Archive - 2014 - News Article

June 11th

Jump Rope Camp slated for August

June 11, 2014

Jump Rope Camp will take place August 4-6 for students completing grades Kindergarten through fourth grade.
Third and fourth graders will attend from 9 a.m. to noon and Kindergarten through second graders will attend from 1-3 p.m. Camp will be held at the Sweetwater Intermediate School gym.
Forms need to be turned in by June 30. Contact Rajeania Pittman for information at 338-4342 or e-mail rajeania.pittman@sweetwaterisd.net.

Wednesday's local weather

June 11, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 95 and southern winds at 20 to 25 mph. Gusts could get as high as 30 mph, and after 4 p.m. a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms will come into the area.
Those rain chances will remain through the evening, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 72. Winds will be breezy and from the south-southeast around 20 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

June 10th

Big Country BEST Robotics hub is full for 2014

June 10, 2014

The Big Country Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology (BEST) Robotics hub, which is managed by Texas State Technical College, has a full roster for the 2014 season.

SNCHD urges residents to take precautions against West Nile Virus

June 10, 2014

The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department is urging people to take precautions to reduce the risk of contracting West Nile virus, a mosquito-borne illness.
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Book sale raises over $3K for library

June 10, 2014

Many members of the community showed support for the County-City Library recently by donating and purchasing books, magazines and other items for the annual library book sale.
All money raised from the book sale benefits the local library. A total of $3,324.25 was raised during the weekend event.
Shown are shoppers browsing through books at the sale.

Local forecast for Tuesday

June 10, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 85. Winds will be from the northwest at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 66 and north-northwest winds at 5 to 10 mph. Winds will shift to the south-southeast after midnight.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

June 9th

Free blood sugar checks at SNCHD

June 9, 2014

Chris Bauman from the Diabetic Outreach Program at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department on Thursday, June 12, from 8:30 a.m. until noon to check blood glucose (sugar) and answer any questions patients may have regarding diabetes. Pamphlets and materials will be available.

Service award presented to TxDOT employee

June 9, 2014

Randy Griffith, Transportation Maintenance Equipment Operator for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) in Sweetwater was recently presented an award for 25 years of service with the Department. Stan Swiatek, TxDOT Abilene District Engineer presented this award to Randy.

Eduardo Echegaray arrested by SPD

June 9, 2014

A man wanted in a Sweetwater shooting was arrested Sunday afternoon.
Eduardo Echegaray was taken into custody by Sweetwater police at about 4 p.m. Sunday in the 1000 Block of Woodruff Street.
According to Sweetwater Police Chief Brian Frieda, police received information that Echegaray was hiding at a residence in Sweetwater. Police went to the house on Woodruff Street where the owner of the residence surrendered Echegaray without incident.
Echegaray was booked into the Nolan County Jail on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

TSTC hosts Blossom event

June 9, 2014

Several girls from Sweetwater Middle School and Sweetwater High School attended the Texas State Technical College (TSTC) Blossom Conference at TSTC Sweetwater. The day consisted of a message from speaker, Elizabeth McCormick, a Black Hawk Helicopter Pilot, teambuilding activities and science and math activities.
Pictured from left to right are SHS students Sharon Cothron, Gewel Cherry, Ashley Heaton, Natalie Cox, Rebecca Serrano, Vanessa Segura, Shelby Sutton and Hannah Juarez.

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