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City officials tour new PD

September 16, 2014

Sweetwater Police Chief Brian Frieda (third from right) speaks to city officials during a tour of the new police department which is under construction at Avenue A and Musgrove. The project is slated to be complete by January 2015.

Team Chip TKD to host Done With Bullying event Saturday

September 16, 2014

Team Chip TKD Sweetwater is taking a stand against a rising problem with America's youth. They have joined forces with the MAAB (Martial Artists Against Bullying) Organization, to bring the "Done with Bullying" program to the community. A few students of Team Chip were chosen to take part in the training and become certified peer mediators for the program. 

See the full story in Tuesday's print edition.

APPLAUSE music series opens Oct. 4 with ‘Broadway Lights’

September 16, 2014

Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium opens its new Applause Music Series with the production of “Broadway Lights” on Oct. 4. Kicking off a season of musical wonder, the concert brings Broadway classics to Sweetwater – with a Texan twist.
“Broadway Lights” builds off the success of a pre-season concert with Sweetwater Municipal Band, directed by Billy Weems and special guests Annika Johansson, Brandon Wilhelm, and Rick Piersall accompanied by Martha Taylor.

See the full story in Tuesday's print edition.

Kiwanis Club to host pancake supper Friday

September 16, 2014

The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club is gearing up for their annual pancake supper set for Friday night, Sept. 19, at the Sweetwater High School Cafeteria. The fundraiser will be held just before the Sweetwater Mustangs vs. Snyder Tigers football game. Serving begins at 5 p.m. and continues until 7 p.m. The Kiwanis welcomes all take-out orders.

Read the full story in Tuesday's print edition.

Tuesday's local events

September 16, 2014

Today, September 16, the Friends of the Library will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Community Room. Anyone interested is invited to attend and join the Friends of the Library.
They will be discussing upcoming projects. The group is open to anyone, any age who wants to help the library. For more information call 235-4978.

Sweetwater's forecast for Tuesday

September 16, 2014

Today, we'll have a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 82. Winds will come from the south-southeast around 5 mph.
Expect those rain chances to decrease to 20% tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 69. Winds will be from the east around 5 mph, shifting to the south-southeast after midnight.
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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.
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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.

The Sweetwater High School tennis team members are, standing from left, Colt Bewley, Brandon...
Two of the four Sweetwater Middle School football teams came away with wins in season-opening games...
All three of Sweetwater High School’s volleyball teams played dual matches Saturday at Lubbock...

 

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