Archive - Dec 19, 2013 - News Article
The City of Sweetwater business offices will be closed Dec. 24 and 25 in observance of the Christmas holidays and Jan. 1, for New Yearâ€™s Day.
There will be no residential refuse collection on Tuesday, Dec. 24, or Wednesday, Dec. 25, as well as Wednesday, Jan. 1, New Yearâ€™s Day. All residential containers will be serviced during the remainder of those days during that work week.
The Citizens Drop-Off-Center and Type-IV Landfill will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 24, and Wednesday, Dec. 25, and also on Wednesday, Jan. 1.
Three reports were presented and approved at the Monday night meeting of the SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees.
A public hearing was included as part of 2012-2013 TAPR (Texas Academic Performance Report) report, but no public input was heard. This report is similar to the previous AEIS (Academic Excellence Indicator System) reports, but is now under a different name.
Firefighters responded to a house fire on Silas Street in Sweetwater around 11 p.m. Tuesday night. According to the Fire Chief Grant Madden, as well as the owner of the home, the cause of the fire was a candle that was left burning throughout the night.
According to Chief Madden, the owner of the home says that her power was turned off and that is the reason why she had candles burning. Before she went to sleep, she blew out the candles with the exception of one.
She and her grandchild were the only people in the home and they both escaped without injuries.
Dance students with the Sweetwater Performing Arts Center will be performing again with the Municipal Band for a few songs during the band's annual Christmas concert. Shown is a performance from 2012.
Several vocalists and the Greater Zion Baptist Church Choir will participate this year as well. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium.
Admission is free, but donations of canned goods will be accepted.
Today will be partly sunny with a high near 73. Winds will be breezy from the south-southwest at 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 46 and southern winds around 10 to 15 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the west.
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