July 18th, 2013
The final two classes of the Microsoft Office Short courses--offered by the Sweetwater campus of TSTC (Texas State Technical College) West Texas this summer--will be held during the week of July 22 through 26.
Both courses will be taught on campus, located at 300 Homer K. Taylor Drive, in the Pevehouse Building in Room 210.
An intermediate/advanced course for Microsoft Excel 2010--which is an eight-hour course held in the mornings--will be taught Monday, July 22 and Wednesday, July 24.
The County-City Library ended its Summer Reading Program with a scavenger hunt and ice cream sundae party.
Children searched the library for clues with the help of their parents. Shown here is Monica Valdez helping Randyn Boiles, Mason Blueford and Roman Camacho with the hunt.
Find more photos recapping the fun at the library in Thursday's edition.
The SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) Board of Directors met on Monday morning for their regular monthly meeting at the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce, with updates given on the two entities that are getting area businesses and communities prepared for and informed on the Cline Shale oil development.
The TSTC (Texas State Technical College) Student Government Association (SGA) will be having a fundraiser on Friday, July 19 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Chicken Express, located at 1035 N. Judge Ely in Abilene.
Chicken Express is donating a percentage of all sales to TSTC SGA and they will also be taking donations. The money collected is to help West, Texas.
For more information, visit facebook.com/tstcwesttexas.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Gloria M. Perez, 79, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Charles Okonkwo officiating. Interment will follow at the Garden of Memories Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
A Rosary will be said by Josie and Pete Castillo on Monday evening, July 22, 2013, at 7 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Perez died Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
After these past few days of wet weather, our rain chances will drop to just 30% today. Otherwise it will be mostly cloudy with a high near 86. Winds will be from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 69, and east-southeast wind around 5 to 10 mph.
Get an early weekend weather preview now at weather.gov.
All Texas State Technical College West Texas locations (Abilene, Breckenridge, Brownwood and Sweetwater) will be planting the seeds of science, technology, engineering and math with its BLOSSOM: STEM in Bloom! program.
BLOSSOM will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23 in Sweetwater and Abilene and from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24, in Breckenridge and Brownwood. BLOSSOM is for girls ages 13 and older.
Sweetwater City Manager Eddie Brown presented a report during the recent regular meeting of the Sweetwater City Commission.
Brown stated that the next meeting, to be held July 23, will be an important meeting where commissioners will review requests for proposals and qualifications and award contracts for financial advisors, bond counsel and engineers for the Hunter Well Field Construction Project.
Each week volunteers help out with Gaylordâ€™s Pantry at First United Methodist Church, giving food to those in need in Sweetwater.
Shown above are Gaylord Williams, Terry Hendley and Bob Hefner.
Emergency services from the Sweetwater Fire Departments responded to several wrecks in Nolan County on Tuesday that were said to be related to the rainfall received throughout the day.
No transports were made in the two-vehicle wreck shown above that occurred on Lamar Street. One person was transported in another minor wreck on the corner of Neff and Alabama Streets in which one vehicle failed to yield and struck another vehicle.