August 20th, 2013
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Serviceâ€™s Big Country Beef Conference has been set for Aug. 22. The biennial conference starts with registration at 8 a.m. in the Big Country Hall next to the Extension offices located on the grounds of the Taylor County Expo Center. This yearâ€™s event will focus on the current state of the industry, stocker/yearling management and heifer development.
The conference is the largest and most comprehensive educational beef program in the Big Country. We typically draw speakers and participants from across Texas.
The New Teachers' Luncheon was held this past Friday at the seminar room located in the Center at the TSTC (Texas State Technical College) West Texas campus in Sweetwater. The event was hosted by the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce.
Gil Cherry, the president of the Chamber Board, expressed his pride in the annual luncheon. As the future of the nation is based upon the education of children, he applauded the sacrifices, selflessness and courage of the incoming teachers.
A special-called meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners was held on Monday so that discussion could be held on the GMP (guaranteed maximum price) for county jail and sheriff's office projects.
At last week's meeting, 100% of the construction documents were presented with lengthy discussion taking place to determine items to be altered in a way which would lower the GMP without compromising the quality of the building. The meeting on the 12th concluded with the total cost standing $964,000 over, and the contractor and architect were asked to return with a final plan to bring costs down.
"Super Chaos" was held at 4th and Elm Church of Christ on Wednesday night, August 8, 2012 on the church campus. Families of children attending the weekly summer children's program at the church, "Chaos", were invited to take part in the special event that included a bounce house, a meal and games for everyone.
"Chaos" started in June and has been held each Wednesday night this summer at 4th and Elm Church of Christ for elementary students, offering them a time of Bible stories, puppets, crafts and snacks. The program will wrap up on August 29.
Sweetwaterâ€™s West Texas Stampede softball team recently won first place at an 8-under tournament in Snyder.
Despite being one player short of a full team, Sweetwater played eight games at the one-day event and beat Abileneâ€™s â€˜Da Heatâ€™ twice for the title after losing to them in the semifinals.
Bottom row from left, Bethanee Rodriguez, Hanna Vera, Halle Martinez, Marissa Garcia, Kaidy Ornelas; middle row, Jenika Fuentes, Gracie Rawlings, Hadyn Rotan, Sara Vera; back row, coaches Daniel Rodriguez, Harry Rotan and Israel Vera.
Today will be sunny with a high near 94. Winds will be from the southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 70 and east-southeast winds around 10 mph.
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Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) will be holding "Meet the Teacher" event this week on all six campuses. The events will begin tonight at 5 p.m. when J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center will host its Meet the Teacher event.
On Tuesday, two campuses will give students and parents the opportunity to meet their teacher. Sweetwater High School (SHS) will host its Meet the Teacher event at 5:30 p.m., while Sweetwater Middle School (SMS) will host their event at 6:30 p.m.
Traveling across the United States for many years, a very special quilt top has returned to the last surviving person who worked on the quilt.
Several action items were presented during Tuesday's Sweetwater City Commission meeting as the city prepares for the new fiscal year.
Two public hearings were held, with the first hearing dealing with the proposed budget for 2013-2014. Tt was noted by City Manager Eddie Brown that city staff has been working on the budget since January of this year, held a budget retreat in May, and the proposed budget has been available for public inspection in July 9.
The Pioneer Museum in Sweetwater is searching for any information on these photos.
Anyone with information on who the students in the photo are, when the school photos were taken or leads to other information or to people who may have more information may call Melonnie Hicks or Betty Turner at the museum at 325-235-8547.
The hours of the museum are Tuesday through Saturday from 1-4 p.m. Any and all information is appreciated.