Archive - 2014

May 16th

Hunt named J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center Teacher of the Year

May 16, 2014

Karen Hunt was named Teacher of the Year at J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center. She is a Pre-K and PPCD teacher and has taught at Sweetwater ISD for ten years.
Overall, Hunt has been teaching for 22 years. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southwest University in Georgetown, TX.
During the 2006-07 school year, Hunt was named Teacher of the Year at East Ridge Elementary and also earned the Region 14 Elementary Teacher of the Year award. She is a member of the TCTA (Texas Classroom Teachers Association), as well as a member of the 4th and Elm Church of Christ.

Jeffrey Dean Sparti

May 16, 2014

Jeffrey Dean Sparti passed away on his favorite mountain in Hot Springs, NC after a massive heart attack on May 7, 2014 at the age of 54.
Jeff was born May 30, 1959, in Biloxi, Mississippi. He was a former resident of Florida and beloved husband of Terri Lynn (Butler) Sparti for 26 years. Jeff was a professional painter and loved the outdoors, camping, hiking, swimming, fishing, motorcycles and nature in general. His remains were cremated on May 12, 2014 and sent to Dallas, to his loving mother and father, Joseph F. and Collista J. Sparti. A memorial will be held at a later date.

Sweetwater's weekend weather

May 16, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 92. Winds will be from the southwest at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 57 and south-southwest winds around 15 mph. Gusts could get as high as 25 mph.
For the weekend, we'll see highs in the upper 80s, with lows in the 60s. Winds will pick up over the course of Saturday and Sunday as high as 20 mph.
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May 15th

Local sixth grader to open for Kimberly Dunn

May 15, 2014

Kyrsten Smith of Sweetwater, daughter of Tyler and Ashley Smith and granddaughter of Skeet and Pam Smith, will be opening for Kimberly Dunn Saturday night at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium.
Smith is a sixth grade student at Sweetwater Middle School and is known among her friends, family and teachers for her singing and musical talent. She can play both the guitar and piano and often accompanies herself as she sings.

Runoff election slated for May 27

May 15, 2014

The Republican and Democratic runoff election is scheduled for the end of the month, on Tuesday, May 27.
Starting on Monday, May 19, early voting for the election will take place and will run for one week through Friday, May 23. Early voting will be held in the County Clerk's office, located at 100 East Third, Suite 108 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Election Day will then be held the following Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at the regular polling places. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Hoyt House changes name to Hoyt Place

May 15, 2014

Hoyt House, a provider of assisted living services and care to seniors in the market unveiled its new name — Hoyt Place, which reflects its refreshed commitment to enriching the lives of the residents that it serves.

Sweetwater's weather for Thursday

May 15, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 83. Winds will be from the southwest around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 55 and southwest winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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May 14th

FFB sponsors $20,000 Hole In One at NCUW's Charles Roberson Memorial Golf Tournament

May 14, 2014

It’s spring time again here in Sweetwater, and what better way to celebrate then by honoring a man that did so much for the community. If you knew Charles Roberson you knew that he could usually be found in one of two places; in a board meeting for one of the many charities and organizations he supported or on the golf course. His love for golf, community, faith and family ran deep and his commitment to all was inspiring and unforgettable. In the words of Walter Reuther, “There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow men. There is no greater contribution than to help the weak.

WASP Homecoming is May 24

May 14, 2014

The National WASP WWII Museum will be holding their Ninth Annual WASP Homecoming on Saturday, May 24. Several events are scheduled for the day, including a luncheon, free flights by the EAA Young Eagles for children 8-17, Hanger Burgers and Fifi Fries, and a reception, memorial service, dinner and dance.

Shale activity discussed at SEED meeting Monday

May 14, 2014

The SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) board of directors met on Monday for their monthly meeting, in which it was reported during staff updates that SEED recently participated in the local John Ben Shepperd leadership forum, with Sweetwater being used as a model for the program.
The leadership program in Sweetwater is the only one that allows alumni--senior students--to participate for a second year. All four Nolan County schools are invited to participate, with SEED staff noting that the program has proven beneficial to area high school juniors and seniors.

GRAPE CREEK — Three players hit double figures as the Sweetwater boys easily defeated Grape Creek,...
Four Sweetwater High School athletes — offensive lineman Ty Crain, receiver Michael Lawrence,...
TUESDAY, DEC. 16 Sweetwater boys at Grape Creek — JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m. Roscoe girls...


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