August 18th, 2011
All businesses are invited to participate in the TSTC Sweetwater Community Connections Fair again this fall on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is an opportunity for new and returning students and their families to meet local businesses and organizations and get to know what services are offered. "We think this is a fun and informative opportunity for our students," said Jeff Howard, Associate Vice President of Student Development at Texas State Technical College West Texas.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 49 calls for service, issued four citations and made six arrests on August 16, 2011.
The SPD received 17, 911 calls.
â€˘ 100 block of SW Georgia.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Runaway â€”Â Sweetwater.
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 700 block of E. Third.
Arrested by SPD
â€˘ Randy Bailey, 35 â€”Â Warrants.
â€˘Â Kenneth Acorn, 21 â€”Â warrants.
â€˘Â Christopher Guzman, 27 â€”Â Driving while intoxicated, second offense.
â€˘ Luisa Gamez, 37 â€”Â Theft.
â€˘Â Raymond Balderas, 60 â€”Â Warrants.
â€˘Â Michael Hernandez, 21 â€”Â Warrants.
THURSDAY, AUG. 18
Roscoe varsity and JV teams host San Angelo Grape Creek (scrimmage), 6 p.m.
Blackwell varsity hosts Patton Springs (scrimmage), 6 p.m.
FRIDAY, AUG. 19
Sweetwater teams host San Angelo Lake View (scrimmage) â€” freshmen at 5 p.m., JV at 6:15 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Highland varsity hosts Sands (scrimmage), 6 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity at San Angelo tournament through Saturday, Aug. 20.
SATURDAY, AUG. 20
Sweetwater varsity completes play at San Angelo tournament.
Sweetwater freshmen at Abilene tournament.
The Sweetwater volleyball team is back over .500 for the 2011 season after a 3-1 victory at Seminole on Tuesday after losing in four games to Midland Lee to begin the dual match.
Kendra Crosson had 15 kills, Kelsi Crosson seven, Shelby Cason and Alicia Finn four and Larissa Locklar and Taylor McPherson three against Seminole. Suede Shirley had 15 assists and Finn 10 for Sweetwater (5-4). Against Midland Lee, Cason had eight kills while Kendra Crosson had seven kills, Kathleen Campbell five and Kelsi Crosson and Finn three apiece.
Sweetwaterâ€™s two sub-varsity football teams were both very competitive in their first scrimmages of the year at Lubbock Cooper, with the JV White team outscoring Cooper three touchdowns to two while Sweetwaterâ€™s JV Red fought to a 3-3 standoff.
Mark McCann (21- and 32-yard runs) and Kris Duran (35-yard run) scored for Sweetwater Red. Scoring for Sweetwater White were Jay Lomas (6-yard run), Xavier Jones (4-yard run) and Duante Williams (19-yard pass from Kaegan Jeffrey).
The Sweetwater junior varsity volleyball team won the recent Albany tournament held Aug. 12 and off to an outstanding 7-1 start.
At the Albany tournament, Sweetwater had wins over Archer City 25-12, 25-15; Breckenridge 25-10, 25-6; Bronte 25-18, 25-20; and Bangs 25-20, 25-22. It also beat Grape Creek 25-15, 25-16, lost to Midland Lee 12-25, 6-25 and beat Seminole 25-17, 25-12.
A Nolan County Grand Jury indicted 11 people on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011. Three of those indictments were sealed. The following cases were true-billed:
â€˘ Arthur Ray Johns was indicted for continuous family violence, a third degree felony. Court documents state that Johns recklessly caused bodily injury to a family member by pulling her hair on July 24, 2011 and hit the same family member on May 17, 2011. His bond was set at $10,000.
The public is invited to attend when Sweetwater and San Angelo Lake View participate in a football scrimmage on Friday, Aug. 19 at Mustang Bowl. The JV Red and White teams will play at 6 p.m. and the varsity teams take the field at 7:30 p.m. Admission to the scrimmage will be $1 as part of "Our Day To Shine," with all proceeds being donated to the Texas High School Coaches Association's Benevolence Fund.
While the sweltering summer winds down, the Sweetwater Independent School District (SISD) is already preparing for the "New Course - New Direction" of the new school year which is just days away.
Two huge changes have been made that will drastically impact the community: the closing of the HOBBS alternative school and the reorganization of the two elementary schools.
Michael Briggs of Sweetwater generously donated a limited edition print titled â€śThe Texas Brigadeâ€ť to the County-City Library. It is dedicated to those who gave their lives for their state and their nation. Briggsâ€™ goal is to promote history and had a display of his Civil War collection at the library several years ago. Billy Joe Jay of Sweetwater Frame and Gallery donated the glass for the frame.