Archive - 2014 - News Article

May 20th

SHS students named Terry Scholars

May 20, 2014

Pictured are Steven Le and Hayley Brownlow, recipients of the Terry Scholar Foundation Scholarship.
The Terry Foundation is a Houston-based scholarship program founded to provide scholarships to outstanding Texas high school graduates and transfer scholars for attendance at public colleges and universities within the state.
Steven and Hayley are both attending Texas Tech University, one of the schools that the Terry Foundation provides for. The students applied for the scholarship and were chosen based on that application to attend an interview in Dallas.

Local forecast for Tuesday

May 20, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 95. Winds will be from the south at 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 68 and breezy winds from the south-southeast at 15 to 25 mph. Gusts could get as high as 30 mph.
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May 19th

TSTC celebrates GenTX Day

May 19, 2014

Texas State Technical College West Texas participated in the statewide movement GenTX day on May 2. The movement celebrates the seniors and encourages higher education.
TSTC West Texas is part of the Abilene Regional P-16 Council and supports seniors in our communities and encourages higher education.
Shown are TSTC Sweetwater’s Sears Building staff show their support for GenTX Day.

TMCN to host Governor’s Small Business Forum

May 19, 2014

On Wednesday, May 21, 2014, the Texas Midwest Community Network (TMCN) will be co-hosting the Governor’s Small Business Forum along with the Texas Workforce Commission and Governor’s Office.

TNB awards financial literacy essay winners

May 19, 2014

Roscoe ISD eighth graders collect their winnings after participating in Texas National Bank’s Financial Literacy Essay Contest.
The students each wrote a 400 word essay discussing three steps people can take to begin building wealth regardless of the size of their income.
Pictured from left to right are Brenda Stirl, Camden Boren (second place $50 winner), Ethan Scott (third place $25 winner), Murissa Horton (first place $100 winner) and Mike Fernandez.

Monday's local forecast

May 19, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 94. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 65 and breezy winds remaining from the south at 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
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May 16th

Texas hires more welders than any other state

May 16, 2014

(Sweetwater) - Texas State Technical College at Sweetwater is now enrolling for the Welding summer mini-mester. The mini-mester begins June 2. "The mini-mester is the first of the two-semester certificate program, putting you into the workforce this year."
Texas employs more welders than any other state, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics ( The average wage for welders in Texas is approximately $40,000 per year. Last week, several businesses attended an employer showcase at graduation to hire welders.

Free blood pressure checks at SNCHD

May 16, 2014

May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month. Shelia Ellison, LVN at the health department will be happy to take your blood pressure on Thursday, May 22, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-4:30 p.m.; also, there will be a table set-up with information available.

Author to sign book at WASP Homecoming

May 16, 2014

During the 2014 WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) Homecoming, slated for Saturday, May 24, at the National WASP WWII Museum, author Sarah Byrn Rickman will be at the event to sign her latest book on the WASP entitled Flight to Destiny.
Rickman has been researching the WASP and closely following their activities for 22 years. In that time, she has published four books about these women who flew for the U.S. Army in WWII — three nonfiction and one novel:
• The Originals: The Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron of World War II (2001 — Disc-Us Books, Inc);

Leadership Sweetwater class graduates

May 16, 2014

This year's Leadership Sweetwater participants graduated with a dinner and ceremony at Texas State Technical College.
Shown are graduates including Amy West, Ludlum Measurements, Inc. Adit; Thea Serrano, First Financial Bank; Steve Lujan, Family RV Center; Crystal Meneses, Sweetwater ISD, J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center; Ray Fried, Texas State Technical College West Texas; Susan Hughes, Buzzi Unicem USA; Gail Rose, Sweetwater Regional Federal Credit Union; and Cynthia Delgado, Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce.

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