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July 14th, 2015

Tuesday's local weather outlook

July 14, 2015

Today will be sunny with a high near 96. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect clear conditions tonight, with a low around 71 and south-southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

July 13th

Nolan Nursing resident crochets hats for newborns at RPMH

July 13, 2015

Pictured are Marcella Williams, R.N. O.B. nurse at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital and Lenore Rakes, resident of Nolan Nursing and Rehab. Rakes has been using her talents to crochet hats for the new born babies as they leave the hospital. Rakes presented the hats to Williams at a recent visit and is already working on her next set.

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.

Learn more in Monday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.

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.

Read more in Monday's print edition or subscribe to our e-edition.

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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Many enjoy Roscoe street dance

July 11, 2015

On July 4, Old Town Park and Cypress Street in Roscoe were full of people with their coolers and lawn chairs, who enjoyed the music of Nine Mile Mountain and Cody Canada and the Departed, followed by a fireworks show. Shown above are Cody Canada and the Departed performing at the event. Shown below is the crowd at the street dance.

Roscoe team is state-bound

July 11, 2015

This Roscoe team will play in a 15-and-under Texas Teenage Junior League State Baseball Tournament in Colorado City to be held July 20-24. Standing from left are coach Ramon Granado, Francisco Garcia, Jr Guia, Veronica Cuellar, Diego Garza, coach Ralph Cuellar; kneeling, Cameron Lujan, Joel Guia, Andrew Deleon, Xavier Frith, Nathan Garcia and Blake Andrus. Not pictured are Daiman Atkins and Mason Hernandez. There will be 14 teams participating in the event at Colorado City’s Mitchell County Sports Complex.

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