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Faculty and staff at East Ridge Elementary School decorated their doors for the Christmas holidays. First place went to Mrs. Barkleyâ€™s (third grade) fireplace door.
Second place went to Mrs. Marlettâ€™s and Mrs. DeLoeraâ€™s (The Zone) Christmas Good List. Third place went to the cafeteriaâ€™s Santa door.
Congratulations to the winners and great job to everyone that participated!
During the Superintendent's Report at the Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Board of Trustees' meeting on Monday night, discussion was held on new seating to be installed at the Mustang Bowl.
Three samples were seen by the board. Each seat is expected to cost an average of $120 and would be installed in sections D, E and F, excluding the first three rows.
The seats are 20 inches, which would allow 18 seats per row. Thus, around 900 chairs would be installed.
Today will be sunny with a high near 69. Winds will be breezy with a southern wind at 10 to 20 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 51 and breezy winds from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
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Bealls is spreading a little holiday cheer while giving back to the community this festive season through the sale of their holiday themed â€˜Bears that Careâ€™ plush bears to benefit Toys for Tots. The plush brown and tan bears, adorned with a satin ribbon, retail for $6.98 and from now until Dec. 24, Stage Stores Inc., the parent company of Bealls, will donate $1 from the sale of each bear to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Bears are available for purchase in-stores and online.
Many recently entered pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings.
Ricky Lee Rodriguez pleaded guilty to evading arrest with a prior conviction, a state jail felony. Rodriguez was sentenced to one year confinement in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He was also ordered to pay a $500 fine, $348 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees. He will receive 66 days credit towards his sentence for time already served in jail.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for TJB Outdoors, located at 1500 Lamar. Ted Basye, his wife Amy, and their sons Ty, Jordan, and Jon are pictured center along with community and Chamber of Commerce members.
TJB Outdoors officially opened Nov. 29, and had their grand opening celebration this past Saturday. Ted and his sons decided to open their new store in May of this year.
After his success at the Medicine Place, Ted decided to expand the business. TJB Outdoors offers shooting ranges and equipment for hunters.
Sweetwater High School (SHS) art students painted Christmas trees to decorate the entrance into the high school auditorium. The artwork was created by (in no particular order) Mark Lawrence, Savannah Hall, Zoe Yutong, Ricardo Alvarado, Peyton Moore, Victoria Carley, Megan Davis, Maddie Berry, Morgan Whitley and Kayla Wofford.
SIS (Sweetwater Intermediate School) principal Kirk Stroman expressed his gratitude to the art students saying, "The artwork was well received by all those who attended the SIS play Tuesday evening. Thanks for helping make our school family feel welcomed."
Today will be sunny with a high near 65. Winds will be from the southwest at 5 to 10 mph, becoming north-northeast in the afternoon.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 38 and east-northeast winds around 5 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the south.
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Capstone-managed property 100% leased at Grand Opening
Join Sweetwater for a fun-filled day of shopping. This year's "Parade of Lights" will be at 6:30 p.m. this evening. The parade will start at Higginbotham's and end on Ash Street. Participating Chamber members will extend their hours until 8 p.m. for community members to shop Sweetwater. Participating businesses will have a box with Shop Sweetwater cards provided by the Chamber of Commerce. When you shop at any of the participating businesses have them stamp or sign your card. When you have five stamps/signatures, drop the card in one of the boxes.