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Sept. 13 proclaimed Randy Rodriguez Day

September 15, 2014

Nolan County came together on Saturday morning for a great celebration to make one little boy's wish come true.
In partnership with the Make a Wish Foundation, a large parade took place at Newman Park for Randy Rodriguez, a six-year-old first grader at Southeast Elementary who was recently diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor and is already under hospice care.

Find the full story and more photos in Monday's print edition.

AARP meeting tonight

September 15, 2014

Tonight, September 15, the Nolan County AARP Chapter 2209 will meet at the SNAP building at 6:30 p.m. A business meeting and musical program will be presented.
There will be a covered dish meal of sandwiches, dips and chips, and ice cream. Please come and bring a dish. All interested are welcome.

Monday's local forecast

September 15, 2014

Today, we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 84. Winds will be from the south around 5 mph.
Expect those rain chances to increase to 40 percent tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 67. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

Balloons for Randy at Southeast, PARADE TODAY

September 13, 2014

Randy Rodriguez, a six-year-old first grader at Sweetwater ISD (Southeast Elementary School) was recently diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor and is already under hospice care. Area schools, organizations and individuals gathered many balloons this week to help make a wish come true for Randy — to have a parade with lots of balloons. Every student, staff and faculty member at Southeast Elementary made a link to a chain to give to Randy at his parade, taking place at 10 a.m. on Saturday (TODAY). They also made signs and inflated many balloons for the event.

2014 SHS Homecoming Queen crowned

September 13, 2014

2004 Sweetwater High School Homecoming Queen Nancy Lopez crowned the 2014 SHS Homecoming Queen, senior Isabel Mendez on Friday night during halftime of the Homecoming football game.

Quail Research Ranch Field Day to open on optimistic note

September 13, 2014

ROBY – “Restoration of Quail and Their Habitats” will be the theme of the 7th annual Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch Field Day set from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, at the ranch 11 miles west of Roby on U.S. Highway 180.

See the full story in the weekend print edition.

City set to pass tax rate, budget

September 13, 2014

The Sweetwater City Commission, which met in regular session Tuesday, is set to pass the 2014-15 budget, as well as the tax rate, which remains unchanged from last year’s $.48 per $100 valuation.

See the full story in the weekend print edition.

Garza to speak at SISD campuses

September 13, 2014

As part of a continued effort to improve parent involvement, the Migrant Education Program at Region 14 is hosting a parent involvement session with Mr. Antolin Garza from AAIM Consulting from McAllen. He delivers his presentations in a very relaxed, conversational format and makes the audience laugh and reflect through the songs he incorporates into his presentations.

See the full story in the weekend print edition.

Bethel Assembly of Sweetwater to launch new church this Sunday

September 12, 2014

The following churches are featured in this week's Religion page: Avondale Baptist Church, Bethel Assembly of Sweetwater, Broadway Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, and Lamar Street Baptist Church.

See the full stories in Friday's print edition.

Roscoe Collegiate to host open house

September 12, 2014

The Roscoe Collegiate Independent School District board of trustees, administration and staff would like to extend this invitation to the local community and surrounding area to attend the 2014 Open House for Roscoe Collegiate ISD on Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 6-8 p.m. in the Roscoe Collegiate Auditorium.

See the full story in Friday's print edition.

BEST robotics competition kicks off Saturday at TSTC

September 12, 2014

Texas State Technical College is hosting the Boosting Engineering Science and Technology (BEST) Robotics kick-off on Saturday at the Sweetwater campus. Fifteen teams from area schools will converge on the campus to see this year’s competition field for the very first time.  The theme is “Blade Runner,” which is related to the wind industry.

See the full story in Friday's print edition.

Wide variety of events planned this weekend

September 12, 2014

Tonight, Sept. 12, Sweetwater High School graduates and exes, as well as members of the community, are invited to the annual Homecoming Dinner hosted by the Sweetwater Lions Club from 5-7 p.m. in the Sweetwater High School cafeteria.
The Lions Club will be serving fiesta salad with all the fixings, dessert and a drink. You can purchase tickets in advance from a member of the Lions Club.

Homecoming weekend weather outlook

September 12, 2014

Showers and thunderstorms are likely today, with cloudy skies and a high near 71. Winds will be from the northeast at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
For the Homecoming game tonight, those rain chances will drop to 30 percent. Cloudy conditions will remain with a low around 52 and breezy winds from the north-northeast at 10 to 20 mph.

Randy Rodriguez parade route changed

September 11, 2014

Due to the incredible response to Saturday's parade for six-year-old Randy Rodriguez, the parade route has been amended.
Rodriguez is a first grader at Sweetwater ISD who was recently diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor and is under hospice care.
Line up for the parade will begin at 9:15 a.m. at the staging area on 15th Street (see map) and will continue until 9:45 a.m. Those participating are asked to enter the staging area from 12th Street, if possible.

VIDEO: Obamas, Americans Remember Victims of 9/11 Attacks

September 11, 2014

Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg News takes you to the south lawn of the White House and Lower Manhattan as President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, and First Lady Michelle Obama join Americans in observance of a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks 13 years ago today. 

 

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