Archive - 2013 - News Article
Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Superintendent Terry Pittman gave an update on the facilities within the district during his monthly report at Monday night's meeting of the Board of Trustees.
Photos were shown to the board of the various projects, such as the new concession stand at Sweetwater Middle School and the bus barn. The latter facility will see further work, as the plan is to cover the fuel station and all of the busses.
Twenty-two Texas State Technical College West Texas nursing students, plus faculty attended the Komen 3-day in Dallas. They worked to provide medical assistance to the attendees as well as volunteers. The group slept in on-site tents for the duration of the event. The Associate Degree Nursing students, who are already Licensed Vocational Nurses, volunteered to function as nursing/medical staff while gaining leadership clinical experience. The group attended a medical training workshop last month in preparation for the event where more than 1,200 walkers participated this year.
First responders were on the scene of several vehicle accidents on Friday morning, with at least three reported, one east of town, one south of town and one west of town. Most of the accidents did not require patient transports and no serious injuries were reported. One of the Sweetwater Fire Departmentâ€™s rescue trucks was hit from behind by an 18-wheeler that was jack knifing. Both members of SFD that were in the rescue vehicle have been released from the hospital. Shown is the wrecked truck, showing the compartment that stored the hydraulic spreaders, also known as the Jaws of Life.
A Nolan County Grand Jury indicted 22 people this month. Fifteen of those indictments were sealed. The following cases were true-billed:
Machele Cathlene Flores aka Machele Cathlene Light was indicted for possession of a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine, a state jail felony. Flores possessed less than one gram of the controlled substance on Feb. 8, 2013, according to court documents. Her bond was set at $7,500.
Thanksgiving in Sweetwater means unity.Â For the past 22 years, the Nolan County Ministerial Alliance has hosted a Community Thanksgiving service to give local churches an opportunity to unite with one heart and voice to celebrate the amazing grace of God.
Wars and natural disasters dominate the worldâ€™s daily headlines, but behind the scenes and far from the spotlight, hunger and preventable diseases claim the lives of more than 20,000 of the worldâ€™s children every day. Nearly 1 billion people go hungry every day. More than 6 billion live on the planet. One in six will go hungry tonight.
A local man died Thursday morning from his injuries sustained in a vehicle accident.
Around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, James Vasquez, 55, of Sweetwater was struck by a vehicle when he was crossing north on Broadway near Locust on a motorized wheelchair. The vehicle was proceeding east bound on Broadway according to the Sweetwater Police Department.
Vasquez was taken to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital by the Sweetwater Fire Department. He was later taken to Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene where he died from his injuries on Thursday morning.
The Nolan County Board of Realtors made a donation to the Nolan County Goodfellows in the amount of $500.Â Shown from left to right are Kay Aiken, NCBR President; Ken Becker, Goodfellows VP/Treasurer; and Scott Morgan, NCBR Treasurer.
The Sweetwater Rotary Club also made a donation to the Nolan County Goodfellows in the amount of $500.
A campus report on Sweetwater Middle School was heard during Monday night's meeting of the Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Board of Trustees.
Principal Jeff Withrow gave the report, in which he recapped that last year changes were made to incorporate a positive climate. Through the introduction of new initiatives, a dramatic yet good change was seen, which has continued into the start of this year.