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July 13th, 2015

TSTC receives single accreditation approval

July 13, 2015

Texas State Technical College has achieved single accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Previously, the four Texas State Technical Colleges (TSTC Waco, TSTC Harlingen, TSTC West Texas and TSTC Marshall) had been individually accredited by SACSCOC.

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Local student honored at SkillsUSA Championships

July 13, 2015

Students from technical education programs in Sweetwater-area high schools and colleges won the nation's highest awards at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference.
Jon Lewis, from Sweetwater and a student at Texas State Tech College-West Texas (Sweetwater), was awarded a Skill Point Certificate in Information Technology Services.

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Free Slurpees enjoyed at 7-11

July 13, 2015

On July 11 each year a certain convenience store chain celebrates 7-Eleven Day. It is also known to customers as Free Slurpee Day. In what’s become an annual event, 7-Eleven stores give away one free Slurpee per customer on July 11. Jordan Gunter enjoys a free Slurpee from 7-11 on July 11 in Sweetwater.

July 11th

VIDEO: Confederate Flag Removed from SC Statehouse

July 11, 2015

The Confederate flag was lowered from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse on Friday, marking a stunning political reversal in a state where many thought the rebel banner would fly indefinitely

Warplane Commemorative Weekend at Great Falls Airport — Sandra Spears, President of the Board of the National WASP World War II Museum to offer presentation on the WASP program with preview at County-City Library

July 11, 2015

From 1942 through 1945 a little known presidential initiative called “Lend-Lease” sent over 8,000 U.S. warplanes to the Russian front in an effort that quite possibly kept the former Soviet Union from being bombed into submission. The 6,000 mile route used to transport these planes, referred to as the Alaska-Siberia Air Route (ALSIB) stretched from the Great Falls International Airport to the Russian airbase in Krasnoyarsk in central Siberia. Many of the aircraft were flown to Great Falls from the factories by the pilots of the famed Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) program.

SHS teacher selected by Texas Tech University for Doctorial Program

July 11, 2015

Sweetwater High School Spanish and Dual Credit teacher Kristie Vickers was notified by Texas Tech University that she was selected to complete her Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction degree beginning this fall. University Director of Graduate and International Admissions, Shelby Cearley, notified Ms. Vickers stating, "It gives me great pleasure to inform you that the Dean of the Graduate School has approved your admission."

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July 10th

Local music students recognized at recital

July 10, 2015

Piano and guitar students of Noreen Carson finalized their year with the annual Spring Awards Recital on May 31 in the First Baptist Church sanctuary. The recital was followed by an awards presentation highlighting students’ accomplishments throughout the 2014-2015 school years. Six guitar students and 34 piano students were acknowledged and awarded participation certificates for their dedication to developing their musical knowledge and skills.

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Budget in a good place for SEED

July 10, 2015

With Executive Director Ken Becker leading, the Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED) board meeting was kept short and to the point.

Chamber welcomes Hunter Ranch & Realty

July 10, 2015

Hunter Ranch & Realty celebrated their opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce on Thursday. Broker Toni Gill thanked those in attendance and shed a few tears as she cut the ribbon to the new addition to Sweetwater.

July 9th

USG donates to local Feed Our Kids program

July 9, 2015

United States Gypsum Company Sweetwater Plant Manager, Jeff Grimland (left) and Quality Manager, Doug Richards, present a check to Bro. Matt McGowen and Dr. Karen Vaughn for the local Feed Our Kids program. Feed Our Kids is a service ministry provided by Trinity Baptist Church along with volunteers and donations from all over the Sweetwater area. Donations may be made to Feed Our Kids, Trinity Baptist Church, 1503 Crescent Drive, Sweetwater; or you can volunteer your time by signing up to help at Trinity’s Facebook page:

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