February 21st, 2012
Last Saturday the Sweetwater High School Mustang Band participated in the UIL Region Solo and Ensemble Contest at Abilene High School. Sweetwater earned more solo medals than any other AAA, AA or A school at the competition. Twenty student musicians made 1â€™s on their solos.
Just after midnight Friday morning, Feb. 18, 2012, an 18-wheeler and four other vehicles were involved in a wreck 25 miles south of Sweetwater on Highway 153. No injuries were reported in the wreck. The driver of the 18-wheeler was hauling beef from Amarillo to the San Antonio area.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 126 calls for service, issued eight citations and made two arrests from Feb. 17-19, 2012.
The SPD received 52, 911 calls.
â€¢ 400 block of E. Arizona.
â€¢ 1600 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Deadly conduct â€”Â 300 block of NE Georgia.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 300 block of SE Georgia.
â€¢ Criminal trespass â€”Â 900 block of Walnut.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€”Â 300 block of Patterson.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Eric Brown, 23 â€” Indictment warrant.
â€¢ Jeffery Williams, 32 â€” Indictment warrant.
Funeral services for Woodrow Wilson Fort, 99, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Phillip Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. Military Graveside Rites will be provided by the Nolan County Honor Guard.
A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Fort died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.
Corrie Juanita Kay, 86, of Sweetwater passed away on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at her residence.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahâ€™s Witnesses in Sweetwater. Arrangements are by Robert Massie Funeral Home in San Angelo.
Kristen Elizabeth Johnston, age 31, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, in Abilene, Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at 4th and Elm Church of Christ with Doug Crum officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Kristen was born on March 17, 1980, in Steubenville, Ohio to Phillip and Cynthia Jo Johnston. She was a member of Church of Christ.
After beginning its 2012 softball season by winning three of four games at the Abilene Ice Breaker tournament last week, Sweetwat-erâ€™s Lady Mustangs will be headed back that direction today for a single varsity game in Clyde at 4 p.m. In addition, the Sweetwater JV softball team is scheduled to play its season opener against Clydeâ€™s JV today following the varsity contest.
On Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, just before 2 p.m. there were two wrecks near the 255 mile marker close to the Adrian Road bridge. One car lost control, crossed the center barrier and was hit multiple times by oncoming traffic including an 18-wheeler in the west bound lanes.Â On the east bound side, a car swerved to miss debris and rolled over.Â There were a number of cars involved on that side as well.Â
A woman's back windshield was hit by a stray bullet on Friday evening, Feb. 17, 2012, in the Cato parking lot in Sweetwater.
According to Lt. Randy Hanes with the Sweetwater Police Department, police received a call regarding shots fired in the parking lot. Two officers were in the area near the Hampton Inn in Sweetwater and heard the shots. According to Hanes, the officers heard the multiple shots coming from the southeast, behind the Hampton Inn. It is believed that the shots were simply stray bullets from shots fired by someone hunting or discharging their firearm.
The third round of Texas Alumni Football for the area will be here in April, but this time, it will make dreams come true for many Roscoe and Sweetwater alumni.
Former high school players from Roscoe and Sweetwater have teamed up to form a team and live out this dream. The dream? Playing a game of football at Cowboys Stadium.
The games are open to all alumni of the Roscoe/Sweetwater area and the ages of the players will likely range from nineteen to mid-forties. The alumni team will play another alumni team from Commerce, a 3A school, northeast of Dallas.