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June 18th, 2014
Sweetwater ISD is considering the establishment of a tuition-based Pre-K in the district, which was discussed at the June meeting of the SISD Board of Trustees.
Following the closure of Sweetwater Christian School, the district was being contacted by parents who were looking for a place to enroll their children, which began the process of Sweetwater ISD determining if they would be able to meet the need.
The Sweetwater Fire Department received its new rescue truck last week to replace the rescue truck involved in an accident in November 2013.
The new truck is almost identical to the last, with some additions â€” a front-end winch and adjustable halogen flood lights.
The Community Captains of Sweetwater, along with the 32nd Judicial Bar Association, will be hosting a Juneteenth Basketball Tournament Fundraiser on Friday and Saturday, June 20 and 21, at both Sweetwater Middle School gyms. The tournament will be five on five style with three divisions: 18 and under (boys), 18 and under (girls), and adults.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 91. Winds will be breezy and from the south-southeast at 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
We'll also have a 20% chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms, which will increase to a 30% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms this evening. Expect a low around 47, with mostly cloudy skies and a breezy, southeast wind at 15 to 20 mph.
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Shown above are Katherine Toland, Zackary Ray Longoria and Jenny Medellin with Lupe Medellin, President of the Guadalupana Society at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Sweetwater. These students were awarded scholarships by the society.
Not pictured is scholarship recipient Teresa Perez.
The requirements for eighth graders regarding math and Algebra 1 were discussed during the Superintendent's Report at last week's meeting of the Sweetwater ISD Board of Trustees.
Several area schools were polled on whether their eighth graders took algebra, with a majority of schools not offering the class. Most districts have students take the course in high school, while a few other schools with either combine eighth grade math and Algebra 1, or offer Algebra 1 as an elective.
Board members of the Nolan County Foundation recently approved a donation of $2,000 to Kids on the Land, a children's program for grades K-6. According to Homer Taylor, President and Executive Director of the NCF, the board acted on the request for funding after hearing a presentation by Peggy Maddox, Executive Director of the program. She was assisted in the presentation by Katherine Dickson from the 69 Ranch.
A public hearing was held at last week's City Commission meeting on the recommendation from the Planning and Zoning (P&Z) commission regarding a request to rezone some land from a dwelling district (zone 'A') to a business district (zone 'D').
The tract of land is 28.856 acres and is more commonly known as 304 SE Georgia. The request for the rezoning came from PAK Harris Enterprises.
City Services Director Kirk Harris shared that at the P&Z meeting held on June 6, a unanimous vote was given for the zoning change, which also had to be presented to the commissioners.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 91. Winds will be breezy and from the south around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. After 4 p.m., we'll have a 20% chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms.
The rain chances will remain through this evening, with a low around 27 and mostly cloudy skies. Winds will remain from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
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The Sweetwater Fire Department hosted their annual Fill the Boot drive to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association this past Friday and Saturday.
Firefighters collected donations at the intersection of Elm Street and Broadway on Friday and at the intersection of NW Georgia and Lamar, just off I-20 on Saturday.
Shown is Todd Donham collecting a donation on Friday.