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Sweetwater Independent School District was named the 2013 Business of the Year at the 49th Annual Chamber Banquet on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.
Shown are (back row, from left to right) Shane Mobley, Terry Pittman, Scarlett Whitteker, Nathan Ehlert, Kirk Stroman, Mike Marlett, Russ Petty, Neal Hoover, (front row) Mark Meneses, Ann Allen, Crystal Meneses, Tamra Burt, Sabrina Bishop, Laura Bedgood, Becky Jimenez, Peggy Elliott and Genevieve Mayes.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Doug Sitter State Farm, located at 208 Lamar Street.
The insurance office is owned and operated by Doug Sitter. On-site managers are Brandi Sitter and Jessica Rangel.
Today will be sunny with a high near 92. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 67 and south-southeast winds around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
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Texas State Technical College West Texas has been named to the coveted Military Friendly SchoolsÂ® list for the fourth year in a row. The annual list is compiled by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The 2014 Military Friendly SchoolsÂ® list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace Americaâ€™s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.
During halftime of the Roscoe Ployboys Homecoming football game, the Football Sweetheart and Beau and Band Sweetheart and Beau were crowned.
Shown are Football Beau Jesus Leanos and Football Sweetheart Whitney Williams with crown bearers Jayce Arnwine and Dakota Freeman.
Selected as Band Beau and Sweetheart were Antonio Gallegos and Danielle Dean.
Shale Show 2013 will take place Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 1-2 at the Nolan County Coliseum in Sweetwaterâ€™s Newman Park. Shale Show is the inaugural version of an energy technology showcase, business networking, and information sharing event that will be held in every odd-numbered year in Sweetwater, in the heart of the Cline Shale and America's Energy Solutions Region.
Shale Show is open free to the oil and gas industry, regional leaders and businesses, and to the general public. A very limited number of indoor and outdoor display spaces are still available for a fee.
Nolan County received rain this weekend and local photographer Ryan Smith was able to capture this stunning photo at Newman Park.
Today will be sunny with a high near 87. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 10 to 15 mph.
We'll see mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 62 and south-southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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Although not yet widely celebrated in this part of the country, a group of Sweetwater residents hope to make it a community tradition to celebrate the unofficial holiday, Sweetest Day. A benefit concert featuring three up-and-coming female artists at the Municipal Auditorium will be the main event for that day in Sweetwater.
Sweetest Day is celebrated on the third Saturday of October, mostly in the northeastern part and Great Lakes region of the United States, having started in Cleveland, Ohio in 1922. This year that day will be Oct. 19.
Sweetwater will be the focus of the nationâ€™s oil and gas industry this week as the first Shale Show 2013 will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 1-2 at the Nolan County Coliseum in Sweetwaterâ€™s Newman Park.
More than 150 exhibitors from all across the United States will have displays set up both inside and outside the Nolan County Coliseum Complex, according to Greg Wortham, Sweetwater mayor and executive director of the Cline Shale Oil Alliance, which is sponsoring the event.