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November 19th

Local events for Wednesday

November 19, 2014

Today, November 19, the Adult Literacy/ESL class will meet at the County-City Library at 9:30 a.m.
Instructors will help you learn to read, improve your reading skills, improve your English skills or help you read to your children. There will be no Adult Literacy/ESL class on Wednesday, November 26.
Also, Home School Story Hour will be at the County-City Library from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Library staff will provide stories and activities for the children.
Home School Story Hour is held every third Wednesday of the month. Call 235-4978 for more information.

Wednesday's local weather

November 19, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 60. Winds will be from the west-southwest at 5 to 15 mph, becoming north in the afternoon.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 38 and north-northeast winds around 5 mph. After midnight, winds will become calm.
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November 18th

Sweetwater first grader passes away

November 18, 2014

The little boy who captured Sweetwater's heart has died.
Randy Alexander Anthony Rodriguez, the six-year-old first grader at Sweetwater ISD, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. Rodriguez had been diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor and had been under hospice care.

Read more in Tuesday's edition.

WASP Museum hosts 5K run

November 18, 2014

The National WASP WWII Museum hosted runners of all ages Saturday afternoon for the fifth annual Run for the WASP. The WASP run is an annual fundraiser benefitting the museum and honoring the women who served as WASPs.
Men and women competed in a 5K run, while others could walk a mile to show support.

Get all the details in Tuesday's edition.

SHS plans second community pep rally

November 18, 2014

Sweetwater High School announced that they will host a community-wide pep rally Thursday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
The theme for Thursday's pep rally will be "Black Out." The school requested that attendees wear black clothing and bring glow sticks and flashlights to the pep rally.

Learn more in Tuesday's edition.

Tuesday's local events

November 18, 2014

Today, November 18, the Jury called in the 32nd Judicial District Court has been cancelled.
Also, tonight at 6 p.m. in the SIS Cafetorium, Kathy Hale and Kristie O'Dell-Farias from Region 14 ESC will be presenting on how Math TEKS in Texas have changed and what it means.
This presentation is for parents with students in Kindergarten through eighth grade. There will be refreshments and a drawing for $50 iPad scholarships.

Local forecast for Tuesday

November 18, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 51. Wind chill values will be between 17 and 27 early on, with south-southwest winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 33 and south-southwest wind at 10 to 15 mph.
Visit to learn more.

November 17th

Polio: Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department monthly focus on diseases

November 17, 2014

Polio is an infectious disease caused by a virus that lives in the throat and intestinal tract. It is most often spread through person-to-person contact with the stool of an infected person and may also be spread through oral/nasal secretions. Polio used to be very common in the United States and caused severe illness in thousands of people each year before polio vaccine was introduced in 1955. Most people infected with the polio virus have no symptoms; however, for the less than 1% who develop paralysis it may result in permanent disability and even death.

Read more in Monday's edition.

Donation boxes set up for Sweetwater Goodfellows

November 17, 2014

Sweetwater Goodfellows food and toy donation boxes are at the following locations: Southeast Elementary School, East Ridge Elementary School, Sweetwater Intermediate School, Sweetwater Middle School, Sweetwater High School, Roscoe Collegiate School, Texas State Technical College, Nolan County Courthouse, Higginbothams Bartlett, Sweetwater Reporter, Twisted T Liquor & Gifts, Oak Street Salon, Sun Trax, Cato's, Children's Day Out, First Financial Bank, Identity Salon, Finishline Tire & Lube, KXOX, Sweetwater TA Travel Center, Holiday Inn, Hoyt Place, McVey's Nursery and Richard Ferguson State Fa

First compressed natural gas station opens in Sweetwater

November 17, 2014

amp Trillium, LLC, the joint venture between ampCNG and Trillium CNGâ„¢ announced that the first public access compressed natural gas (CNG) station in the city of Sweetwater has officially opened. Located at 9409 S. I-20 Frontage Road, the amp Trillium station will service Class-8 trucks as well as any CNG vehicle. It is the fourth of seven public fueling stations to be opened as part of a previously announced agreement with Dairy Farmers of America and Select Milk Producers to convert a portion of their diesel fleets to CNG-powered trucks.

Read more in Monday's edition.

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