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June 27th, 2014

Sweetwater's weekend weather

June 27, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 92. Winds will be breezy and from the south-southeast at 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 73 and breezy winds from the south-southeast at 20 to 25 mph. Gusts could get as high as 30 mph, and before 1 a.m. we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
For the weekend, we'll see highs in the mid 90s and lows in the mid 70s. Winds will remain breezy throughout, with gusts as high as 40 mph.
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June 26th

Police: Sweetwater standoff suspect shot, killed, after firing at officers

June 26, 2014

Update: Sweetwater Police Chief Brian Frieda confirms that 50-year-old Michael Berry was shot and killed by officers after Berry fired shots at them.
Frieda says it was members of the Abilene Police Department's SWAT team that were forced to shoot Berry after the suspect in an early-morning theft opened fire on the officers. Abilene PD was called to help with the situation early Thursday afternoon after Berry brandished a gun in a threatening manner towards Sweetwater officers, according to Frieda.

Sweetwater music series kicks off July 11 with Hope Shiver

June 26, 2014

The Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium, with partial funding from the Texas Commission on the Arts, announced the “Applause” Music Series, which kicks off with a summer preview of the series on July 11, with “Voices of Hope,” staring International performer, Hope Shiver.
Designed to bring a new level of musical arts to Nolan County, the “Applause” Music Series will feature incredible performances with memorable themes.
With “Voices of Hope,” Shiver will take the audience down a journey with portrayals of famous heroines Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth and Sissieretta Jones.

TSTC awards scholarships to area high school students

June 26, 2014

Texas State Technical College has awarded scholarships to 39 high school students from ATEMS, Blanket, Breckenridge, Colorado City, Cisco, Early, Gorman, Graford, Hamlin, Jim Ned, Loraine, Roscoe and Sweetwater. The scholarship recipients have all completed a Marketable Skills Award (MSA) through dual credit with TSTC in Digital Media, Health Information, Computer Programming, Software and Business Accounting, Computer-Aided Drafting or Welding. The college hopes the scholarship will enable the students to continue their education to an associate degree.

SW teams to start bracket play today

June 26, 2014

After going 0-2 in pool play, two Sweetwater Little League all-star teams — the 9-10 year-olds and 11-12 year-olds — will try for a fresh start in bracket play tonight at their respective District 5 tournaments.
The Junior League (13-14) all-stars, 2-0 in their pool games, start bracket play on Friday and will try to keep a good thing going.
The 9-10 and 11-12 year-olds play Jim Ned tonight — the latter at 6 p.m. at Abilene Northern; the former at 7 p.m. at Jim Ned.
The Junior Leaguers play Breckenridge at 8 p.m. Fri-day to start bracket play at Abilene North.

Junior League all-stars

June 26, 2014

After going 2-0 in their pool games, the Sweetwater Junior League all-stars will begin double-elimin-ation bracket play Friday in their District 5 tournament. Sweetwater plays Breckenridge at 8 p.m. at Abilene North.
Kneeling from left, Andrew Melen-dez, Mason Maxwell, Tai-den Smith, Noah Marti-nez, Nick Figueroa; stan-ding, Ky Hoover, coach Randy Melendez, Jordan McGee, Tanner Beasley, manager Kenny Maxwell, Christopher Thompson and Isak Alvarez.
Not pictured are players Kiante McCoy and Taylor Tur-ney and coach Neal Hoo-ver.

Thursday's local weather

June 26, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 91. Winds will be from the southeast around 15 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 71 and breezy winds from the southeast at 15 to 20 mph.
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June 25th

U.S. Paralympian visits USG plant

June 25, 2014

U.S. Paralympian Alana Nichols visited the local USG (United States Gypsum) plant on Monday to celebrate the Sweetwater plant's video submission in a recent company-wide contest.
Nichols competes in Alpine Skiing and Wheelchair basketball, and is the first American woman to win gold medals in both the Summer and Winter Olympic games.

Rehearsals begin for Black Comedy

June 25, 2014

The cast has been selected and rehearsals have begun.
“Black Comedy” by Peter Shaffer will be performed as a fundraiser to help restore the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium.

Andrea Melendrez

June 25, 2014

Andrea Melendrez, age 80, of Sweetwater, passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Nolan Nursing and Rehab.
As per her wishes, her body will be cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

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