Archive - Aug 22, 2013
CHILDRESS â Back-to-school means back-to-traffic, and as students return to the classroom this fall, the Texas Department of Transportation calls on drivers to âDrive Friendly. Drive Safe.â to reduce crashes involving pedestrians and bicyclists.
Sweetwater ISD held a Red Run on Monday morning to help start the school year off strong. Faculty and staff members, as well as students and community members were invited to the 8 a.m. run.
All who attended showed their school spirit by wearing red and white. Dye stations were set up along the route to throw red powder at the runners, covering them head to toe by the end of the race.
Shown, Superintendent Terry Pittman spoke briefly before the start of the run.
It's time to lace up those running shoes for a good cause--the 2013 Sweetwater Heart Walk.
The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 14 at the Sweetwater Mustang track field. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., with the walk starting at 9 a.m.
The local Heart Walk, a fundraising initiative which supports the American Heart Association (AHA), has been taking place for over 20 years. Two years ago, the walk was changed from its spring schedule to become a fall venue, according to event coordinator Jerrie Gee.
TEMPLE, TX â State Representative Susan King will be the featured speaker at the West Texas Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (WTASWCDS) meeting August 27. The meeting will be held at the Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater with registration starting at 9 a.m.
âBeginning at 10:00 a.m. and prior to the business session, soil and water conservation district directors attending the meeting will be given a tour of the National Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASP) WWII Museumâ said Johnny Ussery, President of the WTASWCDS.
Shane Mobley says he al-ready knows who his start-ers will be on Aug. 30 when Sweetwater opens the 2013 football season by traveling to Eastland.
But the second-year Mus-tang head coach said todayâs final preseason scrimmage vs. San Angelo Lake View will help to decide who to have on the field when those players need a break.
âWe want them to have the mentality to be able to play in the fourth quarter,â he said. âWeâre looking at some players that will give our starters a breather. They need as much experi-ence as possible.â
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 92. Winds will be from the southeast around 10 mph, and we'll also have a 20% chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.
Those rain chances will continue until midnight; otherwise expect partly cloudy conditions, with a low around 70 and south-southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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