November 21st, 2012
Former Sweetwater ISD superintendent Steve Maikell was in Austin last weekend to see the first Formula One race on American soil since 2007 and submitted these pictures to the Reporter.
Shown below during the final qualifying is eventual race winner Lewis Hamilton, who on Sunday drove his McLaren car to victory in the U.S. Grand Prix. Hamilton held off Sebastian Vettel for the final 14 laps to capture his fourth victory of the 2012 season.
The race was held on Austinâ€™s new $400 million Circuit of the Americas track that was completed this past June.
On your Thanksgiving Thursday, expect warm temperatures with partly sunny skies and a high near 76. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 20 mph.
It will be partly cloudy this evening, with a low around 46. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 15, shifting to the north after midnight. Gusts could top out at 20 mph.
What's the Black Friday forecast shaping up to be? Find out at weather.gov.
You want to bring out the best for your next holiday gathering, ensuring a memorable meal for family and friends. With a few simple tips and easier-than-you-think recipes, you can do just that.
--Prep the Night Before â€” Save time by chopping vegeÂtables or prepping glazes the day before. For example, prepare the spread for Goat Cheese Bruschetta with Berry-Thyme Spread the night before. The day of the party, toast baguette slices 10 minutes before guests arrive, and the deliÂcious appetizer will come together in minutes.
Avoid a turkey-induced nap and get some holiday shopping done early by visiting Bealls on Thanksgiving night, Nov. 22, from 8 p.m. to midnight. In response to excited customers who want to jump start their Black Friday shopping, the retailer is giving shoppers an early opportunity to take advantage of deals and giveaways that have typically been reserved for Black Friday. With over 300 â€śdoor busterâ€ť sales in small electrics, cosmetics, footwear, toys, jewelry and more, Bealls anticipates a good showing on its first-ever Thanksgiving night opening. Bealls will re-open at 6 a.m.
The Sweetwater ISD Board of Trustees took steps for the district to join the TACS (Texas Association of Community Schools) AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) lawsuit during their meeting held on Monday night, November 19 at the Administration Building.
AYP is used as an accountability resource to evaluate public school campuses and districts, in accordance to the federally-mandated No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act.
Several Sweetwater Intermediate School students competed in the UIL competition held earlier this month.
The Nolan County Crime Stoppers are currently seeking tips on three cases as Crimes of the Week.
Sometime around Oct. 26, to Nov. 8, a person(s) committed the offense of burglary of a habitation. A person or persons entered a residence located in the northwest part of Sweetwater, Nolan County, and took a multiple power tools and weapons.
The Sweetwater FFA (Future Farmers of America) chapter competed at the Area 2 FFA contest this past Saturday, Nov. 17 at Howard College.
The sole competitor advancing to state is Kyle Lambert, who placed second in Job Interview. He will compete at the state contest on Nov. 29, in Huntsville at Sam Houston State University.
Other teams placing at the area event were the Senior Quiz team, earning fifth place. The team is made up of Sean Morrow, Mackensey Hayes, Cody Chapman and Leah Warren.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued one citation and made two arrests on Nov. 19, 2012.
The SPD received 22, 911 calls.
â€˘ 200 block of Lamar.
â€˘ 1000 block of E. Broadway.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€”Â 700 block of E. Alabama.
â€˘Â Fraud â€”Â 1900 block of Preston.
â€˘Â Minor in possession/tobacco â€”Â 1200 block of Ragland.
â€˘Â Family violence assault â€”Â 800 block of Circle Drive.
â€˘Â Criminal mischief â€”Â 900 block of Bowie.
â€˘ Information â€”Â 400 block of NE Georgia.
Arrested by SPD:
Funeral services for John Trotter, 56, of Sweetwater, will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Broadway Baptist Church with Rev. Chris Stephens and Rev. Joe Johnson officiating. Interment will be at 3 p.m. at Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene, under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, at McCoy Funeral Home.
The family will be at 1412 E. 13th Street in Sweetwater.
Trotter died Wednesday, Nov. 21, in Sweetwater.