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February 24th

Local forecast for Monday

February 24, 2014

Today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 62. Winds will be from the east-northeast at 5 to 10 mph, becoming south-southeast in the afternoon.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 52 and winds from the south-southeast at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, we'll see patchy fog and a chance of drizzle.
Learn more at weather.gov.

February 21st

Jaycees host Media Day

February 21, 2014

The Sweetwater Jaycees are gearing up for the 56th Annual World’s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up.
Media day is held a few weeks before the Round-Up every year where Miss Snake Charmer contestants are introduced to the media and the Jaycees demonstrate how to milk the snakes of their venom to make anti-venom. The Sweetwater Jaycees Rattlesnake Round-Up is an educational event held on the second weekend of March.

Life Line Screening to be offered at Broadway Baptist Church on Feb. 26

February 21, 2014

Broadway Baptist Church
A couple of weeks ago on what is famously known as “Ground Hog Day” in Punxsutawney, PA, Phil saw his shadow, which is supposed to mean six more weeks of winter. Honestly, it doesn’t make me feel any better knowing winter will carry way into the month of March. 

Ground breaks for new police station

February 21, 2014

A groundbreaking ceremony took place on Thursday afternoon at 400 E. Avenue A in Sweetwater — the site for the new Sweetwater Police Department.
Sweetwater Chief of Police Brian Frieda and Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham spoke at the ceremony, saying that the new building has been a long time coming and construction is expected to be finished by December.

WTAG accepting applications for Deep Creek Art Festival

February 21, 2014

April 25-26 - Deep Creek Art Festival is now accepting applications for the Spring 2014 festival, April 25-26, 2014 in Snyder. Deadline for applications is March 15, 2014.
The Deep Creek Art Festival is a juried art festival. Jurors will select artists' in 14 categories: Painting, 2D Mixed Media, 3D Mixed Media, Clay, Digital, Drawings/Pastels, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metalwork, Photography, Sculpture and Wood. There is a $15 non-refundable fee per application.

Sweetwater's weekend weather outlook

February 21, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 69. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 10 to 15 mph, increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 46 and southern winds around 15 mph.
We'll see a bit of a warm up on Saturday, with a high near 80 and a low around 51. Sunday's high will be near 70, with winds shifting ton the north-northeast in the afternoon leading to a low around 36.
Get a full weekend weather preview now at weather.gov.

February 20th

Local Lock-Up raises over $23K for MDA

February 20, 2014

A total of $23,807 was raised on Wednesday for the Muscular Dystrophy Association during the annual MDA Lock-Up that took place at the Sweetwater fire station. According to organizers, this year has raised the most money ever in Sweetwater during an MDA Lock-Up. A total of 32 "Jailbirds" contributed to the money raised, getting donations from businesses, organizations and individuals for the cause.

AARP to offer free tax aide

February 20, 2014

This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 45th year, is the nation's largest free tax assistance and preparation service, providing free tax assistance to Texans of any age and giving special attention those 60 and older. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this free service.

Thursday's weather in Sweetwater

February 20, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 62. Winds will be breezy and from the north-northwest at 20 to 25 mph, decreasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 37 and north-northwest winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the south-southeast.
Learn more at weather.gov.

February 19th

NTE Energy to develop one of the most efficient natural gas fired power plants in ERCOT

February 19, 2014

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – NTE Energy announced today that it plans to develop, own and operate one of the most reliable and clean sources of capacity and energy in ERCOT, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. The Pecan Creek Energy Center, located near Sweetwater, Nolan County, Texas, will generate enough power to supply approximately 200,000 homes and will represent an investment of over $200 million.

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