Archive - Mar 2014 - News Article
The Nolan County Board of Realtors is offering to all interested Nolan County graduating seniors of the class of 2014 an opportunity to apply for the NCBR Annual Scholarship. To students who are planning to continue their educational experience beyond high school, the NCBR is offering four $500 college scholarships to help with expenses.
Members of the Nolan County Foundation Board of Directors are announcing that this year's deadline for applying for the annual NCF Golf Classic Scholarship has been set for Friday, May 2, 2014. Each of the four Nolan County high schools has applications available for this year's graduating seniors. A public reception will be held at the Sweetwater Country Club to honor this year's awardees during the second week of May. Exact time will be determined at a later date.
A reception was held at the Pioneer Museum Friday evening for Sweetwater art students in middle school and high school. Their artwork was displayed for the public to enjoy and some of the artists were in attendance.
Pictured left to right are Caleb Reed-sixth grade, Graciela Villarreal-eighth grade, Griselda Villarreal-eighth grade, Tiana Santiago-eighth grade, Jordan Carley-eighth grade, Isabella Petty-seventh grade, Skye Bishop-seventh grade and Jillian Virgen-seventh grade.
The Sweetwater Intermediate School Jump Rope Team travelled to San Antonio on Saturday to perform during halftime of the San Antonio Spurs NBA basketball game.
Many local families travelled to San Antonio to watch the team jump and the crowd went wild with the exciting performance.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 87. Winds will be breezy and from the west at 15 to 20 mph, decreasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 54 and south-southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the south at 10 to 15 mph.
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Students on the Sweetwater Intermediate School Jump Rope Team recently performed during halftime of a basketball game at Baylor University. They will perform at a San Antonio Spurs game on Saturday.
The West Texas Barrel Racing Association will have their 2014 Extravaganza in Sweetwater at the Nolan County Coliseum this year, after having the event in Abilene for over 20 years. "Sweetwater has been so gracious to us," said West Texas Barrel Racing Association President Jennifer Bufkin.
A campus report from East Ridge Elementary was given during the March meeting of the Sweetwater ISD Board of Trustees.
Several second and third graders joined principal Vicki Mayberry to inform board members about the programs that are taking place on campus.
Students are learning how to play chess, in which the different game pieces were explained and the chess move "knight's corral" was demonstrated. In addition, "The Zone" allows students to work on their math and reading skills by reading aloud and answering questions thirty minutes a day.
As Part of AT&Tâ€™s Project VIP Investment, More Customers to Benefit From Nationâ€™s Most Reliable 4G LTE Network on the Latest Devices
Â AT&T* has expanded the nationâ€™s most reliable 4G LTE network** in Sweetwater, bringing more customers the latest generation of wireless network technology. AT&T launched 4G LTE in Abilene in September 2013, and the expanded coverage is part of its ongoing rollout across the market.
AT&T 4G LTE coverage now includes parts of Merkel, Tye and Abilene.Â
Several of the benefits AT&T 4G LTE provides, includes:
A resolution honoring the Regional Spelling Bee Champion, Sweetwater Middle School student Kara Lehnert, was also presented at the March meeting of the SISD Board of Trustees. Pictured are SMS principal Jeff Withrow, SMS Spelling Bee sponsor Julie Cypert, SMS vice principal Danette Price, Lehnert, and her mother Yvonne Lehnert. Kara will be participating in the National Spelling Bee competition in May, which will be held in Maryland.