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December 20th

SHS gives campus report at school board meeting

December 20, 2013

A campus report was given by Sweetwater High School principal Stacy Jones at Monday night's meeting of the Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) board of trustees.
In continuing with an initiative started last school year by the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program, high school seniors can purchase a ceiling tile at any spot in the hallway for $5 and decorate it following their acceptance to college. The students are then given their tiles at the senior dinner held at the end of the school year.

Weekend weather for Sweetwater

December 20, 2013

We'll have showers likely today and a possible thunderstorm, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 50. Winds will be from the north-northwest around 5 mph, shifting to the northeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Expect showers and thunderstorms tonight, with a low around 39 and northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
The rain chances will diminish by noon on Saturday, with a high around 56 and breezy winds. However, a cold front will sweep into the area in the evening, with a low around 33.

December 19th

City announces Christmas, New Year schedule

December 19, 2013

The City of Sweetwater business offices will be closed Dec. 24 and 25 in observance of the Christmas holidays and Jan. 1, for New Year’s Day.
There will be no residential refuse collection on Tuesday, Dec. 24, or Wednesday, Dec. 25, as well as Wednesday, Jan. 1, New Year’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.

Reports heard at SISD board meeting Monday

December 19, 2013

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.

House fire caused by candle

December 19, 2013

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.

Sweetwater Municipal Band Christmas concert tonight

December 19, 2013

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.

Sweetwater's forecast for Thursday

December 19, 2013

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.
Get an early weekend weather preview now at weather.gov.

December 18th

Christmas Municipal Band concert to include several vocalists this year

December 18, 2013

The Sweetwater Municipal Band invites the community to enjoy a variety of music at their annual Christmas concert Thursday, Dec. 19, starting at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium.
Concert goers can expect many Christmas favorites from the band, as well as performances from several vocalists and a choir. Larissa Place and Rebekah Chrismer will return to perform solos, and Place will sing a duet with Rex Mayfield, who is also doing a solo. Stephanie Wiele and nine-year-old Kailynn “Bean” Guzman will also sing solos.

East Ridge has door decorating contest

December 18, 2013

Faculty and staff at East Ridge Elementary School decorated their doors for the Christmas holidays. First place went to Mrs. Barkley’s (third grade) fireplace door.
Second place went to Mrs. Marlett’s and Mrs. DeLoera’s (The Zone) Christmas Good List. Third place went to the cafeteria’s Santa door.
Congratulations to the winners and great job to everyone that participated!

Mustang Bowl to get new seats

December 18, 2013

During the Superintendent's Report at the Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Board of Trustees' meeting on Monday night, discussion was held on new seating to be installed at the Mustang Bowl.
Three samples were seen by the board. Each seat is expected to cost an average of $120 and would be installed in sections D, E and F, excluding the first three rows.
The seats are 20 inches, which would allow 18 seats per row. Thus, around 900 chairs would be installed.

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