Archive - Sep 2013 - News Article
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will begin a major project to reconstruct 1.3 miles of Lamar Street (US Highway 70-Business) in Sweetwater this week.
The project will completely rehabilitate Lamar Street, which is one of the communityâs major streets, from I-20 to Avenue B by rebuilding the road base, laying new asphalt and building concrete intersections to improve drainage. The project also includes new sidewalks, curbs, gutters, retaining walls and upgraded signals.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at the SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) East Ridge Elementary library (backside), located on the corner of Hoyt and Mark Alston.
The school is owned and operated by Sweetwater ISD. Vicki Mayberry is the principal.
Children and their education are the top priority. Sweetwater ISD boasts 380 employees, and this year's theme is Sweetwater Strong.
Expect sunny skies today with a high near 97. Winds will be from the north-northeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 70 and east-northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, winds will be light from the northeast.
Learn more now at weather.gov.
Enrollment at Texas State Technical College West Texas has increased significantly this fall. As of August 27, 2013, there are 1,331* students enrolled at TSTC West Texas. In fall 2012 the college enrolled 810 students.
âThe increase in enrollment means that we are in a good position to help meet the workforce needs for the state of Texas,â said Gail Lawrence, TSTC West Texas President. âTSTC West Texas is focused on training these students with the skills necessary to find a quality career.â
Team Chip Tae Kwon Do students demonstrated their fighting skills during a performance at the Holy Spirit Parish Festival that took place on Sunday. A large crowd gathered to see the students in action.
Brookshireâs Grocery Company celebrated their 85th anniversary by giving cake to customers in each of their stores, including in Sweetwater.
Shown is local Brookshireâs employee Nisha Williams giving Martha Diggs a slice of cake. Diggs will be celebrating her 86th birthday on Sept. 3.
Sweetwater firefighters raised money this past weekend in Sweetwater to help people with neuromuscular disease.
The cityâs fire department held its annual Fill the Boot drive to benefit Jerryâs Kids and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Firefighters collected donations at the corner of Broadway and Elm Street on Friday, as well as at the Interstate 20, Georgia intersection.
Those who want to donate also can stop in at the local fire station to make a contribution.
Shown is Sweetwater firefighter Clinton McKeehan receiving a donation.
Brookshireâs launched a promotion this week with Gatorade to benefit local firefighters across Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana.
From Aug. 28 â Sept. 24, customers will receive 200 bonus yourpoints for every five 32 oz. bottles of Gatorade purchased in a single transaction in a Brookshireâs store. Consumers are encouraged to then donate Gatorade, which will be given to local fire stations where Brookshireâs Food Stores are located. Donation bins are located in the stores, and all Gatorade will be donated to a local fire station predetermined by the store.
Local recording artists Anjelique and Thoze Guyz announced that they have been nominated for Best New Female, Male and New Group in the 33rd Annual Tejano Music Awards. The Texas Talent Musicians Association (TTMA) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote professional excellence; a better understanding and greater appreciation for Tejano music and to provide a public forum for songwriters, performers and musicians in order to recognize their artistic efforts and achievements through the annual Tejano Music Awards and related events.