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August 8th, 2014
The 2nd Annual Sweetwater Strong Red Run will be held Friday, Aug. 22. It will end the week of training for the SISD staff and be a community wide celebration for the start of the 2014-2015 school year that begins on Monday, Aug. 25. Everyone will meet at 8 a.m. on the corner of 14th and Ragland.
Great White will be performing in Sweetwater on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at the Nolan County Coliseum.
Gates will open at 7 p.m. and the opening bands will begin at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets will be $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
Tickets can be purchased at Buck's Steaks and Bar-B-Que, Local Loan and Pawn, The Flower Box and Gifts and the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce.
Bealls kicked off its Back to School Shopping sale July 30 with selfie-worthy styles and brands, at mom-loving prices. Find this yearâ€™s hottest back to school trends in jeans, woven shirts, screen print tees, active wear and the essentials to achieve the perfect layered look. The latest in fall accessories including boho backpacks, fashion watches, beanies and cross body bags are the must-haves for this back to school season. Stylish fall boots, athletic shoes and ballerina flats for the entire family are buy-one-get-one half off through Labor Day.
Sleep may have been a factor in a wreck on Interstate 20 on Thursday morning around 11:30 a.m. when one vehicle rolled over near mile marker 239 (shown). Sweetwater emergency services personnel extricated the driver of the vehicle and transported him to the hospital via ambulance.
The driver of the truck in another wreck was flown by the AirEvac Life Team to an Abilene hospital after the truck veered off of the road and wrecked just after lunch on Thursday. The wreck occurred near mile marker 259 on Interstate 20 and the cause of the crash is unknown.
Several have recently entered pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings.
Sylvester Ramon pleaded no contest to kidnapping, a third degree felony. The incident occurred on Oct. 8, 2011 and he was found guilty by the court. He was sentenced to two years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He will also have to pay a $500 fine and $348 in court costs. He will receive 230 days credit towards his sentence for time already served in jail.
Students are registering for the fall semester at Texas State Technical College. TSTC offers affordable, accelerated training for in-demand careers and TSTC Career Services provides assistance with resumes, interview skills and career placement. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, 73% of jobs require an Associateâ€™s degree or less, while only 27% require a Bachelorâ€™s degree or more.Â
Several events are lined up on Saturday, Aug. 9. The Roscoe Community Center will be hosting their second Saturday of the month Trade Days/Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Roscoe Community Center, located on the corner of Bois Dâ€™Arc and Broadway.
There will be numerous vendor booths, flea market booths and concession stands serving breakfast and lunch items. If you would like a booth, or need more information, contact Connie at 766-3433 or 338-1287.
Today will be mostly sunny and hot with a high near 101. Winds will be from the southeast at 10 to 15 mph, and after 4 p.m. we'll have a 10% chance of isolated thunderstorms.
Those rain chance will remain until around 7 p.m. tonight. Otherwise, we'll see partly cloudy skies, with a low around 75 and southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
For the weekend, we'll have highs in the upper 90s with lows in the mid 70s. Winds will vary from 5 to 15 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.
The U.S.-Mexico border spans more than 1,900 miles, with the brunt of the length â€” more than 1,200 miles â€” spanning south Texas.
As concerns about illegal immigration grow, Texas Governor Rick Perry has deployed the Army National Guard, Department of Public Safety officers and state game wardens to assist the Border Patrol in deterring immigrants from crossing the Rio Grande and cracking down on the smugglers who often assist them.
Nolan County Game Warden Jake Simmering spent a week on the front lines of the border war in June, working in Hidalgo, a small town near McAllen.