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National Chuck Wagon Championship Cook-Off in Lubbock set for Sept. 12

September 1, 2015

The National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration hosts the National Chuck Wagon Championship Cook-Off in Lubbock on Sept. 12. The full Symposium is held Sept. 11-13 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center and Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts. The annual cook-off boasts one of the largest chuck wagon gatherings in the nation, with wagon crews competing trophy buckles, cash awards, and prizes of over $10,000. Each wagon is required to prepare a complete meal of chicken fried steak, pinto beans, potatoes, fruit cobbler and bread.

Tuesday's local weather

September 1, 2015

Today will be sunny with a high near 93. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 71 and south-southeast winds around 10 mph.
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August 31st

Jury seated, Lozano trial begins today

August 31, 2015

A jury panel has been chosen and opening statements will begin at 2:30 p.m. today in the 32nd Judicial District Court for the trial of Felipe DeJesus Lozano, 21, of Luling.
Lozano was indicted Aug. 21, 2012 for indecency with a child by contact, a second degree felony.
The victim was under the age of 17 on June 23, 2012, when the alleged crime is said to have occurred.

Sweetwater's weather for Monday

August 31, 2015

Today will be sunny with a high near 94. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 72 and southern winds around 10 mph.
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August 29th

Funeral services for SGT Robert Hohman today

August 29, 2015

Robert Valice “Rob” Hohman, 47, passed away on August 22, 2015 in Sweetwater.
Service will be at noon on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium with Reverend Eric Von Atzigen officiating. A private family graveside service will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery. McCoy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ICYMI-this week in review

August 29, 2015

What are this week's top stories for Sweetwater and Nolan County? Take a look:

Monday, August 24, 2015:
Beloved police sergeant mourned by community

Wednesday, August 26, 2015:
Rotary District Governor attends Sweetwater meeting

Friday, August 28, 2015:
Marrujo found guilty

Find these stories and more by subscribing to our e-edition or purchasing a printed copy of the Sweetwater Reporter!

Weekend weather for Sweetwater

August 29, 2015

Today will be partly sunny and hot with a high near 98. Winds will be from the south around 5 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 72 and southern winds remaining around 5 mph.
Tomorrow will be sunny with a high near 96. Winds will come from the southwest at 5 to 10 mph.
And for Sunday night, we should see mostly clear skies, with a low around 71 and south-southeast winds around 10 mph.
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August 28th

Children’s Bible club to begin Sept. 2 at Broadway Baptist Church

August 28, 2015

Churches featured this week in the Religion section are: Bethel Assembly of Sweetwater, Broadway Baptist Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, Faith Lutheran Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, and Trinity Baptist Church.

Read more in Friday's print edition or subscribe to our e-edition!

Marrujo found guilty

August 28, 2015

After spending almost six hours in deliberation, a three-woman, nine-man jury found Daniel Marrujo guilty of sexual assault in the 32nd Judicial District courtroom.
The sentencing phase of the trial began at 9 a.m. today.

Friday's forecast for Sweetwater

August 28, 2015

Today will be mostly sunny and hot with a high near 99. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 10 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 72 and southern winds around 10 mph.
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