April 16th, 2012
A local musician is about to join forces with a nationally-recognized Tejano group.
Chapo Cerda of Sweetwater will make his debut with Grupo Vida, a three-time Grammy award nominee, on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the Salsa Fest in Three Rivers, Texas.
Grupo Vida, also known as the Electric Cowboys, have toured with some well-known country acts like the Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson, and Jo Dee Messina and Kevin Fowler. On the Tejano circuit, they have shared the stage with Little Joe, Texas Latino, and Emilio and Raulito Navaira.
ROBY, Texas â€“ The percentage of poverty in the state of Texas is higher than the national average, according to the Basic Needs Coalition of Central Texas, with almost 16% of the population living below the poverty line. No Need for Need can bring comfort and support to those in the community who need food or warmth. Shelly Scherwitz, a farmer in Fisher County, recently received the opportunity to donate to the cause by designating $2,500 to No Need for Need through Americaâ€™s Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM.
The Jason D. Williams concert held Friday night is one example of the type of show the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium Board of Directors hopes to host more of as they plan another phase of renovations and improvements to the auditorium.
City Manager Eddie Brown has chosen Sweetwaterâ€™s new police chief. Chosen from the top five applicants was Brian Frieda, who is currently the police chief at Muleshoe Police Department in Muleshoe, TX.
The Sweetwater City Commission will meet at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, in the City Commission Room at City Hall to confirm Brownâ€™s appointment of Frieda as police chief effective May 1, 2012.
â€śHe will be wrapping up some things in Muleshoe, so he will probably actually start at the Sweetwater Police Department on Wednesday, May 3,â€ť said Brown.
The Sweetwater Police Patrol Association was founded approximately 10 years ago by officers of the Sweetwater Police Department who not only shared a common work interest, but a common goal to improve the community in which they live and serve through helping the community by providing added support to charitable causes and those in need.
Here are the top ten standings for Week 4 of the Big Country Biggest Winner Contest.
1. Wii Not Fit â€” 6.71%
2. Half Ton of Fun â€” 4.91%
3. Cobra â€” 4.45%
4. The Incredible Shrinking Socialites â€” 4.05%
5. USG Fat Blasters â€” 4.02%
6. Weapons of Mass Reduction â€” 3.96%
7. Mexi Chix â€” 3.60%
8. Unrepentant Thinners â€” 3.48%
9. Fab 7 â€” 3.23%
10. Weight Warriors â€” 3.17%
11. Family Practice Force â€” 3.04%
12. Mission Slimpossible â€” 3.03%
13. Flabby Gabbies â€” 3.03%
14. MATT â€” Attack -3.03%
15. Scale Tippers â€” 3.03%
16. The Narrow â€śWeighâ€ť â€” 2.98%
17. WIN Energy â€” 2.83%
The Sweetwater Campus of Texas State Technical College West Texas will host a College Preview and Open House on Saturday, April 14. The event, held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is open to the public. TSTC West Texas advisors will lead prospective students on a campus tour where they will meet the college's top-notch faculty and have the opportunity to check out first-hand the brand-new automotive alternative fuel trainers current students are using, as well as the wind turbine drive train the Wind Technology students train on.
Students of Noreen Carson presented a recital of hymns, praise and worship songs on Sunday, April 1, in the First United Methodist Church sanctuary. Participating students were (front, left to right) Jade Pinkerton, Hunter Heady, Trinity McGee, Reese Kiser, (second row) Faith Santiago, Zoe Cornett, Kyrsten Smith, Allison Marlett, J.P.
During the SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) board meeting on Monday morning, April 9, 2012 at First Financial Bank, the board approved a contract to work with Cape and Son for an economic development opportunity.
Ken Becker, the executive director of SEED, noted that the existing business has been looking toward expansion for the past four years. Representatives with the company, Geoff Haney and Austin Rose, were at the meeting to present their proposal to the board.
City Manager Eddie Brown has chosen Sweetwater's new police chief. Chosen from the top five applicants was Brian Frieda, who is currently the police chief at Muleshoe Police Department in Muleshoe, TX.
The Sweetwater City Commission will meet at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, in the City Commission Room at City Hall to confirm Brown's appointment of Frieda as police chief effective May 1, 2012.
"He will be wrapping up some things in Muleshoe, so he will probably actually start at the Sweetwater Police Department on Wednesday, May 3," said Brown.