A 41-year-old man died early Christmas morning in a fire in his Sweetwater home.
According to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden, firefighters received a call about smoke coming from a house on the 200 block of Lewis Front Street between 2 and 3 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. "People saw smoke coming from the house and called 9-1-1."
Shown are several eighth grade students who were chosen by their teachers as the third six weeks STAAR students for their hard work and dedication. They are Michael Lawrence, Alejandro Gamez, Abby Lynch, Jade Johnson, Brittany Jimenez, Brittany Presley, Kaylee Lantto, Savanna Kamer, Tonna Gilmore, Tierra Brown and Sandra Wise.
Attention agriculture and timber producers: Secure your sales tax exemption by getting your registration number before the Jan. 1, deadline. Under a new state law passed by the Texas Legislature in 2011, commercial agriculture or timber producers will need an Ag/Timber Number issued by the Comptrollerâ€™s office to make eligible sales tax-exempt purchases for their business beginning Jan. 1, 2012.