Archive - Sep 2013
Two Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) campuses were recognized at the recent school board meeting for obtaining an Academic Achievement Award.
East Ridge Elementary was honored in Reading/ELA (English-Language Arts), while Sweetwater Middle School earned the award for Mathematics.
Pictured, representing East Ridge at the meeting were principal Vicki Mayberry, along with teachers Andrea Barkley, Lisa Sorrells and Tammy Mulanax.
Following the significant amount of rain received in the area, the Nolan County Commissioners gave approval to lift the county-wide burn ban during their meeting held on Monday morning.
Also during the meeting, a contract between Elliott Air Conditioning and the county was approved, in which no changes were cited. Approval was also given for the county to continue its participation in the TAC (Texas Association of Counties) County Choice Retiree medical program.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) focused on eye health and wellness as the topic of this monthâ€™s Lunch and Learn Seminar, held on Wednesday.
Cody Wilkinson, doctor of optometry and optometric glaucoma specialist, led the seminar, covering the basics of eye health and how prominent diseases and health conditions can reduce or eliminate a personâ€™s sight.
Sweetwater got two votes in this weekâ€™s Associated Press high school football poll released Monday.
The Associated Press
1. Allen 4-0
2. Katy 4-0
3. DeSoto 4-0
4. Galena Park North Shore 4-0
5. Houston Lamar 3-0
6. Coppell 3-0
7. Cibolo Steele 3-1
8. Smithson Valley 4-0
9. Southlake Carroll 2-1
10. Pflugerville Hendrick-son 4-0
1. Aledo 3-0
2. SA Northside Brennan 4-0
3. Whitehouse 4-0
4. Humble Summer Creek 3-0
5. Denton Guyer 2-1
6. Texas City 3-0
7. Cedar Park 3-1
8. Elgin 4-0
9. Pearland Dawson 3-0
10. Manor 4-0
1. Carthage 4-0
Here are the results from Sweetwater Middle School football games last week.
Dublin 16, 7th grade Grey 0
Tyler Sutton, Trace Ken-ney, Andrew Gerold, Kelly Gilbert and Nicholas Brow-ning were defensive stand-outs for Sweetwater, while the offensive standouts were Jackson Foster, Devin Perez, Carlos Mendoza, Cameron Lujan, Rian Hill, Jeremiah DeLeon, Jose Mermella and Troy Turner.
â€śThis was a great effort from our boys, both offen-sively and defensively,â€ť said Sweetwater Middle School coordinator Tony Cortez.
Today will be sunny with a high near 88. Winds will be from the northeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect clear conditions tonight, with a low around 62 and east-northeast winds around 5 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the south-southwest.
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Roscoe Collegiate ISD conducts a gifted program for students with above average potential in academic and creative-productive thinking skills areas in grades K-12. This gifted education program is designed to challenge students to accelerate above and beyond the regular school curriculum.
A small group of teenagers in Burleson, Texas, came together for a DiscipleNow weekend in early 1990. They came seeking God and little did they know how powerfully He was about to move. On Saturday night their hearts were penetrated like never before, when they became broken before God and burdened for their friends. Compelled to pray, they drove to three different schools that night. Not knowing exactly what to do, they went to the school flagpoles and prayed for their friends, schools and leaders.
Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham presented Royce Porter â€” successful songwriter and recording artist and also a Sweetwater High School graduate â€” with a key to the city on Friday at the Texas Theatre after the Mustangâ€™s Homecoming football game.
Porter attended several events involved with the Sweetwater/Newman High School All-Class Reunion. Shown are Mayor Wortham with Jeanne Brewer and Marilyn Kuss, organizers of the event, and Royce Porter.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) has been busy the last couple of years with renovations and expansion projects to meet the growing healthcare needs of Nolan County. The hospital will kick-off then next phase of its growth plans on Tuesday with a groundbreaking ceremony for a new cardiac rehabilitation and wellness facility. "We're in a busy and exciting era here at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital," said Donna Boatright, administrator of RPMH. "Our construction projects have been the result of the growing and evolving healthcare needs of Nolan County.