Archive - 2014 - News Article

June 24th

USDA FSA authorizes emergency grazing of CRP acres for Nolan County

June 24, 2014

Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Dennis Cumbie today announced that Nolan County was authorized for emergency grazing use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres for fiscal year (FY) 2014.

Tuesday's local forecast

June 24, 2014

Today, we'll see mostly sunny skies with a high near 91. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 5 to 10 mph, and we'll have a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Those rain chances will drop to 20% tonight; otherwise expect mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 71. Winds will be from the southeast around 10 mph.
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June 23rd

SRPC awards scholarship

June 23, 2014

Shown are Robert Peterson, member of Sweetwater Rifle and Pistol Club and the 2014 scholarship recipient from Roscoe Collegiate High School, Zackary Longoria.

Monday's forecast for Sweetwater

June 23, 2014

Today, we'll have a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with partly sunny skies and a high near 89. Winds will be breezy and from the east-northeast at 10 to 20 mph, becoming southern in the afternoon.
Expect a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 69. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
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June 21st

American rodeo legend Edd Workman recalls rodeo career

June 21, 2014

As I walk into the back horse stalls, I smell the freshly plowed dirt and hear horses softly eating hay in the background. I see a man sitting there at the end of the row. I’m face to face with an American rodeo legend — Mr. Edd Workman. He shakes my hand. Callused hands and a firm grip. The hands of a man that has worked magic in rodeos across the nation. He sums me up in a glance, smiles gently, asks me to sit down, and begins to talk.

June 20th

Local Kiwanis Club to construct skate park

June 20, 2014

The local Kiwanis Club is moving forward with plans to raise money to construct a skate park in Sweetwater.
At Wednesday's weekly meeting, Kiwanis member Speedy San Miguel made a presentation to the club, recapping the initial steps of the project. The idea for the skate park began around a month ago, as the club was looking for a way to solidify their presence while hoping to grow the chapter.

Chris Kiser retires after 23 years

June 20, 2014

A retirement party was held in honor of Chris Kiser who was Assistant Fire Chief at the Sweetwater Fire Department for 23 years. Family, friends, coworkers and former firefighters were in attendance to celebrate.
Pictured above, from left to right are Clinton McKeehan, Eric Reed, Billy Villanueva, Preston Peacock, Richard Acuña, Chris Kiser, Grant Madden, Paul King, Nick Shaw, Preston Peacock, Pat O’Neal, James Smith, Brad Payne, Chad Worth and Todd Donham.

Highland Heights collecting supplies for school ministry

June 20, 2014

Broadway Baptist Church

TAME Trailblazer visits library

June 20, 2014

On Tuesday, June 17, the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) Trailblazer visited the County-City Library.
The Trailblazer is a 40 foot exhibit trailer that houses a variety of engineering and science exhibits targeted at students in grades 3-7. It engages students, teachers and parents through hands-on activities and exhibits that highlight fundamental concepts in Magnetism, Aerodynamics, Weather, Space, Alternative Energy and Medicine.

Lindsey Family donates to NIE

June 20, 2014

The Kid Scoop page, a weekly feature of the Sweetwater Reporter, is a child-friendly tool that teaches kids about English, science, history and other subjects. The page is used as part of the NIE program (Newspapers in Education), which allows students to have access to the local newspaper in the classroom.
NIE is provided to local students through the sponsorship of several local businesses during the school year. But the top of the Kid Scoop page lists its sponsor — the family of Chad Lindsey.

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