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August 2nd, 2011

Blotters for July 29-31, 2011

August 2, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 170 calls for service, issued 11 citations and made nine arrests from July 29-31, 2011.

The SPD received 69, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1010 block of Lamar.
• 1900 block of Lamar.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a vehicle — 700 block of SE Georgia.
• Family violence assault — Sweetwater area.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 1400 block of Hughes.
• Burglary of a building — 200 block of FK Williams.
• Burglary of a habitation — 400 block of Canfil.
• Burglary of vehicle — 1600 block of Elm.
• Burglary of vehicle — 1600 block of Grand.

Pedro Muñoz, Jr.

August 2, 2011

Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Pedro Muñoz, Jr., 51, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Michael Rodriguez officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories, read by Pauline Gauna and Connie Palacios.
Muñoz died Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, at his residence.

Roscoe prepares for season

August 2, 2011

Roscoe coaches, including Jonathan Haseloff, Chuck Cathey and Alan Steele, run drills as football practices got started Monday.

August 1st

Crash claims life

August 1, 2011

One person was killed in a one vehicle rollover crash occurring Sunday, July 31, 2011, at 11:57 a.m. The crash was located on U.S. 84, seven miles north of Roscoe in Nolan County.
Cynthia Walsh Holman, 52 years of age from Pearland, Texas was pronounced dead at the scene by Judge Sharon Gardner at 12:36 p.m. The body was taken to McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
The only vehicle involved in the crash was a 2008 Chevrolet HHR driven by Cynthia Walsh Holman.

Holmes named East Ridge Teacher of the Year

August 1, 2011

Tracy Holmes is a Kindergarten teacher at East Ridge Elementary and was named 2010-2011 Teacher of the Year at her respective school. All three of her years of teaching have been with Sweetwater ISD.
Holmes earned an Interdisciplinary Generalist (EC-4TH) degree at Hardin-Simmons University. She involves herself with community activities through First Baptist Church in Roby.
Her philosophy on an outstanding teacher might not be lengthy, yet Holmes' strong message has a great impact on students which spans the classroom and beyond.

The dog days of summer

August 1, 2011

We call them the dog days of summer, but how do dogs deal with the summer days (and other pets, too)? As the season drags on and the heat rises, pet owners can ensure the best care for their animals by taking a series of steps.
"The extreme summer temperatures we're seeing pose special risk for pets that owners should be aware of. Of course everyone is aware of the need for adequate water and shade and of the dangers of leaving pets in the car," said Dr. Jerod Peek, a local veterinarian from the East Ridge Veterinary Hospital.

The importance of vaccines

August 1, 2011

It’s true that newborn babies are immune to many diseases because they have antibodies they got from their mothers. However, the duration of this immunity may last only a month to about a year. Further, young children do not have maternal immunity against some vaccine-preventable diseases, such as whooping cough.

USDA reminds producers of Sept. 1 sales closing date for noninsurable crops

August 1, 2011

Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Dennis Cumbie, urges producers who want to purchase coverage through the Noninsurable Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) to do so before the sales closing date of Sept. 1, 2011.
NAP provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory or prevented planting occur due to normal disasters.

Mustangs begin workouts

August 1, 2011

The 2011 Sweetwater Mustangs tried to beat the heat when they took to the field early today to begin working out for the upcoming football season at the high school practice field. Practices also began today for football players at Roscoe, Highland and Blackwell as well as for the Sweetwater volleyball team.

July 30th

Athlete workouts begin on Monday

July 30, 2011

The unofficial start of the 2011-12 high school sports season arrives Monday, as Nolan County football and volleyball athletes report for their first workouts.

Sweetwater boys host Coleman — freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m. Sweetwater...
The Roscoe girls basket-ball team lost at Haskell, 57-34, to start District 7-2A play on Tuesday....
GRAPE CREEK — Three players hit double figures as the Sweetwater boys easily defeated Grape Creek,...

 

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