Archive - 2014 - News Article

August 19th

Two transported in morning wreck

August 19, 2014

Two individuals were transported to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital by Sweetwater emergency services with minor injuries after a wreck occurred around 5:20 a.m. on Tuesday morning.
The wreckage on Interstate 20, between mile marker 240 and 241, caused traffic to back up on the interstate. The wreck included two semi-trucks and several pick-up trucks and at least five people were involved in the accident.

Twenty indicted by Nolan County Grand Jury

August 19, 2014

A Nolan County Grand Jury recently indicted 20 people. Eleven of those indictments were sealed. The following cases were true-billed:
Felipe Ramirez III was indicted for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, a first degree felony, for an offense that occurred in February 2014. According to court documents, Ramirez knowingly possessed, with the intent to deliver, methamphetamine, in the amount of more than four grams, but less than 200 grams. His bond was set at $25,000.

Sweetwater ISD releases dress code

August 19, 2014

Sweetwater Independent School District has released the 2014-2015 dress code.
Pants, shorts, slacks, skorts and skirts:
• Must be worn at the natural waist (no more than one size larger than the natural waist size).
• Belts must be worn appropriately in belt loops and at the natural waist.
• Extremely torn/unhemmed clothing will not be permitted.
• Pants may have no holes showing skin. All holes revealing skin must be mended with a like-colored material patch.

Sweetwater's forecast for Tuesday

August 19, 2014

Today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 93. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph, and we'll also have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Expect to see mostly cloudy skies again tonight, with a low around 72 and southern winds remaining at 10 to 15 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.

August 18th

Early voting begins next week for special election

August 18, 2014

Texas Governor Rick Perry has called a special election for Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, to fill the unexpired term of Texas State Senate District 28 seat, vacated by Sen. Robert Duncan.
Those running for the position are former Texas Tech Vice Chancellor Jodey Arrington, Wolfforth resident Epifanio Garza, former Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham and State Rep. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock.
The County Clerk's Office wants to remind voters that the September election is special-called. The regular general election will still be held on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Brookshire’s recognized by American Legion

August 18, 2014

Brookshire’s grocery store was recently presented with a plaque in appreciation for their contributions to the Roscoe American Legion Post #227.
Shown are Donnie Willman, Commander of the Roscoe American Legion; Ricky Cunningham, Sweetwater Brookshire’s store director; and Keith Willman with the Roscoe American Legion.

Hospital issues immunization season reminder for families

August 18, 2014

Tens of thousands of individuals across the U.S. die each year as a result of illnesses preventable through widely available vaccinations. As National Immunization Awareness Month is celebrated during August, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) is urging parents and guardians to ensure children — and the entire family for that matter — are up-to-date with important immunizations before the popular back-to-school rush.

Community Captains host school supply drive

August 18, 2014

The Sweetwater Community Captains hosted a school supply drive over the weekend. Shown are Heidi Schlemmer, Lesleigh Hodges, Marquees Jenkins, Andrew Davis and Nemesis Armstead.
The supplies will be donated to students in local schools.

Local AARP meeting tonight

August 18, 2014

Tonight, August 18, the Nolan County Chapter 2209 of AARP will meet at the SNAP building at 6:30 p.m. A business meeting and music program will be presented.
A meal of sandwiches, chips, dips and ice cream will be served. Please come and bring a dish.

Sweetwater's weather for Monday

August 18, 2014

Today will be partly sunny with a high near 95. Winds will be from the southeast around 10 mph, and we'll also have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 72 and southern winds at 5 to 15 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

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