September 8th, 2011
The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Texas is $3.48, one penny more than the average last week, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.Â
The national average is $3.65, two cents more than last week.Â The statewide average price is 17 cents less than the national average.Â The most expensive gasoline average in the state is in Amarillo at $3.58.Â Houston is reporting the least expensive average in the state at $3.43 for a gallon of regular unleaded. The least expensive gas in Sweetwater is $3.58 for a gallon of regular unleaded.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 48 calls for service, issued no citations and made three arrests on Sept. 6, 2011.
The SPD received 19, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 1900 block of W. Broadway.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 1300 block of James.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 1300 block of Silas.
â€¢Â Theft â€”Â 900 block of Brand.
â€¢Â Theft â€”Â 500 block of E. Broadway.
â€¢Â Forgery â€”Â 900 block of E. Broadway.
â€¢Â Burglary of vehicle â€”Â 2000 block of Bristol.
â€¢ Information only â€”Â Sweetwater area.
Arrested by SPD
â€¢ Juvenile, 14 â€”Â Theft of firearm.
â€¢Â Ricky Rodriguez, 21 â€”Â Warrant.
After giving a good Mon-ahans team fits at Mustang Bowl this past weekend and battling the state-ranked Loboes on even terms for three quarters before losing, Sweetwater plays a different set of Lobos this Friday.
And the spelling of their nicknames â€” Levellandâ€™s Lobos, unlike Monahans, donâ€™t include an â€˜eâ€™ in theirs â€” are only one of the differences between the two former Class 4A and now Class 3A schools.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 8
Sweetwater 7th grade at Levelland (season openers), 4 and 5:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 8th grade at Levelland (season openers), 4 and 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater JV Red hosts Levelland, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV White hosts Levelland, 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe 7th and 8th grade teams host Stamford (season openers) starting at 4 p.m.
Roscoe JV hosts Stam-ford, 6:30 p.m.
Highland junior high plays at Novice (season opener), 6 p.m.
Highland JV at Sands JV, 6 p.m.
Blackwell junior high at Lueders-Avoca (season opener), 6 p.m.
Pictured (right) is Lilia Melendez, LVN from the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department with Gabriel Flores and his mother, Dominique Lopez. Flores was the winner of the Wii game. Everyone that received vaccines during the month of August was entered into the drawing to celebrate National Immunization Awareness Month.
Two entered guilty pleas to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011.
Randy Lynn Hill pled guilty to forgery, a state jail felony.
For his plea, Hill received two years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice-State Jail Division, probated for three years. He will also have to pay a $1,500 fine, $309 in court costs, $775 in restitution and $2,224 in attorney's fees. He will also have to serve 120 hours of community service and shall enter the Teen Life Challenge and successfully complete the program.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 at the Sweetwater Country Club and will be hosted by State Representative Susan L. King, whose office is located at 401 Cypress, Suite 101 in Abilene.
Rep. King is currently serving her third term in the Texas Legislature. She represents Taylor and Nolan Counties and began serving the two counties in January 2007.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 162 calls for service, issued 20 citations and made nine arrests from Sept. 2-5, 2011.
The SPD received 25, 911 calls.
â€¢ 100 block of S. Hopkins.
â€¢ 800 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 200 block of W. Colorado.
â€¢ Burglary of a building â€”Â 1000 block of Robert Lee.
â€¢Â Unauthorized use of a vehicle â€”Â 900 block of E. New Mexico.
â€¢Â Theft of a firearm â€”Â 900 block of E. New Mexico.
â€¢Â Criminal mischief â€”Â 1700 block of Hubbard.
â€¢Â Class C assault â€”Â 500 block of Newman.
Adelle went to be with her Lord Sept. 1, 2011. She was born Sept. 14, 1929 in Sweetwater, TX, to Elmer and Carrie Patton.
Arrangements are under the direction of Heritage Family Funeral Home of Ballenger, Texas. Services are currently pending.
Funeral services for Maurine Blair Jones, 86, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Phillip Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Jones died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at her place of residence. She was married to Zane E. Jones on June 30, 1949, at Seymour, Texas.