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August 21st

Wednesday's local weather

August 21, 2013

Expect sunny skies today with a high near 93. Winds will be from the east-southeast around 10 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 71 and east-southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Are there rain chances on the horizon? Find out at weather.gov.

August 20th

Highland’s Meet the Teacher and Big Blue Preview set for Thursday

August 20, 2013

Highland ISD will be hosting their annual Meet the Teacher night and Big Blue Preview on Thursday, August 22nd.  There will be several activities during the evening including a brisket sandwich meal, meet-and-greet with teachers, and an introduction of the football players and cross-country runners. 
From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Highland PTO will be serving brisket sandwich meals in the cafeteria, $6 per plate for adults and $4 per plate for children 5th grade and younger.  They will also have several door prizes. 

AgriLife Extension Big Country Beef Conference set for August 22

August 20, 2013

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Big Country Beef Conference has been set for Aug. 22. The biennial conference starts with registration at 8 a.m. in the Big Country Hall next to the Extension offices located on the grounds of the Taylor County Expo Center. This year’s event will focus on the current state of the industry, stocker/yearling management and heifer development.
The conference is the largest and most comprehensive educational beef program in the Big Country. We typically draw speakers and participants from across Texas.

New teachers welcomed at luncheon

August 20, 2013

The New Teachers' Luncheon was held this past Friday at the seminar room located in the Center at the TSTC (Texas State Technical College) West Texas campus in Sweetwater. The event was hosted by the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce.
Gil Cherry, the president of the Chamber Board, expressed his pride in the annual luncheon. As the future of the nation is based upon the education of children, he applauded the sacrifices, selflessness and courage of the incoming teachers.

GMP for County Jail and Sheriff’s Office discussed at special County Commissioners meeting

August 20, 2013

A special-called meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners was held on Monday so that discussion could be held on the GMP (guaranteed maximum price) for county jail and sheriff's office projects.
At last week's meeting, 100% of the construction documents were presented with lengthy discussion taking place to determine items to be altered in a way which would lower the GMP without compromising the quality of the building. The meeting on the 12th concluded with the total cost standing $964,000 over, and the contractor and architect were asked to return with a final plan to bring costs down.

Fourth and Elm Church of Christ hosts Super Chaos

August 20, 2013

"Super Chaos" was held at 4th and Elm Church of Christ on Wednesday night, August 8, 2012 on the church campus. Families of children attending the weekly summer children's program at the church, "Chaos", were invited to take part in the special event that included a bounce house, a meal and games for everyone.
"Chaos" started in June and has been held each Wednesday night this summer at 4th and Elm Church of Christ for elementary students, offering them a time of Bible stories, puppets, crafts and snacks. The program will wrap up on August 29.

Sweetwater's forecast for Tuesday

August 20, 2013

Today will be sunny with a high near 94. Winds will be from the southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 70 and east-southeast winds around 10 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.

August 19th

SISD to host Meet the Teacher events this week

August 19, 2013

Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) will be holding "Meet the Teacher" event this week on all six campuses. The events will begin tonight at 5 p.m. when J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center will host its Meet the Teacher event.
On Tuesday, two campuses will give students and parents the opportunity to meet their teacher. Sweetwater High School (SHS) will host its Meet the Teacher event at 5:30 p.m., while Sweetwater Middle School (SMS) will host their event at 6:30 p.m.

Friendship quilt returns to last surviving contributor

August 19, 2013

Traveling across the United States for many years, a very special quilt top has returned to the last surviving person who worked on the quilt.

City prepares for new fiscal year

August 19, 2013

Several action items were presented during Tuesday's Sweetwater City Commission meeting as the city prepares for the new fiscal year.
Two public hearings were held, with the first hearing dealing with the proposed budget for 2013-2014. Tt was noted by City Manager Eddie Brown that city staff has been working on the budget since January of this year, held a budget retreat in May, and the proposed budget has been available for public inspection in July 9.

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