A celebration was held at the Pioneer Museum in honor of Franzas Cupp's more than 30 years of service. Pictured left to right are Gusta McGee, Scharles Kelley, Franzas Cupp, Blace Garcia and Mark Garcia at the festivities.
Energy savings enable hospital to hire additional specialists and to improve patient outcome
Chase Sims was one of three students surprised with special awards during Hardin-Simmons Universityâ€™s Dec. 14, 2013, graduation ceremonies.
For outstanding scholarship and service to the university, Sims was awarded the Winnie and D.M. Wiggins Medal. The honor is bestowed at the close of the winter semester each year for academic excellence throughout his or her entire college career. The recipient must have also spent three or more years in residence; and excel in character, personal development, and academic achievement.
On Wednesday Buzzi Unicem USA, located in Maryneal, was honored at the Workforce Solutions Board meeting. They were recognized for receiving the Local Employer of Excellence Award for the Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas, at the Texas Workforce Commissionâ€™s (TWC) 17th Annual Texas Workforce Conference held Dec. 4-6 in San Antonio. The Local Employer Award of Excellence Award honors employers that are actively involved with their local Workforce Board and have made a positive impact on employers, workers and the community.
A campus report was given by Sweetwater High School principal Stacy Jones at Monday night's meeting of the Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) board of trustees.
In continuing with an initiative started last school year by the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program, high school seniors can purchase a ceiling tile at any spot in the hallway for $5 and decorate it following their acceptance to college. The students are then given their tiles at the senior dinner held at the end of the school year.
Clara Lorain Hill, age 89, of Sweetwater, passed away on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 in Midland.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Dusty Lovell officiating.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at Fairview Cemetery in Midland with Dusty Lovell officiating. Burial will follow. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
We'll have showers likely today and a possible thunderstorm, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 50. Winds will be from the north-northwest around 5 mph, shifting to the northeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Expect showers and thunderstorms tonight, with a low around 39 and northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
The rain chances will diminish by noon on Saturday, with a high around 56 and breezy winds. However, a cold front will sweep into the area in the evening, with a low around 33.
The City of Sweetwater business offices will be closed Dec. 24 and 25 in observance of the Christmas holidays and Jan. 1, for New Yearâ€™s Day.
There will be no residential refuse collection on Tuesday, Dec. 24, or Wednesday, Dec. 25, as well as Wednesday, Jan. 1, New Yearâ€™s Day. All residential containers will be serviced during the remainder of those days during that work week.
The Citizens Drop-Off-Center and Type-IV Landfill will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 24, and Wednesday, Dec. 25, and also on Wednesday, Jan. 1.
Three reports were presented and approved at the Monday night meeting of the SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees.
A public hearing was included as part of 2012-2013 TAPR (Texas Academic Performance Report) report, but no public input was heard. This report is similar to the previous AEIS (Academic Excellence Indicator System) reports, but is now under a different name.