Archive - 2014

May 23rd

Lake Sweetwater bait shop to close

May 23, 2014

The lease agreement between the City of Sweetwater and G.M. Morgan, Inc., the entity who is doing business at the city-owned property known as the Lake Sweetwater Bait Shop, was approved for bilateral termination during Tuesday's City Commission meeting.
The lake currently stands at 18% capacity, and golden algae in the area has made a significant, negative impact. In addition, one month at the bait shop only reported fifty dollars' worth of sales.

Local weekend weather preview

May 23, 2014

Today we'll see showers and thunderstorms likely, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 79. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Expect a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight, mainly before 1am. Otherwise, it'll be mostly cloudy, with a low around 66 and southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
The chance for rain will be with us throughout the entire weekend, with highs in the low 80s and lows in the mid 60s. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 10 to 15 mph on Saturday and Sunday.

May 22nd

GT class tours Sweetwater

May 22, 2014

Shown is the Sweetwater Middle School eighth grade GT (gifted/talented) class as they took a historic tour of Sweetwater recently. They learned about the founding fathers of the community and their contributions to the downtown area.

City approves involvement in steering committees

May 22, 2014

During Tuesday's City Commission meeting, approval was given toward the city's involvement in two steering committees.
A resolution was adopted authorizing the city's participation in the Atmos Cities Steering Committee toward denying the rate increase requested by Atmos Energy. Sweetwater is one of about 160 cities on the committee, which regulates rates for natural gas.

SMS teacher receives scholarship from GP

May 22, 2014

Julie Cypert, a teacher at Sweetwater Middle School, is one of 10 teachers from across the country to be selected by Georgia-Pacific to attend Keystone Science School's 2014 Key Issues Institute: Bringing Environmental Issues to the Classroom this summer in Silverthorne, Colorado. The teachers are from Georgia-Pacific facility communities in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas and Wisconsin.

School lunches to increase at SISD

May 22, 2014

At Monday night's meeting of the Sweetwater ISD Board of Trustees, approval was given to increase prices for the district's school lunch program.
The increase is federally mandated, and the district opted for the required minimum increase of ten cents for student prices. And for the first time in four years, adult prices will increase by a quarter.

Mary Virginia (Jones) Massey

May 22, 2014

Funeral services for Mary Virginia (Jones) Massey, 85, of Sweetwater will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 25, 2014 at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Reverend Terry White will officiate and interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Saturday, May 24, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Massey died Thursday, May 22, 2014 at her home in Sweetwater.
She was born Sept. 27, 1928, in Tipton, Okla. She married A.J. Massey on Sept. 21, 1946, in Brownwood.

Sweetwater's forecast for Thursday

May 22, 2014

Today will be partly sunny with a high near 86. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
We'll have a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 66. Winds will be from the southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
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May 21st

Elected officials sworn in

May 21, 2014

This week, officials were sworn into their respective positions following the May 10 local election.
Pictured are Jana Hall, Mark Meneses and Russ Petty taking the oath of office during Monday night’s meeting of the Sweetwater ISD Board of Trustees.
Hall garnered 232 of the 292 total votes cast in District 5 to win the seat on the school board, while Meneses and Petty were unopposed in Districts 3 and 4, respectively. The election results were canvassed at the meeting.

Auditions for charity theatre event May 27

May 21, 2014

Roscoe native Katy Fullwood will be back in west Texas for the summer to organize a charity theatre event for the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. All proceeds from the performance of "Black Comedy" by Peter Shaffer will go towards the restoration of the Municipal Auditorium. "I wanted to give back to my community and incorporate theatre," said Fullwood. "The Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium is an amazing landmark for Sweetwater and Nolan County.

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