August 6th, 2014
Today, August 6, marks the start of a three-day volleyball camp at the Sweetwater Middle School gym for students who are entering grades 4-8, from 4-6:30 p.m.
A fee will be charged and includes a T-shirt. Pre-registration is greatly appreciated. A concession stand will be open for snacks and drinks.
The goal of this yearâ€™s camp is to improve playersâ€™ skills in volleyball for the upcoming season with instruction through games and fun. Please contact Jill Locklar at (325) 320-4800 or Nancy Escobar at (325) 236-5939.
Today will be mostly sunny and hot with a high near 98. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 75 and southeast winds around 10 mph.
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Loveâ€™s Travel Stops is expanding its business plan to include the hospitality business.
Loveâ€™s has built their first Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham in Pecos, Texas. This property opened in the spring of 2014. Loveâ€™s second location is in Sweetwater. The Sweetwater project has broken ground and is expected to be open in early spring of 2015.
Starting today, expect lane closures and delays on westbound I-20 near Sweetwater for approximately 10 days while repairs are completed on the SH70 overpass bridge.
Westbound lanes will be closed between exits 246 and 247 during this time.
The Sweetwater Intermediate School jump rope team has come a long way in 20 years.
What used to be a simple extracurricular activity is now a halftime spectacle at venues as hallowed as the AT&T Center â€” home of NBA champion San Antonio Spurs, Texas Tech, Baylor University, where the team performed during the women's NCAA championship, to name a few.
A jump rope camp is being held at SIS this week, where current and soon-to-be jumpers can learn the "ropes" in preparation for the upcoming shows.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6, at the SISD Sweetwater High School Library, located at 1205 Ragland. The SHS Library is owned by local taxpayers and is operated by Superintendent Terry Pittman. The on-site manager is SHS Principal Dr. Ron Morris. "Educating the future of Sweetwater kids is our business!"
The SHS Library has over 100 years of pride, progress and tradition and serves the students of Sweetwater and Nolan County. SISD currently employees 380.
Roscoe football players enjoy a water break during Mondayâ€™s first day of practice at Plowboy Field.
A total of 45 players reported and coach Jake Freeman expects a few more before the week ends. The Plowboys play their first scrimmage Aug. 15 as they host Haskell.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 94. Winds will be from the southeast around 10 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 73 and east-southeast winds around 10 mph.
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If you are one of the millions of Americans that have trouble sleeping, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) now has a sleep study program that could help you get the rest your body needs. Adequate sleep provides many benefits, including increased alertness and improved memory and problem solving.
According to a report from the National Sleep Foundation, adults require approximately eight to nine hours of sleep each night to optimally function throughout the day. Recent national polls reveal that more than two-thirds of American adults and children donâ€™t get enough sleep.
Texas State Technical College (TSTC) recently hosted its annual STEMsational summer camp for students entering grades fourth through seventh. This year each day had a theme.
On Medical Monday, students explored the world of nursing, emergency medical technicians and paramedics. They learned CPR and first aid and also learned to treat for shock.
On Transportation Tuesday students learned how to inspect a vehicle for safety and change a tire. They explored how to paint a car and joined in the fun as the automotive club had a car wash.