July 14th, 2014
A Mustang Football Camp will be held July 23-25 at Mustang Bowl from 8-11 a.m. daily for students entering grades 3-9.
The cost of the camp is $30, and all campers will receive individual instruction from members of the Mustang coaching staff. The camp will place emphasis on skills and drills and will also have both punt, pass and kick instruction and competitions. There will also be refreshments, T-shirts and certificates.
Checks should be made payable to Sweetwater High School.
The 3rd annual Teen Book Club will meet at the County-City Library Monday, July 14, at 1:30 p.m. There will be games and food and those attending will discuss the book. The book chosen this year is, "If I Stay," by Gayle Forman. Call 235-4978 for more information or go to www.sweetwaterlibrary.org.
Anna Vernelle (Stevenson) Bishop, age 82, of Cross Plains went to be with her Lord on Friday, July 11, 2014 at the Rising Star Nursing Center.Â A celebration of her life will be at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, July 14, 2014, at the First Baptist Church in Cross Plains with Burlie Taylor officiating assisted by Jimmie Mize; burial will follow in the Cross Plains Cemetery.Â Visitation will be on Monday at the church from 1 p.m. until service time of 2:30 p.m.
KTAB On The Road will stop in Sweetwater on their tour of five towns in five days. Sweetwater residents will get the chance to meet Bob Bartlett, Brittany Pelletz, Sam Nichols and David Robinett on Tuesday, July 15, at Newman Park. The event will be from 4-10:30 p.m.
KTAB4U will broadcast at 4 p.m. and KTAB News will broadcast at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. live. There will be a poster making tent (decorate a poster and hold it up during the newscasts).
There will be also free food, family fun, games and prizes. Musical guest will be Mark Powell and Lariat.
The Flower Box and Gifts held a ribbon cutting Friday morning to celebrate the opening of their new location on 211 Oak. Owned and operated by Jennifer Sager and her husband Michael, The Flower Box offers flower arrangements for all occasions, baby gifts, balloons, plants, candles, purses, jewelry, home dĂ©cor and much more.
The shop opened on April 10, 2007. "I love greeting people and helping them find the things they need," said Jennifer. "Whether it's during the good times or the more difficult times, my customers are like family."
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. is expected. It will be mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 98. South southwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Tonight there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. East southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.
Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham has resigned.
"I am going to run for the District 28 Texas Senate seat just vacated by Senator Robert Duncan, who resigned last week to become the Chancellor of Texas Tech University," he said.
Under Texas law, a local elected official has to resign in order to even campaign for a state legislative office.Â Governor Rick Perry will call a special election soon that will take place in November.
Today in Sweetwater is expected to be sunny, with a high near 94. South wind around 15 mph.
Saturday evening will be mostly clear, with a low around 71. South southeast wind 5 to 15 mph.
Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 95. South wind 5 to 15 mph.
Sunday night will be mostly clear, with a low around 72. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
SWEETWATER â€” The Texas Well Owner Network is hosting a water well screening from 8:30-10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 30, at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office (Courthouse) for Nolan County at 100 E. 3rd Street, Suite 305 in Sweetwater to give area residents the opportunity to have their well water tested.
A meeting explaining screening results will be held at 7 p.m. on July 31, also at the AgriLife Extension office.
The screening is presented by AgriLife Extension and Texas Water Resources Institute in partnership with Nolan County AgriLife Extension.
The 33rd annual Country Showdown local competition concluded on June 28 naming AAutumn Amber was the winner. America's largest country music talent search and radio promotion was held at The Lumberyard in Roscoe. The win marks completion of the first step in the prestigious national contest.
AAutumn Amber's combination of musical talent, stage presence, charisma, musicianship and originality caught the attention of the judges, including Tommy McCoy, Scott Fortin and Suzanne Swinney.