July 14th, 2011
GARLAND - Sweetwaterâ€™s Senior League (ages 15-16) all-stars built a 3-0 lead against Dallas Wylie in Thursdayâ€™s opening game of the Texas West Section 2 Little League tournament, then held off a late rally for a 3-2 win at the South Garland field.
Sweetwater will now play Waco Southern in the semifinals at 8:30 p.m. today. The winner advances to Saturdayâ€™s championship game, while the loser plays an elimination game at 7:30 p.m. Friday and can still advance to Saturdayâ€™s title contest with a victory.
The Snyder police officer who was shot in the head Tuesday remains in critical condition this morning.
Corporal Darryl Campbell was injured during a shootout early Tuesday morning in Snyder.
Staff at University Medical Center in Lubbock say Campbell is responding to sound and able to squeeze staff members' hands when asked.
A trust fund is set up to benefit the family. Donations can be made through American State Bank in Snyder.
On Wednesday, police identified the shooter as Dwayne Birmingham of Snyder, who was shot and killed by another officer on the scene early Tuesday morning.
The City of Stamford will maintain long-term water security and gain needed new revenue through the Cityâ€™s sale of excess water and treated wastewater to the energy company Tenaska, in an agreement City Council members unanimously passed at a special meeting held Tuesday, July 12. Under the agreement, the City would supply a portion of the water sought for the Tenaska Trailblazer Energy Center under development East of Sweetwater, Texas.
A series of awards were presented during the Nolan County Commissioners' Court meeting on Monday morning, July 11, 2011 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Eight individuals were honored with Nolan County service awards for up to 15 years of service with the county. Those honored with five years of service were John Womble as Precinct #4 Equipment Operator and Kevin Buchanan and James Villanueva as Sheriff's Department Patrol Deputies.
The Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital Diabetes Outreach Program sponsored a free screening on Wednesday, July 13, at the Nolan County Courthouse, giving diabetic and cholesterol screenings and checking blood pressure. At left, Patti Neill has her blood pressure checked by Helena Beltran.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 72 calls for service, issued three citations and made three arrests on July 12, 2011.
The SPD received 32, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 900 block of E. 17th.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 400 block of NE Georgia.
Arrested by SPD
â€˘ Robert Gonzales, 57 â€”Â Theft.
â€˘Â Bobby Broome, 50 â€”Â Driving while license invalid.
â€˘Â James Gray, 39 â€” Prohibited weapon/Reckless driving.
Jacob Gordon Baker-Vanpelt, infant son of John Chase Vanpelt and Collene Anne Baker, passed away on July 14, 2011 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 17, 2011, at Longworth Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
TRENT â€” Vivian Iona Simpson, 89, of Trent, passed away on July 13, 2011, in Merkel, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 16, at the First United Methodist Church in Trent with Rev. Ronnie Freeman and Rev. Rex Mauldin officiating. Interment will follow in the Sweetwater Cemetery directed by McCoy Funeral Home.
There will be a family visitation on Friday, July 15, from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home, located at 401 E. Third Street in Sweetwater, Texas.
Arnulfo (Shooky) Gutierrez, age 56, of Sweetwater, Texas passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2011, at Sweetwater Healthcare Center.Â
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 15, 2011, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel recited by Pauline Gauna and Connie Palacios.Â
Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, 2011, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Michael Rodriguez officiating.Â Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery.Â Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.Â
Billy F. Griffin
Lucille Morton Griffin
Bill and Lucille met in the 1940s when Lucille was employed in Ft. Worth as an airplane riveter and Bill was in the process of being deployed to England with the US Air Force, where he served as a gunner on a B-17. They were married Nov. 20, 1945 and their marriage continued for 65 years until their deaths this week, 26 hours apart.