June 10th, 2013
Texas State Technical College West Texas is now accepting students into the Associates Degree Nursing (ADN) program this Fall for the first time. Traditionally, the college has had only two entrance periods per year. Due to of the high demand for qualified nurses, TSTC West Texas will take in additional cohort of 20 students this fall.
Cicada shells are usually a sign that summer has arrived and that the insects have burst onto our summer scene in Texas, but rarely does one get the chance to witness the process as it happens. This particular cicada was attached to the side of a Sweetwater home as it molted.
Shown, the cicada is next to its abandoned shell, now split and fully empty. The cicada will eventually adopt different colors once its new body hardens.
Find more photos of the process on Page 1 of today's edition.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has one puppy available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a male pit mix puppy.
According to Sweetwaterâ€™s animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.
Funeral services for Winnie Thelma Martindale, 95, of Sweetwater, will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at First Christian Church with Rev. Curtis Ward officiating. Interment will follow at Pyron Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Kelsi Crosson received the John Riddlehoover Memorial Spirit Award on Saturday, when she and two other ex-Sweetwater High School teammates played in the inaugural Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star Festival volleyball match at Abilene Wylie High School.
The award is given to a player and cheerleader who exemplifies courage, sacrifice and selflessness as voted on by the all-stars.
Today will be sunny with a high near 97. Winds will be from the south-southeast around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Expect clear conditions tonight, with a low around 72 and southeastern winds at 5 to 15 mph.
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A Mustang Golf Camp will be held June 11-13 at Sweetwater Country Club for ages 6 and up. Sessions are from 9-11 a.m. each day. The cost of the camp will be $60 per child, with family discounts available. For more information, call camp instructors Sarah Cumbie at 325-338-5407 or Ashley Timm at 325-338-8055.
Members of the Sweetwater 14-under softball all-star team (in no particular order) are Annaliese Espinoza, Sonora Medellin, Sarah Harris, Danielle Vega, Lauren Jones, Karleigh Coldiron, Davina Walker, Maddie Berry, Texas Williams, Jacinda Garcia and Naomi Gonzales.
Members of the Sweetwater 12-under softball all-star team (in no particular order) are Kara Lehnert, Emerald Torres, Liz Fernandez, Nikki Gutierrez, Lexsi Lara, Meghann Olguin, Andrea Vaughn, Alicia Gomez, Liberty Saenz, Rose Vera, Samantha Jones, Brianna Moriel, Annisa McCollum and Kaci Webb.
Members of the Sweetwater 10-under softball all-star team (in no particular order) are Marissa Villanueva, Jazel Villa, Blayke Bewley, Elli Lehnert, Madison Hernandez, Victoria Martinez, Nevaeh Sarabia, Kendale Orozco, Ciara Medina, Marly Hicks and Ellie Silva.