Archive - 2013 - News Article
Randie Jones, Sweetwater Wal-Mart Manager was presented a certificate of appreciation by the Sweetwater Fire Department.
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the donations your company has helped us with in the recent years. All the way back to about five years ago when Wal-Mart helped us purchase things like the ladder truck, help us buy a new dive boat, the gift card donations to help supply food for the community at our 105th anniversary party, and most recently, the gift cards to update our EOC here at the station," said Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden.
Just over 18 percent of Texas households experience food insecurity, according to statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. An even more jarring statistic is that one in four Texas children live in these households.
The flag shown flying in the photo above is the new Victory Flag, designed and created by the Mighty Mustang Band to fly at Sweetwater High School after every victory by any group at SHS. It was unveiled this week after the big win Friday night in Monahans.
Pictured are the two Drum Majors of the Mighty Mustang Band, Crysten Ivy and Andria Golden. During the halftime show tonight, the band will perform a "Black-Out" performance by turning off the lights in the Mustang Bowl.
The Mustangs will take on the Wylie Bulldogs beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Today, we'll see partly sunny skies with a high near 68. Winds will be breezy, with a south wind at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 44 and southern winds around 15 mph.
This weekend, we'll have highs in the low 70s, while lows will run from the upper 40s to low 50s. Winds will come mainly from the north and will vary from 5 to 15 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.
Three people entered guilty pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Tuesday.
Jimmy Lee Luna pleaded guilty to family violence assault, enhanced to a second degree felony with one prior conviction. Luna was sentenced to 10 years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for four years. He was also ordered to pay a $2,000 fine, $348 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees. He will have to serve 240 hours of community service. Luna shall also attend and successfully complete the Male Batterers Intervention Course through community supervision.
Hamlin Mayor Isaac Castro spoke at the meeting of the Abilene Tea Party on Oct. 22. He stated that it was mainly an opportunity to introduce himself and make the Party aware of his background. He said that he shares common philosophies with the Tea Party and he welcomes the Party's endorsement and support. He has made it known that he will speak to any club or organization that invites him.
The Sweetwater Goodfellows are currently seeking businesses, organizations or individuals interested in setting up a table at the annual Goodfellows Christmas party with Santa.
A total of 10 tables will be set up at the hour-long event and those in charge of the table are asked to bring something for the children to enjoy. "In the past we have had a table with balloons, one with snacks. It does not have to be anything big, just something to give to the children attending the party," says Goodfellows President Billy Johnston. "Some ideas may include coloring books or Santa hats."
Texas National Bank staff members presented Sweetwater Intermediate School fourth grade teacher, Sabra Hazard and her students All About Banking booklets.
The materials are designed to provide students with an elementary understanding of banking services and to serve as the foundation in teaching students to be knowledgeable and responsible consumers. Booklets will be passed out to all fourth grade classes.
Shown are Mike Fernandez, Sabra Hazard, Janie Porter, Brenda Stirl, Trey Aiken and students Ethan Brockman, Maurice Williams and Christopher Mondragon.
The Fourth Annual 5K Run for the WASP will take place this Saturday at the National WASP WWII Museum, located at 210 Avenger Field Road in Sweetwater.
The event will include a 5K Run for the WASP, 1.3 mile Fun Walk, and a 1 mile Kids Race, as part of the Veterans Day Celebration honoring the WWII Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASP) and all veterans. The race starts at 1 p.m. and the kids run is at 12:40 p.m. with a WWII aircraft fly-over.
Nolan Nursing and Rehabilitation Center hosted this monthâ€™s Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce coffee event.
Shown above is Charlie Martinez (far right) giving a tour of the facility at the event. Shown taking a tour are Leah Andrews, Brenda Stirl, Thea Serrano, Mike Fernandez and Mark Garcia.
Find more photos on page 5 in today's edition.