Archive - 2014

May 22nd

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.

TSTC Sweetwater students honored

May 21, 2014

Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater recently held the Spring 2014 Student Award Ceremony at the campus. The award ceremony is held each semester to honor outstanding students as well as announce the graduation speaker and President Award Winner. As these outstanding students were being introduced, there was a repetitive theme in the comments … these graduates were already placed in jobs and many already working.

SW, area sports camp schedules

May 21, 2014

A Lady Mustang Bas-ketball Camp will be held June 2-5 at the Sweetwater Middle School gym on 305 Lamar Street. The camp is for students who have completed grades 2-8. The camp sessions will be from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $35 which includes a T-shirt. Pre-registration is appreciated. A concession stand will be available. The camp’s goal is to improve players’ skills through instruction in individual skills and fun team competitions.
Send camp fee and regis-tration form to: Jill Lock-lar, 709 FM 2035, Sweet-water, TX 79556.
Roscoe has four basketball camps in June.

Sweetwater's weather for Wednesday

May 21, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 91. Winds will be breezy and from the south-southeast at 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 64 and breezy winds from the southeast at 15 to 20 mph.
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May 20th

AgriLife Extension to honor county governments during Cooperative Extension Centennial

May 20, 2014

This May, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service joins other Cooperative Extension services around the United States in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the signing of the federal Smith-Lever Act on May 8, 1914. This act provides for cooperative agricultural extension work at the nation’s land-grant colleges — and county governments are vital partners in that work. As part of the celebration, AgriLife Extension representatives will present Extension’s Building a Better Texas Award to every County Commissioners Court in Texas for decades of cooperation and support.

On Friday, Sweetwater’s football players seemed to be delivering a message for all those people who...
The Roscoe and Blackwell football teams began their seasons on the road Friday and find the going...
Sweetwater High School’s cross country runners went to Christoval on Thursday for their first meet...


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