Archive - May 2013 - News Article

May 28th

SPD finds stolen items at victim’s neighbor’s house

May 28, 2013

Officers with the Sweetwater Police Department, with the help of the Nolan County Sheriff's Office and the 32nd Judicial District Attorney's Office Investigators, received a call about stolen property, obtained a search warrant, executed the search warrant and returned the stolen items, all in one day.

Local restaurant returns to Top 50 BBQ list

May 28, 2013

It's a compliment to be called the best at what you do. But to snag that honor three times in a row?
Well, that's a high accomplishment.
Big Boy's Bar-B-Que in Sweetwater has achieved that very feat, as they returned to the list compiled by Texas Monthly magazine of the Top 50 Barbecue Joints. Although the list only covers restaurants within the state, the front magazine cover boasts--scribbled in barbecue sauce--that the eateries are the best in the world.

May 24th

Churches planning Vacation Bible School

May 24, 2013

BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
As a family we loved to bowl. We would bowl on evening leagues, and I had the privilege of bowling on a Saturday morning youth league. Our team was so good. We were never challenged for last place, but we always had fun!

WASP Museum teams with Cavanaugh Flight Museum for festivities, fun and flying

May 24, 2013

The WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) Museum will host the 9th Annual WASP Homecoming this Saturday, May 25, at Avenger Field in Sweetwater. Along with the 18 WASP in attendance will be Julia Wood, a modern day WASP in her own right. Wood began flying in 1981 while still a freshman in high school in St. Paul, Minn., earning her private pilot license at the age of 17. Since graduating high school, Julia has earned a BS in Aviation Technology from Purdue University, she has piloted a variety of aircraft including Boeing 727s and she has logged more than 15,000 total flying hours.

Federal cuts affect local Head Start program

May 24, 2013

The automatic spending cuts enacted by the federal government--known as sequestration--began earlier this year, in which Head Start programs across the nation were impacted. And during the Monday night meeting of the SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees, Superintendent Terry Pittman addressed the local program as part of his monthly report.
With an almost 6% budget cut, Sweetwater ISD is a big part of the Head Start/Early Head Start program within Region 14. As a result of the losses, employees from Region 14 will be helping with various local duties.

Maj. Caroline Jensen to be featured speaker at WASP Homecoming luncheon

May 24, 2013

Maj. Caroline Jensen, 36, is in her first season with the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, “Thunderbirds,” and flies the No. 3 jet as the team’s Right Wing. She will be the featured speaker at the WASP Homecoming luncheon at Texas State Technical College on Saturday.

Weekend weather forecast for Sweetwater

May 24, 2013

Expect partly sunny skies with a high near 85. Winds will be from the southeast around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. After 1 p.m., we'll have a 30% chance of showers with thunderstorms also possible.
Tonight, our precipitation chances increase to 40%, but we'll have mostly cloudy conditions with a low around 67. winds will remain from the southeast at 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Rain chances will decrease to 20% on Saturday, but expect highs this weekend between the mid-80s and low 90s. Lows will be in the mid-60s, and winds will be moderate with gusts up to 30 mph.

May 23rd

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.

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