June 10th, 2011
Nolan County's money is already hard at work.Â
The Nolan County United Way has distributed their first allocation for the year. This year there are nine agencies receiving funds: The American Red Cross, Gateway Family Services, SNAP (Senior Nutrition Activities Program), Back Pack Buddies, WTCAC (West Texas Child Advocacy Center), Cancer Services Network, Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts and Women's Resource Center.Â
The Sweetwater Intermediate School cafeteria staff has Flaming Fling spirit. Pictured from left to right are Becky Gholson, Olivia Zuniga, Amy Mann and Gloria Chapman.
Itâ€™s a one-two punch to the competition from TXU Energy and its work with smartphones. Today, the company announced the launch of the TXU Energy Mobile App for the iPhoneÂ®. With this release, TXU Energy becomes the first and only electricity retailer in Texas to offer its customers mobile access to their accounts through an app for the iPhone, iPadÂ®, and iPod touchÂ®. Itâ€™s also the latest innovation in the companyâ€™s ongoing efforts to connect customers across the state with online and mobile solutions to support the ways they use and manage electricity.
In Texas the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline dropped five cents according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. The national average also dropped five cents. This is the fourth week in a row gasoline prices have dropped and the average cost of gasoline in Texas is 31 cents less than it was a month ago.
The statewide average is $3.58 and the national average is $3.73.Â The Texas statewide average is 15 cents below the national average.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 50 calls for service, issued four citations and made two arrests on June 8, 2011.
The SPD received 26, 911 calls.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Blinda Cabrera, 36 â€”Â Warrants.
â€¢ Raymond Balderas, 60 â€”Â Solicitation.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served three civil papers and made no arrests on June 8, 2011.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Traffic hazard â€”Â I-20 MM 258 west bound.
â€¢Â Fire â€” I-20 MM 254 west bound.
â€¢ Court Bailiff â€”Â County Court at Law.
â€¢Â Grass fire â€”Â I-20 MM 272 west bound.
Elvin Joe Walls, 69, of Sweetwater, died Thursday, June 9, 2011, at his home.
A private burial service will be held in the future in Border City, Nev. Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Sandra Beth (Woodson)Â Underhill, age 67, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at Sweetwater Healthcare Center.Â
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 13,Â 2011, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Frankie Santiago officiating. Burial will follow at Belvieu Cemetery in Rotan, Texas.Â Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.Â
Geneva Marie Morris, 81, of Sweetwater, died Friday, June 10, 2011, at her home.
She was cremated. No further services are planned. Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Just two of Sweetwaterâ€™s Little League teams are still contending for a District 5 title after two rounds of play.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Senior League Blue Jays will, in fact, play for a title after a 24-1 domination of Abilene Southâ€™s Rangers Thursday. Sweetwater faces Wylieâ€™s Tigers at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Wylie.
The Sweetwater Reporter welcomed special visitors from Mrs. Jenna Hayesâ€™ fifth grade class at Sweetwater Intermediate School. The class received a tour of the building on their last week of school and learned about what it takes to get a newspaper out daily.