Archive - Dec 2013
On Dec. 14, six students from the Sweetwater High School band traveled to Idalou High School for the All-Region Band auditions and all six students made the band.
Shown (from left to right) are Clay Kitchens-7th place trumpet, advanced to Area; Chase Scott-3rd place saxophone, advanced to Area; Alexis Martinez-17th place clarinet; Crysten Ivy-1st place clarinet, advanced to Area; Keegan Valdez-11th place clarinet, advanced to Area; and Steven Le-3rd place french horn, advanced to Area.
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) District Conservationist Mandi Ligon announces applications for funding opportunities with the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP) are currently being accepted at the NRCS offices located at 103 West Florida.
Sweetwater's Maddie Jones looks for an opening while being guarded by a Colorado City defender in a recent game.
The Lady Mustangs will begin play in Anson's two-day basketball tournament on Friday.
Today will be sunny with a high near 55. Winds will be from the west-southwest around 5 mph, becoming calm in the morning.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 34 and south-southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the southwest.
For the weekend, we'll see a high near 56 on Saturday, although a cold front will come in to bring Sunday's high to 42. Weekend lows will be in the low to upper 20s, and winds throughout the weekend will shift from the south-southwest to the north on Sunday, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.
The placing of junk, brush and/or debris in the alley and/or street right of way is littering and subject to a fine not to exceed $200 in addition to refuse surcharges to be applied.
AUSTIN â€“ The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will increase DWI patrols for a 21-day period that includes both the Christmas and New Year holidays. It began Dec. 13, and until Jan. 2, DPS troopers will focus DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent.
Texas National Bank recently made a $500 donation to Sweetwater Goodfellows. Pictured left to right are Mike Fernandez, Chris Casto, Billie Johnston and Liz Howard.
Sweetwater Goodfellows provides food and toys to families with children and individuals in need during the Christmas season.
With flu season ramping up in Texas, the Texas Department of State Health Services reminds people who havenâ€™t gotten a flu shot yet this season not to put it off any longer.
The level of flu-like illness is currently classified as â€śhighâ€ť in Texas, and medical providers are seeing an increase in flu in multiple parts of the state. Getting vaccinated is the best way for people to protect themselves and their families from the flu during the holiday season, when there is typically an increase in flu cases.
First Presbyterian Church of Sweetwater bought presents for 40 Angels from Amyâ€™s Angel Tree at Wal-Mart, helping children served by the West Texas Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center.
Delivering the presents to the center was church member Keith Brock. Also pictured is Teresa Zarate, Executive Director of WTCAC.
My sister Judy, 69, passed away Dec. 24, 2013 at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, TX. As my grandson Andrew said, she was just in time to share a birthday cake with JESUS. She was born in Tulsa, Okla. on Aug. 6, 1944, to her parents Floyd and Armilla Wilson. She lived most of her life in Texas.