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December 19th

Sweetwater Municipal Band Christmas concert tonight

December 19, 2013

Dance students with the Sweetwater Performing Arts Center will be performing again with the Municipal Band for a few songs during the band's annual Christmas concert. Shown is a performance from 2012.
Several vocalists and the Greater Zion Baptist Church Choir will participate this year as well. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium.
Admission is free, but donations of canned goods will be accepted.

Sweetwater's forecast for Thursday

December 19, 2013

Today will be partly sunny with a high near 73. Winds will be breezy from the south-southwest at 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 46 and southern winds around 10 to 15 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the west.
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December 18th

Christmas Municipal Band concert to include several vocalists this year

December 18, 2013

The Sweetwater Municipal Band invites the community to enjoy a variety of music at their annual Christmas concert Thursday, Dec. 19, starting at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium.
Concert goers can expect many Christmas favorites from the band, as well as performances from several vocalists and a choir. Larissa Place and Rebekah Chrismer will return to perform solos, and Place will sing a duet with Rex Mayfield, who is also doing a solo. Stephanie Wiele and nine-year-old Kailynn “Bean” Guzman will also sing solos.

East Ridge has door decorating contest

December 18, 2013

Faculty and staff at East Ridge Elementary School decorated their doors for the Christmas holidays. First place went to Mrs. Barkley’s (third grade) fireplace door.
Second place went to Mrs. Marlett’s and Mrs. DeLoera’s (The Zone) Christmas Good List. Third place went to the cafeteria’s Santa door.
Congratulations to the winners and great job to everyone that participated!

Mustang Bowl to get new seats

December 18, 2013

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.

Tuesday's forecast for Sweetwater

December 18, 2013

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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December 17th

Bealls encourages shoppers to purchase a ‘Bear That Cares’ to benefit Toys For Tots

December 17, 2013

Bealls is spreading a little holiday cheer while giving back to the community this festive season through the sale of their holiday themed ‘Bears that Care’ 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 enter pleas in District Court

December 17, 2013

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.

TJB Outdoors welcomed by Chamber of Commerce

December 17, 2013

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.

SHS art students decorate trees for Auditorium events

December 17, 2013

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."

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