Archive - May 2013 - News Article

May 21st

Recent "Lunch and Learn" seminar focuses on arthritis

May 21, 2013

The Lunch and Learn Seminar on arthritis was held on Thursday at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH), as a packed house learned more about a condition that affects many people.
The free program was presented by Dr. Mark Seibel, an orthopedic surgeon at RPMH.
Arthritis is a generic, non-specific term which can be translated to be defined as "joint inflammation". The first part of the word, "arthr-," means joint, while "-itis" means inflammation.

Rezoning requests approved by city

May 21, 2013

Two rezoning requests recommended by the Planning & Zoning (P&Z) Commission were approved by the Sweetwater City Commission during their meeting last week. Prior to the approval, a public hearing was held for both requests.
The first request was to rezone a 29.544 acre tract from an E-1 dwelling district to an H business district. The area is more commonly recognized as 501 E. Bradford Lane, which is located east of the property owned by Devon Energy.
Initially, the item was originally slated to be a K zone, but a request by the P&Z changed it to be an H district.

Local weather for Tuesday

May 21, 2013

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 87. Winds will be from the north around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight, expect mostly clear conditions with a low around 64 and winds remaining from the north at 5 to 10 mph. In the evening, winds will become light and variable.
Learn more now at weather.gov.

May 20th

Hundreds remember Hailey Dunn

May 20, 2013

Hailey Darlene Dunn was a cheerleader, saxophonist, on the softball and basketball teams, a doer and a leader. But it all ended mysteriously in December 2010 when the 13-year-old West Texas girl disappeared.
Through prayers, songs, pictures and shared memories, Hailey's friends, family and schoolteachers gathered Sunday at Colorado Middle School — where she was a student — to remember a young girl whose remains were found in March.
"Hailey was a doer. She set an example for others to follow. She will always be one of us in spirit," Mark Merrell, the middle school principal said.

NJHS members inducted

May 20, 2013

National Junior Honor Society for the Sweetwater Middle School recently held its induction ceremony for new members at the First Presbyterian Church in Sweetwater.

Sweetwater remains in Stage I drought plan

May 20, 2013

Following an evaluation from the city engineers, Sweetwater will remain in Stage I of the city's Drought Contingency Plan.
As stated during City Manager Eddie Brown's report during the May meeting of the City Commission, Enprotec/Hibbs & Todd made the determination from its recent water availability assessment. Stage I involves limiting the use of water on a voluntary basis.

Monday's local weather

May 20, 2013

Expect hot and sunny conditions today, as the high will be near 100 with south-southwestern winds around 20 mph. Gusts will be as high as 25 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 66. Winds will be from the southwest at 5 to 15 mph, becoming southeastern after midnight. Gusts could top out at 20 mph.
Get a weekly weather preview now at weather.gov.

May 18th

Sweetwater loses to Andrews

May 18, 2013

The Sweetwater Mustang baseball team lost 7 to 6 to Andrews in eight innings. Andrews won best of three in the Regional Quarterfinals 2 to 0 and advances to the Regional Semifinals.

Former Sweetwater police sergeant presented with Purple Heart 36 years after being shot

May 18, 2013

The 32nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office hosted a reception in honor of law enforcement officers who have served and protected local communities and the state of Texas as part of National Police Week. During the reception, a documentary was presented, but not before a surprise presentation was made.

Authorization given to obtain bids for new police station

May 18, 2013

The Sweetwater City Commission gave authorization for city staff to go out on bids for the construction of a new police station during their meeting on Tuesday morning.
The architect is very close to finishing the plans; upon their completion, this approval grants permission for the city to begin obtaining bids.
Other bids were discussed during the meeting as well. Approval was given to allow staff to go out for bids to sell five surplus, real properties owned by the city.

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