May 15th, 2013
Shown is city attorney Pete Sheridan (left) administering the oath of office at Tuesday's City Commission meeting to Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham and Precinct 1 city commissioner Larry May. Not pictured is Precinct 3 commissioner Ricky Castro.
Prior to the swearing in, the results from the Saturday, May 11 city election were canvassed and approved, while a resolution declaring the official results from the election was approved as well. Approval was also given to adopt the resolution appointing the mayors pro-tem for the city, which is on a quarterly rotation.
The SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) Board of Directors approved the financial participation in a Cline Shale study performed by the University of Texas at San Antonio during their meeting on Monday morning.
Prior to the approval, the board met in a 45-minute executive session held to discuss economic development/real property negotiations/personnel matters. Upon returning from the closed session, approval was given on the item.
Billy Joe Craver, 79, of Sweetwater (formerly of Rotan) passed away on Monday, May 13, 2013 at Sweetwater Healthcare Center.
His request was to have his body donated for medical research. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Ray Browning officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
ROBY â€” Louise (Harris) Curlee, 86, passed away Monday, May 13, 2013 at an Abilene hospital.Â Services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church in Roby with burial to follow at Roby Cemetery under the direction of Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.Â Visitation will be Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
These seven Sweetwater High School graduating seniors have been chosen to participate in Fellowship of Christian Athletes all-star games after being nominated by their head coaches.
Pictured are, at bottom seated and standing from left, Kendra Crosson, basketball; Nick Nemir and Ryan Linebaugh, football; standing, Shelby Cason, Suede Shirley and Kelsi Crosson, volleyball; and at top Tadeo Canon-Masjoan, football.
Sweetwater High School and Jared Sliger will present two volleyball camps this summer at the SHS gym.
The high school camp is set for June 10-14 with a cost of $180. Camp times will be 8-11 a.m. and 12:30-2:30 p.m. for the first four days, and 8-11 a.m. on the final day of the camp. The junior high camp is set for June 10-13 with a cost of $90. The camp times will be 3-6 p.m. for all four days.
Also planned is a coaches clinic June 11 from 7-9 p.m. at a cost of $35.
Summer camps at Sweet-water Middle School will be held in both girls basketball and volleyball this summer.
A girls basketball camp for girls currently in grades 2-7 has been set for June 3-6. Camp will be from 9-11:30 a.m. each day.
A girls volleyball camp has also been set for Aug. 5-8, with two sessions. The morning camp will be from 9-11:30 a.m. for girls entering grades 6-8, while the afternoon camp will be from 1-3:30 p.m. for girls entering grades 3-5.
Today will be warm, with mostly sunny skies and a high near 91. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 20 mph, with gusts up to 30 mph. After 1 p.m., we'll have a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Those chances remain through 1 a.m.; otherwise, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 70. Winds will come from the south-southeast at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts could be as high as 25 mph.
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A press conference was held on Tuesday morning at City Hall to announce a new school security system to be implemented within Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District).
A program already in use by local law enforcement known as COPsync, Inc. has offered the local school district the opportunity to implement the COPsync 911 system. Thus, Sweetwater ISD will become the first district in the nation to test and implement the security system.
Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater will welcome the chefs and students from the TSTC Culinary Institute (Abilene) to their campus to prepare and serve a series of luncheons on the campus. The complete menus will not be posted, because the class for the week will determine what is served. These are not classes for the people attending, just for participants to attend and enjoy.