in the annual event, presented by the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club to benefit the A's 'R Us program.
Elementary division winners were third place, Alyson Moore (far right) singing with a slideshow, â€śPray;" second place, Kylie Reyes (second from left) and Mackenzie Hawkins (second from right) dancing to â€śTricky;â€ť and first place, Thomas Hernandez (far left) with his act of hula-hoop while dancing to â€śHulawockee.â€ť