Archive - Jun 18, 2013
Both westbound lanes of Interstate 20 at the US 84 overpass under construction in Nolan County are currently closed due to an overnight wreck. The westbound main lanes of I-20 remain closed for law enforcement to continue their investigation of the crash.
The driver of an 18-wheeler wrecked into the side of the overpass on Monday night and died at the scene. According to emergency authorities, it took about an hour to get the driver out of the truck and many rescue tools were used in the process. Members of the Sweetwater Fire Department and Roscoe Fire Department assisted in the recovery.Â
The winners of the Chip Off The Ol' Block contest, sponsored by the Sweetwater Reporter, were Nathan and Kamryn Wiltse.
In honor of Father's Day, Wiltse won a prize package from Higginbotham, Just Cuts and Buck's Steaks and Bar-B-Que.
The Texas Department of State Health Services has confirmed the stateâ€™s first case of West Nile illness of the season. DSHS is urging people to take precautions to reduce the risk of contracting West Nile virus, a mosquito-borne illness.
West Nile illness was confirmed in an adult male from Anderson County. The patient is recovering from the neuroinvasive form of the disease. Additional details about the patient are not being released to protect the patientâ€™s identity.
Jerren Villa (fourth from right), a recent Sweetwater High School graduate, is shown here receiving a $1,000 scholarship from the Sweetwater Fastpitch Softball Association.
Pic-tured with Villa from left are SFSA board members Matt Weaver, Eli Espin-oza, Haylee Owen, Tracy Villanueva, Delores Gut-ierrez, Chris Gomez and Adrian Gomez.
Villa was a first team all-district infielder this past season for the SHS softball team, which won its first playoff game in school history and advanced to the Class 3A area playoffs.
Today, expect partly sunny skies with a high near 91. Winds will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph, and we'll also have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Tonight, our precipitation chances increase to 30 percent, mainly after 8pm. Otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 72 and southeast winds around 5 mph.
How long are the rain chances in play? Visit weather.gov to find out.