June 16th, 2011
A. B. Alvarado, age 68, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at Hendrick Medical Center.Â
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 17, 2011 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel recited by Pauline Gaona.Â
Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic ChurchÂ with Rev. Michael Rodriguez officiating.Â Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery.Â Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.Â
A memorial service for Catarino "Papa" Galvan, 82, of Roscoe, will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2011, at First United Methodist Church in Roscoe with Billy Joe Jay officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Galvan died Wednesday, June 15, 2011, in Lubbock.
He was born Feb. 13, 1929, in Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He married Maria Luisa Rodriguez on June 5, 1955, in San Diego, Texas. Catarino was a farmer and had lived in Roscoe for 40 years and attended the First United Methodist Church in Roscoe.
Emelia A. Garza, 70, of Loraine, passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, TX. Funeral services will be Friday, June 17, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Kiker-Seale Memorial Chapel. Pastor Paul Smith will be officiating services.
There will be a family visitation Thursday, June, 16, 2011 at 7: p.m. at the funeral home. All arrangements are under the care and direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.
The 10 and under Sweetwater Fastpitch Softball Association 2011 All Star team will play in Wichita Falls June 17-19 at the Texas State 10 and under tournament. Shown (front row, from left to right) are Kenley Reed, Maddie Hicks, Cyera Pieper, Kara Lehnert, Alicia Gomez, (back row, from left to right) Texas Williams, Alexe Alcala, Brianna Moriel, Aubri Espinoza and Emerald Torres. Not pictured are Kaci Webb and Alyssa Herrera. Coaches are Adrian Gomez, Dustin Lehnert and Eric Herrera.
The Roscoe City Council voted unanimously to approve a permit for having a fireworks show July 2. Roscoe City Manager Cody Thompson said they will consult with the fire department before they make the decision to go forward with the fireworks display as the date draws nearer, but said it was best to plan as if they will be able to have the show in case conditions improve.
Thompson pointed out that it has rained during the last two July 4th celebrations, causing the City of Roscoe to either cancel or cut their show in half.
The Sweetwater Enter-prise for Economic Devel-opment (SEED) Board of Directors met for their regular meeting on Monday morning, June 13, 2011 at the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce.
Action items approved at the meeting were the minutes from the May meeting and the payment of accounts payable. The financial statements from April 2011 were approved as well, with reports of various payments and projects in good standing.
According Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden, 1,116 acres were burned in a fire near Lake Trammell over the weekend. According to Nolan County Sheriff David Warren, the fire began on County Road 145 and was caused by a burning deer carcass. Ralph Lynch received a citation for the illegal burning during a burn ban. The Nolan County Commissioners recently passed an ordinance banning the sale or use of fireworks in the county.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 43 calls for service, issued one citation and made four arrests on June 13, 2011.
The SPD received 23, 911 calls.
â¢Â 1400 block of Stanely.
â¢Â 200 block of Elm.
Calls for service:
â¢ Theft âÂ 400 block of NE Georgia.
Arrested by SPD:
â¢ Joe Leija, 33 âÂ Warrant.
â¢ Danorris Smith, 20 âÂ Disorderly conduct/fighting.
â¢ Kenneth Acorn, 21 âÂ Disorderly conduct/fighting.
â¢ Shyvina Slaton, 17 âÂ Public intoxication.
Vernon Waldrop, 85, of Sweetwater, died Wednesday, June 15, 2011, in Sweetwater.
No services are planned. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Dennis Ray Strother, 57, of Sweetwater, passed away early Wednesday morning, June 15, 2011, at his home in Sweetwater after a lengthy illness.
Memorial services will be Saturday morning, June 18, 2011, at 10 a.m. at the McCoy Chapel of Memories in Sweetwater, Texas, with life long friend, Larry Smith, officiating.
Interment will take place at a later date at Ft. Davis Mountains.
The family will receive friends on Friday, June 17, 2011, from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home, 401 E. 3rd, Sweetwater, Texas.