Carola Martin was recently named Teacher of the Year for Sweetwater Middle School within the Sweetwater Independent School District. She is a seventh and eighth grade science teacher.
Martin's entire teaching career â€” spanning 26 years â€” has been with Sweetwater ISD. She earned her Bachelor's of Science degree in Ed. Biology and Life/Earth Science from Abilene Christian University.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 56 calls for service, issued one citation and made no arrests on May 29, 2012.
The SPD received 35, 911 calls.
â€˘ 2300 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 700 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Forgery â€” 800 block of E. 14th.
â€˘ Theft â€” 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ Theft â€” 1000 block of Cedar.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Darren DeLeon, 18 â€” Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 11 calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on May 29, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
Service for Nellie Henry, 103, of Sweetwater and formerly Lamesa, will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Mount Olive Baptist Church with Cora Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Lamesa Memorial Park under the direction of Branon Funeral Home. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 1, 2012, from 6-8 p.m. at Branon Funeral Home.
Graveside services for Carlee Monette Pope, 85, of Sweetwater, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 1, 2012, at Sweetwater Cemetery with her daughter, Pat Duke, and nephew, James Hall, officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Pope died Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.
She was born June 18, 1926, in Royston, Fisher County, Texas. She married Dan H. Pope in November of 1945, in Roby. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She lived in Sweetwater since 1965 and was a homemaker.
Pauline (Polly) Warton, 91, of Austin, Texas formerly of Sweetwater, Texas passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2012. She was born Feb. 2, 1921, to Presley Paul Cooper and Virginia (Simmons) Cooper in Roby, Texas. Polly had been a resident of Austin, Texas since 2004. She started and funded a Church in Onida, South Dakota and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sweetwater, Texas, a member of the Eastern Star and Elks Lodge and was heavily involved with the Pastoral Care & Counseling Center in Abilene, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband Ben William Warton, Sr. in 1997.
Katie Reve Kalmer, age 24, of Manhattan, Kansas, died Friday, May 18, 2012 at KU Medical Center in Kansas City, KS from cancer. Katie is the daughter of RexAnn George Kalmer formerly of Maryneal. Katie was born April 4, 1988 at Fort Riley, KS.
Area artists Brandon Bohall and Joah Henry teamed up to bring Sweetwater a musical event for Memorial Day weekend. On Saturday night, May 26, a concert was held at the Nolan County Plaza parking lot. This is the first time for the acts to perform in Sweetwater. Performing acts included Sambo Sly, Tony Rainwater and the Spiting Image Band, Shane Henry and the 4 x Band, the Brandon Bohall Band and Joah "Beaver" Henry. Shown above is Joah "Beaver" Henry (far right) performing with Mike Woodward, Ricky Ballenger (4 x) and Jimmy Curly (4 x).
Roy Juarez, Jr., motivational speaker, has reached a milestone of working with over 100,000 students on the â€śMy Bag, My Home: Homeless By Choiceâ€ť Tour. Juarez spoke to students from Sweetwater ISD a couple years ago as part of the tour.
The Tour began as a dream (literally) to inspire students not to give up on life, their dreams, and understand the value of a higher education. In 2010, Juarez set out on his self-funded tour with a mere $100 and a full tank of gas.
During the regular monthly meeting of the Nolan County Hospital District's Board of Directors held on Monday, May 21, 2012 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital, three unopposed board members were sworn in to continue their service. Board Chairman Steve Holcomb (far left) is shown administering the oath of office to (from left to right) Wayne Chowning, Cheyenne Smith and Carlos Alvarado.
The trial against Jerry Dewitt Washington began on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 in the 32nd Judicial District Court. Washington was previously indicted for possession of a controlled substance, namely cocaine, occurring on July 14, 2011.
Jury selection began on Tuesday morning, with the panel dwindling to become the 8-woman, 4-man jury. A pre-trial motion outside of the jury's presence was heard on Tuesday afternoon in an effort for the defense to suppress any evidence found in the trunk of the car Washington was in, but was denied by presiding judge Glen Harrison.