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August 27th

Wednesday's local weather

August 27, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 96. Winds will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 74 and east-southeast winds around 10 mph. After 1 a.m., we'll have 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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August 26th

APPLAUSE music series coming to Sweetwater

August 26, 2014

Jim and Marjorie Wilks are welcomed by Richard Smola (Board President, far right) as the first members of the new Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium APPLAUSE music series.
This series, which will run from October 2014 to May 2015, includes five great shows. Anyone interested in joining can contact the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce for more details.

Outstanding citizens, business nominations being taken until Friday

August 26, 2014

It's that time again to nominate the 2014 Outstanding Young Citizen, Outstanding Female Citizen, Outstanding Male Citizen and Business of the Year.

Commission leaves burn ban in place, mulls financial decisions

August 26, 2014

A lack of rain across Nolan County has forced the local commissioners court to leave the current burn ban in place.
More precipitation is needed, said members of the commission at Monday's meeting, before the panel can consider repealing the ban. The issue will be revisited at the group's next regular session.
A request was made by Precinct 2 Commissioner Terry Locklar to purchase a 90-inch contour/packer roller for road construction.

One transport made in wreck

August 26, 2014

Sweetwater Emergency Services transported the driver of the 18-wheeler shown after a wreck after 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning on FM 608, between Roscoe and Highland school.
The driver was unresponsive and was transported to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in guarded condition. The truck was carrying dry cement at the time of the crash.

Local weather for Tuesday

August 26, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 97. Winds will be from the south around 5 mph, shifting to the east in the afternoon.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 74 and east-southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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August 25th

First day of school for SISD

August 25, 2014

Students at Sweetwater Independent School District campuses, as well as Highland ISD and Blackwell ISD, began classes today for the 2014-2015 school year.
Shown is Tonya Casto’s first grade class putting up their backpacks before class.
Find more photos on Page 1 of Monday's edition.

Jim Wilks named President of Texas Lions Camp

August 25, 2014

Jim Wilks of Sweetwater was elected President of Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville during the camp’s Aug. 2 annual board meeting.

Local forecast for Monday

August 25, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 97. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 74 and south-southeast winds at 5 to 15 mph.
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August 22nd

Community Captains donate school supplies

August 22, 2014

The Sweetwater Community Captains recently hosted a school supply drive and collected enough supplies and money to give backpacks and supplies to students in grades Kindergarten through fifth grade. The supplies will be distributed to Sweetwater schools to be given to students in need. Shown above are (front) Lesleigh Hodges, Nick Williams, Aaron Morrison, Nicole Morrison, (back) Sweetwater ISD Superintendent Terry Pittman and Sweetwater ISD Assistant Superintendent Kathy Smartt.


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