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October 19th, 2012

Volleyball team promotes reading

October 19, 2012

Sweetwater High School Varsity volleyball players gathered at the Sweetwater High School Library this week to hand out "Read" posters to promote reading and academics to each SISD campus and the County-City Library. The posters were given to each school and the County-City Library.

Plans for Sweetwater campuses, school district approved

October 19, 2012

Various plans for the school district and its campuses were presented and approved at the meeting Monday night, October 15 of the SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) board of trustees.
Among them were the emergency operations plans for each campus, which were emailed to board members prior to the meeting. Discussion was held on the off-campus evacuation shelters for each campus as well as the procedures to be followed by each campus.
Following approval, copies of the emergency plans will be given to local authorities and law enforcement.

Blotters for October 17, 2012

October 19, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 44 calls for service, issued no citations and made three arrests on Oct. 17, 2012.

The SPD received 17, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.
• Robbery — 1700 block of Hailey.

Arrested by SPD:
• Brett Gamble, 48 — Warrant.
• Allan Martinez, 32 — Warrant.
• Troy Woodward, 25 — Driving while license invalid.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on Oct. 17, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:

Local forecast for Sunday

October 19, 2012

We'll have partly sunny skies on Sunday and a high near 88. Winds from the south at 15 to 20 mph could have gusts topping out at 25 mph.
After 8 p.m., a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms come in, but the nighttime weather will be mostly cloudy with a low around 64. We'll see south-southeast winds around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn about this week's forecast.

Sweetwater's weather for Saturday

October 19, 2012

Saturday, we'll see sunny skies and a high near 89. Winds will be from the south at 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 63. Winds will be from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
Stay tuned to the local weather by heading over to weather.gov.

Friday's local forecast

October 19, 2012

Today will be sunny with a high near 80. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect clear skies tonight with a low around 57, and southern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Learn more about the weekend warm-up at weather.gov.

October 18th

Sixth Annual Wind Festival this weekend

October 18, 2012

The Sixth Annual West Texas Wind Festival is expected to be another event in which families from the surrounding areas can gather for many activities on the streets of Roscoe. The free event will feature headline act country music legend Gene Watson and Band. Canyon Rim will also perform during the event, along with local and regional talent. The live music will begin about 2 p.m. The Tennessee Stiffs will go on at 6 p.m. During the event there will also be a kids area (bounce houses).

Hobbs Homecoming nears

October 18, 2012

Hobbs School and community will have their homecoming beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. There will be entertainment, a short business meeting, a time to recognize the classes, exes traveling the longest distance and memorials — all emceed by Hobbs ex "Doc" Hardin and the 2012 Hobbs exes president Jerry Trice.
A catered meal will be served at noon. There will be a choice of brisket or chicken and the cost os $10 per plate.

Walkers still needed for Saturday event

October 18, 2012

This year's American Heart Walk has been set for Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at the Sweetwater High School track. The event will help raise funds to fight cardiovascular diseases. According to event organizer Jerrie Gee, walkers are still needed for the event. "People can still register and enter to walk on Saturday. If you raise $100, you get a T-shirt. Any amount of money raised is appreciated."

SMS thrives with new campus updates, programs

October 18, 2012

Sweetwater Middle School gave a campus report during the SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees' meeting on Monday night, October 15, with a wide variety of change on the positive front being presented.
The presentation was made by the school's administrators, principal Jeff Withrow and vice principal Danette Price. After a number of changes and obstacles last school year, SMS wanted to bring fun and excitement back to the campus.

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