October 21st, 2013
Hamlin Mayor Isaac Castro has announced his candidacy for State Representative for District 71. The district encompasses Taylor, Nolan and Jones Counties. Mayor Castro is a Republican and will run against incumbent Susan King of Abilene in the March 4, 2013 primary.
SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) recently hosted students from Texas A&M University on a "Landscape of Energy" tour. This was the third year for SEED to host the event, according to Kirstin Smith, the Marketing/Admin. Director for SEED.
All of the students--although from different backgrounds--are enrolled in a "Geography of Energy" course at the A&M campus. The information gathered from the tour will be used for a major writing assignment for the class, which is taught by professor Christian Brannstrom.
The Nolan County sign-ups for Sweetwater Goodfellows will be Oct. 30, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. each day at the Sweetwater Fire Station, located at 900 E. Broadway.
Applicants need to bring their latest proof of income which may include approval notice for food stamps, a pay stub or approval notice for TANF, as well as a birth certificate for each child.
Avondale Baptist and Hoyt House will be having their second annual Trunk or Treat on Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 6-8 p.m. at 1405 Hoyt Street and 1700 Hoyt Street.
"Last year we had over 600 children visit our event," said event organizers.
This will be an opportunity for a safe and fun time for the whole family. Have your kids dress up in their favorite costumes and kids will be able to Trunk or Treat and receive candy, prizes, cotton candy, snow cones and popcorn on the Avondale Baptist parking lot.
The TSTC (Texas State Technical College) Student Government recently assisted the City of Sweetwater by painting trash barrels at Newman Park and painting parking rails at the SNAP (Senior Nutrition Activities Program) building.
According to Sweetwater's Public Works Director Russell Jones, painting the rails at SNAP will help in preparing for the opening of the newly built SNAP building.
Two entered pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings this week.
Mustang Readers â€” members of the Sweetwater Mustang football team that visit local elementary schools in uniform and read to students â€” visited J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center to read to students.
Readers attending were Kendal Ray, Andrew Davis, Michael Lawrence, Jay Lomas, Kelton Ray and Trey Harvey.
Sweetwater sends its volleyball and football teams to Midland Greenwood today in what will be crucial con-tests for both squads.
In both cases, a win gives Sweetwater a major boost toward the postseason while a loss would represent a big setback, especially for the Mustang football team that is looking for its first win in district play.
Sweetwaterâ€™s varsity volleyball team will play at Greenwood at 5 p.m. today.
The Lady Mustangsâ€™ top players in Tuesdayâ€™s loss to Monahans are Kensi Chowning, who had four kills plus two digs and two blocks; Mikeilah Foust, who had two kills and two blocks; and Maddie Jones, who had four digs and six kill assists.