May 10th, 2013
S&C Electric Company, a global leader in renewable energy integration, announced it was awarded a $2.6MM contract by Sweetwater Wind to upgrade a portion of their 585 MW wind farm in Sweetwater, Texas. This upgrade will enable Sweetwater Wind to meet new renewable energy generation interconnection standards that have been enacted in Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).
Local parents wished a Happy Nurses Week to all of the NICU nurses that did everything to make sure they were able to bring home a healthy baby, their son, Marcus Antonio Gonzales, son of Derek and Amanda Gonzales of Sweetwater.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 62 calls for service, issued five citations and made four arrests on May 8, 2013.
The SPD received 34, 911 calls.
â€˘ 700 block of W. Fourth.
â€˘ 1500 block of Lamar.
â€˘ 900 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€” 900 block of Brookside.
â€˘ Terroristic threat â€” 700 block of E. Third.
â€˘ Minor in possession â€” 300 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle â€” 1600 block of Josephine.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Sonya Flores, 26 â€”Â Driving while license invalid.
â€˘ Michael Smith, 32 â€”Â Warrants.
â€˘ Joseph Guerrero, 28 â€”Â Warrants.
Getting to the playoffs and then beating Fabens in bi-district last weekend was, for Sweetwaterâ€™s players, the culmination of a dream theyâ€™ve had since their first Little League game.
But now thereâ€™s more to come, starting today when the Mustangs (17-14) begin their best-of-3 area series with Pampa at 7:30 p.m. at Lubbock Christian Uni-versityâ€™s Hays Field.
â€śI talked to some of these guys when they were 9 and 10 years old about setting a goal of going to the playoffs when they were in high school,â€ť said head coach Roland Herrera. â€śWe defi-nitely donâ€™t want to stop.
Today will be cloudy with a high near 77, with northeast winds at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could be as high as 20 mph, and we also have a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Those chances drop to 30% tonight, but we'll see mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 55. Winds will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph, becoming light and variable.
This weekend, we'll see highs in the upper 70s with lows in the mid to upper 50s. Get a full look at your weekend weather now at weather.gov.
On Saturday, May 11, registered voters in Roscoe have the opportunity to head to the polls to cast their vote in a bond election approved by the Roscoe Collegiate Independent School District (RCISD) Board of Trustees for the construction of a $3.5 million Capstone Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Research Center.
Regular voting will take place on Saturday, May 11 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the RCISD Cafetorium, located at 1201 West 7th Street in Roscoe.
This Saturday, registered voters in Sweetwater will have the opportunity to cast a ballot for the city election.
All four precincts will vote at Sweetwater Middle School, located at 305 Lamar. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The only contested race on the city ballot is for mayor, which is between incumbent Greg Wortham and Frankie SoRelle.
However, running unopposed for Precinct 1 on the City Commission is incumbent Larry May. Ricky Castro, also an incumbent, is running unopposed for Precinct 3.
A Swing for the Cure Breast Cancer Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, May 11 at Sweetwater Country Club with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Pictured here are Jill Locklar, left, and Carola Martin with some of the pink Titleist golf bags that will be given as prizes for the winning team.
The cost to play in the tournament will be $50 per person, with prizes awarded for first, second and third places. All proceeds will be used to benefit breast cancer awareness.
Every year, National Nurses Week focuses attention on the diverse ways America's 3.1 million registered nurses work to save lives and to improve the health of millions of individuals. This year, the American Nurses Association (ANA) has selected "Delivering Quality and Innovation in Patient Care" as the theme for 2013.
National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12. These permanent dates enhance planning and position National Nurses Week as an established recognition event.
Eight members of the Republican Women of West Texas recently went to hear Ted Cruz speak at McMurry University in Abilene.
Shown from left to right (bottom left) are Johnnie Howell, Teresa Beckmeyer, Tanya Terry, Ann McCarthy, Aida Pantoja, Ted Cruz, Sara Hulcy and Peggy Lofton. Not pictured is Barbara Rainey.