Archive - 2014
Today, we'll see mostly sunny skies with a high near 91. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 5 to 10 mph, and we'll have a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Those rain chances will drop to 20% tonight; otherwise expect mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 71. Winds will be from the southeast around 10 mph.
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Shown are Robert Peterson, member of Sweetwater Rifle and Pistol Club and the 2014 scholarship recipient from Roscoe Collegiate High School, Zackary Longoria.
Sweetwaterâ€™s 9-10 year-old Little League all-stars are in a District 5 tournament that runs through early July. Bottom row from left, Zachary Flores, Brendin Atkins, Elvis Gonzales; second row, Blade Wood, Brennan Faucett, Jayton Cunnings, Antonio Neri; third row, Tayton Thompson, Korben Cunningham, Leo Holsey; and top row, coach Bandera Wood, coach Elvis Gonzales and manager Ron Atkins. Not pictured are players Harrison Foster and Logan Cornutt.
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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A six-year playoff drought will end this season for the Sweetwater football team.
So says Dave Campbellâ€™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 â€” the only Nolan County school to reach the postseason each of the last two years â€” 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.
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. Iâ€™m face to face with an American rodeo legend â€” 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.
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.
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 AcuÃ±a, Chris Kiser, Grant Madden, Paul King, Nick Shaw, Preston Peacock, Pat Oâ€™Neal, James Smith, Brad Payne, Chad Worth and Todd Donham.
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.