Archive - 2014 - News Article

May 12th

Two illicit drug arrests made this week by SPD

May 12, 2014

In as many weeks Sweetwater Police have made several arrests in a variety of offenses. However, in less than a seven-day period, two arrests were made concerning illicit drugs.
The first arrest took place on the 500 block of West Broadway on May 1, 2014 when an individual with outstanding warrants was observed in a vehicle. Upon locating the vehicle, the subject, Akeeme Kintay Bender of Amarillo, was arrested on an outstanding felony warrant (aggravated assault with a deadly weapon) and was also found to be in possession of five small plastic baggies containing cocaine totaling 1.16 grams.

Resident offers Doula services

May 12, 2014

Mother's Day is on Sunday, and one local resident wants to serve expectant mothers as they enter and transition into a new chapter of life.
Samantha Morgan is the owner of Doula Your Way. While the word "doula" stems from the Greek language as "a woman who serves," Morgan's role is to provide physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and after birth as a trained, experienced professional.
In the past year, Morgan has participated in six births. Recently, she became CPR certified as a healthcare provider through the American Heart Association.

National Hospital Week puts spotlight on people

May 12, 2014

A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal, it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope. From providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to welcoming new life into the world, hospitals are central to a healthy and optimistic community. That’s the message organizers are touting with the 2014 National Hospital Week theme, “Compassion Innovation Dedication: The Commitment Continues.”

May 9th

Local churches to honor mothers this Sunday

May 9, 2014

Broadway Baptist Church    
An overzealous little boy was pledging his devotion to his mother, when he began to brag of what he would do for her, when he grew up. "Mom, when I grow up I'm going to buy you an electric can opener, an electric toaster, an electric stove and an electric chair."
It has been said that the joys of motherhood are experienced when the children go to bed. There are many days when that statement feels true to a weary mom, but in reality she would disagree. 

Dickson named East Ridge Elementary Teacher of the Year

May 9, 2014

Kim Dickson has been named this year's Teacher of the Year at East Ridge Elementary School.
She is the 2nd and 3rd grade Special Education teacher. She has been teaching for a total of 16 years, with five of those years at Sweetwater ISD.
Dickson earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern New Mexico University. She has served as Grade Level Chair for the special programs at East Ridge Elementary.
In addition, she participates in the Praise Band at First United Methodist Church in Roscoe.

Local fire fighters battle more blazes

May 9, 2014

Local firefighters have been battling many fires lately including five small grass fires and a large grass fire south of Maryneal on Thursday as well as a residential fire on Fisher and Alamo in Sweetwater.
The fire began in the carport and was stopped before it got to the house. Shown are Sweetwater firefighters Zack Williams, James Smith and Pat O’Neal at the house fire.

Local election to be held Saturday

May 9, 2014

Tomorrow, voters will head to the polls to vote on three different measures.
Voters will be casting their ballots for Precinct 2 and 4 seats on the Sweetwater City Commission, the District 5 seat on the Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Board of Trustees, and the bond election for the Phase 4 Renovation and expansion at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH).
For the city commission and school board elections, only registered voters who live in the respective areas can cast a ballot. All registered voters in Nolan County are eligible to vote for the hospital bond election.

Weekend weather for Sweetwater

May 9, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 93. Winds will be from the northwest at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 66 and southern winds at 5 to 15 mph.
We'll see highs in the mid to upper 90s this weekend, with lows ranging between 60 and 70. Winds will be breezy throughout the entire weekend, with a 20% chance of showers coming into the area on Sunday night.
Visit to learn more.

May 8th

Stamp Out Hunger food drive is this Saturday

May 8, 2014

The "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive will be held on Saturday, May 10. Letter carriers in the area and throughout the country will be collecting food for families in need. All donations will stay in the community.
It's easy to help: 1. Collect and bag non-perishable food items. 2. Place by the mailbox for the letter carrier to deliver to a local food bank or pantry. Donate items like canned meats/fish/soup/juice/vegetables, pasta, cereal, peanut butter and rice. Please do not include items that have expired or are in glass containers.

TSTC graduation is Friday, graduates are already working

May 8, 2014

Three hundred twenty-six students will graduate from Texas State Technical College West Texas on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the Abilene Civic Center. 

Sweetwater boys host Coleman — freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m. Sweetwater...
The Roscoe girls basket-ball team lost at Haskell, 57-34, to start District 7-2A play on Tuesday....
GRAPE CREEK — Three players hit double figures as the Sweetwater boys easily defeated Grape Creek,...


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