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August 5th, 2014

Traffic advisory announced for I-20

August 5, 2014

Starting today, expect lane closures and delays on westbound I-20 near Sweetwater for approximately 10 days while repairs are completed on the SH70 overpass bridge.
Westbound lanes will be closed between exits 246 and 247 during this time.

Jump rope camp readies SIS students for performances

August 5, 2014

The Sweetwater Intermediate School jump rope team has come a long way in 20 years.
What used to be a simple extracurricular activity is now a halftime spectacle at venues as hallowed as the AT&T Center — home of NBA champion San Antonio Spurs, Texas Tech, Baylor University, where the team performed during the women's NCAA championship, to name a few.
A jump rope camp is being held at SIS this week, where current and soon-to-be jumpers can learn the "ropes" in preparation for the upcoming shows.

Sweetwater ISD to host Chamber Coffee

August 5, 2014

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6, at the SISD Sweetwater High School Library, located at 1205 Ragland. The SHS Library is owned by local taxpayers and is operated by Superintendent Terry Pittman. The on-site manager is SHS Principal Dr. Ron Morris. "Educating the future of Sweetwater kids is our business!"
The SHS Library has over 100 years of pride, progress and tradition and serves the students of Sweetwater and Nolan County. SISD currently employees 380.

Tuesday's local forecast

August 5, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 94. Winds will be from the southeast around 10 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 73 and east-southeast winds around 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

August 4th

Sleep studies program in SW helping patients dream again

August 4, 2014

If you are one of the millions of Americans that have trouble sleeping, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) now has a sleep study program that could help you get the rest your body needs. Adequate sleep provides many benefits, including increased alertness and improved memory and problem solving.
According to a report from the National Sleep Foundation, adults require approximately eight to nine hours of sleep each night to optimally function throughout the day. Recent national polls reveal that more than two-thirds of American adults and children don’t get enough sleep.

TSTC hosts STEMsational summer camp

August 4, 2014

Texas State Technical College (TSTC) recently hosted its annual STEMsational summer camp for students entering grades fourth through seventh. This year each day had a theme.
On Medical Monday, students explored the world of nursing, emergency medical technicians and paramedics. They learned CPR and first aid and also learned to treat for shock.
On Transportation Tuesday students learned how to inspect a vehicle for safety and change a tire. They explored how to paint a car and joined in the fun as the automotive club had a car wash.

SNCHD to celebrate National Immunization Awareness Month with special events

August 4, 2014

Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E.12th, encourages parents to make sure their children are up-to-date on immunizations.

Monday's local events

August 4, 2014

Today, Sweetwater High School volleyball practices will begin at the SHS gym.
The morning session on Aug. 4 will get started with roll check at 6:30 a.m. and continue until a lunch break from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The afternoon session will be held from 1-3:45 p.m., and hitters and setters will remain at the gym to practice from 3:45-4:15 p.m. Practices will continue through the week.
Scrimmages will be at San Angelo Central on Friday, Aug. 8 and at Frenship on Saturday, Aug. 9. Sweetwater begins the season by hosting Grape Creek on Monday, Aug. 11.

Sweetwater's weather for Monday

August 4, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 92. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 5 to 10 mph, becoming east-northeast in the afternoon.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 68 and eastern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

August 1st

Dakan, Dickison newest Sweetwater firefighters

August 1, 2014

Becoming a firefighter has been a dream of Jordan Dickison's since he was a young boy. Kody Dakan has been helping to extinguish fires with another department.
Dickison and Dakan have recently completed the first phases of training and were officially hired July 21 as full-time firefighters at the Sweetwater Fire Department by Grant Madden, fire chief and director of emergency services.
"We're extremely glad to have (Dickison and Dakan)," Madden said. "They're dedicated, hard workers and I look forward to working with them."

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