Archive - May 23, 2013 - News Article

East Ridge students, families evacuated to safety at SHS

May 23, 2013

East Ride Elementary third graders and their families were evacuated to the downstairs portion of Sweetwater High School in the middle of the end of year third grade play that began at 6 p.m. this evening, due to severe weather conditions developing in the area. The students were released at about 7 p.m. when weather began to move west and all students were accounter for by their teachers. A severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect for Nolan County.

TSTC to host six summer camps

May 23, 2013

Texas State Technical College will host six summer camps the week of June 3-6, for students entering the fourth through seventh grades. Each camp will be a half-day session for four days.
Participants may choose morning, afternoon or all-day sessions. All camps will work closely with the STEM mind set of teaching science, technology, engineering and math.
Lunch is included in the full-day session. Everyone will receive a free t-shirt and goodie bags. TSTC Sweetwater’s Student Center will be the location for drop-off and pick-up.
Basic Robotics (9 a.m. to noon):

SPD reserve officer retires

May 23, 2013

A reception was held at the Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) on Monday morning to honor reserve officer Willie James, who retired after 21 years of service with the SPD.
Although born in Oklahoma, James has lived in Sweetwater. He began his work in law enforcement in 1985 when he was sworn in as a reserve officer in Odessa. After serving in Ector County for four years, he moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Avondale Baptist to host Club VBS

May 23, 2013

Come deep into the Amazon Rainforest as the kids go on expedition with the One True God at Avondale Baptist Church's Club VBS: Jungle Jaunt.
Avondale Baptist Church invites all children age five years through grade five for their annual Club VBS. The kids will jaunt through adventure-filled Bible stories, create cool rainforest crafts, enjoy rainforest rations and ride the recreation rapids.

Historic WWII troop carrier to visit WASP Homecoming

May 23, 2013

At the ninth annual WASP Homecoming on Saturday, the National WASP WWII Museum will host one of the most historically significant aircraft of World War II. Douglas C-47 Skytrain, U. S. Army Air Force Serial No. 42-32832, will grace the sky above Avenger Field and later be available for inspection outside the WASP Museum Hangar. Alongside the Skytrain will be a number of Stearman and Fairchild World War II primary trainers as well as the famous North American AT-6 “Texan” advanced trainer.

Thursday's local forecast

May 23, 2013

Today, expect mostly sunny skies today with a high near 96. Winds will be from the south at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Tonight, we have a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms; otherwise it will be mostly cloudy with a low around 68 and winds from the southeast at 20 to 25 mph. Gusts could be up to 35 mph, but after midnight winds will decrease to 15 to 20 mph.
Get an early Memorial Day weekend preview now by heading on over to weather.gov.

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