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FFB promotes Lara to VP and Consumer Lender

July 10, 2014

The Board of Directors of First Financial Bank, N.A., recently announced the promotion of Orlando Lara to Vice President and Consumer Lender in Sweetwater.
“With his lending background and expertise, Orlando will make a great addition to our lending team and to our community,” said Kirby Andrews, President and CEO of First Financial Bank, Sweetwater Region.

Bibb joins TNB as Senior Vice President

July 10, 2014

The Texas National Bank Board of Directors is proud to announce the hiring of Chris Bibb as Senior Vice President in the bank’s Sweetwater location. The announcement was made by Bill Johnson, President and CEO.
As Senior Vice President, Bibb’s primary responsibilities include servicing existing customers and developing new relationships in Nolan County and the surrounding communities while also assisting in the overall management of the bank’s loan and investment portfolios.

Sweetwater ISD now offering tuition-supported pre-kindergarten

July 10, 2014

Sweetwater ISD is now offering a tuition-supported pre-kindergarten program (Pre-K) at the Southeast Elementary campus. Here are some facts about the program:
• Children must be three years of age on or before Sept. 1 to register.
• Children must fit the profile of a regular education student. Special Education students are served in the district through the appropriate placement.
• This is an educational program taught by a certified teacher.

Weather forecast for Thursday

July 10, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 95. South southeast wind around 15 mph. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 73. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph.

I-20 bridge overpass closed

July 9, 2014

The Interstate 20 bridge overpass at MM 248 near Sweetwater is closed to repair a hole in the bridge deck. Traffic at that location that is headed to east bound I-20 is being diverted north on the frontage road to the bridge overpass near MM 249, where they can enter I-20 and continue east. No lanes of I-20 are affected. At this time, it’s unknown when the bridge will re-open. Additional information will follow as it become available.

Two pets available for adoption at animal shelter

July 9, 2014

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has two dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a male shepherd mix and a female shih tzu.
According to Sweetwater’s animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.

Lake Trammell bait shop to be torn down

July 9, 2014

City Commissioners met Tuesday morning for their regular session. The minutes from the June 10 meeting were approved. Commissioners then approved the investment report for the quarter ending June 30.
It was agreed to use the Tommy Morris Agency to represent the City of Sweetwater for health insurance plans for its employees. The agency has been helping the city for the past several years. "We appreciate the appointment and will do the best we can representing the City of Sweetwater and its employees," said Tommy Morris.

Sweetwater Cornerstone Fellowship to host VBS

July 9, 2014

Sweetwater Cornerstone Fellowship, located at 807 W. Alabama, will be hosting Blast Off Vacation Bible School from 6-8:30 p.m. on Friday, July 11, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 12. The Sunday celebration will begin at 11 a.m. There will be games, Bible adventures and crafts. A total of 50 children will be accepted (Kindergarten through fifth grade completed) so pre-register by calling 235-1369.

Sweetwater's forecast for Wednesday

July 9, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 96. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 73. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph.

New principal welcomed to Sweetwater High School

July 8, 2014

Dr. Ron Morris has joined Sweetwater Independent School District as the high school principal. He and his wife Tammy, along with their daughter Mary, are in the process of moving to Sweetwater from the Dallas area. Dr. Morris has worked in many positions in different school systems, from teaching kindergarten and sixth grade, starting after school programs and working as assistant principal and then principal. "May main goal is to increase academic achievement," said Dr. Morris.

Several pleas entered in 32nd Judicial District Court

July 8, 2014

Several people have recently entered pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings.
Isaiah Zachary Gongora pleaded guilty to indecency with a child by exposure, a third degree felony. He was sentenced to 10 years of community supervision. He was also ordered to pay a $3,000 fine, $782 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees. He will also have to serve 240 hours of community service.

DMI to host Social Security presentation

July 8, 2014

DMI Wealth Management Solutions will have a Social Security presentation from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9, at the Hampton Inn, located at 302 SE Georgia in Sweetwater. The basics of Social Security, maximizing Social Security, advanced claiming strategies and steps one should take if nearing retirement will be covered at the presentation.

Blood drive planned for tomorrow

July 8, 2014

A community blood drive will take place in Sweetwater on Wednesday, July 9. The Meek Blood Center bloodmobile will be parked in the First Financial Bank parking lot from noon until 6 p.m.
“We are asking donors to please remember that the need for blood is constant. Even the regular of blood donors get busy in the summer with vacations and other activities and forget to donate blood. Blood donation only takes about an hour, and that hour could give someone else a lifetime,” said Frances Baker, donor recruiter for Meek Blood Center.

Sweetwater Aglow International Lighthouse to meet tonight

July 8, 2014

The public is invited to the Sweetwater Aglow International Lighthouse meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8, at the Holiday Inn Express. Come as the group continues their Bible study on Graham Cooke's Establishing a Kingdom Culture. For more information call 766-2245 or 338-8924.

Sweetwater's forecast for Tuesday

July 8, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 96. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 73. South southeast wind around 10 mph. Visit weather.gov to learn more.

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