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August 8th, 2013

Sweetwater's forecast for Thursday

August 8, 2013

Today will be mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 100 and southern winds around 10 to 15 mph. After 1 p.m., we'll have a 20% chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Those rain chances will remain in the area until 1 a.m.; otherwise expect mostly cloudy conditions with a low around 75. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.

August 7th

RPMH opens new physicians clinic

August 7, 2013

Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, Chamber members, community members, friends and family helped to mark the official opening of the new Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital Physicians Clinic with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday morning.
Doctors who will be in the new clinic are Dr. Robert Eaker, Dr. Summer Walthall, Dr. Tim Jones, Dr. Ron Dennis and Family Nurse Practitioner Marcie Crisp.

Pleas entered in District Court

August 7, 2013

Three people have recently entered pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings.
Oscar Charles Walton was sentenced to four years of community supervision after he pleaded guilty to fraudulent use of identifying information, a state jail felony. He will also have to pay a $4,000 fine, $343 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees. Walton will also have to serve 120 hours of community service.

Texans to take part in Tax Free Weekend beginning Friday

August 7, 2013

It seems as if there is one more thing to check off the "back to school" list — Tax-Free Weekend.
From Friday, August 9 through Sunday, August 11, Texans will take part in the savings to get their kids ready to head back into the classroom. This year marks the 15th year that the Lone Star State has offered savings to residents in their school clothing and supply purchases.
Since 2007, the annual shopping event has been scheduled to fall closer in line with the start of the majority of public schools. Any item priced under $100 is eligible for tax-free savings.

Bobby Jack Bentle

August 7, 2013

Bobby Jack Bentle, age 57, of Spring, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 at St. Luke’s Hospital in The Woodlands, due to complications from heart surgery.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at First Presbyterian Church of Sweetwater, with Kary Fry officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Family will receive friends at the First Presbyterian Church on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 beginning at 6 p.m.

Freeman is taking over at Roscoe

August 7, 2013

Jake Freeman, left, is shown talking to some of his players during a workout at the Roscoe High School field today.
Freeman became Roscoe’s head coach this summer after serving as an assistant at Sweetwater for many years.
Freeman, a 1997 Roscoe High School graduate, was a star player there during the mid-1990s and later played collegiately at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene before starting his coaching career.

Wednesday's local weather outlook

August 7, 2013

Today will be hot, with a high near 103 along with mostly sunny skies. Winds will be from the south at 20 mph, and we'll also have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm.
Those rain chances will remain with us until 10 p.m. Otherwise expect mostly cloudy skies with a low around 76, with southern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Learn more now at weather.gov.

August 6th

Texas Education Agency Division of Career and Technical Education announces nondiscrimination

August 6, 2013

Roscoe ISD offers career and technical education programs in Agriculture Science, Business and Health Information Technology. Admission to these programs is based on individual course requirements.
It is the policy of Roscoe ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

Broadway Baptist Church hosting Vacation Bible School this week

August 6, 2013

Broadway Baptist Church is holding their Vacation Bible School (VBS) program this week called "Movin' On Up." Children age 5 through completed fifth grade are invited to join in on the fun, which includes music, games, crafts, snacks and a Bible lesson.
The program runs each night this week from 6 to 8 p.m. and will conclude on Friday evening. Call the church office at 235-2730 for more information.
Shown are children and leaders at VBS on Monday evening.

Events planned at SHS

August 6, 2013

Many events are planned at Sweetwater High School as the beginning of the coming school year nears.
• Sweetwater High School will begin practices for all 2013 cross country athletes on Monday, Aug. 12 at the high school gym, according to SHS cross country coach Christi Adams. The first-week practices will begin at 8 a.m., according to Adams. The 2013 cross country meet schedule has not yet been released.
• SHS registration for new students is Tuesday, Aug. 13 and Wednesday, Aug. 14 from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
• Wallace Registration is Tuesday, Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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