Archive - 2013
This morning, there will be a slight chance of rain, snow, and sleet before noon. Otherwise, we'll see partly sunny skies with a high near 39. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph, becoming north northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 10%.
Tonight, expect mostly cloudy skies, with a low around 29 and northern winds at 10 to 15 mph, shifting to the west after midnight. Expect wind chill values between 19 and 24.
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MONDAY, NOV. 25
Sweetwater JV and varsity boys play at Stanton at 6 and 7:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade âAâ boys play at Wall starting at 5:30 p.m.
Roscoe junior high âAâ teams and âBâ girls host Ira starting at 5 p.m.
Highland junior high teams will host Loraine starting at 6 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams will play at Bronte starting at 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, NOV. 26
Sweetwater freshman boys will host Wall, 6 p.m.
Sweetwater girls will play at Abernathy â JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater freshman girls at Midland Christian, 5 p.m.
Blackwell ISD is closed on Monday.
Highland ISD begins at 10 a.m., buses run two hours late on Monday.
Roby ISD begins at 10 a.m. on Monday.
Sweetwater ISD begins at 10 a.m., buses run two hours late on Monday.
Texas State Technical College Sweetwater campus opens at 10 a.m. on Monday.
Kids Kampus and Lang Aycock Daycare Centers in Sweetwater will open at regular times but will not have transportation to schools on Monday.
The winter weather that blew in late Thursday and early Friday caused several changes to area basketball schedules.
Sweetwater's JV and varsity boys and varsity girls have cancelled tonight's games at Stanton, although both boys teams have rescheduled their games for Monday. Details will be in Sunday's sports section. Sweetwater boys coach Al Hunt also said that the JV and varsity boys home games with Wall that were scheduled Tuesday are cancelled. The freshman boys will play their game Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the main high school gym, however.
Marsha Harris is announcing her candidacy for the office of District Clerk in Nolan County.
âAs life-long residents of Nolan County and current residents of Blackwell, my husband of 29 years, Ronnie âRabbitâ Harris and I have raised two wonderful children,â she said.
Their son, Garritt Harris, is a graduate of Blackwell CISD and Western Texas College. Brooklyn Harris, their daughter, is a senior at Blackwell CISD. In addition, they are all members of First Baptist Church in Blackwell.
Connie Broadwell Jamison is announcing her candidacy for District Clerk of Nolan County.
Sweetwater is her hometown and she is a graduate of Sweetwater High School and Columbia Secretarial College. She is the daughter of R.E. Broadwell (deceased) and Charlie Broadwell.
Jamison has two sisters, Patricia âTreetâ Broadwell and Deb Veal, and one brother, Richard Broadwell (deceased), one brother-in-law, David Veal, and one sister-in-law, Vicki Broadwell.
Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Superintendent Terry Pittman gave an update on the facilities within the district during his monthly report at Monday night's meeting of the Board of Trustees.
Photos were shown to the board of the various projects, such as the new concession stand at Sweetwater Middle School and the bus barn. The latter facility will see further work, as the plan is to cover the fuel station and all of the busses.
Twenty-two Texas State Technical College West Texas nursing students, plus faculty attended the Komen 3-day in Dallas. They worked to provide medical assistance to the attendees as well as volunteers. The group slept in on-site tents for the duration of the event. The Associate Degree Nursing students, who are already Licensed Vocational Nurses, volunteered to function as nursing/medical staff while gaining leadership clinical experience. The group attended a medical training workshop last month in preparation for the event where more than 1,200 walkers participated this year.
First responders were on the scene of several vehicle accidents on Friday morning, with at least three reported, one east of town, one south of town and one west of town. Most of the accidents did not require patient transports and no serious injuries were reported. One of the Sweetwater Fire Departmentâs rescue trucks was hit from behind by an 18-wheeler that was jack knifing. Both members of SFD that were in the rescue vehicle have been released from the hospital. Shown is the wrecked truck, showing the compartment that stored the hydraulic spreaders, also known as the Jaws of Life.