Archive - Aug 23, 2013
RPMH ER staff showed their support for Nick Barton by wearing their Nick Barton Benefit shirts this week.
Pictured are Blace Garcia, Tasha Soto, Rosa Cooper, Linda Jones, Jeri Lopez and Ryan Moore.
Nick Barton is a Sweetwater Fire Department paramedic that was critically injured in a motorcycle accident in August. An account has been set up in his name at the 1st State Bank in Tuscola, Texas.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for those to be honored as Outstanding Young Citizen, Outstanding Female Citizen and Outstanding Male Citizen for 2013. Nominations are also being accepted for Sweetwater's Business of the Year award.
Deadline for submission of nominations is 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30. Honorees will be announced at the annual Chamber Banquet planned for Monday, Sept. 30.
The Housing Authority of the City of Sweetwater, Texas presented Mr. Don McDorman with a service plaque commemorating 42 years of service, from 1971-2013, at its monthly Board meeting Wednesday, August 21, 2013, following his resignation.
Aglow International Sweetwater Community Lighthouse will have a Mexican Pile-On Dinner on Sunday, August 25th at 12:00 at Lighthouse Assembly of God Church, 412 Newman St. Cost will be $5.00 a plate w/drink. We will also have a Silent Auction for the desserts. Everyone is invited to come.
BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
(Irving, TX) - Every fall, more than 55 million children across the United States head back to school.Â With 13 percent of those children typically walking or biking to their classes, AAA Texas warns drivers to be especially vigilant for pedestrians before and after school hours.Â The afternoon hours are particularly dangerous â€“ over the last decade, more than one-fourth of child pedestrian fatalities occurred between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Most Texas schools start up again on August 26, so AAA Texas recommends the following tips to drivers:
(Sweetwater) - Texas State Technical College West Texas (TSTC) and Petroleum Education Council Safety Management (PEC) have joined forces to create a pipeline of well-trained, credentialed workers for the Oil & Gas Industry in Texas. TSTC will teach PECâ€™s â€śOil Field Preparation Systemâ€ť (OFPS) which is a job readiness program that prepares job seekers for the oil and gas industry. This safety-based job readiness program prepares job seekers for work in the industry on land and offshore.
Once again the Nolan County Soil and Water Conservation District has made a donation to the Kids On the Land (KOL) program and fully supports the mission of KOL and the concept of bringing agricultural education to life while out on the land. Mandi Ligon, District Conservationist in the Sweetwater office, has also provided support and leadership for the program at the 69 Ranch.
OVALO:Â Jack W. Hancock, 98, passed away Wednesday August 22, 2013Â at his ranch in Ovalo. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at the First Baptist Church, Tuscola, with burial to follow in the Tuscola Cemetery. Pastor Dewayne Bush officiating, directed by Fry~Bartlett Funeral Home, Tuscola. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, August 24, 2013 at the funeral home.
The spread offense was a big change for Sweetwaterâ€™s football program when it was installed by newly-hired head coach Shane Mobley a year ago.
But it seems the Mustang players are finally adapting â€” even having fun with it.
After managing just one score in its opening scrimmage at Wichita Falls Hir-schi, Sweetwaterâ€™s offense scored on its first two plays against San Angelo Lake View in Thursdayâ€™s final scrimmage at the Bowl. And both scores came in spec-tacular fashion.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 93. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 5 to 10 mph, and after 4 p.m. we'll see a 20% chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Expect those rain chances to continue through 10 p.m.; otherwise we'll have partly cloudy conditions with a low around 72. Winds will be from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
On Saturday, we'll have a 10% chance of precipitation, while on Sunday, it will bump up to 20%. Weekend highs will be in the low 90s with lows in the low 70s.
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