Archive - 2014 - News Article

June 3rd

Bicycle rodeo slated for Saturday

June 3, 2014

A Bicycle Safety Rodeo will take place from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, June 7, in the south east parking lot at the corner of 4th and Elm. Free helmets will be given as well as a chance to win a bike. Participants are asked to bring their own bicycle as they will not be provided in order for participation. This is a great opportunity for children to be able to learn bicycle safety by riding through obstacle courses. There will also be stations to check the bikes and provide air for tires or replace tubes if necessary. Another station will be set up to fingerprint children.

Advantage to host Chamber Coffee

June 3, 2014

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Advantage Office Supply, located at 1116 E. Broadway in Sweetwater.

Sweetwater's forecast for Tuesday

June 3, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 96. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 72 and south-southeast winds around 15 mph. Gusts could get as high as 25 mph.
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June 2nd

Ludlum Measurements makes donation for 2014 69 Ranch’s Kids On the Land program

June 2, 2014

Peggy Maddox, Executive Director of Kids On the Land Program and Katherine Dickson of 69 Ranch, recently visited with Don Ludlum to accept a donation to support the Kids On the Land program at the Dickson Family 69 Ranch at Maryneal, Texas.
This donation will support Kids On the Land days in September for Roscoe, Highland and Blackwell students. This program began four years ago and has expanded from fourth grade students to the fifth and this year third students will participate also.

TSTC Culinary Institute announces classes available to the public

June 2, 2014

The TSTC Culinary Institute has released the continuing education class schedule. These classes are open to the public. Please contact Cindy Brunett at 325.672.1590 or For more information, go to
• June 12 — 6-9 p.m. Cost is $35 New/Sweet Beginnings (Part 3 of 3 part series) — Chef Kayleen Quick and easy desserts.
• June 26 — 6-9 p.m. Salt of the Earth — Chef Brin Using natural seasonings from the earth and not all the salt.

FFA teams recognized by school board

June 2, 2014

The Sweetwater FFA Career Development Teams that qualified for state were presented with a resolution at the May meeting of the Sweetwater ISD Board of Trustees.
Shown are (back row, left to right) teacher Cory Rains, Jay Lomas, Cody Chapman, Kensi Chowning, Tyler Woofter, Morgan Whitley, Kolleen Martin, Trey Harvey, Colton Scott, Marc Butler, Alyssa Soles, J.P. Poe; (front row, L to R) Stephen May, Lauren Jones, Leah Warren, Morgan Browning, Jeanne Chapman and Sweetwater High School principal Stacy Jones.

Local weather for Monday

June 2, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 93. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 71 and south-southeast winds around 15 mph. Gusts could get as high as 25 mph.
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May 30th

Shooting in Sweetwater

May 30, 2014

At around approximately 12:50 p.m. on Friday afternoon, the Sweetwater Police Department received multiple 9-1-1 calls regarding shots fired at the 700 block of Bluff Street, according to Sweetwater Chief of Police Brian Frieda.
Upon arriving at the scene, officers located one individual who was suffering from a gunshot wound in the upper leg area, near the groin. The victim was identified as 32-year-old Merced Flores.
The alleged suspect — identified as Eduardo Echegaray — had fled the scene prior to the officers' arrival. It was reported that he fled in a silver Volkswagen sedan.

RPMH to offer medical student stipend to former SHS student

May 30, 2014

At the May meeting of the Nolan County Hospital District's board of directors held at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH), the group was introduced to Leila Rubio, a recent graduate of Hardin Simmons University.
The twenty-one year old was accepted to the medical school at Texas Tech University and will begin a three-year accelerated program this July. She has local ties to the community, as she grew up in Sweetwater and graduated as valedictorian of Sweetwater High School in 2011.

Local church to offer weekly summer program

May 30, 2014

4th and Elm Church of Christ is kicking off a weekly summer program called "Wednesday Night Live."
Starting on June 4, the summertime children's ministry Chaos will start its fourth year. Located inside the church building, elementary age students will enjoy live drama, puppets, worship, crafts, snack and games.
But the children won't be the only ones taking part in a good time. At the same time, teenagers and adults will meet in the Warehouse for a Bible lesson, drama, videos, icebreaker games and discussion.

Sweetwater boys host Coleman — freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m. Sweetwater...
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