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June 6th

Thursday's local weather

June 6, 2013

Expect mostly cloudy skies today with a high near 81 and winds from the north-northeast at 10 to 15 mph. Precipitation chances stand at 20%, but will increase to 30% during the evening.
Otherwise, mostly cloudy conditions will continue tonight with a low around 64. Winds will remain from the north-northeast at 5 to 10 mph, becoming southeast after midnight.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

June 5th

Magic show at the County-City Library

June 5, 2013

Did you catch the magic show at the County-City Library today? The library kicked of its Summer Reading Program with a magic show by Harlin Rhoades. The theme of the show was “Dig into Reading” and was a fun way to get children interested in reading. See more photos and the magician's helpers in Thursday's edition of the Sweetwater Reporter!

Adventures in Grilling

June 5, 2013

The next time you fire up the grill, give your taste buds a thrill with recipes that are inspired by some of the best cuisines from around the world. These recipes from Omaha Steaks will take you on a culinary adventure right in your own backyard. Sweet and spicy Korean, zesty South American and bold Mediterranean flavors make per­fectly grilled steak even better.
You can find more adventurous recipes at www.OmahaSteaks.com.

Mediterranean Sirloin Skewers
Serves 4 to 6
2 pounds Omaha Steaks Sirloin Tips
1 cup Mediterranean Steak Marinade
4 to 6 skewers
Thaw sirloin tips.

Reporter makes media honor roll

June 5, 2013

Shown is Sweetwater ISD superintendent Terry Pittman (left) presenting Sweetwater Reporter managing editor Tatiana Rodriguez (center) and staff writer Belinda Serrano (right) with a certificate honoring their acceptance into the 2013 TASB (Texas Association of School Boards) Media Honor Roll during the May meeting of the SISD Board of Trustees.
Rodriguez and Serrano were recognized by the school district for their "fair, balanced reporting [and] providing valuable information to the community about public schools, their students, parents and patrons."

STEM camps underway

June 5, 2013

TSTC Sweetwater is hosting six summer camps this week, June 3-6, for students entering the fourth through seventh grades. All camps work closely with the STEM mind set of teaching science, technology, engineering and math.  
Basic Robotics (9 a.m. to noon)
Get started with NXT programming in the special LEGO NXT LabView environment. This includes:
• Concepts of structure: static force, torque, stress and strain;
• Basic building techniques;
• Upload/Download with the NXT module;
• Basic movement instructions;
• Concepts of programming: loops and switches;

Highland ISD students assist in tornado relief

June 5, 2013

Highland ISD students are shown gathering supplies to be taken to Oklahoma for the tornado victims.
Parents and students brought supplies in after being asked by the Ira superintendent to participate in the effort. Pictured are Stephanie Ashford, Putri Soedarsono, Bailey Nervig and Kaitlyn Reyes.

USDA authorizes emergency grazing of CRP acres for Nolan County

June 5, 2013

Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Dennis Cumbie announced that Nolan County was authorized for emergency grazing use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres for fiscal year (FY) 2013.
Counties become eligible for CRP emergency grazing when they reach the D2 (severe drought) level on the U.S. Drought Monitor. As of May 30, 2013, 192 counties reached the D2 level and are eligible for CRP emergency grazing. It is possible that more counties will reach the D2 level eligibility requirement in coming weeks.

Local Wednesday weather

June 5, 2013

We're still dealing with hot weather, as today's high will be 103 with sunny skies. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 15 to 25 mph. Gusts could be as high as 30 mph, and after 1 p.m. a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms will come into the area.
The precipitation chances will bump up to 50% tonight; otherwise, expect mostly cloudy conditions with a low around 69. Winds will be from the east-southeast at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. After midnight, winds will become northern.
Learn more about the incoming cool front now at weather.gov.

June 4th

Former TSTC Chief of Police pleads guilty to felony theft

June 4, 2013

Former Texas State Technical College (Sweetwater campus) Chief of Police Debrah Kaye McCain pled guilty on Monday in the 32nd Judicial District Court to theft of over $1,500 of a public servant, a third degree felony.
The classification would have been enhanced, had the amount been over $20,000. McCain was accused of taking U.S. currency in the amount of $19,528.03 on April 16, 2009, while she was the Sweetwater TSTC Chief of Police. "The money came into your custody by virtue of your status as a public servant," said Judge Glen Harrison.

TSTC to offer Microsoft Office short courses

June 4, 2013

As part of the Microsoft Office Short Courses offered this summer at the local TSTC (Texas State Technical College) West Texas campus, two classes on Microsoft Word 2010 will be taught.
The campus is located at 300 Homer K. Taylor Drive in Sweetwater, and the courses will be held in the Graphics Building in Room 107. Each class costs $120.

PECOS — Five boys and two girls will advance to the Region I-3A track meet after top-four finishes...
THURSDAY, APRIL 17 Track Sweetwater qualifiers will compete at 3-3A/4-3A area meet in Pecos (top...
Nine Sweetwater track athletes will be the first from Nolan County to try for regional berths today...

 

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