September 21st, 2012
We'll kick off the weekend today with mostly sunny skies and a high near 95. Winds will be from the south around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 64. South-southeast winds will be at 10 mph.
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Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital was named one of the nationâ€™s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, childrenâ€™s asthma, stroke and venous thrombo embolism, as well as inpatient psychiatric services.
Shown at the Grandparents Lunch at Sweetwater Intermediate School on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, are Cassiah Castro and her grandmother Maria Castro.
Find more photos from the SIS grandparents' lunch in today's paper.
The Future Sweetwater class of 2012-2013 gathered for their first day on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 at the Texas State Technical College Center.
Members of the class (bottom row, from left to right) are Megan Holsey, Jasmine Reddic, Alexis Castillo, Madison Jones, (middle row, from left to right) Gabby Reyes, Lauren Young, Bailey Bernal, Abigail McPherson, (top row, from left to right) Blake Cumbie, Corynn Martin, Ty Crain and Caroline Brennan.
A local regulation regarding retests on the new STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) exams was discussed during the Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Board of Trustees' meeting on Monday evening, September 17 at the Administration Building.
Last year, the district examined retention and the impact it made within the district. Several years ago, a policy was passed--in accordance to state guidelines--which determined passing and testing requirements for some grade levels.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has four dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a female dachshund mix, a male shih-tzu mix, a female chihuahua mix and a female Chinese crested. According to Sweetwaterâ€™s animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 48 calls for service, issued two citations and made six arrests on Sept. 18, 2012.
The SPD received 10, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a building â€”Â I-20.
â€˘ Burglary of a building/vehicle â€”Â 400 block of E. Arizona.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Robert Plemons, 28 â€” Warrants.
â€˘ Jennifer Hernandez, 30 â€” Warrants.
â€˘ Andron Rains, 22 â€” Warrants.
â€˘ Michael Hernandez, 22 â€” Warrants.
â€˘ Morgan Taylor, 18 â€” Warrants.
â€˘ Santiago MuĂ±oz, 29 â€” Public intoxication.
Sweetwaterâ€™s two wins in the 2012 season have both come against Class 2A com-petition. But the Mustangsâ€™ third and final 2A opponent may be their toughest.
For starters, Wall has lost only four of 29 games since the start of the 2010 season under coach Houston Guy and was ranked No. 7 in the state just two weeks ago until losing to Merkel.
However, the Hawks (2-1) rebounded in a big way this past week when they traveled to Sonora, another West Texas Class 2A power, and easily won 47-13.
Nick Nemir 6, Tadeo Canon-Masjoan 6, Ryan Linebaugh 4, Isaiah McGee 3, Marquees Jenkins 3.
Stephen May 5, Nick Nemir 4, Ty Davis 4, Ryan Linebaugh 3, Daven Alvarez 3, Isaiah McGee 2, Kaleb Hoover 2, Marquees Jenk-ins 2, Tadeo Canon-Masjoan 2.
Nick Nemir, Sean Mor-row, Willie Norman, Ty Davis.
Luis Gaxiola 2, Isaiah McGee, Quentin Wetsel, Daven Alvarez, Ty Davis.
Tackles for loss
Tadeo Canon-Masjoan 4, Ryan Linebaugh 2, Marq-uees Jenkins 2, Nick Nemir, Luis Gaxiola.
Today will be sunny with a high near 91. Winds will come from the south-southwest at 15 to 20 mph.
Tonight, expect mostly clear skies with a low around 65, with southern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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