Archive - 2014 - News Article

June 18th

Wednesday's local weather

June 18, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 91. Winds will be breezy and from the south-southeast at 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
We'll also have a 20% chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms, which will increase to a 30% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms this evening. Expect a low around 47, with mostly cloudy skies and a breezy, southeast wind at 15 to 20 mph.
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June 17th

Scholarships awarded by Guadalupana Society

June 17, 2014

Shown above are Katherine Toland, Zackary Ray Longoria and Jenny Medellin with Lupe Medellin, President of the Guadalupana Society at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Sweetwater. These students were awarded scholarships by the society.
Not pictured is scholarship recipient Teresa Perez.

Eighth grade math requirements discussed at school board meeting

June 17, 2014

The requirements for eighth graders regarding math and Algebra 1 were discussed during the Superintendent's Report at last week's meeting of the Sweetwater ISD Board of Trustees.
Several area schools were polled on whether their eighth graders took algebra, with a majority of schools not offering the class. Most districts have students take the course in high school, while a few other schools with either combine eighth grade math and Algebra 1, or offer Algebra 1 as an elective.

Nolan County Foundation donates to Kids on the Land program

June 17, 2014

Board members of the Nolan County Foundation recently approved a donation of $2,000 to Kids on the Land, a children's program for grades K-6. According to Homer Taylor, President and Executive Director of the NCF, the board acted on the request for funding after hearing a presentation by Peggy Maddox, Executive Director of the program. She was assisted in the presentation by Katherine Dickson from the 69 Ranch.

Rezoning request granted by city commissioners

June 17, 2014

A public hearing was held at last week's City Commission meeting on the recommendation from the Planning and Zoning (P&Z) commission regarding a request to rezone some land from a dwelling district (zone 'A') to a business district (zone 'D').
The tract of land is 28.856 acres and is more commonly known as 304 SE Georgia. The request for the rezoning came from PAK Harris Enterprises.
City Services Director Kirk Harris shared that at the P&Z meeting held on June 6, a unanimous vote was given for the zoning change, which also had to be presented to the commissioners.

Sweetwater's weather for Tuesday

June 17, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 91. Winds will be breezy and from the south around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. After 4 p.m., we'll have a 20% chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms.
The rain chances will remain through this evening, with a low around 27 and mostly cloudy skies. Winds will remain from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
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June 16th

Local firefighters host annual Fill the Boot Drive

June 16, 2014

The Sweetwater Fire Department hosted their annual Fill the Boot drive to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association this past Friday and Saturday.
Firefighters collected donations at the intersection of Elm Street and Broadway on Friday and at the intersection of NW Georgia and Lamar, just off I-20 on Saturday.
Shown is Todd Donham collecting a donation on Friday.

New police station project currently ahead of schedule

June 16, 2014

A bid was awarded for the road base for the Hunter water well field at Tuesday's City Commission meeting.
Only one bid was received and opened, which came from West Texas Rock Resources in Roscoe at the cost of $9.94 per ton. The bid met the specifications from the TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) and was recommended for acceptance.

Many volunteer at bicycle rodeo

June 16, 2014

There was an excellent turn out recently at the bicycle rodeo held at 4th and Elm in the First Baptist Church parking lot. There were many volunteers from many different agencies that helped to make it a truly wonderful event. 

Local forecast for Monday

June 16, 2014

Today will be partly sunny with a high near 94. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 72 and breezy winds from the south at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts will get as high as 30 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.

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