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September 8th, 2012

AYP ratings discussed at SISD board meeting

September 8, 2012

During the SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees meeting held on Thursday, August 30, one of the items discussed was the campus and AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) ratings.
The state has recently raised the bar considerably in their specific standards. This past year, students--overall--were to meet the goal of an 87% passing rate or higher in Reading/English-Language Arts and an 83% passing rate or higher for Math in the new STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness).

Technology grant allows SISD 7th graders to join iPad initiative

September 8, 2012

During the Wednesday afternoon faculty meeting at Sweetwater Middle School, the teachers were given some great news that will once again make a huge impact at SMS.
The seventh graders are getting iPads.

Thompson crowned Homecoming Queen

September 8, 2012

Sweetwater High School Senior Courtnie Thompson was crowned the 2012 Homecoming Queen on Friday night, Sept. 7, 2012, during halftime of the homecoming football game. She is the daughter of Erica Hunt and Junior Hunt. She is shown with her escort, Romello Taylor. Thompson was crowned by the 1962 Homecoming Queen Betty Jamison Swann and the 1962 Mr. Mustang Buddy Alldredge.

William Richard “Bill” Norred

September 8, 2012

William Richard “Bill” Norred died Sept. 6, 2012, in Dallas. Norred was a longtime resident of Sweetwater, having moved to a retirement community in 2003.
Norred was born in Snyder, Texas on Oct. 15, 1929, the son of the late Albert and Faye Norred of Sweetwater. He graduated from Sweetwater High School and the University of Texas. He served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict, and in 1953 went into business with his father in the Buick-Cadillac dealership in Sweetwater. He sold Norred Motor Co. in 1975 and worked for the next 25 years for Ludlum Measurements.

September 7th

RELIGION: WISEGUYS Bible study program begins at Broadway Baptist Church

September 7, 2012

AGLOW
Aglow International Sweetwater Community Lighthouse will host their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 300 SE Georgia Avenue.

SHS Class of 1962 celebrates 50-year reunion

September 7, 2012

On Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, many members of the 1962 class of Sweetwater High School will gather in Sweetwater to celebrate their 50th year reunion. This Homecoming will being at the Exes Tea and Pep Rally at Sweetwater High School for those classmates who have come in for Friday's activities.

SHS offers real time “live” dual credit college courses

September 7, 2012

The Dual Credit Program at Sweetwater High School has been around for many years. In fact, SHS was one of the very first high schools in West Texas to partner with a college. The original partnership was with Texas State Technical College right here in Sweetwater. Many students took advantage of this program for many years and continue to do so now with the partnership of Western Texas College. WTC accredits the academic core courses, while TSTC continues its support by sponsoring specialty technology courses.

Blotters for September 5, 2012

September 7, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 49 calls for service, issued no citations and made no arrests on Sept. 5, 2012.

The SPD received 34, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Family violence assault — 900 block of Elm.
• Assault — 400 block of E. 15th.
• Criminal mischief — 100 block of Beryle.
• Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon — 1600 block of Grand.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had four calls for service, served one civil paper and made two arrests on Sept. 5, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:

Betty Ruth Bruner

September 7, 2012

Betty Ruth Bruner, born July 18, 1927 in Roby, Texas to JT and Eula Feagan of Roby, died Sept. 1, 2012, at age 85. 

Thelma Lee Johns

September 7, 2012

Funeral services for Thelma Lee Johns, 78, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Sept. 8, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Chris Stephens officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Thelma died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.

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