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July 16th

Both main lanes of westbound I-20, US 80 to close tomorrow

July 16, 2013

NOLAN COUNTY – Both main lanes of westbound I-20 at the US 84 overpass in Nolan County are scheduled for closure July 17-18 for ongoing bridge replacement work.
Westbound I-20 will be closed during the afternoon of July 17 to allow crews to pour the deck of the new bridge. All interstate lanes are expected to be open by the afternoon of July 18. The entire project is expected to be completed by early fall.

Local forecast for Tuesday

July 16, 2013

The showers and thunderstorms continue today, as the precipitation chances climb up to 90%. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. The high will be near 77, with south-southeast wind around 5 mph. In the afternoon, the winds will come from the east-northeast.
Expect a 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight, with cloudy skies and a low around 66. Winds will come from the north-northeast around 5 mph, shifting to the east after midnight.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

July 15th

Children’s boutique opens in Sweetwater

July 15, 2013

Two local women have fulfilled a dream and opened a children's boutique in Sweetwater — The Princess and the Frog. "We have always wanted to open a children's boutique," said co-owner Misty Humphreys.
Humphreys and co-owner Shorie Henderson hosted a Grand Opening for their store, located at 1408 E. Broadway, Suite 1 (east entrance), with face painting and a bounce house for children attending the event.
The two will be running the store, along with Henderson's daughter, Skye Henderson.

City discusses ordinance on portable storage containers

July 15, 2013

Sweetwater City Commissioners met on Tuesday for their regular session and approved the minutes for the meeting held on June 11. The city commissioners then received the proposed 2013-2014 budget draft for review and discussion. The investment report for the quarter ending June 30 was approved as well.

Chamber donates to Big Country Cutting Horse Association

July 15, 2013

Gil Cherry (right), President of the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce, presents a donation to the Big Country Cutting Horse Association.
This event is held at the Nolan County Coliseum and brings into Sweetwater between 400-500 people who sleep, eat and shop in Sweetwater.

Monday's local weather

July 15, 2013

Today we have a 70% chance of showers and thunderstorms, with some of the storms possibly producing heavy rainfall. Expect cloudy skies with a high near 72 and a north-northeast wind around 10 mph. Gusts could be as high as 20 mph.
The rain chances bump up to 80% tonight, with some storms producing heavy rainfall. The low will be around 65 with an east-northeast wind at 5 to 10 mph.
How long will the rain chances last? Find out at weather.gov.

July 13th

Lighthouse Assembly of God Church to host VBS

July 13, 2013

Lighthouse Assembly of God Church, located at 412 Newman, will be having a Vacation Bible School from Monday, July 15 through Friday, July 19 from 6-8 p.m. for children aged 4-11. Everyone is invited. For more information, contact James Smith at 325-733-4071.

Teen Book Club to meet Monday

July 13, 2013

The second annual Teen Book Club will meet at the County-City Library Monday at 1:30 p.m. The book selected is "Speak" by Laurie Halse Anderson. Those attending will enjoy snacks and play fun games. The Teen Book Club will end July 22 with a pizza/movie party. The Teen Book Club will watch the movie "Speak". Call 235-4978 for more information.

First United Methodist Church to host music camp

July 13, 2013

First United Methodist Church will host a music camp July 15-26 from 9 a.m. to noon each Monday, Wednesday and Friday for children ages three years old to seventh grade. Registration will be July 1-3 at the church office (Fourth Street entrance). For more information, contact Lori Ortega at 236-6617.

Hoyt House hosts patriotic celebration for residents, families and staff

July 13, 2013

The staff at Hoyt House hosted a cook-out and potluck for their residents and their families to celebrate the Fourth of July and to show their patriotic appreciation for the freedom in the United States of America. Burgers and hot dogs were cooked by staff members Blanche Gentry and Heather Atkins. The house was patriotically decorated with an assortment of red, white and blue flags and other décor throughout the common areas. The staff served a variety of tasty dishes and desserts prepared by residents' family members.

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