Archive - 2014 - News Article
Today will be sunny and hot with a high near 100. Winds will be breezy and from the south-southwest wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 67 and breezy winds from the south at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts will be as high as 30 mph.
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The newly minted Texas State Technical College Welding Club would like to thank the following area business for their donations over the past semester. The Sweetwater campus is graduating the first pipe welding class next week, and Welding Club President Raymond MuĂ±oz said, â€śThe donations these companies provided supported the efforts of our club to support the Sweetwater community, as well as supported our training at TSTC.â€ť
I am asking for your vote for Sweetwater City Commission in District 2, which represents much of the south side of Sweetwater. I believe that the intensifying economy requires more active and decisive leadership than we have had in the past. Our community has new opportunities and new challenges â€” and we need fresh ideas and a citizen-driven approach to the future.
Meek Blood Center will offer Sweetwater residents two blood donation locations on Wednesday, May 7 from noon until 6 p.m. One bloodmobile will be parked in the First Financial Bank parking lot and the other will be parked at the Lions Club building on Lamar Street. The blood donations collected will support patients needing blood transfusions at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital as well as 16 other area hospitals.
With growing popularity, Texas country artist Kimberly Dunn will return to the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium stage Saturday, May 17, this time with her own concert.
Since her last performance at the auditorium during the Sweetest Day benefit concert in October, Dunn has been busy touring around the state and in this area, and earning a top 50 spot on the Texas music chart with her current single â€śSealed with a Kiss.â€ť
The singer-songwriter-musician is making herself known for her talent, high-energy performances and likeable, spunky personality.
The Texas Tech Alumni Association â€“ Sweetwater Chapter is hosting their annual golf tournament and cookout on Friday, May 9. Golf begins at 1 p.m. at the Sweetwater Country Club and is $40 per person.
The cookout, open to all Texas Tech fans, begins with a social hour from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Robert Whittekerâ€™s barn and is $25 per person.
For more information or to sign up for golf and RSVP for the cookout, contact BJ Smartt at (325) 236-1100, Ryan McCorkleÂ at (325) 665-6152 or Robert Whitteker at (325) 338-2169. For directions to the barn, call Whitteker.
Sweetwater High School Students headed to Atlanta, Georgia for DECA International Career Development Conference on Thursday.
Pictured are the qualified competitors Maddie Jones, Blake Cumbie, Michael Hazard, Caroline Brennan, Ethan Whittenburg, Jeremy Witt, Austin Marlett and their teacher, Nina Wilson.
The Relay for Life of Nolan County kick-off, the 2nd Annual "Strike Out Cancer" Co-Ed Softball Tournament, will be held tomorrow, May 3, at the Sweetwater High School softball fields.
The first game will start at 9 a.m., and team entry fees are $100. The tournament is double-elimination.
The co-ed teams have a 12-member limit, with at least five team members being women. There is a two-coach maximum.
At least eight players must be on the field to play, with no more than 10. At least four players in the lineup and on the field must be female.
Chrystal M. Brooks was named the Teacher of the Year at Sweetwater Intermediate School (SIS).
She is the Special Education - Resource teacher for fourth and fifth grade, and has been at SIS for two years. She has been teaching for a total of 16 years.
Brooks earned a Bachelor of Arts - Dual Special Education and General Education from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. She will graduate in 2014 with a Master's Degree in Teacher Leadership from Lamar University in Beaumont.