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November 21st, 2012
The Sweetwater ISD Board of Trustees took steps for the district to join the TACS (Texas Association of Community Schools) AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) lawsuit during their meeting held on Monday night, November 19 at the Administration Building.
AYP is used as an accountability resource to evaluate public school campuses and districts, in accordance to the federally-mandated No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act.
Several Sweetwater Intermediate School students competed in the UIL competition held earlier this month.
The Nolan County Crime Stoppers are currently seeking tips on three cases as Crimes of the Week.
Sometime around Oct. 26, to Nov. 8, a person(s) committed the offense of burglary of a habitation. A person or persons entered a residence located in the northwest part of Sweetwater, Nolan County, and took a multiple power tools and weapons.
The Sweetwater FFA (Future Farmers of America) chapter competed at the Area 2 FFA contest this past Saturday, Nov. 17 at Howard College.
The sole competitor advancing to state is Kyle Lambert, who placed second in Job Interview. He will compete at the state contest on Nov. 29, in Huntsville at Sam Houston State University.
Other teams placing at the area event were the Senior Quiz team, earning fifth place. The team is made up of Sean Morrow, Mackensey Hayes, Cody Chapman and Leah Warren.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued one citation and made two arrests on Nov. 19, 2012.
The SPD received 22, 911 calls.
â€¢ 200 block of Lamar.
â€¢ 1000 block of E. Broadway.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Burglary of a habitation â€”Â 700 block of E. Alabama.
â€¢Â Fraud â€”Â 1900 block of Preston.
â€¢Â Minor in possession/tobacco â€”Â 1200 block of Ragland.
â€¢Â Family violence assault â€”Â 800 block of Circle Drive.
â€¢Â Criminal mischief â€”Â 900 block of Bowie.
â€¢ Information â€”Â 400 block of NE Georgia.
Arrested by SPD:
Today will be partly sunny with a high near 75. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight, expect mostly cloudy skies with a low around 56, with south-southeastern winds at 5 to 15 mph. Gusts could be as high as 20 mph. Isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible with chances of precipitation at 10%.
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The inside lane (passing lane) of westbound Interstate 20 in Nolan County at the US 84 bridge is now open. More closures and detours will be necessary as the work progresses, but the lane will remain open at least through the Thanksgiving holiday.
Sweetwater Independent School District will be following their early release schedule on Wednesday, Nov. 21.
J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center and Southeast Elementary School will dismiss at 12:15 p.m., followed by East Ridge Elementary School at 12:20 p.m.
Sweetwater High School will dismiss at 12:50 p.m., with Sweetwater Intermediate School following at 12:55 p.m. and then Sweetwater Middle School at 1 p.m.
The Future Sweetwater class recently had their City/County Session, touring many entities in Nolan County. The class began at the Sweetwater Fire Station and a tour was given by Sweetwater Fire Chief and Sweetwater Emergency Services Director Grant Madden. The class then traveled to City Hall on a fire truck to attend a city commission meeting. The class was welcomed by Edward Brown, City Manager. The class was given an overview of City Services by Carolyn Lawrence, Finance Director. Sweetwater Chief of Police Brian Frieda then gave the class a taser and weapons demonstration.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has one dog available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a male Labrador mix. According to Sweetwaterâ€™s animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.