Archive - 2013

July 15th

Chamber donates to Big Country Cutting Horse Association

July 15, 2013

Gil Cherry (right), President of the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce, presents a donation to the Big Country Cutting Horse Association.
This event is held at the Nolan County Coliseum and brings into Sweetwater between 400-500 people who sleep, eat and shop in Sweetwater.

Monday's local weather

July 15, 2013

Today we have a 70% chance of showers and thunderstorms, with some of the storms possibly producing heavy rainfall. Expect cloudy skies with a high near 72 and a north-northeast wind around 10 mph. Gusts could be as high as 20 mph.
The rain chances bump up to 80% tonight, with some storms producing heavy rainfall. The low will be around 65 with an east-northeast wind at 5 to 10 mph.
How long will the rain chances last? Find out at weather.gov.

The Old Coach Friday Night Football Texas preseason rankings

July 15, 2013

Enrollment numbers for teams are in parentheses. The top four teams from each Class 3A district qualify for the playoffs; the two largest enrollments go to the Division I bracket and the two smaller schools go to Division II. In Class 1A, the top three teams in each district in both divisions — built off enrollment figures determined before the season — make the playoffs.
DISTRICT 4-3A
1. Abilene Wylie (927)
2. Monahans (556)
3. Sweetwater (548)
4. Snyder (710)
5. Mid. Greenwood (494)
6. Big Spring (982)
DISTRICT 7-1A, DIV. II
1. Albany (142.5)
2. Hamlin (142)

Kids fishing tourney July 20

July 15, 2013

The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club and Sweetwater Lake & Marina will be holding a Kids Fishing Tournament on Saturday, July 20 for children ages 3-16.
The fishing tournament will be held from 8-10:30 a.m. at the Lake Sweetwater boat ramp, with lunch and prizes to follow.
Participants can pre-register for the event at the Sweetwater Lake & Marina or register on the morning of the tournament.
For more information and entry fee prices, interested persons should call (325) 235-1223.

July 13th

Lighthouse Assembly of God Church to host VBS

July 13, 2013

Lighthouse Assembly of God Church, located at 412 Newman, will be having a Vacation Bible School from Monday, July 15 through Friday, July 19 from 6-8 p.m. for children aged 4-11. Everyone is invited. For more information, contact James Smith at 325-733-4071.

Teen Book Club to meet Monday

July 13, 2013

The second annual Teen Book Club will meet at the County-City Library Monday at 1:30 p.m. The book selected is "Speak" by Laurie Halse Anderson. Those attending will enjoy snacks and play fun games. The Teen Book Club will end July 22 with a pizza/movie party. The Teen Book Club will watch the movie "Speak". Call 235-4978 for more information.

First United Methodist Church to host music camp

July 13, 2013

First United Methodist Church will host a music camp July 15-26 from 9 a.m. to noon each Monday, Wednesday and Friday for children ages three years old to seventh grade. Registration will be July 1-3 at the church office (Fourth Street entrance). For more information, contact Lori Ortega at 236-6617.

Hoyt House hosts patriotic celebration for residents, families and staff

July 13, 2013

The staff at Hoyt House hosted a cook-out and potluck for their residents and their families to celebrate the Fourth of July and to show their patriotic appreciation for the freedom in the United States of America. Burgers and hot dogs were cooked by staff members Blanche Gentry and Heather Atkins. The house was patriotically decorated with an assortment of red, white and blue flags and other décor throughout the common areas. The staff served a variety of tasty dishes and desserts prepared by residents' family members.

Guilty plea entered in District Court

July 13, 2013

One person entered a plea during 32nd Judicial District Court this past week.
Erica Ordaz pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second degree felony.
Court documents state that Ordaz threatened the victim with imminent bodily injury by cutting the victim with a knife on May 24, 2012.
For her plea, Ordaz received six years of community supervision. She will also have to pay a $1,000 fine, $343 in court costs, $500 in attorney's fees and $640 in restitution to the victim. She will also have to serve 240 hours of community service.

Kids fishing tournament planned for Saturday

July 13, 2013

The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club and Sweetwater Lake & Marina are coming together to host a Kids Fishing Tournament on Saturday, July 20 at the Lake Sweetwater Boat Ramp.
The event will run from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., with lunch and prizes to follow.
There will be a $5 entry fee per participant, which will cover the costs for lunch, gifts and prizes. Prizes will be awarded for the Biggest Fish, Smallest Fish and Outstanding Angler to the following age groups: 3 to 5 year olds, 6 to 8 year olds, 9 to 12 year olds and 13 to 16 year olds.

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