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October 5th, 2012
The local extension of Texas State Technical College (TSTC) West Texas has been getting ready for its second year of their BEST robotics program on its campus which began on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2012.
The first of three events for the Big Country BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) competition was the BEST Kickoff which was Saturday, Sept. 7. Participants were introduced to the game where rules were reviewed and a demonstration was provided before entry kits were distributed to each school.
A Coors Light truck overturned on Highway 84 yesterday, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012.
According to authorities, the truck driver came off of the exit on Highway 84 to go west bound on Interstate 20 and took the exit too quickly. The truck then slid across the interstate and flipped over.
There were no serious injuries.
Dr. Jennifer Johnson, a local sports medicine physician and graduate of Sweetwater High School, along with Texas Sport and Spine in Abilene are the first to provide free computerized concussion testing to Sweetwater High School athletes and students at risk for concussion. ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is a computerized concussion evaluation system currently being used by the NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, IRL and USA Olympic teams in addition to many area universities, and it will now be made available to Sweetwater High School.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 53 calls for service, issued 10 citations and made six arrests on Oct. 3, 2012.
The SPD received 16, 911 calls.
â€¢ 800 block of Sam Houston.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1600 block of Henderson.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Male juvenile, 14 â€”Â Disruption of classroom.
â€¢Â Michael Rains, 39 â€”Â Warrants.
â€¢Â Ronald Gray, 57 â€”Â Public intoxication.
â€¢Â Uri Belanger, 34 â€”Â Warrant.
â€¢Â Jared Yeazel, 37 â€”Â Warrant/evading.
On Sunday, it will be cloudy with a high near 59. Winds will be from the northeast around 10 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight with a low around 43 and eastern winds around 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the south.
Visit weather.gov to stay tuned to the local weather.
Saturday will be much cooler, with a high only around 47. Winds will be from the north around 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of rain is 20%.
Tonight will be cloudy with a low of 43, with north-northeast winds around 15 mph. Gusts will be as high as 20.
How long with the cool weather be around? Go to weather.gov to find out.
To kick off the weekend, we'll see a high near 73 with partly sunny skies. Winds will come from the northeast around 5 mph.
Tonight, expect a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a chance of showers after 1 a.m. It will be mostly cloudy with a low around 45, with northern winds around 15 to 20 mph. Gusts will top out as high as 25 mph. Chance of rain is 30%.
Head on over to weather.gov to learn more about the weekend cool-down.
The Pioneer Museum in Sweetwater has spent countless years preserving the history of the town and county as well as their citizens, but now the museum is in need of volunteers to continue that commitment.
Betty Turner, an employee with the Pioneer Museum, shared that any and all volunteers are welcome and encouraged to help. With a number of large and small projects to be done, the only thing missing are people to assist.
Highland ISD will be celebrating more than 75 years of educating students during their homecoming this weekend.
Highland began in 1936 as a group of smaller schools in the same area came together to form a larger school, including Champion and eventually Maryneal. The school now has its largest student body in history at just over 240 students pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Homecoming is usually held every four years at Highland.
Shown are the 2012 Blackwell Homecoming Court members including (back row) Ted Chambliss, Leonor Castelo, Mark Monroe, Tagen Cox, Cody Shamblin, Summer Mull, (front row) Craig Allen Guelker, Daniela Delgado, Konner Linebarger, Millie Bueno, Eli Boynton and Morgan Rasco.
Homecoming activities will take place on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. Registration and visitation will begin at 10 a.m. in the cafeteria. The parade will be at 1:30 p.m. and the Pep Rally will begin at 3 p.m.
The meal will be from 4-6 p.m. The introduction of players will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the game will begin at 7:30 p.m.