Archive - 2014 - News Article

June 4th

Texas 4000 stops in Sweetwater

June 4, 2014

Pictured are members of the Texas 4000, an organization made up of students from the University of Texas in Austin.
Founded in 2004, Texas 4000 is a way to continue the fight against cancer by raising funds for cancer research; sharing hope, knowledge and charity through the continent; and their creation of the longest charity bicycle ride in the world from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska. The cyclists start the journey together from Austin, but split up into three routes on Day 2 of their 70-day ride.

Free fishing on June 7

June 4, 2014

Saturday, June 7 is an especially great day to go fishing in Texas because it's Free Fishing Day, according to the Texas parks and Wildlife Department.
While fishing is always free in Texas State Parks, on the first Saturday in June you can fish without a fishing license in any public water body in Texas.
Find out more about where and how to fish at

Art student recognized by SISD school board

June 4, 2014

Pictured are Sweetwater High School principal Stacy Jones with Keegan von Atzigen, state qualifier for the VASE (Visual Arts Scholastic Event) competition.
A resolution was presented to him for his achievement during the May meeting of the Sweetwater ISD Board of Trustees.

Wednesday's forecast for Sweetwater

June 4, 2014

Today will be sunny and hot with a high near 99. Winds will be breezy and from the south around 20 mph.
We'll see mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 72 and breezy winds remaining from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
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June 3rd

Dan McCoy receives Founders Award

June 3, 2014

Funeral Directors Life Insurance Company (FDLIC) selected Dan McCoy as the recipient of the 2013 Founders Award during an awards ceremony last month.
Dan McCoy is the co-owner of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater, Texas.

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.

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