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August 20th, 2014
As the time between now and the Sept. 9 special election grows shorter, the candidates have been scrambling to make their mark on the campaign trail.
The field vying for the Senate District 28 seat visited Sweetwater on Tuesday. The seat became vacant when former Sen. Robert Duncan took the reins as chancellor at Texas Tech University.
Republican Jodey Arrington is considered to be one of the frontrunners in the race, and one of his opponents is fellow Republican Charles Perry, a 1980 Sweetwater High School graduate. Former Sweetwater mayor Greg Wortham is running on the Democratic ticket.
The 2nd Annual Sweetwater Strong Red Run will be held Friday, Aug. 22. It will end the week of training for the SISD staff and be a community wide celebration for the start of the 2014-2015 school year that begins on Monday, Aug. 25. Everyone will meet at 8 a.m. on the corner of 14th and Ragland.
Tonight, 4th and Elm Church of Christ is wrapping up its weekly summer program, Wednesday Night Live, with âSuper Chaosâ from 6-8:30 p.m. on the church lawn. The celebration will include hot dogs, bounce houses, ice cream and fun booths.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 94. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 72 and breezy winds remaining from the south at 10 to 20 mph.
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Two individuals were transported to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital by Sweetwater emergency services with minor injuries after a wreck occurred around 5:20 a.m. on Tuesday morning.
The wreckage on Interstate 20, between mile marker 240 and 241, caused traffic to back up on the interstate. The wreck included two semi-trucks and several pick-up trucks and at least five people were involved in the accident.
A Nolan County Grand Jury recently indicted 20 people. Eleven of those indictments were sealed. The following cases were true-billed:
Felipe Ramirez III was indicted for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, a first degree felony, for an offense that occurred in February 2014. According to court documents, Ramirez knowingly possessed, with the intent to deliver, methamphetamine, in the amount of more than four grams, but less than 200 grams. His bond was set at $25,000.
Sweetwater Independent School District has released the 2014-2015 dress code.
Pants, shorts, slacks, skorts and skirts:
â¢ Must be worn at the natural waist (no more than one size larger than the natural waist size).
â¢ Belts must be worn appropriately in belt loops and at the natural waist.
â¢ Extremely torn/unhemmed clothing will not be permitted.
â¢ Pants may have no holes showing skin. All holes revealing skin must be mended with a like-colored material patch.
Today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 93. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph, and we'll also have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Expect to see mostly cloudy skies again tonight, with a low around 72 and southern winds remaining at 10 to 15 mph.
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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.
Brookshireâs grocery store was recently presented with a plaque in appreciation for their contributions to the Roscoe American Legion Post #227.
Shown are Donnie Willman, Commander of the Roscoe American Legion; Ricky Cunningham, Sweetwater Brookshireâs store director; and Keith Willman with the Roscoe American Legion.