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July 3rd, 2013
Local members of theÂ TexasÂ CriminalÂ DefenseÂ Lawyers Association (âTCDLAâ) are planning annual Fourth of July readings of the Declaration ofÂ Independence atÂ over 50 countyÂ courthouses and other public buildings across the state in conjunction with otherÂ criminal defense attorneysÂ throughout the nation. TCDLA is an organization of lawyers committed to protecting and ensuring by rule of law the individual rights guaranteed by the Texas and Federal Constitutions in criminal cases.
For the second year in a row, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) will be celebrating Independence Day by giving away free watermelon slices on the hospital lawn. This is set to take place along with the Sweetwater Independence Day parade on July 4, from 10 a.m. until noon.
âNothing says summer like cold, juicy watermelon slices,â said Donna Boatright, administrator at RPMH. âLast year, our community outreach team decided to provide this refreshing treat for the community and it was such a success that we decided to continue the project this year during the parade.â
Southern Belle Salon, located at 200 Main Street in Roscoe, had their ribbon cutting on Tuesday morning. Owner/operator Eden Baker had her salon's grand opening on June 3. When asked why she decided to open a salon in Roscoe, Eden said, "I grew up here. I've lived my whole life in Roscoe."
Yandell Toland, Eden's grandmother, was a beautician in Sweetwater for many years.
Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 89 and south-southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. In the afternoon, winds will become eastern.
Tonight, expect mostly cloudy conditions with a low around 65. Winds will be from the east-southeast around 10 mph, and after 1 a.m., a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms will roll into the area.
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As part of the eight Microsoft Office Short Courses offered this summer at the local TSTC (Texas State Technical College) West Texas campus, a class on Microsoft Word 2010 will be taught.
The intermediate/advanced Microsoft Word 2010 course will be taught on Monday, July 8 and Wednesday, July 10 and is an eight-hour morning course that builds on the skills and concepts taught in Word 2010: Basic, First Look Edition. Students will work with styles, sections, and columns and will use the Navigation pane to work with outlines.
Through discussions with the First Care insurance provider and the Shannon Clinic staff in Sweetwater, the Sweetwater Independent School District (SISD) was informed that the local clinic will not accept First Care by the end of August this year.
As previously reported, First Care is a widely used insurance by employees of SISD. And while these changes continue, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) has discussed the issue with Sweetwater ISD administration in order for the two entities to work together so that access to healthcare is provided for the employees of the school district.
KXOX AM/FM hosted the 32nd Annual Texaco Country Showdown at The Lumberyard in Roscoe. The event is America's largest country music talent search and radio promotion.
Each year, more than 50,000 contestants compete in a series of over 450 local, state and regional live shows held throughout the country. Winners advance to their state events where prizes include $1,000 and the opportunity to compete in one of five regional events.
Three people were transported from the scene of a wreck on Tuesday morning near the US 84/I-20 bridge that is currently being repaired due to an 18-wheeler wreck that damaged the bridge in September 2012.
Two 18-wheelers were involved in the wreck including one truck carrying beer kegs and another truck carrying Coors Light packages.
On June 18, the driver of an 18-wheeler died after wrecking into the same bridge currently under construction.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3, at Best Western, located at 300 NW Georgia Ave.
Owned by Dipal Patel and managed by Tanya Axtell, the Sweetwater Best Western offers clean, comfortable rooms at competitive prices, a free hot breakfast, free Wi-Fi, pool, exercise room and truck parking. The hotel was built in 2007 and is run by West Lone Star LTD and has 17 employees.
Best Western was awarded the 2013 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and received the Best Western Director's Award in 2012.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 86. Winds will be from the northeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 62 and east-northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, they will become southeastern
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