Archive - 2014 - News Article

June 20th

TAME Trailblazer visits library

June 20, 2014

On Tuesday, June 17, the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) Trailblazer visited the County-City Library.
The Trailblazer is a 40 foot exhibit trailer that houses a variety of engineering and science exhibits targeted at students in grades 3-7. It engages students, teachers and parents through hands-on activities and exhibits that highlight fundamental concepts in Magnetism, Aerodynamics, Weather, Space, Alternative Energy and Medicine.

Lindsey Family donates to NIE

June 20, 2014

The Kid Scoop page, a weekly feature of the Sweetwater Reporter, is a child-friendly tool that teaches kids about English, science, history and other subjects. The page is used as part of the NIE program (Newspapers in Education), which allows students to have access to the local newspaper in the classroom.
NIE is provided to local students through the sponsorship of several local businesses during the school year. But the top of the Kid Scoop page lists its sponsor — the family of Chad Lindsey.

Sweetwater's weekend weather

June 20, 2014

Today will be partly sunny with a high near 88. Winds will be from the southeast around 10 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 71 and south-southeast winds around 10 mph.
This weekend, the only rain chances we'll have will be during the day on Saturday. Otherwise, weekend highs will be in the upper 80s/low 90s, with lows in the lower 70s. Winds will gradually increase throughout the weekend.
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June 19th

Second Swing for the Cure golf tournament to benefit breast cancer, ovarian cancer research

June 19, 2014

Cheek swabs to be taken to find a match for local woman battling leukemia

On Saturday, June 21, Sweetwater Country Club will host the 2nd Annual "Swing for the Cure" golf tournament that will benefit breast cancer and ovarian cancer research. The tournament will have a 9 a.m. shotgun start with a four person scramble format. The entry fee is $50 per player with first, second and third places being awarded prizes. McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater is also sponsoring a Hole-n-One contest with a $500 cash prize.

RPD receives new vehicle

June 19, 2014

Roscoe Police Officer Steven Spencer stands beside the department's new 2014 Chevy Tahoe.
See more Roscoe news inside Thursday's edition and at

Thursday's forecast for Sweetwater

June 19, 2014

Today will be partly sunny with a high near 89. Winds will be breezy and from the south-southeast at 15 to 20 mph. We'll also have a 20% chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms, which will remain through the evening hours.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 73 and south-southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could get as high as 25 mph.
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June 18th

Highland ISD students selected for Lone Star Leadership Academy

June 18, 2014

Grayson, Maura and Crae Chapman, children of Stewart and Jaci Chapman, all students at Highland Junior High School in the Highland Independent School District have been selected to travel to the Houston/Galveston area as participants in Education in Action's Lone Star Leadership Academy, June 22-27, 2014. The students' selection for the Academy was based on their outstanding academic success, demonstrated leadership ability, successful completion of a precious Lone Start Leadership Academy program, and their involvement in school and community activities.

SISD to consider tuition based Pre-K

June 18, 2014

Sweetwater ISD is considering the establishment of a tuition-based Pre-K in the district, which was discussed at the June meeting of the SISD Board of Trustees.
Following the closure of Sweetwater Christian School, the district was being contacted by parents who were looking for a place to enroll their children, which began the process of Sweetwater ISD determining if they would be able to meet the need.

SFD receives new rescue truck

June 18, 2014

The Sweetwater Fire Department received its new rescue truck last week to replace the rescue truck involved in an accident in November 2013.
The new truck is almost identical to the last, with some additions — a front-end winch and adjustable halogen flood lights.

Juneteenth basketball tournament fundraiser slated for this weekend

June 18, 2014

The Community Captains of Sweetwater, along with the 32nd Judicial Bar Association, will be hosting a Juneteenth Basketball Tournament Fundraiser on Friday and Saturday, June 20 and 21, at both Sweetwater Middle School gyms. The tournament will be five on five style with three divisions: 18 and under (boys), 18 and under (girls), and adults.

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