Archive - 2014

June 4th

NIE program reaches local students

June 4, 2014

A community paper like the Sweetwater Reporter becomes part of the lives of those in the cities reached. Every family collects clippings of times when their children, extended family or loved ones are featured on a story or a photograph. This is what the Sweetwater Reporter strives to provide.

Church donates to SNAP

June 4, 2014

Faith Lutheran Church, located at 1607 Josephine Street, is sharing its Lenten services donations with the Senior Nutrition Activities Program, or SNAP.
Kathryn Pendergrass, a member of Faith Lutheran, is shown presented a check for $575 to Janet Petty, SNAP secretary, on Tuesday, May 27, 2014.
"On behalf of SNAP staff and participants, we would like to thank the members of Faith Lutheran Church who made this donation possible."

Texas 4000 stops in Sweetwater

June 4, 2014

Pictured are members of the Texas 4000, an organization made up of students from the University of Texas in Austin.
Founded in 2004, Texas 4000 is a way to continue the fight against cancer by raising funds for cancer research; sharing hope, knowledge and charity through the continent; and their creation of the longest charity bicycle ride in the world from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska. The cyclists start the journey together from Austin, but split up into three routes on Day 2 of their 70-day ride.

Free fishing on June 7

June 4, 2014

Saturday, June 7 is an especially great day to go fishing in Texas because it's Free Fishing Day, according to the Texas parks and Wildlife Department.
While fishing is always free in Texas State Parks, on the first Saturday in June you can fish without a fishing license in any public water body in Texas.
Find out more about where and how to fish at

Art student recognized by SISD school board

June 4, 2014

Pictured are Sweetwater High School principal Stacy Jones with Keegan von Atzigen, state qualifier for the VASE (Visual Arts Scholastic Event) competition.
A resolution was presented to him for his achievement during the May meeting of the Sweetwater ISD Board of Trustees.

Wednesday's forecast for Sweetwater

June 4, 2014

Today will be sunny and hot with a high near 99. Winds will be breezy and from the south around 20 mph.
We'll see mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 72 and breezy winds remaining from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
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June 3rd

Dan McCoy receives Founders Award

June 3, 2014

Funeral Directors Life Insurance Company (FDLIC) selected Dan McCoy as the recipient of the 2013 Founders Award during an awards ceremony last month.
Dan McCoy is the co-owner of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater, Texas.

Bicycle rodeo slated for Saturday

June 3, 2014

A Bicycle Safety Rodeo will take place from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, June 7, in the south east parking lot at the corner of 4th and Elm. Free helmets will be given as well as a chance to win a bike. Participants are asked to bring their own bicycle as they will not be provided in order for participation. This is a great opportunity for children to be able to learn bicycle safety by riding through obstacle courses. There will also be stations to check the bikes and provide air for tires or replace tubes if necessary. Another station will be set up to fingerprint children.

Advantage to host Chamber Coffee

June 3, 2014

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Advantage Office Supply, located at 1116 E. Broadway in Sweetwater.

Cynthia “Cindy” Ann Ortega

June 3, 2014

Cynthia “Cindy” Ann Ortega passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene. She was 41 years old.
Cindy is survived by her mother, Margie Ortega; and siblings, Lori Ortega Franco, Bill Ortega and Frank Ortega. She was a beloved aunt to Ali, Jackie and Frankie.
She was preceded in death by her father, Bill Ortega.
Cindy graduated from Texas State Technical College with a degree in Culinary Arts. She enjoyed cooking, baking and caring for her “pride and joy,” her dog Harley. Cindy will be missed by numerous family members and friends.

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