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July 15th

Jim McKenzie named mayor of Sweetwater

July 15, 2014

Jim McKenzie was appointed on Tuesday morning to serve as Mayor of Sweetwater to fill the unexpired term following the resignation of Mayor Greg Wortham.
The meeting, held at City Hall, allowed the City Commissioners the opportunity to accept Wortham's resignation, which was effective on July 8, 2014 at 5 p.m. Sweetwater City Manager Eddie Brown explained that Wortham submitted his resignation so that he could concentrate on his run for the Texas Senate seat vacated by Robert Duncan.

TSTC student organizations adopt-a-spot

July 15, 2014

The Student Government Association (SGA) at Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater recently developed a plan to adopt-a-spot. The SGA volunteered to beautify the flowerbeds near the Student Center. They cleaned out the beds and then planted flowers for the season. The even found a critter in the flowerbed. They weren’t sure exactly what the creature was at first, so they snapped a picture and turned to Facebook. It didn’t take long before their suspicions were confirmed, it was a salamander.

Local events for Tuesday

July 15, 2014

Today, July 15, the Adult Literacy/ESL class will meet at the County-City Library at 10 a.m.
Instructors will help you learn to read, improve your reading skills, improve your English skills or help you read to your children. Call 235-4978 for more information.

Tuesday's local forecast

July 15, 2014

Today, we'll see mostly cloudy skies and a high near 91. Winds will be from the east-northeast at 5 to 15 mph, and we'll also have a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Expect those rain chances to decrease to 20% tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 70. Winds will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph becoming south after midnight.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

July 14th

Teen book club meets today

July 14, 2014

The 3rd annual Teen Book Club will meet at the County-City Library Monday, July 14, at 1:30 p.m. There will be games and food and those attending will discuss the book. The book chosen this year is, "If I Stay," by Gayle Forman. Call 235-4978 for more information or go to www.sweetwaterlibrary.org.

KTAB On The Road to stop in Sweetwater Tuesday

July 14, 2014

KTAB On The Road will stop in Sweetwater on their tour of five towns in five days. Sweetwater residents will get the chance to meet Bob Bartlett, Brittany Pelletz, Sam Nichols and David Robinett on Tuesday, July 15, at Newman Park. The event will be from 4-10:30 p.m.
KTAB4U will broadcast at 4 p.m. and KTAB News will broadcast at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. live. There will be a poster making tent (decorate a poster and hold it up during the newscasts).
There will be also free food, family fun, games and prizes. Musical guest will be Mark Powell and Lariat.

Chamber hosts ribbon cutting for The Flower Box

July 14, 2014

The Flower Box and Gifts held a ribbon cutting Friday morning to celebrate the opening of their new location on 211 Oak. Owned and operated by Jennifer Sager and her husband Michael, The Flower Box offers flower arrangements for all occasions, baby gifts, balloons, plants, candles, purses, jewelry, home décor and much more.
The shop opened on April 10, 2007. "I love greeting people and helping them find the things they need," said Jennifer. "Whether it's during the good times or the more difficult times, my customers are like family."

Monday's weather forecast

July 14, 2014

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. is expected. It will be mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 98. South southwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Tonight there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. East southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.

July 12th

Mayor Greg Wortham resigns, will run for Texas Senate seat

July 12, 2014

Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham has resigned.
"I am going to run for the District 28 Texas Senate seat just vacated by Senator Robert Duncan, who resigned last week to become the Chancellor of Texas Tech University," he said.
Under Texas law, a local elected official has to resign in order to even campaign for a state legislative office. Governor Rick Perry will call a special election soon that will take place in November.

Weekend weather forecast

July 12, 2014

Today in Sweetwater is expected to be sunny, with a high near 94. South wind around 15 mph.
Saturday evening will be mostly clear, with a low around 71. South southeast wind 5 to 15 mph.
Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 95. South wind 5 to 15 mph.
Sunday night will be mostly clear, with a low around 72. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

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