Archive - Dec 5, 2013 - News Article
9:30 p.m., Thursday, December 5, 2013:
Update: Sweetwater ISD will be closed on Friday, December 6, due to weather conditions in our area.
via the Sweetwater ISD Facebook and Twitter accounts:
Weather Alert & Schedule Change: SISD schools will have an early dismissal today (Thursday) at 1:30pm due to the weather.
An area family is doing their part to help a relative recover from a serious wreck.
The family of Michael McFaul will be holding three events on Saturday, December 14 in Roscoe. All proceeds from the events will be given to his benefit account, which was established in order to provide financial support for McFaul's rising medical expenses as well as the growing cost of airfare to send family to be by his side for emotional and physical support.
McFaul is currently in the Grady Hospital Burn Unit in Atlanta, GA. His family resides in Texas, which is over 1,100 miles away.
Zeravla Entertainment presents "Christmas with Thoze Guyz and Friends", which will be held on Saturday, December 7 at Rattlers Pool Hall.
Doors will open at 7 p.m. Admission to the event can either be a $5 toy, or $5 worth of canned goods (with receipt), or $10 cash, with all proceeds benefitting the children of Sweetwater.
The concert will feature Thoze Guyz, Anjelique, Los Cruizers and Grupo Viento. Learn more about the first two acts by following them on Twitter, @thozeG and @anjeliquemusic.
First Financial employees and bank donated to the Sweetwater Goodfellows organization for the Christmas holidays.Â
Pictured are Christie Galvan, Brandy Leek, Heather Andrews, Melissa Jacques and Debbie Anthony with the many toys and non-perishable food items donated.
Abilene â€” 169 students will graduate from Texas State Technical College West Texas on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. at the Abilene Civic Center. Among the graduates is the first class of Downhole Tool Technicians, 16 in all. Dustin K. Baker is graduating from the Downhole Tool program and he will represent the Sweetwater Campus as the graduation speaker during Thursdayâ€™s ceremony. Baker and his fellow classmates are being snapped up by local oil and gas companies. The one-semester program began in August and was developed with input from oil and gas industry representatives and safety experts.
Texas Department of Transportation maintenance offices throughout the Abilene and Brownwood Districts are preparing for another winter storm expected to move into the area that could linger into the weekend.
According to the National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to drop rapidly, and some areas could see frozen precipitation. Sustained cold temperatures and several waves of precipitation are possible for several days. Travel could be extremely hazardous under these conditions.
Today, we'll have a chance of rain or freezing rain before noon, then a 60% chance of freezing rain and sleet. Expect cloudy and cold conditions, with the temperature falling to around 23 by 5pm. Wind chill values will be between 11 and 17, with north-northeast winds around 15 mph. Total daytime ice accumulations of 0.1 to 0.2 of an inch are possible, with little or no snow accumulation expected.