July 17th, 2014
Story Hour at the County-City Library for parents and their children will be held today, July 17, at 10:45 a.m.
Library staff will lead the parents and children in stories and songs. Call 235-4978 for more information or go to www.sweetwaterlibrary.org.
And tonight, a charity play event will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. The show, titled Black Comedy, will be performed by students, graduates and community members from the Sweetwater and Highland areas.
Today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 88, with breezy winds from the south at 15 to 20 mph. We'll also have a 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Those rain chances will decrease to 40 percent tonight, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 68. Winds will be from the north-northeast at 5 to 15 mph.
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KTAB On The Road stopped in Sweetwater on Tuesday and had a day full of events and fun at Newman Park.
Shown above are Brittany Pelletz and Bob Bartlett (left) preparing the 5 p.m. live news broadcast.
Find more photos on Page 1 of Wednesday's edition.
Roscoe native Katy Fullwood has organized a charity theatre event for the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. All proceeds from the performance of "Black Comedy" by Peter Shaffer will go towards the restoration of the Municipal Auditorium.
The play will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 17 and Friday, July 18. For questions or more information, contact Katy at 325-436-1510.
Pictured are the actors at their final dress rehearsal.
Vanlora Ruth Scott; an artist, musician, dancer, singer but above all a worship of Jesus, passed away at the age of 85 on June 10, 2014 in her home that she and her late husband Elva "Scottie" Scott, had built together. She is survived by her two daughters, Janice Bryan and Rebeca Runyan; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Emmanuel Fellowship Church on 1418 Hailey Street on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 10 a.m.
Today, July 16, the Summer Reading Party will be held at the County-City Library at 10 a.m.
The â€śScience Rocksâ€ť summer reading program is coming to an end, so come join the fun activities, prizes and ice cream sundaes. For more information, call the Library at 235-4978.
Tonight, the 4th and Elm Church of Christ will host a â€śMovie on the Lawnâ€ť on Wednesday, July 16, starting around 8:30 p.m.
Today will be partly sunny, with a high near 92 and southern winds at 10 to 15 mph. And after 1 p.m., we'll have a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 73 and south-southeastern winds at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could get as high as 25 mph. After 2 a.m., we'll have a 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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Jim McKenzie was appointed on Tuesday morning to serve as Mayor of Sweetwater to fill the unexpired term following the resignation of Mayor Greg Wortham.
The meeting, held at City Hall, allowed the City Commissioners the opportunity to accept Wortham's resignation, which was effective on July 8, 2014 at 5 p.m. Sweetwater City Manager Eddie Brown explained that Wortham submitted his resignation so that he could concentrate on his run for the Texas Senate seat vacated by Robert Duncan.
The Student Government Association (SGA) at Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater recently developed a plan to adopt-a-spot. The SGA volunteered to beautify the flowerbeds near the Student Center. They cleaned out the beds and then planted flowers for the season. The even found a critter in the flowerbed. They werenâ€™t sure exactly what the creature was at first, so they snapped a picture and turned to Facebook. It didnâ€™t take long before their suspicions were confirmed, it was a salamander.
Danny was born in Sweetwater on Aug. 6, 1961. He worked as a roughneck from 1980-1984, then continued on as a teamster at a South Texas Nuclear Project from 1984-1991. While providing for his growing family, Danny continued as a Process Operator at the Dow Chemical Company from 1991-2014. He respected his friends and co-workers. Their friendship was valued. Danny was a devoted family man and loving father to his children. Danny loved the simple farm life and all it has to offer. A lot of work but, big rewards. Danny enjoyed live country music and dancing. That is where he met his wife, Karen.