September 13th, 2011
Shown from left to right are Joni Coons, Beverly Campbell, Helen Manroe (Director of Development for Tenaska), Lloyd Harris (Tenaska Community Representative), Austin Mullins and Terry Blankenship. Tenaska recently gave a $2,500 donation to the BEST robotics program. The program kicked off at Texas State Technical College on Saturday. Participants were introduced to the game where rules were reviewed and a demonstration was provided before entry kits were distributed to each school. Area schools involved include Sweetwater, Roscoe and Highland.
The Snyder police officer and former Sweetwater police officer recovering from a gunshot wound to the head is making steady progress.
Corporal Darryl Campbell is still in a Lubbock rehab center. Friends and family say his recovery has been miraculous. Snyder Police Chief Terry Luecke says members of the police force visit him often and it lifts everyone's spirits to see him doing better.
Campbell was able to make an appearance at an August concert held in his honor. He has been slowly regaining speech and motor skills.
September is National Cholesterol Education Month and to acknowledge this occasion Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital Lab will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E. 12th, on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to offer free cholesterol screening.
Aida Pantoja and State Representative Susan King are pictured together at Mexico Lindo Family Restaurant in Roscoe. A luncheon was held at the restaurant on Thursday, Sept. 8, in honor of King.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 150 calls for service, issued 23 citations and made nine arrests from Sept. 9-11, 2011.
The SPD received 26, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Burglary of a building â€”Â 400 block of E. New Mexico.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 600 block of Jack Lambert.
â€¢ Family violence assault/failure to report felony â€”Â 500 block of Newman.
Arrested by SPD
â€¢ Male juvenile, 13 â€”Â Assault, class A.
â€¢ Ashley Lopez, 25 â€”Â Warrant.
â€¢ Tabatha Decker, 18 â€”Â Warrant.
â€¢ Mary DeLeon, 33 â€”Â Warrant.
â€¢ Fernando Ramirez, 22 â€”Â Warrant.
Daniel G. Martinez, Sr., age 74, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 at Hendrick Medical Center.Â
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Johnny Deleon officiating.Â Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery.Â Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.Â
Daniel was born on May 21, 1937 in Eskota, Texas to Pascual and Felipa (Gomez) Martinez.Â He worked as a cement pipe manufacturer for Gifford-Hill-American before retiring.Â
Ryan Linebaugh has been named as Sweetwaterâ€™s Football Player of the Week. Linebaugh, a 5-9, 165-pound junior who starts at running back and linebacker, was the Mustangsâ€™ leading rusher and tackler this past week against Levelland in a 27-8 victory. On defense he had nine solo tackles, three for a loss, plus six assisted tackles, one sack, one quarterback knockdown, one big hit and one defensed pass. On offense, Linebaugh rushed for 91 yards and two touchdowns, including a 34-yard clinching TD with 6:43 remaining.
First Downs â€” 40; Rushes-yards â€” 117-453; Passing yards â€” 186; Total yards â€” 639 (213.0 avg.); Passing â€” 16-33-3; Fumbles-Lost â€” 5-2; Penalties-Yards â€” 18-171; Points scored â€” 44 (14.7 avg.).
First Downs â€” 35; Rushes-yards â€” 89-300; Passing yards â€” 272; Total yards â€” 572 (190.7 avg.); Passing â€” 38-70-5; Fumbles-Lost 4-1; Penalties-Yards â€” 19-170; Points allowed â€” 25 (8.3 avg.).
Highland (1-2) won its first game of the season this past Friday by defeating Novice, 70-52.
The Sweetwater Middle School seventh grade Red team was the only winner in season-opening football action this past Thursday as it defeated Levelland 36-0.
Jacoby Hunt ran for five touchdowns in the victory. His TD runs went for 14, 48, 28, 4 and 70 yards. In addition, Hunt had a 63-yard run to Levellandâ€™s 14-yard line to set up his first TD. Jordan McGee had a pair of two-point conversion runs and Daniel Olguin one.