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January 28th

Campbell crowned 2013 Yucca Queen

January 28, 2013

Sweetwater High School senior Kathleen Campbell was crowned the 2013 Yucca Queen at the Yucca Coronation ceremony on Saturday evening. She is the daughter of Don and RuthAnn Campbell.
She is shown with her escort, Tadeo Canon-Masjoan.

Home school students tour newspaper office

January 28, 2013

Area home school students and their parents toured the Sweetwater Reporter office on Friday, learning the ins and outs of printing a daily newspaper.
Participating in the tour were Sonya Hudson and her children, Leah, Bethany, Derrick, Tyler and Sean; Tiffany Rule and her children, Jayden and Evan; Natalie Barela; Renee Duffield and her children, Calvin, Donovan, Josephine and Henry; and Andrea Ryan and her children, Esther, Caleb and Sam.
The group listened intently and asked questions about the newspaper business during the tour. The tour was given by Belinda Serrano, staff writer.

Monday's local forecast

January 28, 2013

Expect spring-like temperatures today, with partly sunny skies and a high near 76. It will be breezy with winds from the south-southwest at 15 to 25 mph. Gusts could be as high as 30 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 50, with a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Winds will be form the south around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Get a weekly preview of the local forecast now at weather.gov.

January 26th

Crash kills two

January 26, 2013

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) was called to the scene of a two vehicle head-on collision Friday evening in Taylor County. The crash happened at 8:21 p.m. on Texas 36 and the intersection with County Road 107 (known locally as Potosi Road). Two people are dead and five are injured in the crash.
DECEASED:
1. Jeffery Dane Davis, 27 years of age from Abilene, was pronounced dead at the scene by Judge Deatherage. The body was taken to Abilene Professional Services. Mr. Davis was the driver of the Dodge Pickup.

Mayor declares School Board Recognition Month

January 26, 2013

The Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Board of Trustees were honored with a proclamation at their board meeting on Thursday night by Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham.
All across Texas, school districts are honoring their board members this month to commemorate School Board Recognition Month. Thursday's meeting brought the proclamation to the local front.

Book signing slated for Monday

January 26, 2013

The "Digging a Well" book signing will be held at Holiday Inn in Sweetwater on Monday from 1-5 p.m. The book's author, Sherry Long, was the secretary at the Mitchell-Scurry Baptist Associational Office under Bro. Darold Baldwin in 2001-2002.
Long is a women's ministry leader, pastor's wife, pianist, vocalist, songwriter and recently published author of "Digging a Well." The book shows how to find your aquifer in a dry and barren land.

Local drummer performs at 2013 Black Tie & Boots Inaugural Ball

January 26, 2013

Texas Country Band, the Josh Abbott Band was part of the entertainment lineup at the 2013 Black Tie & Boots Inaugural Ball on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD. 

Nolan County Livestock Show results

January 26, 2013

The following are the results of the Nolan County Livestock Show.
Steer
Light Weight
1. Julia Rees
2. Kagen Jeffrey
3. Zoee Jeffrey
4. Dylan Miles
5. Stina Tomlin
Heavy Weight
1. Caroline Brennan
2. Brandon Stevens
3. Julia Rees
4. Dylan Miles
5. Bailey Nervig
Junior Showmanship
Julia Rees
Senior Showmanship
Kagen Jeffrey
Grand Champion
Julia Rees
Reserve Champion
Kagen Jeffrey
Poultry
1. Andrew Smith
2. Austin Wedin
3. Andrew Smith
4. Austin Wedin
5. Stephanie Ashford
6. Stephanie Ashford
7. Jose Rangel
8. Marc Butler
9. Alfonso Islas
10. Shirley Sanchez

Blotters for Jan. 24, 2013

January 26, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 52 calls for service, issued three citations and made three arrests on Jan. 24, 2013.

The SPD received 32, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1700 block of Hailey.
• 400 block of E. Alabama.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 1700 block of Bell.
• Criminal trespass — 100 block of S. Hopkins.
• Assault — 100 block of S. Hopkins.
• Theft — 300 block of Lamar.
• Theft — 1200 block of E. Broadway.

Arrested by SPD:
• Dalton Dauel, 22 — Theft.
• Anthony Diaz, 26 — Family violence assault, impeding breath/injury to a child.

January 25th

RELIGION: Faith Lutheran to host retreat

January 25, 2013

BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
Daniel wrote in Daniel 9:3 –“I set my face toward the Lord, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes.” 

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