July 18th, 2011
Organizers are developing plans for a weekend concert to benefit a Snyder Police Officer who was shot in the head last week.
Organizer Jamie Crowley says she's booked the Snyder Coliseum for the weekend of August 19-21 in an effort to raise money for Darrell Campbell. Campbell has a long road to recovery ahead of him. He remains in critical condition.
Crowley is now trying to spark interest and raise funds on the social media website Facebook.
The Nolan County Board of Realtors was very excited at the number of applicants who applied for their $500 college scholarship. This scholarship was made available to all of the graduating high school seniors in Nolan County, planning to further their education. The NCBR Scholarship Committee was also very impressed with the number of applicants that were qualified to receive this award. It was a very difficult job for the selection committee.
One person entered a plea last week to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings.
John Cole Johnson pled true to a motion to adjudicate. Johnson was originally put on community supervision on June 21, 2010 for burglary of a habitation, a second degree felony. The offense occurred on May 19, 2010.
Hazel Joy Brown, age 89, of Brownwood, Texas (formerly of Sweetwater, Texas) passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at Songbird Lodge Nursing Home in Brownwood.Â
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Keith Clifton officiating.Â Burial will follow at Garden of Memories.Â Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.Â Â Â
Mary J. Knox, age 65, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2011 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.Â
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at First Baptist Church with Rev. Phillip Thomas officiating. Burial will be at Enoch Cemetery in Gilmer, Texas.Â Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.Â
GARLAND - Smarting from a onesided semifinal loss to Waco Southern a night earlier, Sweetwaterâ€™s Senior League (15-16 year-old) all-stars rebounded Friday with an 8-3 win over Dallas Wylie to reach Saturdayâ€™s Texas West Section 2 championship game at the South Garland Little League field.Â
WACO - Sweetwaterâ€™s 10-11 year-old all-stars gave themselves a chance to play for the Texas West Section 2 championship by beating Wichita Falls, 10-0, on Friday at the Waco Midway Little League field.
The victory, which was Sweetwaterâ€™s second against Wichita Falls in the tournament, set up a rematch Saturday against Fort Worth University in the losers bracket final.Â
Sweetwater needed to defeat Fort Worth University in order to reach todayâ€™s championship game against Waco Midway that starts at 6 p.m., then beat Waco Midway in back-to-back games in order to capture the sectional title.Â
Culinary arts students from Texas State Technical College will be at Brookshire's grocery store in Sweetwater on Saturday, July 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to fix a great meal and teach those interested how to make the meal.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 50 calls for service, issued five citations and made one arrest on July 14, 2011.
The SPD received 10, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 700 block of Fisher.
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 200 block of SE Georgia.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1400 block of Hailey.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 800 block of E Alabama.
â€˘ False report to police officer â€”Â 800 block of E Alabama.
Arrested by SPD
â€˘ Jerry Washington, 26 â€”Â Warrants/possession of marijuana/possession of a controlled substance, penalty group 1.
With a wide variety of items on the agenda, the City Commission met for its regular meeting on Tuesday morning, July 12, 2011 at City Hall.
Two strong presentations were made during the meeting, one regarding inspections of the local water storage facilities. John Voller with the engineering firm Enprotec/Hibbs & Todd made the presentation, offering a handout with photos for the commissioners to peruse.
Out of the nine total water facilities, five have been recently updated or are new. The other four were the main topic of the presentation.