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August 16th

Weekend weather outlook for Sweetwater

August 16, 2013

Today we'll have a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm. Expect partly sunny skies, with a high near 90 with winds from the south at 5 to 10 mph, becoming east in the afternoon.
The rain chances will decrease to 20% tonight before 1 a.m.; otherwise we'll have partly cloudy skies with a low around 68. Winds will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph.
This weekend will be pleasant, with highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 70s. We won't have any rain chances, but winds will range from 5 to 10 mph from the south-southeast.
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August 15th

Kornpop to be in Sweetwater

August 15, 2013

Kornpop the Klown (shown) is coming to Sweetwater. Kornpop is a professional clown that has travelled all over the world using his talents to share the gospel with others.
He uses comedy, illusions and balloons to present God’s message and will keep the audience entertained regardless of age. Kornpop will be at the Church of God of Prophecy, 2000 Chester Street this Sunday beginning at 11 a.m.
For more information, call (325) 725-3888.

Completion date set on SNAP building construction

August 15, 2013

Sweetwater City Manager Eddie Brown gave his monthly report during Tuesday's meeting of the Sweetwater City Commission.
An update was offered on the progress of the SNAP (Senior Nutrition Activities Program) building, as work on drywall, paint, and the ceiling is currently being completed. The city is looking at a completion date of August 31, in which Brown said the progress is on target for that timing.

SMS cheerleaders attend camp

August 15, 2013

Sweetwater Middle School sent two cheer squads to Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) cheer camp in July 2013. Along with their traditional eight member eighth grade squad, SMS has formed a seven member cheerleading squad for seventh grade, for the first time in SMS history. This expansion means SMS will have two different squads at sporting events for their respective grades, and will combine efforts for all pep rallies this season.

Contracts approved at county meeting

August 15, 2013

Two contracts were considered for approval during Monday’s meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners.
A contract was approved with Lexis Nexis for access to their legal research data for the County Attorney’s office. The commissioners were presented with the information prior to the meeting by county attorney Lisa Peterson, who stated that the access is the most cost-effective route among three options.

Thursday's weather for Sweetwater

August 15, 2013

Today before 10 a.m., we'll have a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 90 and east-northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight with a low around 69. Winds will be from the east-southeast at 5 to 10 mph, and we'll also see a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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August 14th

110 TSTC West Texas graduates walk stage in Friday’s ceremony 

August 14, 2013

TSTC West Texas will graduate 110 students on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Abilene Civic Center.  
The Digital Arts program is graduating its very first cohort of artists, which includes Jarrad Hamilton who opened his first show at the Center for Contemporary Arts during Artwalk last week. Kathryn Black, an outstanding Welding Technology graduate is a non-traditional student and has climbed to the top of her class. She has ambitions of working as an underwater welder.  

Football season is upon us, support your area teams

August 14, 2013

Football season is right around the corner and area supporters are gearing up for an exciting season. Shown is Sweetwater Mustang fan Lita McEachern with this week’s fence talk reading, “R U Red E 4 Mustang Football Go Red!!”
To support your area teams and players call Zela Armstrong or Brenda Morales at the Sweetwater Reporter at 325-236-6677 to show your support in one of our upcoming sports special sections. Come by 112 W. Third Street today!

County service awards presented

August 14, 2013

Four county employees were recognized during Monday morning's county commissioners meeting held at the Nolan County Courthouse.
In attendance to receive their awards were Jerry Watts, who celebrated 10 years with the county as Assistant Jail Administrator, along with county auditor Judy Kasper for her 15 years of service.
Library Circulation Clerk Eloisa Hernandez and Coliseum worker Pablo Sosa were also honored, as they celebrated 5 and 10 years, respectively, serving the county in their positions.

Torres appointed as city secretary/comptroller

August 14, 2013

The City of Sweetwater officially made an appointment for the position of City Secretary/City Comptroller during Tuesday's meeting of the Sweetwater City Commission.
Approval was given for Patty Torres to fill the role, which will be effective this Friday. Following the resignation from Carolyn Lawrence a year ago, Torres has served in an interim role while also continuing her other duties.

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