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April 26th, 2013
On Friday evening, 98 graduates will walk across the stage, most already placed in the Texas workforce, supporting our local and state economies.
Software and Business Accounting graduate, Amy Austin, is a single mother of two boys.Â She has worked hard over the past two years to complete her Associate Degree, but Austin says it was worth it. Austin traveled to the state capitol last week to represent TSTC West Texas at the TSTC Legislature Day. There she toured the capitol and meet with local representatives Susan King and Jim Keffer.
Local funeral director and owner of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home in Sweetwater, Jackie Trent received the 2012-2013 West Texas Funeral Director of the Year Award at the WTFDA banquet that was held Tuesday, April 16, in Odessa.Â He is pictured (center) with his wife, Dianne Trent (right) and their daughter Marcie Crisp.
During Monday's meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners, a few presentations were heard from the Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO).
Sheriff David Warren made the presentations, in which one of them dealt with a contract between Nolan County and Mitchell County to house inmates from Nolan County.
Warren said that he had been approached with the deal by the sheriff of Mitchell County to consider using their facilities to house overflow prisoners from Nolan County. At this time, Nolan County has similar agreements with Garza, Taylor and Runnels counties.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 50 calls for service, issued four citations and made three arrests on April 24, 2013.
The SPD received 18, 911 calls.
â€˘ 300 block of NW Georgia.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a building â€” 1400 block of Hailey.
â€˘ Driving while intoxicated â€” 300 block of Elm.
â€˘ Credit card abuse â€” Sweetwater.
â€˘ Burglary of a building â€” 300 block of Pine.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Billy Kirk, Jr., 38 â€”Â Counterfeiting.
â€˘ Kerrie King, 22 â€”Â Taylor County warrant.
â€˘ Thomas Green, 43 â€”Â Driving while intoxicated.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 83. Winds will be from the south at 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 56 and south-southwestern winds at 5 to 10 mph. Winds will shift to the north-northeast after midnight.
This weekend, we'll see warming temperatures from the mid-70s to mid-80s, although we have a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms on Saturday night. Weekend lows will hover around 60 degrees.
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Sweetwater High School sophomore students of Jennifer Alden read Night this semester. One of their assignments was to write the author, Elie Wiesel, a letter telling him the part of the book that impacted them the most and to include any questions they might have for him.
Blackwell FCCLA had a magnificent showing recently at the State FCCLA Leadership Conference in Dallas. There were 3,934 students in attendance.
BreAnne Richardson carried out her duties as the State Vice President of Programs. In addition, she received four scholarships totaling $23,800. She was recognized by the Texas Career and Technology Council as the Best of Texas Outstanding Special Achievement award winner.
After incidents occurring these past few days, it now seems obvious that an arsonist is at work in Roscoe and the Roscoe area. Following the most recent incident, a fire that burned down a vacant house on FM 608 two miles north of Roscoe early Wednesday morning, the state fire marshal has been called in to investigate.
The spring season is in full bloom, which means it's the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors!
On Saturday, April 27, Cornerstone Christian School will host "Beat the Street for Little Feet"--a family-fun event that will get everyone active and assist the local school. The function will be held on the school campus, located at the 4th and Elm Church of Christ in Sweetwater.
Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED) hosted the fifth annual Senior Interview Day at Sweetwater High School. The event is put on to prepare the future workforce.
Senior Interview Day includes business men and women providing mock interviews for all seniors at Sweetwater High School. SEED also works with the students by requiring them to develop a resume and a job application.
The event also takes place at Roscoe Collegiate High School. This would not happen without the support of both ISDâ€™s administration and key ISD volunteers.