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September 18th, 2012
Cooler temperatures will be around today, with mostly sunny skies and a high near 79. Winds will be from the north at 10 to 15 mph, with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1 p.m.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 58. Northeast winds around 5 mph will become south-southeast after midnight.
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A Friday morning fire has left a family without their home and without any of their belongings. The fire was electrical in nature and consumed the entire home and a vehicle as well.
The family â Alvin and Rosa Rogers and daughter Gracy Sosa â is currently staying at La Quinta in Sweetwater and a donation jar has been put at the front desk for donations for the family. As of right now, the family is mostly in need of clothes, as all of their clothes were burned in the fire. Any donations are much appreciated. Family clothing sizes include:
One in four adult Americans serve as caregivers to an elderly relative, spouse or friend. This crucial role can take a physical and mental toll on the caregiver, but with the appropriate knowledge and support, the job can be less taxing.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) understands the importance of caregivers. To make their job easier, the hospital is scheduling the first of what is intended to be a monthly support group meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20.
First Baptist Church announced the opening of Koinonia Coffee. The coffee shop opened last Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, with fresh ground coffee and homemade tea cakes in the newly remodeled Welcome Center on the corner of Third and Elm Streets.
Koinonia Coffee was originally planned with the remodel of the Education Building and is now beginning to take form and develop in its ministry to the community. The Welcome Center of First Baptist Church houses Koinonia Coffee and is a warm and friendly atmosphere to meet with friends and enjoy some great coffee and food.
Monday's weather will be warmer than the past few days with sunny skies and a high near 86. Winds from the south-southwest at 5 to 10 mph will become north-northwest in the afternoon.
Tonight, we'll see increasing clouds with a low around 59. Northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph will change to north-northwest winds after midnight, and after 1 a.m., we'll have a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Any cold fronts coming in this week? Visit weather.gov to find out.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 43 calls for service, issued no citations and made five arrests on Sept. 13, 2012.
The SPD received 34, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â˘ Criminal mischief âÂ 900 block of E. 17th.
â˘ Burglary of a vehicle âÂ 1000 block of Oak.
â˘ Assault âÂ 500 block of E. 14th.
Arrested by SPD:
â˘ Male juvenile, 12 â Assault.
â˘ Samantha Rodriguez, 17 â Possession of marijuana in drug free zone.
â˘ Breanna Havner, 19 â Warrants.
â˘ Jared Strube, 27 â Public intoxication.
â˘ Michael Espinoza, 20 â Public intoxication.
Paul Sadler, the Democratic candidate for the United States Senate, made a stop in Sweetwater on Wednesday morning, September 12 for a "meet and greet" event with the public, hosted by Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham.
Following the gathering, Sadler sat down with the Sweetwater Reporter to give voters an insight on why he should come out as the victor in November.
Sadler said that between he and his opponent, Republican Senate candidate Ted Cruz, he is the only one who is qualified and has experience. Between 1991 and 2003, Sadler served in the Texas House of Representatives.
During the Sweetwater City Commission meeting on Tuesday morning, September 11 at City Hall, various civic committees saw their members approved to continue their service, while one group will welcome a new member.
The commission approved the appointment of a SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) board member to replace outgoing member Kyle Lawrence. Only one name was given from the overall commission, current city commissioner Dr. Jerod Peek. His three-year term will run from October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2015.
âMinistry is about loving God and putting others first,â a simple statement with eternal implications for the Kingdom of God; and the statement guides the ministry of David Woods. Woods is the newest member of the staff at First Baptist Church in Sweetwater.
Sometimes the journey isn't easy, but can be made easier with the right skills. Two local residents, Matthew and Karyn Carbone, are in the process of bringing Family Life Skills to Sweetwater. Life Skills is a gender-specific, 26-30 week course that meets for three hours a week. The classes target issues like anger and abuse, low self-esteem, understanding your emotions, communication in relationships, childhood wounds, rejection, addiction, abandonment, etc.