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August 8th, 2012

Wednesday's weather outlook

August 8, 2012

Today's Sweetwater weather is looking at remaining under the century mark, with a high near 99. A 30% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms are a possibility through the morning hours. Light and variable winds in the morning will shift to the southwest at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight, the chance of precipitation continues with scattered showers and thunderstorms forecasted, partly cloudy skies, and a low of 76. East to southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph will change after midnight and come from the south.
Keep an eye on your local weather by visiting weather.gov.

August 7th

Local piano students participate in festival

August 7, 2012

Hannah Vermillion and Natalie Barela, piano students of Noreen Carson, participated in the All-Star Festival during the Texas Music Teachers Association's annual convention held in June in Grapevine receiving superior ratings for their performances.

SISD announces dress code

August 7, 2012

The Sweetwater Independent School District completed a process last year which included public input, surveys and a committee of students, parents, teachers, principals and administrators to come up with an improved dress code for Sweetwater ISD schools. "We began with a public forum months ago where the students modeled standard attire. Although standard attire did not receive the majority of votes, a definite majority supported change," stated Assistant Superintendent Kathy Smartt. "The committee worked diligently to address the specific concerns of sagging and cleavage.

Jump Rope Camp begins

August 7, 2012

The 2012 Jump Rope Camp is off to a great start. The camp began Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, with 29 children in the morning class and 29 in the afternoon class.
This is Rajeania Pittman's 12th year to coach the Jump Rope Team. Overall, the Jump Rope program has been going on for over 20 years, with this being the sixth year for the camp.
Instructors at the afternoon camp were Sarah Tegethoff, Madison Meneses, Carly Johnson and Bryce Hamilton.

One plea entered in court

August 7, 2012

One person entered a guilty plea during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012.
Patrick Lemone Hutson, Sr., with attorney Jacob Blizzard, pled guilty to family violence assault, a third degree felony, which occurred on May 19, 2012.
For his plea, Hutson received three years of community supervision. He will have to pay a $1,000 fine, $309 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees. He will also have to serve 160 hours of community service and shall attend and successfully complete the Male Batterers Intervention Program.

Blotters for August 3-5, 2012

August 7, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 140 calls for service, issued four citations and made 13 arrests from Aug. 3-5, 2012.

The SPD received 76, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 400 block of Hailey.
• 100 block of W. Arkansas.
• 100 block of NE Georgia.

Calls for service:
• Runaway — 800 block of E. Alabama.
• Assault — 1600 block of Grand.
• Burglary of a building — 1300 block of W. Broadway.
• Criminal mischief — 1300 block of W. Broadway.
• Burglary of a vehicle x2 — 1300 block of W. Broadway.
• Family violence assault — 1300 block of Walnut.

Sunny with a chance of rain today for Sweetwater

August 7, 2012

It's another hot one out there today, as Sweetwater is looking at mostly sunny skies and a high of 101. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 MPH. We're also expected to have a 20% chance of precipitation that could come in the form of isolated showers and thunderstorms.
We keep those rain chances throughout the evening, with a low of 76 and partly cloudy skies. Winds will be light and variable, shifting to the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Learn more about your local weather at weather.gov.

August 6th

Everybody’s gone surfin’

August 6, 2012

Sweetwater Municipal Swimming Pool lifeguards Zack Longoria (left) and Jonathan Carr (right) paddle along on a surf board with their friend Cody Meyers (center) on a hot summer day.

Special driving course offered to teachers, personnel

August 6, 2012

AARP Driver Safety Program is giving a special offer to all teachers and personnel employed by the school system, as well as all who are retired, to take the Driver Safety Course for $5.
The course is good for three years and those who complete the course could get up to 10% off on car insurance. Call your insurance agent for information as to how much you could save.
Sweetwater Independent School District is sponsoring the classes which will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at the Sweetwater High School. The building is located at the corner of Crane and 12th Street.

Two dogs available for adoption

August 6, 2012

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has two dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a female border collie mix and a female boxer mix. According to Sweetwater’s animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.

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