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October 29th, 2012
"Timelier work is one of the foundation blocks of Texas' reinvented human services eligibility system, and workers like Sammy Alvarez have had a lot to do with the improvement we've seen over the past few years," said Alvarez's award nominator.
According to his nominator, Alvarez recently provided outstanding customer service when he helped completed 437 overdue cases in the Houston area with the Health and Human Service Commission.
Unfortunately, the cooler weather won't be hanging around. Today will be sunny with a high near 70, with southern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight, expect mostly clear skies with a low around 47. Winds will be from the southeast at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
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Who knew that the idea of "breakfast for supper" would one day prove to be a successful local fundraiser to help area programs and children?
Apparently, the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club did.
The local civic group is once again gearing up for their annual Pancake Supper on Friday night, November 2, 2012 at the Sweetwater High School cafeteria. The fundraiser will be held before the final home game--Senior Night, when the Sweetwater Mustangs take on the Monahans Loboes at the Mustang Bowl.
The Highland fifth grade class surprised members of the Highland PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) with a cookie party Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 23, 2012, in the school cafeteria. Fifth grade student Jigar Patel came up with the idea for students to show their appreciation to the PTO for all they do for them. With some guidance from the principal, he and his classmates organized the party where all of the elementary students were invited. Jigar read a speech expressing his appreciation while other fifth grade students gave reasons why they were thankful for the PTO.
The Boosting Engineering Science and Technology (BEST) Robotics competition took place Saturday, Oct. 20, at Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater. This yearâs theme was Outer Space, which sparked tons of creative robots. A record 13 area schools participated in the Big Country BEST Competition hosted by Texas State Technical College West Texas this year. Winners of the Oct. 20, competition will move on to regionals.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 29 calls for service, issued one citation and made three arrests on Oct. 25, 2012.
The SPD received 13, 911 calls.
â¢ 400 block of Hailey.
â¢ I-20 MM 245.
Calls for service:
â¢ Indecency with a child â 1200 block of Ragland.
Arrested by SPD:
â¢ Marcos Rodriguez, 17 â Disruption of classroom.
â¢ Hubert Hubbard, 47 â Possession of marijuana.
â¢ John Watkins, 43 â Failure to ID fugitive.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had four calls for service, served two civil papers and made one arrest on Oct. 25, 2012.
How about a plane ride in a World War II bi-plane or a cruise to a destination of your choice? Those are just two of the items up for bid at the REHAB Shrimp Peel and Auction Tuesday night, Oct. 30, 2012, at the Sweetwater Country Club. The dinner and auction begins at 6 p.m. and is the first of two Round-Up for Rehab events this week to benefit the West Texas Rehabilitation Center. The second event is at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, and is the regular Round-Up for Rehab at Sweetwater Cattle Auction. A free chuck wagon lunch will be served beginning at 11:30 a.m.
On Tuesday evening, Oct. 23, 2012, around 7:30 p.m. a chase ensued when the Sweetwater Police Department attempted to stop a truck after the driver failed to yield at a yield sign, according to Sweetwater Chief of Police Brian Frieda. The driver began to travel west on an Interstate 20 access road and got onto the Interstate. The driver then attempted to exit on Blackland Road at a high rate of speed and went airborne through the median, rolling and flipping the vehicle several times before it came to a rest on the west bound access road.
Many students at Sweetwater Middle School celebrated Red Ribbon Week at school with different themes for each day. Shown are students who chose to "scare away drugs" on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. Pictured are Blake Dean, Jordan Dunlap, Jasmine Foster, Anastasia White, Charity Thompson, Lauren Young, Mrs. Danette Price and Lilly Rosales.