Archive - 2014 - News Article

September 16th

Kiwanis Club to host pancake supper Friday

September 16, 2014

The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club is gearing up for their annual pancake supper set for Friday night, Sept. 19, at the Sweetwater High School Cafeteria. The fundraiser will be held just before the Sweetwater Mustangs vs. Snyder Tigers football game. Serving begins at 5 p.m. and continues until 7 p.m. The Kiwanis welcomes all take-out orders.

Read the full story in Tuesday's print edition.

Tuesday's local events

September 16, 2014

Today, September 16, the Friends of the Library will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Community Room. Anyone interested is invited to attend and join the Friends of the Library.
They will be discussing upcoming projects. The group is open to anyone, any age who wants to help the library. For more information call 235-4978.

Sweetwater's forecast for Tuesday

September 16, 2014

Today, we'll have a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 82. Winds will come from the south-southeast around 5 mph.
Expect those rain chances to decrease to 20% tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 69. Winds will be from the east around 5 mph, shifting to the south-southeast after midnight.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

September 15th

Sept. 13 proclaimed Randy Rodriguez Day

September 15, 2014

Nolan County came together on Saturday morning for a great celebration to make one little boy's wish come true.
In partnership with the Make a Wish Foundation, a large parade took place at Newman Park for Randy Rodriguez, a six-year-old first grader at Southeast Elementary who was recently diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor and is already under hospice care.

Find the full story and more photos in Monday's print edition.

AARP meeting tonight

September 15, 2014

Tonight, September 15, the Nolan County AARP Chapter 2209 will meet at the SNAP building at 6:30 p.m. A business meeting and musical program will be presented.
There will be a covered dish meal of sandwiches, dips and chips, and ice cream. Please come and bring a dish. All interested are welcome.

Monday's local forecast

September 15, 2014

Today, we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 84. Winds will be from the south around 5 mph.
Expect those rain chances to increase to 40 percent tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 67. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

September 13th

Balloons for Randy at Southeast, PARADE TODAY

September 13, 2014

Randy Rodriguez, a six-year-old first grader at Sweetwater ISD (Southeast Elementary School) was recently diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor and is already under hospice care. Area schools, organizations and individuals gathered many balloons this week to help make a wish come true for Randy — to have a parade with lots of balloons. Every student, staff and faculty member at Southeast Elementary made a link to a chain to give to Randy at his parade, taking place at 10 a.m. on Saturday (TODAY). They also made signs and inflated many balloons for the event.

2014 SHS Homecoming Queen crowned

September 13, 2014

2004 Sweetwater High School Homecoming Queen Nancy Lopez crowned the 2014 SHS Homecoming Queen, senior Isabel Mendez on Friday night during halftime of the Homecoming football game.

Quail Research Ranch Field Day to open on optimistic note

September 13, 2014

ROBY – “Restoration of Quail and Their Habitats” will be the theme of the 7th annual Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch Field Day set from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, at the ranch 11 miles west of Roby on U.S. Highway 180.

See the full story in the weekend print edition.

City set to pass tax rate, budget

September 13, 2014

The Sweetwater City Commission, which met in regular session Tuesday, is set to pass the 2014-15 budget, as well as the tax rate, which remains unchanged from last year’s $.48 per $100 valuation.

See the full story in the weekend print edition.

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