Archive - 2014

September 10th

Local weather for Wednesday

September 10, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 97. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 69 and north-northeast winds at 5 to 15 mph. We'll also have a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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September 9th

VIDEO: Apple Announces iPhone 6

September 9, 2014

In the highly anticipated announcement, Apple unveils a bigger, better, thinner, and expensive iPhone. Jen Markham has all the details.

Brookshire’s to donate $170K to local schools through ExtraPoint Program

September 9, 2014

Brookshire’s will donate more than $170,000 to local high schools throughout Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas during the upcoming football season as part of its ExtraPoint Program.

Water to shut off Wednesday evening

September 9, 2014

On Wednesday, Sept. 10, the City of Sweetwater staff and WhiteWater Construction Contractors will shut the water off for 12 inch water line repairs and tie-ins. The water will be shut off at approximately 10 p.m. and should be back on by 6 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11.
The areas affected will be between E. Broadway and N. Highway 70 and Hailey and Hoyt. There will be low pressure in this area. After repairs all lines will be flushed and brought back into service.

See the full story in Tuesday's print edition.

Polls open today for Election Day

September 9, 2014

Texas Governor Rick Perry has called a special election for Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, to fill the unexpired term of Texas State Senate District 28 seat, vacated by Sen. Robert Duncan, with polls open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
The County Clerk's Office wants to remind voters that the September election is special-called. The regular general election will still be held on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

See the full story in Tuesday's print edition.

Ysidro A. Navarrette

September 9, 2014

Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Ysidro A. Navarrette, 79, of Sweetwater, will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at Holy Spirit Parish (Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church), with Father Charles Okonkwo officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A Rosary will be recited by Domingo Castillo at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Navarrette died Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, at his home.

Blackwell still looking for 1st win; Highland is looking for new opponent

September 9, 2014

Friday’s home opener for Highland’s football team against Loraine has been cancelled, Highland coach Kyle Jeffrey said Monday.

Read the full story in Tuesday's print edition.

Tuesday's local forecast

September 9, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 95. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 10 to 20 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 74 and southern winds around 15 mph.
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September 8th

Update: High speed pursuit leaves one dead

September 8, 2014

One man was pronounced dead Monday after leading authorities on a high speed chase through Sweetwater which ended in a fatal, one-vehicle wreck.
According to Police Chief Brian Frieda, a gray Camaro reported stolen out of Mitchell County was spotted by an investigator with the Nolan County Sheriff’s Office at 1:57 p.m.
The officer conducted a traffic stop on West Broadway, but the driver, who has been identified as 32-year-old Merced Flores of Sweetwater, refused to step out of the vehicle after being ordered to multiple times, Frieda said.

Wilcox receives county agent service award

September 8, 2014

Zachary Wilcox received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents during the 2014 Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference held in Mobile, Ala. Wilcox was one of several honorees who represent the top two percent of the membership selected by their peers and the Director of Extension.

See the full story in Monday's print edition.

The Sweetwater High School tennis team members are, standing from left, Colt Bewley, Brandon...
Two of the four Sweetwater Middle School football teams came away with wins in season-opening games...
All three of Sweetwater High School’s volleyball teams played dual matches Saturday at Lubbock...


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