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July 13th, 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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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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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 whatâ€™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.
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
From 1942 through 1945 a little known presidential initiative called â€śLend-Leaseâ€ť 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.
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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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 studentsâ€™ 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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With Executive Director Ken Becker leading, the Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED) board meeting was kept short and to the point.
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.
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 Trinityâ€™s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TBC1503/.