Archive - 2014

July 3rd

One dead, three injured in Comanche fireworks explosion

July 3, 2014

A fireworks-related explosion in Comanche has taken the life of one person, and injured three others.
According to Comanche radio station KYOX-FM, the explosion occurred around 9 a.m. at Comanche High School.
A trailer containing fireworks for the town’s holiday festivities exploded, reportedly killing one person and causing burn injuries to several others.
City and county officials are on the scene now.

Grand Jury indicts 18

July 3, 2014

A Nolan County Grand Jury recently indicted 18 people. Ten of those indictments were sealed. The following cases were true-billed:
Horace Christopher Bartlett was indicted for possession of a controlled substance, a third degree felony, for an offense that occurred in May 2014. Bartlett was in possession of more than one gram, but less than four grams of cocaine. His bond was set at $50,000.

Best Western hosts Chamber Coffee

July 3, 2014

Best Western hosted this month’s Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce coffee event. Shown attending the event are Jeremy Dodd, Stacy Dove, Bobbie Ellis and Gaynell Cherry.
Find more photos inside Thursday's edition.

One transported to hospital in train, 18-wheeler collision

July 3, 2014

One person was sent to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital after a train and an 18-wheeler collided along CR 109 just east of Sweetwater on Wednesday.
According to the Sweetwater Fire Department, the area of track where the accident occurred is a curve and has limited visibility. The 18-wheeler was reported to have just left the City of Sweetwater water treatment plant.
The driver of the truck was considered stable when taken to the hospital.

Lions Club Fourth of July parade is Friday

July 3, 2014

Celebrate Indepen-dence Day in Sweetwater at the Annual Lions Club 4th of July Parade on Friday, July 4, beginning at 10 a.m.
Those who wish to participate in the parade are asked to begin lining up along the 200 block of Ash Street at 9:30 a.m. The parade will then begin at 10 a.m. Parade viewers can watch as the parade makes its way south on Ash Street to Broadway, then east on Broadway to turn onto Elm Street, where it will head towards Newman Park. The parade will then come to its end in the Nolan County Coliseum parking lot.

Junior Leaguers are eliminated as Wylie rallies for 4-2 victory

July 3, 2014

The Junior League all-stars from Sweetwater must have felt like it was deja vu all over again at the end of their District 5 losers bracket game against Wylie on Wednesday.
For the second straight game, and second time in three days, Sweetwater was three outs away from a win that would have put them in the District 5 title game.
But those dreams were dashed for a second straight time Wednesday as Wylie, trailing 2-1 entering the top of the seventh, pushed over three runs in its final at bat and held off Sweetwater in the bottom of the frame to leave with a 4-2 victory.

A look at Thursday's events

July 3, 2014

Story Hour will be held today, July 3rd at the County-City Library for parents and their children.
Library Staff will lead the parents and children in stories and songs. Call 235-4978 for more information or go to www.sweetwaterlibrary.org.
And this evening, at 6:30 p.m., the Republican Women of West Texas will meet at the TJB Outdoor Bldg. on Lamar Street.
Construction on Lamar is still going on, so the door on the north side of building will be open. Local delegates to the Republican State Convention will share information of the various meetings and events.

Sweetwater's forecast for Thursday

July 3, 2014

Today, we'll see a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy skies and with a high near 92, with winds from the east-southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
For tonight, we should see mostly cloudy conditions with a low around 70. Winds will be from the east at 5 to 15 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

July 2nd

Nolan County Amateur Radio Association hosts Field Day

July 2, 2014

The Nolan County Amateur Radio Association had Field Day at Newman Park on Saturday June 28.

Highland Heights welcomes new pastor

July 2, 2014

Jake Wade has taken on the role of pastor at Highland Heights United Methodist Church. His first service at the church was last Sunday, June 29.
Raised as a preacher's kid, Wade's father was a Baptist preacher until the family began attending the Methodist church when he was twelve years old. As a result of his father's ministry, the family would move to different towns on a regular basis.

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