Archive - 2014
The driver of the vehicle shown above was transported to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital via ambulance on Thursday afternoon, according to emergency authorities.
The driver was in stable condition when transported, after the wreck occurred around 4:45 p.m. on the 1900 block of W. Broadway. The driver of the other truck involved in the wreck was not transported.
Everything is sweet in Sweetwater â€” especially the food. The Senior Nutrition Activities Program (SNAP) staff is ready to open the gates at the 28th Annual Taste of Sweetwater (ToS) on Monday, April 14, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex.
About 25 local restaurants are participating in the yearly culinary extravaganza. Each business will have its own table set up where patrons may indulge in selected delectables until there is none left to serve.
Bluebonnets are in full bloom in Sweetwater. Local photographer Ryan Smith caught this photo of a ladybug flying to one.
The Sweetwater baseball team ended its losing streak with a 5-1 win here Tuesday over Greenwood, while the Sweetwater softball team had its best offensive effort in district play despite falling to 0-7 in a 15-11 loss to Greenwood.
Today will be sunny with a high near 86. Winds will be from the northwest at 5 to 10 mph becoming east-northeast in the afternoon.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 60 and east-southeast winds at 5 to 15 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the south.
This weekend, we'll see highs in the upper 80s, with breezy conditions throughout the entire weekend as high as 30 mph. Saturday's low will be around 66, with Sunday night dropping down to 45.
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Many area families attended the ninth annual Family FunFair, hosted by the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center and High Sky Children's Ranch on Wednesday. Many organizations provided games and prizes and food was provided by the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club.
Shown are children joining in on the "hokey pokey" song during the time of remembrance.
The Community Captains of Sweetwater will be holding a block party this weekend, April 11 and 12, at Jones Park starting at 6 p.m. Friday evening. The first annual Community Captains Softball Tournament will kick off Saturday morning at 7 a.m. Ten co-ed teams from Abilene, San Angelo, Roby and the surrounding area will compete in a double elimination tournament. Concessions will be served throughout the day, including brisket sandwiches, sausage on a stick, Frito pie, nachos, chili dogs, snow cones and much more.
An Easter Cantata "He's Alive" will be performed at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, and Sunday, April 13, at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the Nolan County Ministerial Alliance and is a collaboration of choirs from First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church and First United Methodist Church, under the musical direction of David Woods, First Baptist Church music director. Free tickets are available atÂ First Baptist Church, First United Methodist Church and First
THURSDAY, APRIL 10
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams complete district meet at Big Spring (top four in each event advance to area meet in Pecos on April 18).
Highland varsity teams host district meet (top four in each event advance to area meet to also be held in Highland on April 18).
Roscoe varsity teams at Highland for district meet (same as above).
Blackwell varsity teams at Robert Lee for district meet (top four in each event advance to area meet to be held in Highland on April 18).
FRIDAY, APRIL 11
Sweetwater varsity will play at Big Spring, 7 p.m.
Advancing to area competition will be the goal for Sweetwater athletes today as the District 4-3A track meet, which began Monday, ends its two-day run in Big Spring. A top-four finish is needed to qualify for the area meet in Pecos, which will be held April 18.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Cierra Knox qualified for area Monday with a fourth-place finish in the girls shot put (30-9), and Sweetwaterâ€™s Deâ€™andre Gatson was fifth in the boys triple jump (40-0 3/4).