Archive - Nov 2013 - News Article
Sweetwater ISD is already making preparations for the next school year, as proposed calendars were presented to the Board of Trustees during their meeting on Monday evening.
With the district's use of Flex Days, one calendar option resulted in classes ending in June since the Flex Days were placed at the end of the school year. The other option, which was amended by the board, included a Labor Day holiday and an early release day the day before Thanksgiving, with the year ending in May.
Today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 75. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 10 to 15 mph, and after noon we'll have a slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) recently awarded $1,498,860 in Skills Development job training grants to eight community colleges across the state, including Texas State Technical College West Texas. These grants will help support the collegesâ€™ ability to address the training needs of oil and gas exploration employers in the Cline and Permian Shales.
The Sweetwater Fire Department is welcoming three new firefighters to the station.
Zachary Williams of Hawley, Texas is one of three new additions to the Sweetwater Fire Department. Williams, a firefighter and paramedic who studied at Cisco College and Texas State Technical College, was influenced by his father, Tommy, who retired from the Abilene Fire Department after 18 years. Williams is married to Lacy, and the couple have a two-year-old named Bryson.
Today will be partly sunny with a high near 73. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
Tonight, expect a 20% chance of showers and mostly cloudy skies. The low will be around 61 wit southern winds around 15 mph.
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Two people entered guilty pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday.
The West Texas Energy Consortium (â€śConsortiumâ€ť) announced that it will hold its Inaugural Conference in Big Spring on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. The Consortium is a collaborative forum for business and industry representatives and partners in education, workforce, housing, local government and the non-profit sector, within the various counties comprising the West Central Texas, Concho Valley and Permian Basin Regions to further the development and economic opportunities associated with the unconventional resource shale plays in the area.
Several businesses hosted open houses in Sweetwater on Monday, offering refreshments and sales at their stores.
Shown above are Tristen Jones, Diamond Heredia, Stacey Borders and Sherry Tollison at The Open Window.
Find more photos from the open houses in Tuesday's edition.
Doug Sitter State Farm is taking toiletry donations again this year for the West Texas Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center.Â
What the center does this time of year is give all the families they help throughout the year toiletries just before Christmas in addition to putting up the Angel Tree at Wal-Mart. Donations can be dropped off at 208 Lamar Street.
Those wishing to donate cash may do so and Doug Sitter State Farm will buy the toiletry items to be donated. All donations are appreciated.
At a special-called meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners on Monday morning, approval was given to nominate five members to the board of directors for the Nolan County Central Appraisal District.
The five members nominated were Jerry Rozzlle, Randall Smith, Domingo Castillo, Mike Ensminger and Jerry Lee Hunt. Stepping down from the board will be Ben High and Mark Meneses.