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May 28th, 2013
Sixteen WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) arrived in Sweetwater on Saturday for the ninth annual WASP Homecoming at the National WASP WWII Museum in Sweetwater, at Avenger Field.
From 1942 to 1944, Avenger Field in Sweetwater was home to the WASP, a select group of brave and patriotic women who were trained to fly and ferry military aircraft between Air Force bases throughout the United States
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Two West Texas natives are hoping to make a name for themselves in the world of writing, all while using Sweetwater as the backdrop for their most recent book.
Jon L. Brown grew up in Sweetwater during the 1960s and '70s while his father, Mike, served as the District Conservationist at the Soil Conservation Service. While his brothers Jack and Jim graduated from Sweetwater High School, Jon's family moved after his sophomore year to Mount Pleasant, Texas.
Due in part to federal regulations, the lunch prices within Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) will see an increase this fall.
The SISD Board of Trustees approved the increase during their meeting held on Monday evening. School districts are required to increase their prices as part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which came about through the "Let's Move" campaign initiated by First Lady Michelle Obama.
Officers with the Sweetwater Police Department, with the help of the Nolan County Sheriff's Office and the 32nd Judicial District Attorney's Office Investigators, received a call about stolen property, obtained a search warrant, executed the search warrant and returned the stolen items, all in one day.
It's a compliment to be called the best at what you do. But to snag that honor three times in a row?
Well, that's a high accomplishment.
Big Boy's Bar-B-Que in Sweetwater has achieved that very feat, as they returned to the list compiled by Texas Monthly magazine of the Top 50 Barbecue Joints. Although the list only covers restaurants within the state, the front magazine cover boasts--scribbled in barbecue sauce--that the eateries are the best in the world.
BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
As a family we loved to bowl.Â We would bowl on evening leagues, and I had the privilege of bowling on a Saturday morning youth league.Â Our team was so good.Â We were never challenged for last place, but we always had fun!
The WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) Museum will host the 9th Annual WASP Homecoming this Saturday, May 25, at Avenger Field in Sweetwater. Along with the 18 WASP in attendance will be Julia Wood, a modern day WASP in her own right. Wood began flying in 1981 while still a freshman in high school in St. Paul, Minn., earning her private pilot license at the age of 17. Since graduating high school, Julia has earned a BS in Aviation Technology from Purdue University, she has piloted a variety of aircraft including Boeing 727s and she has logged more than 15,000 total flying hours.
The automatic spending cuts enacted by the federal government--known as sequestration--began earlier this year, in which Head Start programs across the nation were impacted. And during the Monday night meeting of the SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees, Superintendent Terry Pittman addressed the local program as part of his monthly report.
With an almost 6% budget cut, Sweetwater ISD is a big part of the Head Start/Early Head Start program within Region 14. As a result of the losses, employees from Region 14 will be helping with various local duties.
Maj. Caroline Jensen, 36, is in her first season with the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, âThunderbirds,â and flies the No. 3 jet as the teamâs Right Wing. She will be the featured speaker at the WASP Homecoming luncheon at Texas State Technical College on Saturday.
Expect partly sunny skies with a high near 85. Winds will be from the southeast around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. After 1 p.m., we'll have a 30% chance of showers with thunderstorms also possible.
Tonight, our precipitation chances increase to 40%, but we'll have mostly cloudy conditions with a low around 67. winds will remain from the southeast at 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Rain chances will decrease to 20% on Saturday, but expect highs this weekend between the mid-80s and low 90s. Lows will be in the mid-60s, and winds will be moderate with gusts up to 30 mph.