July 15th, 2014
The Student Government Association (SGA) at Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater recently developed a plan to adopt-a-spot. The SGA volunteered to beautify the flowerbeds near the Student Center. They cleaned out the beds and then planted flowers for the season. The even found a critter in the flowerbed. They werenâ€™t sure exactly what the creature was at first, so they snapped a picture and turned to Facebook. It didnâ€™t take long before their suspicions were confirmed, it was a salamander.
Danny was born in Sweetwater on Aug. 6, 1961. He worked as a roughneck from 1980-1984, then continued on as a teamster at a South Texas Nuclear Project from 1984-1991. While providing for his growing family, Danny continued as a Process Operator at the Dow Chemical Company from 1991-2014. He respected his friends and co-workers. Their friendship was valued. Danny was a devoted family man and loving father to his children. Danny loved the simple farm life and all it has to offer. A lot of work but, big rewards. Danny enjoyed live country music and dancing. That is where he met his wife, Karen.
Today, July 15, the Adult Literacy/ESL class will meet at the County-City Library at 10 a.m.
Instructors will help you learn to read, improve your reading skills, improve your English skills or help you read to your children. Call 235-4978 for more information.
Today, we'll see mostly cloudy skies and a high near 91. Winds will be from the east-northeast at 5 to 15 mph, and we'll also have a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Expect those rain chances to decrease to 20% tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 70. Winds will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph becoming south after midnight.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.
COLLEGE STATION â€” The regular season is still several weeks away. However, this past week proved Sweetwater could hold its own with the big boys in 7-on-7 football action at the highest level.
Sweetwater finished with a 2-2 record after losing, 39-33, to Tyler Chapel Hill in double overtime in a first round championship bracket game at the Texas 7-on-7 Championships that was played Friday morning.
A Mustang Football Camp will be held July 23-25 at Mustang Bowl from 8-11 a.m. daily for students entering grades 3-9.
The cost of the camp is $30, and all campers will receive individual instruction from members of the Mustang coaching staff. The camp will place emphasis on skills and drills and will also have both punt, pass and kick instruction and competitions. There will also be refreshments, T-shirts and certificates.
Checks should be made payable to Sweetwater High School.
The 3rd annual Teen Book Club will meet at the County-City Library Monday, July 14, at 1:30 p.m. There will be games and food and those attending will discuss the book. The book chosen this year is, "If I Stay," by Gayle Forman. Call 235-4978 for more information or go to www.sweetwaterlibrary.org.
Anna Vernelle (Stevenson) Bishop, age 82, of Cross Plains went to be with her Lord on Friday, July 11, 2014 at the Rising Star Nursing Center.Â A celebration of her life will be at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, July 14, 2014, at the First Baptist Church in Cross Plains with Burlie Taylor officiating assisted by Jimmie Mize; burial will follow in the Cross Plains Cemetery.Â Visitation will be on Monday at the church from 1 p.m. until service time of 2:30 p.m.
KTAB On The Road will stop in Sweetwater on their tour of five towns in five days. Sweetwater residents will get the chance to meet Bob Bartlett, Brittany Pelletz, Sam Nichols and David Robinett on Tuesday, July 15, at Newman Park. The event will be from 4-10:30 p.m.
KTAB4U will broadcast at 4 p.m. and KTAB News will broadcast at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. live. There will be a poster making tent (decorate a poster and hold it up during the newscasts).
There will be also free food, family fun, games and prizes. Musical guest will be Mark Powell and Lariat.
The Flower Box and Gifts held a ribbon cutting Friday morning to celebrate the opening of their new location on 211 Oak. Owned and operated by Jennifer Sager and her husband Michael, The Flower Box offers flower arrangements for all occasions, baby gifts, balloons, plants, candles, purses, jewelry, home dĂ©cor and much more.
The shop opened on April 10, 2007. "I love greeting people and helping them find the things they need," said Jennifer. "Whether it's during the good times or the more difficult times, my customers are like family."