Archive - 2014 - News Article
An early morning fire that began around 5 a.m. on Monday engulfed a home near Fifteenth and Vine Streets in Sweetwater.
The house was a total loss and was caused by an electrical problem with an air conditioning unit that was in a front window of the home. The homeowner was not home at the time of the fire.
Shown are members of Dark Horse Roller Derby (DHRD), Amber Wingo and Jessica Parks, presenting a check to SNAP (Senior Nutrition Activities Program) Director Tonya Challis. Also pictured are (left to right) Pete Crain, Bill Conger, Wes Barns and Johnie Bailey.
Proceeds from the Oh Snap! Summer Slam, the most recent DHRD home game, went to the SNAP and Meals on Wheels Program.
"We really appreciate the donation," said Challis.
Forms for Jump Rope Camp are due today, June 30. The camp will be held August 4-6 for students completing grades Kindergarten through fourth.
Third and fourth graders will attend from 9 a.m. to noon, and Kindergarten through second graders will attend from 1-3 p.m. Camp will be held at the Sweetwater Intermediate School gym.
Contact Rajeania Pittman for information at 338-4342 or e-mail email@example.com.
In addition, the 3rd Annual Teen Book Club will meet at the County-City Library today at 1:30 p.m.
Today will be sunny with a high near 97. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Expect clear conditions tonight, with a low around 74 and breezy winds from the south-southeast at 15 to 25 mph. Gusts could get as high as 35 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.
Texas Midwest Community Network (TMCN) recently co-hosted the Governorâ€™s Small Business Forum along with the Texas Workforce Commission and Governorâ€™s Office.
Two local girls, Ayezha DeLeon (left) and Marissa Johnson (right), both 10 years-old, set up a stand to sell pickles and lemonade with the help of DeLeonâ€™s mother, Diane Little. The girls wanted to raise money to help with funeral expenses for the Berry Family, who recently lost their family member, Michael Berry. Johnson said that he was a friend and he â€śwas like a family member to us.â€ť
The girls started making the stand around 6:30 a.m. on Friday and set up shortly after on Hiawatha Street. By about 4:30 p.m. they had raised about $75.
Aglow International Sweetwater Community Lighthouse
Aglow International Sweetwater Community Lighthouse will be hosting a spaghetti dinner with entertainment for $7 on Thursday, July 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lighthouse Assembly Fellowship Hall, located at 412 Newman Street. Place your order by calling Minnie at 338-8924; Linda at 338-7844; or Stefanie at 514-9526.
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Sweetwater resident 50-year-old Michael Berry will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend as many are mourning his death after an hours-long standoff took place in Sweetwater on Thursday.
Sweetwater Police Chief Brian Frieda confirmed that 50-year-old Michael Berry was shot and killed by officers after Berry fired shots at them.
One person was transported to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital with non life threatening injuries after a wreck on East Broadway this morning just before 8 a.m.
According to emergency authorities, the vehicle shown was traveling east on Broadway when it hit a truck that was towing a trailer.
Tayton Thompson of Sweetwater's 9-10 year-old all-star team gets some advice from coach Ron Atkins before going to bat in Thursday's District 5 Little League tournament game at Tuscola.
Four Sweetwater all-star teams are playing in tournaments at various Abilene-area locations. See Sports, online or in Page A10 of Friday's edition.