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August 7th, 2013

Wednesday's local weather outlook

August 7, 2013

Today will be hot, with a high near 103 along with mostly sunny skies. Winds will be from the south at 20 mph, and we'll also have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm.
Those rain chances will remain with us until 10 p.m. Otherwise expect mostly cloudy skies with a low around 76, with southern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Learn more now at weather.gov.

August 6th

Texas Education Agency Division of Career and Technical Education announces nondiscrimination

August 6, 2013

Roscoe ISD offers career and technical education programs in Agriculture Science, Business and Health Information Technology. Admission to these programs is based on individual course requirements.
It is the policy of Roscoe ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

Broadway Baptist Church hosting Vacation Bible School this week

August 6, 2013

Broadway Baptist Church is holding their Vacation Bible School (VBS) program this week called "Movin' On Up." Children age 5 through completed fifth grade are invited to join in on the fun, which includes music, games, crafts, snacks and a Bible lesson.
The program runs each night this week from 6 to 8 p.m. and will conclude on Friday evening. Call the church office at 235-2730 for more information.
Shown are children and leaders at VBS on Monday evening.

Events planned at SHS

August 6, 2013

Many events are planned at Sweetwater High School as the beginning of the coming school year nears.
• Sweetwater High School will begin practices for all 2013 cross country athletes on Monday, Aug. 12 at the high school gym, according to SHS cross country coach Christi Adams. The first-week practices will begin at 8 a.m., according to Adams. The 2013 cross country meet schedule has not yet been released.
• SHS registration for new students is Tuesday, Aug. 13 and Wednesday, Aug. 14 from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
• Wallace Registration is Tuesday, Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Chamber Coffee to take place at Edward Jones Investments

August 6, 2013

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at Edward Jones Investments - Jason S. Blake, Financial Advisor, located at 301 E. Broadway in Sweetwater.
Edward D. Jones and Company, now known as Edward Jones, was founded by Edward D. "Ed" Jones, Sr. in St. Louis, MO in 1922.

Local weather for Tuesday

August 6, 2013

Today will be sunny and hot, with a high near 102 and winds from the south at 10 to 20 mph. Gusts could get as high as 25 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight with a low around 78. Winds will remain from the south at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

August 5th

School starts Aug. 26: Is your child ready?

August 5, 2013

Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E.12th, encourages parents to make sure their children are up-to-date on immunizations.

Sweetwater ISD to host first Sweetwater Strong Red Run

August 5, 2013

On Monday, Aug. 19, all employees of Sweetwater Independent School District will participate in the first ever Sweetwater Strong RED Run. "This will be a one-of-a-kind experience that is not about speed, but about celebrating positive energy with your co-workers, families and fans," said Sweetwater ISD Assistant Superintendent Kathy Smartt.

Making a splash

August 5, 2013

Michael Ford, Matthew Gutierrez, Thomas Reeh, Elizabeth Ford, Ayezha Little, Brittany Ford and Maranda Stutts are shown making a splash at the Sweetwater Municipal swimming pool this summer.
The pool will be open until school begins.

Century plant blooms in Sweetwater

August 5, 2013

A very rare plant is finally flourishing within Sweetwater.
Mamie Thomas of Sweetwater is the owner of a century plant. The plant has been on her property for the past 45 years and only blooms once at the end of its lifespan.
For the past month, the century plant has been in bloom and producing flowers. Thomas said that on average, the plant has grown about three feet per day and has now grown up to over 30 feet tall.
However, now that the blooming has taken place, the century plant is slowly starting to die.

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