Archive - 2013 - News Article
4:32 p.m., local time:
(via @ScrippsBee) Round 3 and the Preliminaries of the 2013 National Spelling Bee concluded at 4:01 p.m. 239 spellers remained, but 41 semifinalists were announced. [Kara Lehnert did not make the cut.] Qualifying semifinalists had to correctly spell twice on stage, PLUS score highest on Tuesday's computer exams.
3:36 p.m., local time:
RT @ScrippsBee: #Speller247 Kara Lehnert (TX) spells 'temblor' (an earthquake) correctly in Round 3 #spellingbee
10:40 a.m., local time:
Those who gave all were remembered Monday at the Nolan County Memorial Day Flag Raising Ceremony on the south side of the Nolan County Courthouse.
Team Chip Tae Kwon Do leaders Lonnie Mendez, Amanda Martinez and Eric Martinez, assisted by Team Chip students, presented and raised the American flag.Â The Texas flag was presented and raised by Boatswainâ€™s Mate Brittney Clark BMSN (SW).
Retired Sweetwater Police Chief Jim Kelley led the service as master of ceremonies.Â Nolan County Judge Tim Fambrough was the featured speaker.
Sweetwater High School has announced the top ten graduates of the Class of 2013:
1. Ashley Kincheloe - 100.200
2. Amy Witt - 100.140
3. Mackensey Hayes - 99.838
4. Blake Young - 99.580
5. Rachel Hunt - 99.186
6. Addisyn Cleckler - 99.235
7. Madison Meneses - 99.100
8. Elise Lawrence - 97.978
9. Cole Maxwell - 96.791
10. Jerren Villa - 96.622
A few testing results were recently received by SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District), which were announced during the May meeting of the SISD Board of Trustees. In retakes for the TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills) tests, there was a 92% passing rate in English/Language Art, an 81% passing rate in Math, a 96% passing rate in Social Studies and a 94% passing rate in Science.
Sixteen WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) arrived in Sweetwater on Saturday for the ninth annual WASP Homecoming at the National WASP WWII Museum in Sweetwater, at Avenger Field.
From 1942 to 1944, Avenger Field in Sweetwater was home to the WASP, a select group of brave and patriotic women who were trained to fly and ferry military aircraft between Air Force bases throughout the United States
Find more photos on Page 1 in Monday's edition.
Two West Texas natives are hoping to make a name for themselves in the world of writing, all while using Sweetwater as the backdrop for their most recent book.
Jon L. Brown grew up in Sweetwater during the 1960s and '70s while his father, Mike, served as the District Conservationist at the Soil Conservation Service. While his brothers Jack and Jim graduated from Sweetwater High School, Jon's family moved after his sophomore year to Mount Pleasant, Texas.
Due in part to federal regulations, the lunch prices within Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) will see an increase this fall.
The SISD Board of Trustees approved the increase during their meeting held on Monday evening. School districts are required to increase their prices as part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which came about through the "Let's Move" campaign initiated by First Lady Michelle Obama.
Officers with the Sweetwater Police Department, with the help of the Nolan County Sheriff's Office and the 32nd Judicial District Attorney's Office Investigators, received a call about stolen property, obtained a search warrant, executed the search warrant and returned the stolen items, all in one day.
It's a compliment to be called the best at what you do. But to snag that honor three times in a row?
Well, that's a high accomplishment.
Big Boy's Bar-B-Que in Sweetwater has achieved that very feat, as they returned to the list compiled by Texas Monthly magazine of the Top 50 Barbecue Joints. Although the list only covers restaurants within the state, the front magazine cover boasts--scribbled in barbecue sauce--that the eateries are the best in the world.
BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
As a family we loved to bowl.Â We would bowl on evening leagues, and I had the privilege of bowling on a Saturday morning youth league.Â Our team was so good.Â We were never challenged for last place, but we always had fun!