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August 4th, 2014
Today, Sweetwater High School volleyball practices will begin at the SHS gym.
The morning session on Aug. 4 will get started with roll check at 6:30 a.m. and continue until a lunch break from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The afternoon session will be held from 1-3:45 p.m., and hitters and setters will remain at the gym to practice from 3:45-4:15 p.m. Practices will continue through the week.
Scrimmages will be at San Angelo Central on Friday, Aug. 8 and at Frenship on Saturday, Aug. 9. Sweetwater begins the season by hosting Grape Creek on Monday, Aug. 11.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 92. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 5 to 10 mph, becoming east-northeast in the afternoon.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 68 and eastern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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Becoming a firefighter has been a dream of Jordan Dickison's since he was a young boy. Kody Dakan has been helping to extinguish fires with another department.
Dickison and Dakan have recently completed the first phases of training and were officially hired July 21 as full-time firefighters at the Sweetwater Fire Department by Grant Madden, fire chief and director of emergency services.
"We're extremely glad to have (Dickison and Dakan)," Madden said. "They're dedicated, hard workers and I look forward to working with them."
Texas Governor Rick Perry has called a special election for Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, to fill the unexpired term of Texas State Senate District 28 seat, vacated by Sen. Robert Duncan.
Those running for the position are former Texas Tech Vice Chancellor Jodey Arrington, Wolfforth resident Epifanio Garza, former Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham and State Rep. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock.
The County Clerk's Office wants to remind voters that the September election is special-called. The regular general election will still be held on Tuesday, Nov. 4.
The modernization of Sweetwater High School's athletic facilities has been an ongoing project for Shane Mobley, who is entering his third season as SHS head football coach and athletic director.
This year, the upgrades have continued with the addition of new stadium seating at historic Mustang Bowl. Reserved for season ticket holders, the new seats can hold up to 900 fans.
Roscoe Collegiate Independent School District is operating under an Early College High School Early Start Waiver from the TEA.
The waiver allows the district to start two weeks prior to the fourth Monday in August, closely aligning their instructional calendar with the districtâ€™s primary higher education partners.
For a full calendar go to the districtâ€™s homepage at www.roscoe.esc14.net.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce and Chamber Ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Twisted T Liquor and Gifts and 12th Street Laundry, located at 100 E. 12th Street. Members of the community and other local business owners attended the event.
A pit bull which has allegedly killed more than 20 cats during a one-month span was captured by animal control officers Thursday morning.
Several formal complaints were filed by residents living on and around the 1600 block of San Carlos, prompting a summons to be issued by the Sweetwater Municipal Court to the dog's owner, David Pat Lewis.
Lewis was fined $1,800 after pleading guilty to charges stemming from the incidents Wednesday.
Teen Challenge of the Permian Basin (TCPB) is a Christian focused rehabilitation for people with life controlling problems. Through a relationship with God, students in this program heal and learn to help others do the same.
On Sunday, Aug. 3, at Cornerstone Fellowship, Teen Challenge will share with the community how God has changed their lives. Church members invite the public at attend the event at 807 W. Alabama at 11 a.m.