July 15th, 2013
Sweetwater City Commissioners met on Tuesday for their regular session and approved the minutes for the meeting held on June 11. The city commissioners then received the proposed 2013-2014 budget draft for review and discussion. The investment report for the quarter ending June 30 was approved as well.
Gil Cherry (right), President of the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce, presents a donation to the Big Country Cutting Horse Association.
This event is held at the Nolan County Coliseum and brings into Sweetwater between 400-500 people who sleep, eat and shop in Sweetwater.
Today we have a 70% chance of showers and thunderstorms, with some of the storms possibly producing heavy rainfall. Expect cloudy skies with a high near 72 and a north-northeast wind around 10 mph. Gusts could be as high as 20 mph.
The rain chances bump up to 80% tonight, with some storms producing heavy rainfall. The low will be around 65 with an east-northeast wind at 5 to 10 mph.
How long will the rain chances last? Find out at weather.gov.
Enrollment numbers for teams are in parentheses. The top four teams from each Class 3A district qualify for the playoffs; the two largest enrollments go to the Division I bracket and the two smaller schools go to Division II. In Class 1A, the top three teams in each district in both divisions â€” built off enrollment figures determined before the season â€” make the playoffs.
1. Abilene Wylie (927)
2. Monahans (556)
3. Sweetwater (548)
4. Snyder (710)
5. Mid. Greenwood (494)
6. Big Spring (982)
DISTRICT 7-1A, DIV. II
1. Albany (142.5)
2. Hamlin (142)
The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club and Sweetwater Lake & Marina will be holding a Kids Fishing Tournament on Saturday, July 20 for children ages 3-16.
The fishing tournament will be held from 8-10:30 a.m. at the Lake Sweetwater boat ramp, with lunch and prizes to follow.
Participants can pre-register for the event at the Sweetwater Lake & Marina or register on the morning of the tournament.
For more information and entry fee prices, interested persons should call (325) 235-1223.
Lighthouse Assembly of God Church, located at 412 Newman, will be having a Vacation Bible School from Monday, July 15 through Friday, July 19 from 6-8 p.m. for children aged 4-11. Everyone is invited. For more information, contact James Smith at 325-733-4071.
The second annual Teen Book Club will meet at the County-City Library Monday at 1:30 p.m. The book selected is "Speak" by Laurie Halse Anderson. Those attending will enjoy snacks and play fun games. The Teen Book Club will end July 22 with a pizza/movie party. The Teen Book Club will watch the movie "Speak". Call 235-4978 for more information.
First United Methodist Church will host a music camp July 15-26 from 9 a.m. to noon each Monday, Wednesday and Friday for children ages three years old to seventh grade. Registration will be July 1-3 at the church office (Fourth Street entrance). For more information, contact Lori Ortega at 236-6617.
The staff at Hoyt House hosted a cook-out and potluck for their residents and their families to celebrate the Fourth of July and to show their patriotic appreciation for the freedom in the United States of America. Burgers and hot dogs were cooked by staff members Blanche Gentry and Heather Atkins. The house was patriotically decorated with an assortment of red, white and blue flags and other dÃ©cor throughout the common areas. The staff served a variety of tasty dishes and desserts prepared by residents' family members.
One person entered a plea during 32nd Judicial District Court this past week.
Erica Ordaz pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second degree felony.
Court documents state that Ordaz threatened the victim with imminent bodily injury by cutting the victim with a knife on May 24, 2012.
For her plea, Ordaz received six years of community supervision. She will also have to pay a $1,000 fine, $343 in court costs, $500 in attorney's fees and $640 in restitution to the victim. She will also have to serve 240 hours of community service.