Archive - 2013 - News Article
Students at Roscoe Collegiate Independent School District began their school year this morning.
The school was eligible to apply for an early start waiver for the 2013-2014 School Year to assist in facilitating the Early College High School/STEM Academy.
The waiver is applicable for two instructional years and allows the district to start classes two weeks prior to the fourth Monday in August. Classes will conclude May 16, 2014.
The theft of scrap metal has become a fast growing crime in Sweetwater according to Sweetwater Chief of Police Brian Frieda. Metals such as brass, copper, aluminum, nickel and stainless steel are being sought after by those looking to make money by selling it to recyclers.Â Items that are stolen have included scrap iron, copper, irrigation pipe and items off of railroad tracks. "Some will park and walk up and down the railroad right-of-way to find metal items. Some are even pulling spikes from the tracks," said Frieda.
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 mostly sunny, with a high near 97 and southwestern winds at 5 to 10 mph. In the afternoon, winds will become south-southeastern.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 74. Winds will be from the southeast at 10 to 15 mph, becoming south southwest after midnight.
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The Roscoe Collegiate High School Varsity cheerleaders will be hosting Cheer Pals for girls Pre-K through sixth grade. Cheer Pals will be practicing on Monday, August 12 through Wednesday, August 14 from 5:30-7 p.m. each day at the RCHS cafeteria. For further information, please contact Vanessa Galvan at Roscoe Collegiate High School, or by email at email@example.com.
This month the Big Country Medical Reserve Corps will offer training conducted by Scott Davis, USAF Retired. Verbal Judo is a way of using words as a way to maintain mental and emotional safety. This kind of â€śconflict managementâ€ť involves using posture and body language, tone of voice and choice of words as a means for calming a potentially volatile situation before it can manifest into physical violence. The public is invited join the BCMRC for this training on Monday, Aug. 12, at the Training Room at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital. The training will begin at 7 p.m.
Wal-Mart is supporting Sweetwater Independent School District in a unique way this weekend. Going until Sunday, a Sweetwater ISD bus will be parked in front of Wal-Mart.Â They have added a banner that says Fill the Bus for Our Kids. They are encouraging people to buy school supplies and leave them on the bus for students at Sweetwater ISD. The supplies will be donated to each campus.
Both main lanes of westbound Interstate 20 at the US 84 overpass in Nolan County are scheduled for closure the afternoon of Monday, Aug. 12 for ongoing bridge replacement work. The closure will continue through Tuesday, Aug. 13, and lanes will be open the following day.
Traffic will be detoured to US 84 Business and routed around the overpass before being directed back to westbound I-20.Â Signs, cones and message boards will be in place to direct drivers.
Wednesday, Aug. 7
Oak Creek â€” 0.09 inches (24.30 percent full)
Lake Trammell â€” 0.70 inches
Lake Sweetwater â€” 0.26 inches (23.70 percent full)
Filter Plant â€” 0.43 inches
Booster B â€” 0.30 inches
Wastewater Plant â€” 0.52 inches
Well Field P.S. â€” 0.65 inches
CR 151 â€” 0.60 inches
Thursday, Aug. 8
Oak Creek â€” 0.42 inches (24.30 percent full)
Lake Trammell â€” 0.20 inches
Lake Sweetwater â€” 0.65 inches (23.70 percent full)
Filter Plant â€” 0.72 inches
Booster B â€” 0.00 inches
Wastewater Plant â€” 0.77 inches
Well Field P.S. â€” 0.00 inches
CR 151 â€” 0.00 inches
Richard W. Fergeson State Farm will be hosting a Back-to-School Bash from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23.
They will be serving hot dogs and drinks and will have games for children to play. Prizes for games will include school supplies for students. The event is not just for State Farm customers, but for the entire community.