Archive - 2013 - News Article
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.
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.
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.
The Pioneer Museum in Sweetwater is searching for any information on these photos.
Anyone with information on who the students in the photo are, when the school photos were taken or leads to other information or to people who may have more information may call Melonnie Hicks or Betty Turner at the museum at 325-235-8547.
The hours of the museum are Tuesday through Saturday from 1-4 p.m. Any and all information is appreciated.
Today will be sunny, with a high near 96 and southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts will be as high as 20 mph.
Expect clear skies tonight with a low around 72. Winds will be from the southeast around 10 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.
Ronnie Scott Jones, Jr. pleaded guilty to theft of material, to-wit, copper in the amount of less than $20,000, a state jail felony during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings this past week.
He was sentenced to two years confinement in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for four years. He will also have to pay a $2,000 fine, $343 in court costs, $500 in attorney's fees and restitution in the amount of $2.023.09 to Manuel Salazar of Sweetwater. He will also have to serve 120 hours of community service.
Ken Becker, the Executive Director of SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development), presented an informative program on the gas and oil industry during the Wednesday, noontime meeting of the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club.
Since January 2012, SEED has been following the industry, notably the Cline Shale. As the exploration is a new find, the Cline Shale is not found on most maps, although time will tell its true location.
One of every parent's worst nightmares came true on May 20 this year in Moore, Okla. when two elementary schools â€” the Briarwood and Plaza Towers schools â€” were destroyed by a tornado that ripped through the town. Seven third graders perished after being crushed by debris that day. Neither of the schools had weather-safe rooms for the students and faculty to go to.
If you heard a loud sound or felt the strong winds today, you might have been experiencing the landing of a helicopter right in Sweetwater on Jerry Huffman Drive, next to the Central Fire Station. Air Methods out of Snyder â€”Â the company that operates the Native Air helicopter â€” put on a landing zone class for members of the Sweetwater Fire Department today as part of continuing education for the firefighters.
BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
We all know the song: â€śAmazing Grace.â€ť We say and believe Godâ€™s grace is sufficient in all times, in all things and in all days, but do you realize there are different types of grace in the scripture. I have spoken often about â€śliving graceâ€ť for our day to day situations and â€śdying graceâ€ť for when we meet the Lord. We also see in Acts 16:25 that Paul and Silas had â€śsinging graceâ€ť when they were thrown in jail. In Colossians 4:6 Paul talks about the importance of believers having â€śspeaking grace.â€ť Also, in 2 Timothy 2:1 Paul reminds us of â€śstrengthening grace.â€ť