June 6th, 2013
Two local Catholic parishioners recently represented the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church at the 2013 Advocacy Day of the Texas Catholic Conference.
Aida Pantoja and Andrea Mendez took part in the event, which was held in Austin at the Texas State Capitol. They joined up with 50 other parishioners from Midland, Odessa, Walls, Abilene, San Angelo and Colorado City.
The local group was a small portion of the 1,500-plus people from other Texas dioceses. Twelve Texas bishops also took part in the Advocacy Day.
Girls Basketball All-Star Game
(Kendra Crosson, Sweetwater)
Who: North vs. South
When: 6 p.m.
Head coaches: Troy Wal-lace, Cisco (North); Kristi Sandoval, Early (South)
Boys Basketball All-Star Game
Who: North vs. South
When: 8 p.m.
Head coaches: Ryder Pea-cock, Albany (North); Rob-ert Buxkemper, Ballinger (South)
Note: This will be the FCAâs fifth-annual all-star girls basketball game, but the first-ever boys all-star basketball game
Girls Volleyball All-Star Game
Expect mostly cloudy skies today with a high near 81 and winds from the north-northeast at 10 to 15 mph. Precipitation chances stand at 20%, but will increase to 30% during the evening.
Otherwise, mostly cloudy conditions will continue tonight with a low around 64. Winds will remain from the north-northeast at 5 to 10 mph, becoming southeast after midnight.
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Did you catch the magic show at the County-City Library today? The library kicked of its Summer Reading Program with a magic show by Harlin Rhoades. The theme of the show was âDig into Readingâ and was a fun way to get children interested in reading. See more photos and the magician's helpers in Thursday's edition of the Sweetwater Reporter!
The next time you fire up the grill, give your taste buds a thrill with recipes that are inspired by some of the best cuisines from around the world. These recipes from Omaha Steaks will take you on a culinary adventure right in your own backyard. Sweet and spicy Korean, zesty South American and bold Mediterranean flavors make perÂfectly grilled steak even better.
You can find more adventurous recipes at www.OmahaSteaks.com.
Mediterranean Sirloin Skewers
Serves 4 to 6
2 pounds Omaha Steaks Sirloin Tips
1 cup Mediterranean Steak Marinade
4 to 6 skewers
Thaw sirloin tips.
Shown is Sweetwater ISD superintendent Terry Pittman (left) presenting Sweetwater Reporter managing editor Tatiana Rodriguez (center) and staff writer Belinda Serrano (right) with a certificate honoring their acceptance into the 2013 TASB (Texas Association of School Boards) Media Honor Roll during the May meeting of the SISD Board of Trustees.
Rodriguez and Serrano were recognized by the school district for their "fair, balanced reporting [and] providing valuable information to the community about public schools, their students, parents and patrons."
TSTC Sweetwater is hosting six summer camps this week, June 3-6, for students entering the fourth through seventh grades. All camps work closely with the STEM mind set of teaching science, technology, engineering and math. Â
Basic Robotics (9 a.m. to noon)
Get started with NXT programming in the special LEGO NXT LabView environment. This includes:
â¢ Concepts of structure: static force, torque, stress and strain;
â¢ Basic building techniques;
â¢ Upload/Download with the NXT module;
â¢ Basic movement instructions;
â¢ Concepts of programming: loops and switches;
Highland ISD students are shown gathering supplies to be taken to Oklahoma for the tornado victims.
Parents and students brought supplies in after being asked by the Ira superintendent to participate in the effort. Pictured are Stephanie Ashford, Putri Soedarsono, Bailey Nervig and Kaitlyn Reyes.
Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Dennis Cumbie announced that Nolan County was authorized for emergency grazing use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres for fiscal year (FY) 2013.
Counties become eligible for CRP emergency grazing when they reach the D2 (severe drought) level on the U.S. Drought Monitor. As of May 30, 2013, 192 counties reached the D2 level and are eligible for CRP emergency grazing. It is possible that more counties will reach the D2 level eligibility requirement in coming weeks.
Sweetwater â Paul McDonald, 55, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at his home in Sweetwater.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 7, at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene, 7457 W. Lake Road, with Reverend Chris Fobbs officiating, directed by Starbuck Funeral Home of Merkel.
Paul was born Nov. 17, 1957, in Sweetwater to Morris Lee and Mary Jane (Lauw) McDonald. He was raised in Sweetwater and attended Faith Lutheran Church as a child. Paul was a U. S. army veteran. He was a welder who enjoyed making metal yard art.