Archive - Jul 2013

July 17th

A few seats still available for BLOSSOM event

July 17, 2013

All Texas State Technical College West Texas locations (Abilene, Breckenridge, Brownwood and Sweetwater) will be planting the seeds of science, technology, engineering and math with its BLOSSOM: STEM in Bloom! program.
BLOSSOM will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23 in Sweetwater and Abilene and from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24, in Breckenridge and Brownwood. BLOSSOM is for girls ages 13 and older.

City in Stage I plan of water conservation, drought contingency

July 17, 2013

Sweetwater City Manager Eddie Brown presented a report during the recent regular meeting of the Sweetwater City Commission.
Brown stated that the next meeting, to be held July 23, will be an important meeting where commissioners will review requests for proposals and qualifications and award contracts for financial advisors, bond counsel and engineers for the Hunter Well Field Construction Project.

Volunteers at Gaylord’s Pantry helping Sweetwater residents

July 17, 2013

Each week volunteers help out with Gaylord’s Pantry at First United Methodist Church, giving food to those in need in Sweetwater.
Shown above are Gaylord Williams, Terry Hendley and Bob Hefner.

Rain causes Tuesday wrecks

July 17, 2013

Emergency services from the Sweetwater Fire Departments responded to several wrecks in Nolan County on Tuesday that were said to be related to the rainfall received throughout the day.
No transports were made in the two-vehicle wreck shown above that occurred on Lamar Street. One person was transported in another minor wreck on the corner of Neff and Alabama Streets in which one vehicle failed to yield and struck another vehicle.

Wednesday's local weather

July 17, 2013

Today will be cloudy with a high near 76. winds will come from the north-northeast at 5 to 10 mph, and we'll also have a 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Those rain chances will decrease to 40% tonight, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 66. Winds will come from the east-northeast at 5 to 10 mph, shifting to the south-southeast after midnight.
Learn more by visiting weather.gov.

July 16th

Hazardous weather outlook for portions of West Central Texas

July 16, 2013

The National Weather Service in San Angelo has issued a hazardous weather outlook for portions of West Central Texas including the following counties: Fisher, Nolan, Sterling, Coke, Runnels, Irion, Tom Green, Concho, Crockett, Schleicher, Sutton, Haskell, Throckmorton, Jones, Shackelford, Taylor, Callahan, Coleman, Brown, McCulloch, San Saba, Menard, Kimble and Mason.
Day 1: Today and Tonight
A flash flood watch continues today across all of West Central Texas.

Local churches participate in Sweetwater Outreach Week

July 16, 2013

Several local churches came together this past week to take part in this year's Sweetwater Outreach Week. Two houses were painted and several lawns were mowed around town for people in need.
According to Jamie Witt, this year's Sweetwater Outreach Week coordinator, the event began about six years ago at Fourth and Elm Church of Christ. "Our outreach minister at the time, Doug Crum, began the project and got other local churches involved with it and we are just trying to keep it going each year."

Two take 8,500 bicycle ride to raise awareness for youth obesity

July 16, 2013

Jerry Smith and Mike Sode of Lansing, Mich., are on an 8,500 mile bicycle ride to raise awareness for at-risk youth and youth obesity. They are creating hope and inspiring the world by traveling through the 25 fattest cities, according to the Men's Fitness Magazine 2012 list, ending at The Biggest Loser Ranch in Los Angeles, Calif.

Both main lanes of westbound I-20, US 80 to close tomorrow

July 16, 2013

NOLAN COUNTY – Both main lanes of westbound I-20 at the US 84 overpass in Nolan County are scheduled for closure July 17-18 for ongoing bridge replacement work.
Westbound I-20 will be closed during the afternoon of July 17 to allow crews to pour the deck of the new bridge. All interstate lanes are expected to be open by the afternoon of July 18. The entire project is expected to be completed by early fall.

Local forecast for Tuesday

July 16, 2013

The showers and thunderstorms continue today, as the precipitation chances climb up to 90%. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. The high will be near 77, with south-southeast wind around 5 mph. In the afternoon, the winds will come from the east-northeast.
Expect a 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight, with cloudy skies and a low around 66. Winds will come from the north-northeast around 5 mph, shifting to the east after midnight.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

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