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Taste of Sweetwater raises money for Meals on Wheels

April 16, 2014

The community of Sweetwater once again stepped to the plate to help those in need. The Nolan County Senior Nutrition Activities Program (SNAP), held the 28th Annual Taste of Sweetwater at the Nolan County Coliseum annex building.
Twenty three local food establishments participated in this year’s event, with all types of food represented. According to SNAP director, Tonya Challis, the crowd numbered at about 350 and helped to raise about $3,568 for the non-profit organization.

Charles Roberson Memorial Golf Tournament slated for May

April 16, 2014

The Nolan County United Way's Charles Roberson Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014, with a 9 a.m. shotgun start at the Sweetwater Country Club.
The tournament will benefit Nolan County United Way's nine local agencies: Big Country Medical Reserve Corps, Boy Scouts, Cancer Services Network, Gateway Family Services, Girl Scouts, SNAP, Sweetwater BackPack Buddies, West Texas Children's Advocacy Center and Women's Resource Center.
Pre-registration fees are $200 per team or $50 per individual. The cost to register at the tournament will be $240 and $55, respectively.

County commissioners discuss pending project from TxDOT road grant

April 16, 2014

Discussion was held at Monday's Nolan County Commissioners meeting regarding the county's pending project from the TxDOT (Texas Department of Transportation) grant which would be used to repair county roads from oil and gas exploration, development or production.
County Attorney Lisa Peterson shared that the county received $751,155, an increase from the $675,000 they were expecting to receive. While the application is available online, some issues were noted which led to concerns from the county's legal team.

Wednesday's local weather

April 16, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 76. Winds will be from the south at 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 52 and breezy winds from the south-southeast around 20 mph.
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DI team competes in state tournament

April 15, 2014

The Destination Imagination team from Sweetwater Intermediate School traveled to Austin for their state tournament on April 11. Students on the team are pictured from left to right, Kimberly Arpin, Danner Foust, Ethan Cortez, Jazzel Villa, Jacqueline Arellano and teacher, Kayla Scott.
Destination Imagination is an educational program where student teams use creativity and team work to solve problems and present the solutions.

Easter bunny to be at Doug Sitter State Farm

April 15, 2014

The Easter Bunny will make a special visit to Doug Sitter State Farm on Lamar this Thursday, April 17, from 4-5:30 p.m. Bring your camera and stop by to take a free photo with the bunny. Also, register to win prizes and enjoy treats for the kids.
"We have so much fun doing this every year. We love seeing so many adorable children so excited to see the Easter bunny and pick out a treat from her basket. And sometimes we even have an adult or two that joins in on the fun," said Doug Sitter.

WTEC works with area colleges to collaborate on regional education, workforce initiatives

April 15, 2014

On Friday, March 7, the West Texas Energy Consortium (WTxEC or Consortium) hosted a regional meeting for all community and technical colleges in the Consortium's region. The eight colleges in attendance included: Cisco College, Ranger College, Texas State Technical College West Texas, Howard College both San Angelo and Big Spring campuses, Western Texas College, Odessa College and Midland College.
A number of initiatives were proposed including a Regional Transfer Agreement that will align classes and programs across the region to simplify transference among regional partners. 

Local forecast for Tuesday

April 15, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 65. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 44 and south-southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could get as high as 25 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.

SHS students place in Academic UIL competition

April 14, 2014

Several Sweetwater High School students participated in the Academic UIL competition. Advancing to the State competition are Kevin Thompson, who received first place in Current Issues and Events; Rachel Gray who received first place in News, first in Headlines and second in Editorials.
Jonathon Browning received third place in Spelling and was named a State Alternate.
Members of the second place team in Social Studies included Cody Kincheloe (fifth place in Social Studies), Eathen Speer (fourth place in Social Studies), Austin Watts and Francisco Olguin.

Taste of Sweetwater benefits local seniors

April 14, 2014

The Taste of Sweetwater is an annual event people of Sweetwater and the surrounding areas have come to enjoy. It is a chance for residents to sample foods from many local restaurants and other food establishments under one roof. This year, the event will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 14, at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex. The cost is $10 for adults, $6 for seniors and $4 for children ages 3-12.

Sweetwater's weather for Monday

April 14, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 55. Winds will be breezy, with a north-northwest wind at 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 34. Winds will be from the north-northwest at 10 to 15 mph becoming north-northwest at 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.

Youth group visits Nolan Nursing

April 11, 2014

The Amos and Garrett Youth Group participated in a fun exercise program with the residents of Nolan Nursing and Rehabilitation in Sweetwater. The youth group plan to come once monthly to fellowship and sponsor active games. Smiles, giggles and friendly competition were shared during the inter-generational activity.

Rainwater harvesting making a comeback

April 11, 2014

A lot of trends seem to come and go, and the re-emergence of the rainwater harvesting method seems to prove this point.
Commonly used in the early 1900s to converse water, rainwater harvesting is making a comeback in the state of Texas. The method captures, diverts and stores rainwater for later use, according to the Texas Water Resources Institute.

SPD thanks dispatchers for their service

April 11, 2014

Governor Rick Perry has declared April 13-19 National Telecommunications Week in honor of those individuals working 9-1-1 dispatch. Each year, the second full week of April is dedicated to the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators. It was first conceived by Patricia Anderson of the Contra Costa County (Calif.) Sheriff's Office in 1981 and was observed only at that agency for three years. Members of the Virginia and North Carolina chapters of the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) became involved in the mid-1980s.

Local churches to perform Easter Cantata

April 11, 2014

Broadway Baptist Church

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