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October 21st

Hamlin mayor to Run for State Representative

October 21, 2013

Hamlin Mayor Isaac Castro has announced his candidacy for State Representative for District 71. The district encompasses Taylor, Nolan and Jones Counties. Mayor Castro is a Republican and will run against incumbent Susan King of Abilene in the March 4, 2013 primary.

SEED hosts Texas A&M students

October 21, 2013

SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) recently hosted students from Texas A&M University on a "Landscape of Energy" tour. This was the third year for SEED to host the event, according to Kirstin Smith, the Marketing/Admin. Director for SEED.
All of the students--although from different backgrounds--are enrolled in a "Geography of Energy" course at the A&M campus. The information gathered from the tour will be used for a major writing assignment for the class, which is taught by professor Christian Brannstrom.

October 18th

Sweetwater Goodfellow Sign-Up approaches

October 18, 2013

The Nolan County sign-ups for Sweetwater Goodfellows will be Oct. 30, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. each day at the Sweetwater Fire Station, located at 900 E. Broadway.
Applicants need to bring their latest proof of income which may include approval notice for food stamps, a pay stub or approval notice for TANF, as well as a birth certificate for each child.

Avondale Baptist, Hoyt House to host Trunk or Treat

October 18, 2013

Avondale Baptist and Hoyt House will be having their second annual Trunk or Treat on Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 6-8 p.m. at 1405 Hoyt Street and 1700 Hoyt Street.
"Last year we had over 600 children visit our event," said event organizers.
This will be an opportunity for a safe and fun time for the whole family. Have your kids dress up in their favorite costumes and kids will be able to Trunk or Treat and receive candy, prizes, cotton candy, snow cones and popcorn on the Avondale Baptist parking lot.

Highland Heights UMC to host rummage and bake sale; Broadway Baptist, First Baptist hosting family friendly events

October 18, 2013

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TSTC students assist City

October 18, 2013

The TSTC (Texas State Technical College) Student Government recently assisted the City of Sweetwater by painting trash barrels at Newman Park and painting parking rails at the SNAP (Senior Nutrition Activities Program) building.
According to Sweetwater's Public Works Director Russell Jones, painting the rails at SNAP will help in preparing for the opening of the newly built SNAP building.

Two enter guilty pleas

October 18, 2013

Two entered pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings this week.

Mustang Readers visit J.P. Cowen

October 18, 2013

Mustang Readers — members of the Sweetwater Mustang football team that visit local elementary schools in uniform and read to students — visited J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center to read to students.
Readers attending were Kendal Ray, Andrew Davis, Michael Lawrence, Jay Lomas, Kelton Ray and Trey Harvey.

Sweetwater's weekend weather

October 18, 2013

Today we'll see a high near 71, with cloudy skies and southern winds at 5 to 10 mph. We'll also have a 30% chance of showers, with the possibility of thunderstorms after 2 p.m.
Those rain chances will bump up to 30% before 2 a.m.; otherwise, expect mostly cloudy conditions with a low around 42. Winds will be breezy with an east-northeast wind at 10 to 20 mph, becoming northern after midnight.
This weekend, we'll have sunny skies with highs climbing from the low 60s on Saturday to the mid 70s on Sunday. Weekend lows will be in the high 40/low 50s.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

October 17th

Roscoe represented on TMCN Council

October 17, 2013

Roscoe is a member of Texas Midwest Community Network. The organization will host the 20th Annual Texas Midwest Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Abilene Civic Center. The event kicks off a milestone year for the organization with the theme “Making a Difference.” It will be a day of celebrating local leaders who are making a difference in their communities. Mayor Pete Porter and City Administrator Cody Thompson represent Roscoe on the TMCN Council.

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