July 15th, 2011
The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E.12th, encourages parents to get their children immunized now and not wait until school starts. Parents are reminded that all students entering kindergarten are required to have two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine, and two doses of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine; and all students entering seventh grade are required to have one dose of Tetanus and Diphtheria toxoids and acellular Pertussis vaccine (TDAP) vaccine, one dose of meningococcal vaccine, and two doses of varicella vaccine.
The Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED) Board of Directors met for their meeting on Monday morning, July 11, 2011 at the Chamber of Commerce building.
A winning bid for the 88 acre road construction was awarded to Epic Construction of Abilene and approved by the board. David Todd from Enprotec/Hibbs & Todd oversaw the bid selection and made the presentation.
A contractor for the Texas Department of Transportation will begin resurfacing 6.4 miles of SH 70 in Nolan County south of Sweetwater the week of July 18.
The project should be completed by mid-fall, weather permitting, said Mary Beth Kilgore, Abilene District public information officer.
This project will resurface and improve the portion of SH 70 from I-20 to almost two miles south of FM 1809. Motorists are urged to drive with caution and should be prepared for frequent changes in the routing around the construction zone, including at night.
JavaJax Live Music Venue announces an upcoming blues music performance by Blues Boy Willie. The event will be held on Saturday evening, July 16.
Snyder police officer, Corporal Darryl Campbell remained in critical condition Thursday after a near fatal gunshot wound to the head.
According to family and Snyder police however, Corporal Campbell continued to make improvements.
Those included slightly opening his eyes, moving both sides of his body, and apparently being weened off medication in hopes that he will fully wake-up.
During the recovery process at University Medical Center in Lubbock, there are officers with Corporal Campbell 24/7.
While he remains at the hospital, the support back home in Snyder has continued to grow.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 56 calls for service, issued seven citations and made two arrests on July 13, 2011.
The SPD received 20, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â˘ Criminal mischief âÂ 1200 block of E. Broadway.
â˘ Assault âÂ 100 block of S. Hopkins Road.
â˘ Theft âÂ 300 block of Lamar.
â˘ Theft âÂ 1800 block of E. Avenue A.
â˘ Theft âÂ 100 block of S. Hopkins Road.
â˘ Theft âÂ 700 block of SW Georgia.
Arrested by SPD:
â˘ Michael Woodward, 55 âÂ Warrant.
â˘Â Manuel Adames III, 27 âÂ Warrants.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Ray T. Reyes, 58, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 18, 2011, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Michael Rodriguez officiating.
A Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 17, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories, recited by Deacon Bill Butler.
Reyes died Thursday, July 14, 2011, at his home.
Clifford Wilson, born Nov. 10, 1933, passed away in his home on June 21, 2011, a the age of 77. He will be missed by his many friends and certainly by his family. Known as âdad,â grandad, âcoachâ and Cliff, he lived a rich and full life. Born in San Saba the youngest of seven children he earned his high school diploma then went to Angelo College to play football. He met and married Suzie Jameson in 1953.
GARLAND - Sweetwaterâs Senior League (ages 15-16) all-stars had more runs, hits and baserunners on Thursday than they did in their opening win the previous day at the Texas West Section 2 tournament.
Unfortunately, there was little clutch hitting, and not nearly enough outstanding pitching and defense this time around as Waco Southern handed Sweetwater its first loss, 15-4, at the South Garland Little League complex.
WACO - After scoring 14 runs against Wichita Falls in Wednesdayâs opener, Sweetwaterâs 10-11 year-old all-stars ran into a buzzsaw Thursday at the Texas West Section 2 Little League tournament as they fell to Fort Worth University, 10-0, in four innings.
Sweetwater, which failed to get a hit and had just one baserunner in the contest, must bounce back today in order to keep its sectional title hopes alive and stay in the tournament.Â