Archive - 2014

June 23rd

Monday's forecast for Sweetwater

June 23, 2014

Today, we'll have a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with partly sunny skies and a high near 89. Winds will be breezy and from the east-northeast at 10 to 20 mph, becoming southern in the afternoon.
Expect a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 69. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
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SW, Blackwell are given playoff nods

June 23, 2014

A six-year playoff drought will end this season for the Sweetwater football team.
So says Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine, which is now available on newsstands and is predic-ting that the Mustangs will finish second in their new district (2-4A, Division II) to Monahans in 2014. The last time Sweetwater made the playoffs was 2008.
Blackwell — the only Nolan County school to reach the postseason each of the last two years — will make it again in 2014, ac-cording to the magazine. The Hornets are picked to finish second in their new district (7-1A, Division II) to Loraine.

June 21st

American rodeo legend Edd Workman recalls rodeo career

June 21, 2014

As I walk into the back horse stalls, I smell the freshly plowed dirt and hear horses softly eating hay in the background. I see a man sitting there at the end of the row. I’m face to face with an American rodeo legend — Mr. Edd Workman. He shakes my hand. Callused hands and a firm grip. The hands of a man that has worked magic in rodeos across the nation. He sums me up in a glance, smiles gently, asks me to sit down, and begins to talk.

June 20th

Local Kiwanis Club to construct skate park

June 20, 2014

The local Kiwanis Club is moving forward with plans to raise money to construct a skate park in Sweetwater.
At Wednesday's weekly meeting, Kiwanis member Speedy San Miguel made a presentation to the club, recapping the initial steps of the project. The idea for the skate park began around a month ago, as the club was looking for a way to solidify their presence while hoping to grow the chapter.

Chris Kiser retires after 23 years

June 20, 2014

A retirement party was held in honor of Chris Kiser who was Assistant Fire Chief at the Sweetwater Fire Department for 23 years. Family, friends, coworkers and former firefighters were in attendance to celebrate.
Pictured above, from left to right are Clinton McKeehan, Eric Reed, Billy Villanueva, Preston Peacock, Richard Acuña, Chris Kiser, Grant Madden, Paul King, Nick Shaw, Preston Peacock, Pat O’Neal, James Smith, Brad Payne, Chad Worth and Todd Donham.

Highland Heights collecting supplies for school ministry

June 20, 2014

Broadway Baptist Church

TAME Trailblazer visits library

June 20, 2014

On Tuesday, June 17, the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) Trailblazer visited the County-City Library.
The Trailblazer is a 40 foot exhibit trailer that houses a variety of engineering and science exhibits targeted at students in grades 3-7. It engages students, teachers and parents through hands-on activities and exhibits that highlight fundamental concepts in Magnetism, Aerodynamics, Weather, Space, Alternative Energy and Medicine.

Lindsey Family donates to NIE

June 20, 2014

The Kid Scoop page, a weekly feature of the Sweetwater Reporter, is a child-friendly tool that teaches kids about English, science, history and other subjects. The page is used as part of the NIE program (Newspapers in Education), which allows students to have access to the local newspaper in the classroom.
NIE is provided to local students through the sponsorship of several local businesses during the school year. But the top of the Kid Scoop page lists its sponsor — the family of Chad Lindsey.

Sweetwater's weekend weather

June 20, 2014

Today will be partly sunny with a high near 88. Winds will be from the southeast around 10 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 71 and south-southeast winds around 10 mph.
This weekend, the only rain chances we'll have will be during the day on Saturday. Otherwise, weekend highs will be in the upper 80s/low 90s, with lows in the lower 70s. Winds will gradually increase throughout the weekend.
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June 19th

Second Swing for the Cure golf tournament to benefit breast cancer, ovarian cancer research

June 19, 2014

Cheek swabs to be taken to find a match for local woman battling leukemia

On Saturday, June 21, Sweetwater Country Club will host the 2nd Annual "Swing for the Cure" golf tournament that will benefit breast cancer and ovarian cancer research. The tournament will have a 9 a.m. shotgun start with a four person scramble format. The entry fee is $50 per player with first, second and third places being awarded prizes. McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater is also sponsoring a Hole-n-One contest with a $500 cash prize.

Sweetwater boys host Coleman — freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m. Sweetwater...
The Roscoe girls basket-ball team lost at Haskell, 57-34, to start District 7-2A play on Tuesday....
GRAPE CREEK — Three players hit double figures as the Sweetwater boys easily defeated Grape Creek,...

 

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