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Man pleads guilty, sentenced in neighborhood metal theft

August 16, 2013

Ronnie Scott Jones, Jr. pleaded guilty to theft of material, to-wit, copper in the amount of less than $20,000, a state jail felony during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings this past week.
He was sentenced to two years confinement in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for four years. He will also have to pay a $2,000 fine, $343 in court costs, $500 in attorney's fees and restitution in the amount of $2.023.09 to Manuel Salazar of Sweetwater. He will also have to serve 120 hours of community service.

SEED presentation made at Kiwanis Club meeting

August 16, 2013

Ken Becker, the Executive Director of SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development), presented an informative program on the gas and oil industry during the Wednesday, noontime meeting of the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club.
Since January 2012, SEED has been following the industry, notably the Cline Shale. As the exploration is a new find, the Cline Shale is not found on most maps, although time will tell its true location.

Local school’s safe room a comfort to families

August 16, 2013

One of every parent's worst nightmares came true on May 20 this year in Moore, Okla. when two elementary schools — the Briarwood and Plaza Towers schools — were destroyed by a tornado that ripped through the town. Seven third graders perished after being crushed by debris that day. Neither of the schools had weather-safe rooms for the students and faculty to go to.

Helicopter lands in town

August 16, 2013

If you heard a loud sound or felt the strong winds today, you might have been experiencing the landing of a helicopter right in Sweetwater on Jerry Huffman Drive, next to the Central Fire Station. Air Methods out of Snyder — the company that operates the Native Air helicopter — put on a landing zone class for members of the Sweetwater Fire Department today as part of continuing education for the firefighters.

Sunday school to begin at First Presbyterian Church

August 16, 2013

BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
We all know the song: “Amazing Grace.” We say and believe God’s grace is sufficient in all times, in all things and in all days, but do you realize there are different types of grace in the scripture. I have spoken often about “living grace” for our day to day situations and “dying grace” for when we meet the Lord. We also see in Acts 16:25 that Paul and Silas had “singing grace” when they were thrown in jail. In Colossians 4:6 Paul talks about the importance of believers having “speaking grace.” Also, in 2 Timothy 2:1 Paul reminds us of “strengthening grace.”

Public hearing set for proposed county budget

August 16, 2013

During Monday's county commissioners' meeting, the proposed tax rate for the 2013-2014 fiscal year was presented.
The total tax rate was presented at .507552, which exceeded the effective tax rate. Thus, a record vote was taken and unanimously passed.
The proposed budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year was then filed with the County Clerk, which was approved. Approval was also given toward a public hearing on the 2013-2014 proposed budget, set for Monday, September 9.

Roscoe Cheer Pals a hit

August 16, 2013

The Roscoe Collegiate High School varsity cheerleaders hosted Cheer Pals for girls in Pre-K through sixth grade. Many attended the cheer camp this week.
Those attending the camp included the following:
Pre-K: Jalin Freeman, Lee Saenz, JoAnna McAnally, Avrie Hermosillo, Milly Welch, Riley Wetsel, Yesi Gonzalez, Kallie Scherwits, Ziya Longoria, Katie Wilson;
Kindergarten: Kira Sarabia, Kaydence Blackman, Madison Parrott, Lauren Herrera, Jaycee Wetsel, Emeril Talamantez, Dakota Freeman, Chloe Sanders, Karlie Buchanan, McKinzee Silva;

Public hearings held at August city meeting

August 16, 2013

Two public hearings were held during Tuesday’s City Commission meeting, one of which was a hearing on substandard structures located within the city. Making the presentation were Kirk Harris, city services director, and Danny Alderson with the Code Enforcement Department.

Weekend weather outlook for Sweetwater

August 16, 2013

Today we'll have a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm. Expect partly sunny skies, with a high near 90 with winds from the south at 5 to 10 mph, becoming east in the afternoon.
The rain chances will decrease to 20% tonight before 1 a.m.; otherwise we'll have partly cloudy skies with a low around 68. Winds will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph.
This weekend will be pleasant, with highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 70s. We won't have any rain chances, but winds will range from 5 to 10 mph from the south-southeast.
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