July 26th, 2011
Rick and Patty Davis of Sweetwater have been volunteering their time and money at the Garden of Memories cemetery in Sweetwater for the past five years. In addition to landscaping, watering and general maintenance of plots, they donated $200 towards the water bill. Rick and Patty don't just tend their own family plots; the plots of family friends are also looked after. The couple knows that not everyone can make it out to the family plots on a regular basis, so they keep an eye on things.
The Nolan County Commissioners' Court met for its regular meeting on Monday morning, July 25, 2011 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Though two commissioners were away â€” Terry Willman of Precinct 1 in New York City and Precinct 3 Commissioner Tommy White in the Dominican Republic, several matters were still deliberated on by the other half of the group (Precincts 2 and 4 Commissioners Terry Locklar and Tony Lara, respectively).
The Sweetwater Jack in the Box has been closed since Friday, July 8, 2011, according to the Jack in the Box corporate office. According to the corporate office, the franchisee of the location is Clarissa Kopchak of Stephenville, who also owns the Jack in the Box in Abilene that is also closed. Many calls to Kopchak remain unanswered and messaged have not been returned. It is unknown whether the closings are temporary or permanent.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 130 calls for service, issued 12 citations and made 12 arrests from July 22-24, 2011.
The SPD received 85, 911 calls.
â€¢ 800 block of E. Oklahoma.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Theft â€” 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€” 500 block of Locust.
â€¢ Theft â€” 100 block of Hill.
â€¢ Theft â€” 200 block of Lamar.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€” 1900 block of Avalon Drive.
â€¢ Evading arrest/detention â€” 1300 block of Alamo.
Arrested by SPD
â€¢ Gloria Medina, 47 â€” Warrant.
â€¢ Curtis Quintana, 42 â€” Public intoxication.
Sweetwater Youth Soccer registration will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 1 and Tuesday, Aug. 2 and again on Friday, Aug. 5 at Hibbett Sports, located at 1008 East Broadway Street. There will be no late registration. Sweetwater Youth Soccer is open to boys and girls between the ages of 4-12 years. The soccer season will start on Saturday, Sept. 10. Registration is $45 per child and $40 for each additional sibling. Sponsorship is also being accepted. For more information, contact Mindy Bowen at 325-725-3144 or Ray Browning at 325-933-0427.
AMARILLO, Texas, â€” Hastings Entertainment, Inc., a leading multimedia entertainment retailer with 145 stores in 20 states has announced the closing of its 1102 East Broadway location in Sweetwater on Aug. 20, 2011. The store will be conducting a going out of business sale through Aug. 20, 2011.
The Sweetwater, Texas location is closing due to store operating profit being less than that required by management. This location employs approximately 35 full and part-time associates. All gift cards can be redeemed at www.gohastings.com.
Pictured is Lilia Melendez, LVN at the Sweetwater-Nolan CountyÂ Health Department preparing to give Avery Jones, daughter of Nikki Jones vaccines
during Immunization Fun Day 2.
Tanja Jennings, LVN at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department presented Ekaterina Griffith with a $50 gas card she won during Immunization Fun Day 2. AtAll Kite won the other $50 gas card.
Cancer Services Network will offer a six-week educational support group for those interested in learning to live beyond a diagnosis of cancer. Sessions are set for 5:30-7 p.m. Thursdays beginning Aug. 18, 2011, at the Hinds Square Classroom located at 100 Chestnut, Suite 112. Cancer Services Network is an agency of the Nolan County United Way.
Phyllis Fern Walker, age 75, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2011 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.Â
Her body was cremated.Â A memorial service will be held at a later date.Â Arrangements under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.Â
Funeral services for Danny Orozco, 36, of Pleasanton and formerly of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Frankie Santiago officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A prayer service and visitation will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Orozco died Sunday, July 24, 2011, in Pleasanton.
He was born Nov. 21, 1974, in Sweetwater. He was a resident of Sweetwater most of his life. He had lived in Pleasanton since November 2010.