Archive - Aug 7, 2013

RPMH opens new physicians clinic

August 7, 2013

Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, Chamber members, community members, friends and family helped to mark the official opening of the new Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital Physicians Clinic with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday morning.
Doctors who will be in the new clinic are Dr. Robert Eaker, Dr. Summer Walthall, Dr. Tim Jones, Dr. Ron Dennis and Family Nurse Practitioner Marcie Crisp.

Pleas entered in District Court

August 7, 2013

Three people have recently entered pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings.
Oscar Charles Walton was sentenced to four years of community supervision after he pleaded guilty to fraudulent use of identifying information, a state jail felony. He will also have to pay a $4,000 fine, $343 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees. Walton will also have to serve 120 hours of community service.

Texans to take part in Tax Free Weekend beginning Friday

August 7, 2013

It seems as if there is one more thing to check off the "back to school" list — Tax-Free Weekend.
From Friday, August 9 through Sunday, August 11, Texans will take part in the savings to get their kids ready to head back into the classroom. This year marks the 15th year that the Lone Star State has offered savings to residents in their school clothing and supply purchases.
Since 2007, the annual shopping event has been scheduled to fall closer in line with the start of the majority of public schools. Any item priced under $100 is eligible for tax-free savings.

Bobby Jack Bentle

August 7, 2013

Bobby Jack Bentle, age 57, of Spring, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 at St. Luke’s Hospital in The Woodlands, due to complications from heart surgery.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at First Presbyterian Church of Sweetwater, with Kary Fry officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Family will receive friends at the First Presbyterian Church on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 beginning at 6 p.m.

Freeman is taking over at Roscoe

August 7, 2013

Jake Freeman, left, is shown talking to some of his players during a workout at the Roscoe High School field today.
Freeman became Roscoe’s head coach this summer after serving as an assistant at Sweetwater for many years.
Freeman, a 1997 Roscoe High School graduate, was a star player there during the mid-1990s and later played collegiately at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene before starting his coaching career.

Wednesday's local weather outlook

August 7, 2013

Today will be hot, with a high near 103 along with mostly sunny skies. Winds will be from the south at 20 mph, and we'll also have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm.
Those rain chances will remain with us until 10 p.m. Otherwise expect mostly cloudy skies with a low around 76, with southern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Learn more now at weather.gov.

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