October 19th, 2012
The Boosting Engineering Science and Technology (BEST) Robotics competition will take place on Saturday, Oct. 20. A record number of area teams will competition on in The Center at Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater. BEST works to inspire students to pursue careers in engineering, science, technology and math through participation in a sports-like science- and engineering-based robotics competition. This yearâ€™s theme is Outer Space, which is sure to spark tons of creative robots.
Sweetwater High School Varsity volleyball players gathered at the Sweetwater High School Library this week to hand out "Read" posters to promote reading and academics to each SISD campus and the County-City Library. The posters were given to each school and the County-City Library.
Various plans for the school district and its campuses were presented and approved at the meeting Monday night, October 15 of the SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) board of trustees.
Among them were the emergency operations plans for each campus, which were emailed to board members prior to the meeting. Discussion was held on the off-campus evacuation shelters for each campus as well as the procedures to be followed by each campus.
Following approval, copies of the emergency plans will be given to local authorities and law enforcement.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 44 calls for service, issued no citations and made three arrests on Oct. 17, 2012.
The SPD received 17, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Theft â€” 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€¢ Robbery â€” 1700 block of Hailey.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Brett Gamble, 48 â€”Â Warrant.
â€¢ Allan Martinez, 32 â€”Â Warrant.
â€¢ Troy Woodward, 25 â€”Â Driving while license invalid.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on Oct. 17, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
While only two Nolan County high school football teams will see action today, their games will be crucial as Sweetwater and Roscoe will both be seeking wins on their home fields today with a chance to seriously dam-age the playoff hopes of the teams they face.
Sweetwater (1-0, 3-3) hosts Greenwood (0-1, 4-2) at 7:30 p.m. in the first-ever district meeting of the two schools, while Roscoe (1-2, 1-5) entertains Ranger (0-3, 0-6) at the same time.
We'll have partly sunny skies on Sunday and a high near 88. Winds from the south at 15 to 20 mph could have gusts topping out at 25 mph.
After 8 p.m., a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms come in, but the nighttime weather will be mostly cloudy with a low around 64. We'll see south-southeast winds around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn about this week's forecast.
Saturday, we'll see sunny skies and a high near 89. Winds will be from the south at 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 63. Winds will be from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
Stay tuned to the local weather by heading over to weather.gov.
Today will be sunny with a high near 80. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect clear skies tonight with a low around 57, and southern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Learn more about the weekend warm-up at weather.gov.
The Sixth Annual West Texas Wind Festival is expected to be another event in which families from the surrounding areas can gather for many activities on the streets of Roscoe. The free event will feature headline act country music legend Gene Watson and Band. Canyon Rim will also perform during the event, along with local and regional talent. The live music will begin about 2 p.m. The Tennessee Stiffs will go on at 6 p.m. During the event there will also be a kids area (bounce houses).
Hobbs School and community will have their homecoming beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. There will be entertainment, a short business meeting, a time to recognize the classes, exes traveling the longest distance and memorials â€”Â all emceed by Hobbs ex "Doc" Hardin and the 2012 Hobbs exes president Jerry Trice.
A catered meal will be served at noon. There will be a choice of brisket or chicken and the cost os $10 per plate.