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August 20th, 2012
Sweetwater Independent School District students will get a chance to meet their teachers this week. The following is a schedule of meet the teacher events for Sweetwater ISD.
â€˘ J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center will be having their Meet the Teacher from 5-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21.
â€˘ Sweetwater Middle School will be having their Meet the Teacher from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21.
â€˘ Southeast Elementary School (Kindergarten and first grade) will be having their Meet the Teacher from 5-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22.
Cooler temperatures seem to be making their way to Sweetwater on Monday, with sunny skies and a high near 95. Winds from the north-northeast around 5 mph will become southern winds later in the day.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a low around 68. Winds will be at the east-southeast at 5 to 10 mph. Be on the lookout for a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 p.m.
Head on over to weather.gov to learn more about the forecast in your area.
Juanelle Jordan, 2012-2014 president of Gamma Tau Chapter, and other local educators joined more than 1,000 key women educators from throughout the state for the 83rd Annual Convention of the Texas State Organization of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International at the Irving Convention Center in Las Colinas, June 21-23. With over 11,000 members in Texas, the honor society for women educators promotes excellence in education and personal and professional growth of women educators.
The following is the bell schedule for all schools and information for each bus route. The bus route information includes the bus number, driver and morning and afternoon pick up and drop off sequence. All routes will be the same daily. Each driver will designate stops for each route and stick to those stops throughout the school year. The student is responsible for being at the designated stop prior to the arrival of the bus. If the student is not at the designated stop upon the arrival of the bus it may result in the student being left.
Afternoon pick up procedures and information:
The Big Country Wheat Conference, conducted biennially by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, will be held Aug. 23 in the Big Country Hall located on the Taylor County Exposition Center grounds, 1982 Lytle Way in Abilene.
On-site registration will start at 7:30 a.m. The conference will end at 4 p.m.
For many families, the "back to school" journey is a financially trying time--especially for families with more than one child. This year, various churches are doing their part by holding school supply drives to get the school year started on a positive note for families in need.
Shorie Henderson, a member of Emmanuel Fellowship, has organized a school supply drive to benefit anyone in need from kindergarten through high school age students.
The Texas National Bank Board of Directors recently elected Mike Fernandez as Vice President. The election was announced today by Bill Johnson, President and CEO. Fernandez is expected to be involved in the bankâ€™s financial operations as well as lending according to Johnson. Mike comes to Sweetwater from San Antonio where he served as Bank Officer / Credit Analyst for Plains Capital Bank.
On August 25, 2012, voters will have a chance to head to the polls for the Tax Ratification Election (TRE) for Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District).
Early voting on the TRE started on Wednesday, August 8 and will continue through Tuesday, August 21, 2012. Early voting hours will last from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the SISD Administration Building located at 207 Musgrove.
On the day of the SISD Tax Ratification Election--on Saturday, August 25, voters can cast their ballot at the Sweetwater Middle School, located at 305 Lamar, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Another â€śAll Class Reunionâ€ť for Homecoming 2012 is planned for Saturday, Sept. 8, from 2 p.m. to midnight at the Sweetwater High School Cafeteria.
Jeff Stein of Radio KXOX will be emcee, and Big Boys BBQ will cater the supper at 5:30 p.m. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. and a short program will be held at 5 p.m. After the barbecue supper, J.B. Cloud of Radio KBCY, Abilene, will serve as D.J. for the music and dance beginning at about 7:30 p.m. The D.J. will present music from the 50â€™s to the present.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 55 calls for service, issued two citations and made one arrest on Aug. 16, 2012.
The SPD received 27, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 900 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 400 block of Robert Lee.
â€˘ Theft â€” 900 block of Circle Drive.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Rene Villa, 40 â€” Driving while intoxicated.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 11 calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on Aug. 16, 2012.
Arrested by DPS: