Archive - Oct 3, 2012 - News Article

The Sweetwater Chuck Wagon Gang serving community crowds

October 3, 2012

The Sweetwater Chuck Wagon Gang has been around for quite some time and has served many Nolan County crowds, as well as other crowds when the Gang used to travel. The Gang specializes in cooking brisket, steak, potato salad, ranch style beans and other items. "We specialize in chuck wagon-style cooking," said member Tom Henderson. "We also pride ourselves in feeding many in a short period of time."

Sweetwater ISD announces early release times for Oct. 8

October 3, 2012

Sweetwater Independent School District Assistant Superintendent Kathy Smartt announced earlier that the first early release day for students will be coming up on Monday, Oct. 8. 
Campus dismissal times are as follows:
• J.P. Cowen and Southeast Elementary — 12:15 p.m.
• East Ridge Elementary — 12:20 p.m.
• Sweetwater High School — 12:50 p.m.
• Sweetwater Intermediate — 12:55 p.m.
• Sweetwater Middle School — 1 p.m.

"Sundae Fun!" event set for Oct. 7

October 3, 2012

The Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains will be having a "Sundae Fun!" event on Sunday, October 7th at Camp Boothe Oaks.
"Join us as we make sundaes and discuss the Girl Scout program in Nolan County," said event organizers. "We are looking for K-12 girls to join the troops, as well as any adults who may want to become more involved."
In the program, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives, like leadership and strong values. Annual membership dues are $12.

J.P. Cowen receives iPads

October 3, 2012

The Region 14 Education Service Center (who gets the grant for Headstart) recently bought four iPads per Headstart classroom at J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center. 
Lenior Peterson was the Region 14 representative who made this happen for Sweetwater. There are six Headstart classrooms in all in Sweetwater so there are 24 new iPads for Headstart students to learn on at the school.
Shown are students in Mrs. Susie Kamer's Headstart class in centers using the iPads.

Telling Our Stories Workshop this month at library

October 3, 2012

Linda Linn will be at the County-City Library in Sweetwater on Oct. 9, 16, and 23 to teach a Telling Our Stories workshop. The previous class, held in February, had their stories made into a book. "We hope to add the stories from this class to the book that is in the library from the previous class," said Becky Brock, Library Director.
The workshop is free and open to anyone of any age. No sign-up is necessary; just show up to any class on either Oct. 9, 16, or 23. Linda says "When you think about writing your life story, it can be overwhelming."

Wilkins recognized by WASP Museum

October 3, 2012

Sharron Davis, WASP Museum Director, recently presented a replica Silver Wings pin to C.S. Wilkins, a founding board member of the National WASP WWII Museum at the Colorado City ISD Wall of Honor Ceremony.
Mr. Wilkins, a graduate of Colorado City High School was honored for his meritorious military service and other outstanding achievements. As a young high school student, C.S. would hitch-hike from Colorado City to Avenger Field to watch the WASP in training there and was inspired by them to become a pilot himself. 

Blotters for October 1, 2012

October 3, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued one citations and made three arrests on Oct. 1, 2012.

The SPD received 24, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1000 block of Silas.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 900 block of W. Texas

Arrested by SPD:
• Rocky Flores, 30 — Criminal trespass/warrants.
• Pedro Monroy, 30 — Driving while intoxicated, third or more offense.
• Robert Ramsey, 19 — Burglary of a habitation/possession of a prohibited substance in a correctional facility.

Wednesday's local weather

October 3, 2012

Today, expect sunny skies and a high near 85. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 62, and south-southeastern winds around 15 mph. Gusts will top out as high as 20 mph.
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