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October 30th, 2012
Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham recently hosted a meet and greet for Christi Craddick, the Republican candidate for the Texas Railroad Commission. The event was held on Friday afternoon, October 26 in downtown Sweetwater.
Craddick has local ties, as her mother grew up in Sweetwater and their family played a strong role in the development of the community for over a century. At the local gathering, some of Craddick's family members were in attendance--such as her young daughter, mother and her grandmother, Jo Nayfa of Sweetwater.
Two Sweetwater teachers recently participated in a workshop organized by Humanities Texas on the plays of William Shakespeare.
Jennifer Aiden and Mary Burrows, who teach English at Sweetwater High School, attended the workshop, which offered teachers the opportunity to work closely with leading scholars, studying the historical and cultural contexts of Shakespeareâ€™s work and strategies for teaching his plays. Nearly 50 teachers from around the state participated.
The workshop was held at the historic Byrne-Reed House in Austin. Â
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 119 calls for service, issued five citations and made seven arrests from Oct. 26-28, 2012.
The SPD received 41, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€” 1000 block of W. 6th.
â€¢ Theft â€” 100 block of S. Hopkins.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Raul Garcia, 57 â€” Warrant.
â€¢ Jim Creek, 29 â€” Evading/driving while intoxicated.
â€¢ Einesio Rivera, 49 â€” Driving while intoxicated.
â€¢ Marilyn Johnson, 31 â€” Warrant.
â€¢ Breanna Havner, 19 â€” Warrant.
Today will be sunny with a high near 77. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect clear skies tonight with a low around 52, and southern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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A concerned local business owner hopes to inform the public about a scary situation. Leslie Brazelton, owner of Les' Barber Shop, shared with the Sweetwater Reporter in a phone interview that she recently tested positive as having the West Nile virus.
Though she is not certain, Brazelton thinks she may have been bitten by a virus-carrying mosquito while outside mowing the lawn at her house located between Sweetwater and Trent.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) kicked cancer to the curb to celebrate survival stories and successes at their annual Breast Cancer Survivors' Luncheon on Friday, October 26 at the hospital classroom. This year's theme was "Give Cancer the Boot".
Following a welcome from RPMH administrator Donna Boatright and an invocation from Dr. Robert Eaker, guests enjoyed a pink-themed meal prepared by the hospital's dietary staff.
"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.