Archive - Feb 2013 - News Article

February 4th

Ken Becker assumes chairmanship of the High Ground of Texas

February 4, 2013

Ken Becker, Executive Director of the Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development, was honored with the position of Chairman of the Board for the 2012-2013 program year. The gavel was passed at the 2012 High Ground of Texas Annual Membership Meeting. The meeting was held in Lubbock on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.

STAAR test scores announced for SISD

February 4, 2013

Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) recently received their scores from the STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) test, in which the district fared well in their tests for third through eighth grade students.
Out of the seventeen tests administered, Sweetwater ISD beat the state average in thirteen of those tests.
Two tests--4th grade writing and 7th grade reading--both came in 3% over the state's passing rate--at 74% and 79%, respectively. However, the other eleven tests saw averages anywhere from six to eighteen percent higher than the state passing rate.

Blood drive tomorrow

February 4, 2013

On Jan. 2, local resident Travis Glasgow was taken to the emergency room with a severe bloody nose, lasting about two hours. Glasgow has had bloody noses his whole life, but none that lasted that long.

Monday's local weather

February 4, 2013

Expect warm temperatures today, with partly sunny skies and a high near 68. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 15 to 20 mph, shifting to the northwest in the afternoon. Gusts could be as high as 25 mph.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies and a low around 37. Winds will be from the north-northwest at 5 to 15 mph.
Learn all you need to know at weather.gov now.

February 2nd

Blotters for Jan. 31, 2013

February 2, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 40 calls for service, issued one citation and made no arrests on Jan. 31, 2013.

The SPD received 16, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a habitation — 200 block of E. Avenue B.
• Family violence assault — 100 block of Alexander.
• Disruption of classroom — 300 block of Lamar.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on Jan. 31, 2013.

Arrested by RPD:
• Gustavo Rivas Villa, 19, of Roscoe — Accident involving damage to a vehicle.

First Financial Bankshares, Inc. announces mobile bill pay solution

February 2, 2013

First Financial Bankshares, Inc. announced that they have launched Picture Pay, a unique mobile bill pay solution, becoming the first bank in the United States to offer this solution to its customers. The process is as simple as taking a picture of a vendor bill and submitting it for payment.

County treasurer to retire

February 2, 2013

Most any grandmother would tell you that spending time with her grandchildren is a blessing. And for Gayle Biggerstaff, the county treasurer, her decision to retire is largely based on that reasoning.
On her final day of work on Feb. 28, 2013, Biggerstaff will have served the county for twenty-six years and two months. She started working as the county treasurer on Jan. 1, 1987.
What she does

Church celebrates marriage week

February 2, 2013

February is an excellent time to focus on refreshing families. The celebration of Valentine’s Day creates a natural awareness of love and draws couples to evaluate how they can strengthen their relationship. To that end, February 7-14 has been declared National Marriage Week. The goal of National Marriage week is to elevate attention on the need to strengthen marriages, initiate new efforts to reduce the divorce rate, and connect couples with the tools available to build stronger marriages.

February 1st

RELIGION: Highland Heights has new young adults Bible study

February 1, 2013

BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
We have often heard and read about the “Living God”. Joshua in chapter 3 verse 9 states: “He is among us.” David in I Samuel 17 states that “He is not to be defied”, and in Psalm 42:2 we find that David’s soul thirsted for the living God. Other references to the “Living God” include Psalm 84:2; Isaiah 37:17; Jeremiah 23:36; Acts 14:15;

Cansino to speak at Republican Women meeting

February 1, 2013

The monthly meeting of the Republican Women of West Texas will be at the Pioneer Museum, located at 610 E. Third Street at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Guest speaker will be Jane Cansino of Lubbock. Refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. All interested parties are invited to attend.

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