Archive - 2014 - News Article

August 22nd

Drivers Beware: School is back in session

August 22, 2014

School resumes Monday for most area schools, including Sweetwater Independent School District (SISD).
With that in mind, Sweetwater Police Chief Brian Frieda has a warning for motorists: "driver's beware."
"We've new kids coming into to Southeast (Elementary), we've got parents who will be delivering kids to Southeast for the first time," Frieda said. "There's a lot of one-ways hidden around various schools. You have to remember, school zones that are not on the state highway system do not have flashing yellow lights.

Blood drive in Sweetwater planned for Sept. 3

August 22, 2014

A community blood drive will be held at First Financial Bank in Sweetwater on Wednesday, Sept. 3. The Meek Blood Center bloodmobile will accept donations from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m.
"We are asking donors to please remember that the need for blood is constant. Even the regular of blood donors get busy in the summer with vacations and other activities and forget to donate blood. Blood donation only takes about an hour, and that hour could give someone else a lifetime," said Frances Baker, donor recruiter for Meek Blood Center.

Eleven units respond to grass fire

August 22, 2014

Firefighters battled a grass fire on CR 238 near CR 181 in the southwest part of Nolan County on Thursday. The blaze was started by a faulty electrical line going to a pump jack and burned approximately 20 acres.

Local churches planning special events for students, teachers

August 22, 2014

Avondale Baptist Church
We invite you to join us at Avondale Baptist Church. We have Sunday school for all ages every Sunday morning at 9:45 a.m. Our Sunday worship services are at 10:50 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer meeting is at 7 p.m. Our Wednesday evening service is an old fashioned prayer meeting where we do nothing but pray for our community, church, nation and world. Avondale Baptist Church meets at 1405 Hoyt Street.

Many participate in Red Run

August 22, 2014

Sweetwater ISD hosted a Red Run on Friday morning to help start the school year off strong.
Faculty and staff members, as well as students and community members were invited to the 8 a.m. run. All who attended showed their school spirit by wearing red and white.
Dye stations were set up along the route to throw red powder at the runners, covering them head to toe by the end of the race.
Find more Red Run photos in Friday's print edition and a video on our website.

ACT scores released for SHS students

August 22, 2014

The recent scores of Sweetwater High School students who took the ACT test last year have been released, which account for the 63 students that took the test from the Class of 2014.
SHS students scored above the state scores in all areas--English, mathematics, reading and science, with the widest margin seen in Mathematics at 1.2% over the state average. Overall, the district's composite score was 21.7, in comparison to the state score of 20.9.

Cheering for the Mustangs

August 22, 2014

Sweetwater High School’s cheerleaders were at Mustang Bowl for Thursday’s final football scrimmage against Clyde to encourage the Mustangs in their last tuneup for the regular season.
Fall sports athletes at SHS were introduced throughout the evening as well as the school band and student trainers.
For more about Thursday’s scrimmage, see Sports online or on Page 9 of Friday's edition.

This weekend's local events

August 22, 2014

Tonight, August 22, Children's Day Out preschool will have their Meet the Teacher from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. For more information on registering, please call 325-236-9708.
Also, an invitation is extended to the "Great Campaign of Miracles" with international evangelist Tello Solis from August 22 through 24 at the Roscoe Worship Center, located at 800 Broadway in Roscoe.
Times are 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. on Sunday. Call Pastor Evaristo Granado at 236-0400 for more information.

Weekend weather outlook

August 22, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 96. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 72 and breezy winds from the south-southeast at 15 to 20 mph.
This weekend, we should see highs in the mid 90s, with lows in the lower 70s. Winds will come from the south and southeast between 10 to 20 mph throughout Saturday and Sunday.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

August 21st

Senate hopeful Perry weighs in on water, border issues

August 21, 2014

Water is the lifeblood of every community. Republican Charles Perry — who has served in the Texas House of Representatives (District 83) since 2010 — declared water to be his cornerstone issue during his stop in Nolan County Tuesday.
"Water is the common theme in the 51 counties (which comprise Senate District 28)," Perry said during an interview with the Reporter. "Sweetwater is a great example. Oak Creek Reservoir is dry."
Perry believes upgrades to infrastructure and modern technology will be the components most likely to help alleviate the region's water woes.

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