June 19th, 2015
As Texas slowly heats up, many people will be spending more time outdoors in the sun. However, we often forget to protect ourselves from the sunâ€™s heat and ultraviolet rays, leading to heat exhaustion and skin damage.
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The Sweetwater VFW Post #2479 made a $200 donation to Sweetwater's 7-on-7 football team, which will go towards expenses for their trip to the state championship game in College Station. Pictured (from left) is Lionel Mendez, VFW Post #2479 Commander, making the donation to team members Branson Guelker and Max Gomez.
Four local all-star teams from Sweetwater will go to Snyder, Clyde or Jim Ned to begin play in their District 5 Little League baseball tournaments starting Saturday.
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Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 92. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 70 and southern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
This weekend, we'll have highs in the upper 80s with lows in the lower 70s. Winds will be breezy and from the south throughout the weekend, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
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Be sure to pick up this weekendâ€™s edition of the Sweetwater Reporter to see the Family Fun Guide special section, highlighting activities available in the area this summer. Shown is the playground area of one of Sweetwaterâ€™s parks, Jones Park.
SWEETWATER, Texas â€“ Suddenlink has launched a new high-speed Internet service with a download speed up to 150 Megabits per second (Mbps) and an upload speed up to 7.5 Mbps in Sweetwater. This is now the fastest residential Internet service offered in the area.
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WASHINGTON â€“ The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that the nomination period for local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees began recently, on Monday, June 15, 2015.
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The 2015 Lamb and Goat Sale benefiting the West Texas Rehabilitation Center will be held at the Wylie FFA Show Barn on Tuesday, June 23. The show barn is located behind the football field on Antilley Road in Abilene, Texas.
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These Nolan County athletes teamed up to win first place in the varsity boys division at Roscoeâ€™s Summer Shootout basketball tournament. Back row from left are J.L. Solis, Deshaun Williams, Luke Ramos and Hardy Escobar of Sweetwater High School. On the front row are Emrick Wilson, Brayden Scott, Jacob Richburg, Dylan Phillips and Eli Sauer, who are all from Highland High School.
ABILENE â€” Michael Hunt of Sweetwater tied for second place in the boys 16-18 year-old division after shooting 71-78-149 at a West Texas Junior Open golf tournament earlier this week that was held at both Abilene Country Club and the clubâ€™s Fairway Course.
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