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May 8th, 2013
Today will be partly sunny with a high near 87. Winds will be from the south around 15 mph, and after 2 p.m. we should see a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms.
That precipitation chance continues until 2 a.m., with a low tonight around 61 and partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain from the south at 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
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TSTC (Texas State Technical College) and Ludlum Measurements are presenting a Summer Robotics Camp from June 3-6, 2013 at The Center on the TSTC Sweetwater campus for students entering grades four through seven.
Participants can experience the wonder and excitement of designing and programming robots in a collegial environment, while also choosing to experience other fun activities that include art, math, medicine or technology.
Sessions are broken into half-day and full-day camps so that students can select the best choice for them. Everyone will receive a free t-shirt and goodie bag.
The Woman's Forum winter fundraiser was a great success according to members of the local club. Their main project was to raise $1,000 for the Camp Boothe Oaks metal flower garden and to give the Pioneer Museum some funds for their yearly budget.
Kim K. Lewis is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Administration. Lewis is an Administrative Supervisor with Luminant Power, the largest wind purchaser in Texas, and the fifth largest wind purchaser in the United States.
Luminant specializes in power generation business with plant and mine, wholesale marketing and trading and development operations. It has over 15,400 megawatts of generation in Texas, including 2,300 megawatts fueled by nuclear power and 8,000 megawatts fueled by coal.
Sweetwater High School had another great six week period with 66 students making the A-Honor Roll and Texas National Bank continued with its commitment to recognize and award one lucky scholar from each grade with $50. The winners of the Texas National Bank Good Grades Pay award for the fifth six seeks were Michael Hunt (ninth grade), Caroline Brennan (10th grade), Taylor McPherson (11th grade) and Janell Walker (12th grade).
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 169 calls for service, issued nine citations and made 12 arrests from May 3-5, 2013.
The SPD received 189, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Disorderly conduct â€” 300 block of Lamar.
â€¢ Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon â€” 900 block of Lamar.
â€¢ Burglary â€” 1600 block of Throckmorton.
â€¢ Family violence assault â€” Sweetwater.
â€¢ Family violence assault â€” Sweetwater.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Felicity Gonzales, 27 â€”Â Warrant.
â€¢ Charles Partain, 51 â€”Â Public intoxication.
â€¢ Debra Little, 46 â€”Â Disorderly conduct/public intoxication.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 84 and winds from the south at 15 to 20 mph. After 4 p.m., we'll see a 20% chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms.
The rain chances will continue until 1 a.m.; otherwise, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 61. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
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A memorial for Hailey Dunn has been scheduled.
The public has been invited to pay their respects at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, at Colorado City Middle School. The service will be held at the gymnasium, in the area known as "The Pit."
This will be the only chance for the public to pay their respects before Hailey is laid to rest, as the family will have a private service for her burial.
Remains found at Lake J.B. Thomas in March were identified as the Colorado City teen's last month. She had been missing since December of 2010.
On Tuesday, May 7, Sweetwater Independent School District will host Kindergarten Round-Up at Southeast Elementary School. Personnel from Southeast Elementary will be registering students that will be attending Kindergarten next year in the 2013-2014 school year.
Sweetwater's Cole Maxwell holds up his team's bi-district championship trophy as teammate Shawn Campbell watches following the Mustangs' 7-6 Game 3 win over Fabens on Saturday.
Maxwell was the winning pitcher for Sweetwater, which plays Pampa in the Class 3A area playoffs beginning Friday at Lubbock Christian University.
See details of Saturday's action in Page 10 of today's edition or our online Sports section.